Subject: Concepts in "Systems Engineering" and Software Design.
Here is how I think about the refractive STATES of the natural eye - and the
reasons that led me to this approach.
I had received a minus lens when I was young. It seemed that every time I went
to the OD - I got a stronger minus lens. I began to suspect that there was
something profoundly wrong with that minus lens - even though I had to agree
that it "worked" when my natural eyes had self-induced negative status of -1 and 20/40.
After a great deal of research, I realized that IN AN OFFICE the OD felt that he
HAD NO CHOICE BUT TO USE A STRONG MINUS - ON EVERYONE who had NORMAL NEGATIVE
I began to wonder - "why would they do that", and "don't they know that all
natural eyes are dynamic, and when you place them in long-term near, they always
change their refractive state in a negative direction?"
After even more time, I begin to think about ending the word, "nearsightedness",
and replacing it with the word, "negative STATE for the natural eye" - in the
same sense that the natural eye has a positive STATE, when working in an open
If you "forget" nearsightedness, and STOP attempting to dissect a eye, into all
its components (bottom up design), then perhaps you will begin to, "get the
That is what I "design", and from a "high perspective", that is what all
fundamental eyes are LIKE.
I would hope a "high minded" person could "think that way", and I believe that a
person who can "see it that way", could personally teach himself the concept,
and wear the plus (at 20/40 to 20/60) and slowly change his refractive STATE in a
positive direction. (i.e., and clear his Snellen to exceed the 20/40 line - and better.)
But the verification for this type of success, is in the plus study conducted by
Francis Young. Further, that change in refractive STATE (self-measured) is
This is why I suggest that a person should have the education, and motivation to
make the effort - because it will take about nine months to clear your vision by
+1.0 diopters. (By intensive wearing of a +2.5 diopter for all close work.)
This will never be easy, but if the person is very serious - it is possible.