Today is a special day, [s2Get user_field=”first_name” /].
* Best suited for students who already completed all previous sessions *
More on the special day, in a moment. First though, if you made it through all previous sessions, you already experienced how much additional focus you can pull, given the right circumstances.
The first time we looked at this in detail, was the dusk / sunset episode where I suggested a whole specific series of tasks that hopefully brought you to a very interesting experience without any corrective lenses (if you were already down to -2 diopters or less).
Feel free to revisit those sessions, if you have not done so recently. They are worth occasionally following as refresher.
In that same sense, we can expand on the theme – as you noticed back then, you didn’t really need that -2 (or lower) prescription, to see clearly.
This is mainly true if you already recovered at least 1-2 diopters, and are fairly low myopia by now (-2 or less is ideal). There is a prescription dependency, that is relative, by about that much – up to two diopters in correction, in good natural lighting, is often a matter of something akin to convenience.
Before we get into this a bit more, keep in mind – I advocate using lenses to create the right context for you. Going without glasses in general is not necessarily adding any benefit to your eyesight improvement.
But, as we look at glasses as a crutch, we want to further distance ourselves from always using a given correction. Try this exercise:
If you are at -2 diopter or lower, and barring any personal safety related issues, challenge yourself to go without distance glasses for one week.
(If you are at a higher prescription, use your differential lenses, which should be about 2 diopters lower)
This may take some planning, and you may need to settle for something like a four day effort, depending on lifestyle requirements.
This won’t be entirely comfortable initially, quite likely.
Remember the 20 minutes of no glasses, early in the core program? This is basically the extension of that practice, but over a time period long enough that your brain isn’t ‘waiting’ for the crutch to come back.
Also similar to the concepts of fasts (no eating for some period of time), we are using this deprivation to encourage additional participation from your eyes and brain. You may find yourself getting a bit closer to objects, maybe varying some of your regular habits to account for available daylight. It is an experience, keep in mind, that by the very nature of causing deprivation, will help bring new perspective to your eyesight improvement efforts.
We will talk some more about this in upcoming sessions. For the time being, think of a good start and end point, and what you may want to adjust.
If there is nothing holding you back, still take a few days to mentally prepare for it. It should not be a spur of the moment decision, but something you have a few days to think about enjoying – using only your natural eyesight for your days.
What’s next? Hey, look!
Congratulations, [s2Get user_field=”first_name” /]! You completed the core course. Time flies, doesn’t it? If you haven’t posted a status update in the forum, now would be a most excellent time to do so. I depend on your feedback to improve the program, and it really makes my day to read your improvement stories. It really means the world to me to know how you’re doing!
What’s next? I have special monthly sessions to keep you motivated, give you new ideas to try out, and keep you in an ideal progression for ongoing improvement. Of course you do have all the things you really need already, but there are some really neat tricks and experiences I think you’ll love to try out, as the months progress.
So from here on out, sessions are on average one a month. Set a little reminder in your calendar, check in, and be sure to catch up in the forum! 🙂