The Close-Up Focal Plane Leap

This session assumes that you have implemented both double vision and focus pushing sessions.  There is limited benefit to reading or trying to follow this installment without having discovered the difference between blur and double vision, as well as having done positive focus pushing.

This is a highly advanced topic. We will be converting blur to double vision, and leveraging this to seek even greater improvements in your close-up focusing abilities.

I am going to make a few assumptions here first, and then provide alternate recommendations for those of you who don’t fit the parameters.  Feel free to post in the forum if you have questions, or consider one-on-one if you want some direct guidance on this subject.  It can be very powerful for individuals whose physiology is responsive (which does not apply to every individual, necessarily).

What we are going to find from this installment, is that you can overcome a 1.25 diopter correction need, by using the @endmyopia blur focus method.

This means, that if you currently need a -1.25 differential prescription to see at 50cm distance, you can accomplish the same vision, at the same distance, without any correction (though it will take some work to make this persistent, and will take some notable effort and focus initially).

In a plus lens differential case, this means you might be able to add a notable amount of correction and still achieve your distance.  In a stronger minus case, you may be able to reduce a notable amount of correction to achieve this result.

In many cases, you may be able to add as much as 30 to 50% to your current centimeter distance, with this practice.

This practice does not rely on our usual definition of blur horizon.

Instead, as we discussed in part in the double vision session, you are coming from a farther distance than normal.  Start by twice your normal distance, or the distance you found to allow you to see double vision, instead of blur.  This may take some experimenting (post in the forum if you have questions).

First, establish your double vision distance.  If you currently use a -1.25 differential prescription, this would mean about 50cm, but without glasses.

Important here is to have the large font, and smaller fonts.  Repeat, as you should have been since then, to establish double vision.

Try to clear this double vision.

Once you have managed to do so, and of course this likely still required some effort, go back to regular content.  The font may be smaller, but should not exceed 12 to 13 point font size.

You may occasionally need the bigger font, and just looking at it as we did in #61, to bring your focus back to double vision, from blur.

The trick now, to get from blur to double vision, is to see larger font, focus on it till it becomes double vision, then begin reading the smaller font.  You will discover intermittently, the text clearing as you are making an effort to read.

You are at this point nowhere near your normal blur horizon, but far further away.

Distance makes little difference here.  There is no blur horizon.  Your focusing ability far exceeds our regular practice, by a significant amount of centimeters.  It will take some effort to find this, and having done #1=61 for a number of days is a definite prerequisite.

NOTE: This practice will usually only work if you were not doing close-up in the previous several hours, and were not wearing a differential prescription.

You may only last 10 minutes or so, at first, until you loose the ability to work at this distance.  Log your time, go back to wearing your differential prescription.

One important difference:

Wear your differential prescription at several centimeters further away from the screen.  Using the same technique as before, read, and observe text coming into focus.  This again now is within the range of your blur horizon, but you should get a few centimeters more than you did before.  Log this difference.

Rinse, and repeat tomorrow.  Post your findings in the forum, I’ll be glad to offer suggestions.  

Note:  You may feel some small degree of dull pain in the back of your head.  If you do, and as long as it is mild, this is normal.   Continue to work at your new, increased differential centimeter distance. Note that you may be much less sensitive to blur horizon now, move further from the screen accordingly.



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