Vision Journal

January 30, 2020

I’ve had my biggest epiphany to date! I’ve been building up to this over the past few months but I’ve think I’ve nailed down how to relax the eyes to get perfectly clarity within seconds. It’s still not perfect all the time but now at will, I’m clearing and keeping my vision clear.

I’ve realized that we don’t have two eyes we have four. I’m not talking about the term that people use when we put on glasses but with just your two eyeballs we really have four eyes. Your first pair eyes see movement and the entire field of view. This is know as the peripheral vision. The second pair of eyes see precise details. This is our central vision. They must function together as a team for perfect clarity but they can independently function and that’s when we create problems for ourselves. I’ve long known that my central vision works too hard and my peripheral vision doesn’t work hard enough but I’ve now learned to turn off my central vision in a sense and let my peripheral vision handle the work load to give the central vision a rest. After doing this for several minutes at a time, when I’m ready to use the central vision again, clarity is sharper than I’ve ever experienced. I think a few more weeks of practice and I will have perfected this technique!

The techniques I’ve done before have become more of a habit so I’m concentrating less on them now. I hardly have to think about them now so forming new vision habits has definitely pad off.

December 16, 2019

It’s been a long time since I’ve posted in my vision journal as I’ve got overwhelmed with comments and questions on my youtube channel and email but I’m still making progress. I’ve learned to get full clarity at night. I’m still not 20/20 all the time but whenever I’m moving, whether it is sunlight, low light or night time. I can clear my vision within a few seconds.

I still get ciliary release but the are much less intense now and I notice the more towards the edges of my iris. This is one thing I’ve known for a while the the ciliary doesn’t release evenly and it when it releases, it’s front the inside/center part of the eye, to the outside.

I have also been able to push my monitors back even further to challenge my eyes on text at a greater distance and smaller size.

I am still making progress to the permanent 20/20 vision but I’m enjoying the tact that I see so much more in a 3D than I ever did before.

September 21, 2019

It’s been just over a month since my last journal entry and once again I have made some super progress! I spent 4 days out of town and I spent almost the entire time without glasses. On the drive home I was able to see crystal clear further than I had ever seen before. I was able to hold that clarity for over 15 minutes at a time!

This morning I woke up and it I started off with a lot of double vision but I continued my visual habits as usual. I had a cup of coffee and then made breakfast. As I was cooking I was so much more aware of my peripheral. It was more than I had ever been aware of. At one point while cook I looked up and everything outside was in focus, crystal clear. Then I looked at wall hanging across the kitchen in the dining room and I was able to read it all, even the fine print. After that everything remained clear with a slight bit of ghosting from double vision.

Since my vision cleared this morning it has stayed that way thus far. I’m now more clear than times with the double vision. If the double vision does get intense I simple have to make myself more aware of my peripheral, give myself a hard blink and the clarity comes right back! I’m almost at the end of the road!

August 20, 2019

Much has been going on since my last journal but I’ve had some great improvements again. I’ve had two significant moments of clarity. The first one lasted for 10 minutes and a few days later the second one lasted 15 minutes!

I’ve also realized the importance of rocking and bouncing. I previously came across a video about a guy said that using a mini-trampoline will help improve your vision. I posted about the trampoline trick in the how to. It does in fact work! I’m going to be making a new Youtube video on it but we naturally rock and bounce all the time and I believe it’s a built in mechanism in our body that keeps our vision sharp. However if you don’t know how to look at things you never see the rocking! Stay tuned that will be coming soon.

I also met some great guys from across the pond and it was amazing to have to honest conversations and share our findings about vision! Stay tuned, bombshells ahead!

One last thing I’m going to be reorganizing this site to give more clear and concise information on how we should be seeing and the steps you need to take to start forming good vision habits for fast vision restoration. Don’t be surprised if the site changes drastically. 😀

August 7, 2019

It’s been a while since I’ve written in my journal but I’m still making great progress. I’ve gotten much better at noticing movement inside and in dark environments. Indoors, I’m not as sharp as I could be but I still don’t need to wear my glasses.

A few days ago I was able to clear my vision perfectly while watching TV. Watching TV is one of those activities that seriously blocks your ability to see movement. Your eyes are glued to one spot for long periods of time. However, what I did differently was notice moment in the images on the TV. For example I was watching the movie Rush Hour and there was a scene where they were driving. Instead of just looking at the actors heads, I would look at the movement of the background and the actors heads at the same time. It’s no different than what I do while driving in real life. I constantly watch movement between objects so I did the same with the objects I saw on TV. This allowed my ciliary to relax and next thing I knew I was seeing clear.

This goes back to my theory that close up and staring at objects is not the reason why you have myopia. It’s the lack of noticing movement while sitting still that causes it.

July 25, 2019

I had a great vision day and stayed clear enough most of the day. I had a late meeting and had to drive home just after sunset. This was the first time I drove with glasses at night was able to keep clear when it was dark! I still had a little double vision but I could make out everything as I was driving.

I also had a much easier time clearing my vision indoors. I have struggled with indoors, especially in low light but I’m relaxing more and learning how to notice movement in tight quarters. It’s all coming together nicely and I know I’m so close to being free of glasses.

July 24, 2019

My wife and I drove from Sacramento to Anaheim to go to Disneyland for a few days. We left at 3 am in the morning on July 21st. She drove the fist leg of the trip and I stayed awake for about the first hour. I was able to clear my vision at night which is something that I have not worked on as much. I went to sleep and took over driving at 7 am. I was able to drive all the way to Anaheim without my glass and was able to keep my vision clear.

