Charts & Numbers
A bit of a preview of what to expect in the next two months:
Right now we are in the process of putting together some basic tools. Ways to create awareness of strain. Ways to measure your eyesight outside of an optometrist’s office and get meaningful, actionable data from it. Understanding that a corrective prescription is NOT one-size-fits-all; that a single prescription is not a good rehabilitative solution to cover day vs. night time or reading vs. being outdoors. Gaining an understanding of how your vision is affected by things like peripheral vision, focus and exercise.
We are building up towards activities that will – possibly for the first time in your life – create a targeted positive stress to induce improvements in eyesight.
All of this is a bit like putting more on and more tension on a spring. We are slowly building towards a point where you can feel what is happening, know what to do, how to measure and build in some exercise. Once that spring is under enough tension, we are going to take a leap and change your primary daytime prescription – by quite a bit for a lot of participants.
First we’ll reduce your close-up prescription, using the centimeter numbers you are collecting (and the eye chart results with your glasses).
And then, about 30 days later, we’ll look at your regular glasses. And we’ll probably find that we’re able to reduce that prescription by quite a bit.
Once we adjust your prescription (by as much as 20%) all that tension we built up will allow for a notable improvement in your eyesight. Your eyes will accommodate to the new, lowered prescription rapidly. With more activities and greater strain awareness, by the time we reach the advanced sessions your Snellen result will quite likely reflect perfect vision with the new, lowered prescription. You’ll be able to get an autorefractor exam at your optometrist to confirm a notable (and oft claimed by them to be impossible) physiological change.
This is why we don’t just start with the idea of buying reading glasses and doing near focus work. Or simply not wearing prescription lenses. We need to create a stimulus and then provide the tools to allow for the stimulus to affect a positive change.
Not actively participating or diverging from the process will mean reduced effectiveness.
Some have borrowed key pieces of our rehab program (near focus work) and made it the sole pillar of vision recovery advice. It’s one of the reasons those oversimplified methods rarely work out well.
Reducing strain and building awareness is half the battle, building momentum for that leap to a lowered prescription is another core principle of our rehab method.
Be sure to do your centimeter test and check your glasses with the eye chart again today. Write down the results somewhere you won’t lose them. You might use a notebook, spreadsheet or a Google Docs file (handy as you’ll be able to find it no matter what device you are using).
We’re not adding anything new today to make sure you have time to get caught up and get all those initial measurements.
See you tomorrow!