Using the Astigmatic Mirror for diplopia
The following exercise I have developed myself for diplopia, astigmatism or simple myopia.
Using the Astigmatic Mirror we can find the axis of diplopia or astigmatism. This is the darkest line where the two lines (the darkest and the faintest, one in reality) fall one onto the other due to the fact that they are on the astigmatism axis so they appear as one darker line except for the tips of it.
Most of us know that if we apply a soft pressure with the index and the thumb at the cornea just above the eyelids the myopia diminishes.
I have noticed that this soft pressure diminishes diplopia or astigmatism also. The index and the thumb form an axis and if this axis is at 90 degrees or vertical to the axis of diplopia (astigmatism) the most faint and double lines merge into one and become now the darkest ones if the pressure is enough. So because this new axis is vertical to the diplopia axis, it diminishes it.
If one has not astigmatism he might technically induce it that way for a short period of time.
I practice it with each eye for some minutes with soft pressure in order not to hurt my eyes.
There are studies that show that orthokeratology (pressure to the cornea by lenses) can slow down the myopia rate and maybe the above is an analog.
The pressure in the cornea didn't work for me after a month of trying. So better do the following instead looking the astigmatic mirror.
The process I generally use is this: go outside, find something with high contrast. lampposts are good for this against the sky. Pull focus. blink. wait till the two images are sharp then stare and try not to blink. keep staring. after staring for a while things go a little hazy. blink a few times and the images should be aligned. This might not last for long but consistently doing it over time will result in less and less effort being required and the images combining for longer and longer periods. Also one of the 2 images gradually gets stronger over time and the other more faint.
Finally I managed how to fuse a ghosting image in an exercise!
I do now the astigmatic wheel mod as I edited.http://forum.gettingstronger.org/index.php/topic,1007.msg7711.html#msg7711
A good trick is to pick a line in the angle that is not ghosting on two lines of equal strength but in one stronger and one fainter. Then trying to move them too close in order to fuse while making the faint line more fainter.
It is as active focus with one eye, and tear may come after the effort.
Of course the astigmatic mirror must be beyond the blur zone to see the ghosting images quite far from one another.