We spent 2 full days at Disneyland and I only put on my glasses twice and that was just to read a few menu boards when we were ordering food. My eyes got a great workout and I was even more focused on noticing movement. I used all the things I’ve talked about and was able to keep clear enough most of the day. There were times where I wasn’t seeing as sharp as I could be but I could still make things out. It’s hard to maintain the clarity for long periods of time and sometimes your eyes just need a break.

When It got dark I still did not wear my glasses. I worked on seeing movement at night and I noticed my eye would gravitate to any light that it could find.The lights during the night time became my anchor points and are what allowed me to keep mostly clear. I still struggle a bit more in low light but it is getting better.

I will say, going to places like Disneyland, where there are a lot of people, is information overload for your eyes! However, once you take a moment to breath and relax, your eyes will also start to relax. Outdoors I can remain calm and clear my vision very easily. Indoors I tend to tense up more in tight spaces but I’m learning to relax as if I’m outside.

This entire trip, I was getting my left eye to release the ciliary muscle. I knew this because it would often sting and tear up. It hasn’t done this in a while but the stinging sensation was more tolerable than it has ever been. My left eye is my non-dominant eye and doesn’t work as hard as my right, but since I spent so much time in big wide open spaces, it finally go the attention it needed.

It was great being able to spend that much time in wide open spaces without my glasses. If you can go a few days like this without your glasses it will be a super workout that your eyes will love.

July 19, 2019

The double vision is getting better each day the more I notice movement between multiple objects in the foreground and background. I’m able to get crystal clear vision now after a few second when walking outside. Indoors is also getting much easier to clear.up! I tend to look at things with more tunnel vision when I’m indoors but I’ve been making more of a conscious effort to keep noticing movement whether sitting stationary or when I’m mobile. It’s working and I feel the ciliary release, especially in my left eye, the more I do it. Over the weekend I’ll be outside a lot so I look forward to putting more of this into practice.

I don’t think I’ve mentioned this before but one of the things I’ve noticed in the last few months is that I see color that is vivid, saturated with a lot contrast. It’s like my eyes are now a retina display. I also notice how 3-dimensional the world truly is. I never noticed the world like this when I wore glasses. Colors were dull and lifeless. Objects seemed to be as one. That’s all changed now and I can appreciate my vision even more.

I would also like to mention that I know it can be frustrating when you’re see clear one minute and then in goes away. You have to remember that your eyes didn’t get this way overnight and it will take time to fix your lazy eye muscles. The more you work your muscles the stronger they will get. Slow and steady wins the race so relax and enjoy the ride.

July 13, 2019

It’s only been 4 days since I started more practice of noticing movement and distance changes of objects in the foreground against objects in the background and I’m happy to say that my double vision has reduced tremendously in just that short time. I take walks a few times a day and I’m now able to clear the double vision entirely after walking for a few minutes. The double vision does come back after I stop noticing the movement but I’m now at the point where I fade from double vision to perfectly clear throughout the day. My eyes and brain are now starting to sync and notice movement when I’m not even trying to notice movement. 

My right eye has always been my dominant eye and my left eye is the one with the astigmatism and stronger prescription. It has always been a hard to get the left eye to balance with the right but since I’ve started to notice more movement as I move the left is catching up fast. I have ciliary releases in my left eye the more I notice movement. This is that stinging sensation that causes tears. When I first start having the stinging sensations it would be really intense but now they are easy to deal with. I still feel the sting but I can just go with it without even tearing up. The more I except the release of the ciliary muscle the faster things clear up. 

Clearing up my refractive issues is getting so fast. I’ve now gone over two weeks since I’ve last put on my glasses for anything. Even night and indoors are getting easier. My goals is to be stable by the end of July. 

July 9, 2019

I realized that I see sharp but the issue now is double vision. It’s hard when you have multiple ghosted images stacked on top of each other. This is different than blurry images. Blurry images are fuzzy. Double vision causes me to see a sharp image, then 1-3 ghosted images beside or above the sharp image.

Blurry E
Double Vision E

The other hard part about double vision is it often moves around sometimes the ghosted image is on top and the next minute it’s off to the left, etc. It can get hard to read small text and large signs when this happens. 

The good news is I can clear the double vision within a few minutes by practicing good vision habits. The more I do it, the faster I am able to fade the refractive error. So to be clear, I’m not seeing 20/20 just yet but I am seeing sharp with refractive errors.

I’m very close to resolving the error permanently. Each day it gets easier to clear and the intensity of the double vision isn’t as severe. I do two things to clear the double vision. First is noticing movement background and foreground object when sitting stationary. I do this by looking at two objects, one in front of the other and turn my head left and right. When doing this it will appear as if the front object is still but the background object will move slightly left and right.  This is great to do while reading, watching TV, or working in front of a computer. 

The second thing is when moving, I notice movement and distance changes between two objects I’m anchored to. I do this when walking or riding in vehicles. For example, lets say there is a tree on my left, off in the distance and further down the street, still on the left, there is a light pole. This puts the tree on the left in my field of view and the light pole on the right. As I walk the tree and light pole align to be stacked on top of each other and as I continue to walk now the light pole ends up being on the left and tree off in the distance ends up being on the right. The entire time I’m walking I notice the distance change between the two objects get smaller until stacked and the larger as they separate. I do this until the light pole falls completely out of view and then I find new object to anchor to. 

Noticing movement between objects is the key to fine tuning your vision!

6 Responses

  1. Hello there, I read your post about wathing TV. I have a bit of addiction to movies and what I do now is move my head slightly while being aware not only of tbe screen but also of my periferal vision. Moving my head gives me movement in periferal and things are not stuck in one point anymore. Also I look around a lot unless something intence is happening. I used to block out everything around me while waching movies and ended up with lots of eye strain. It’s way better now. Thank’s for all you share. So far, I like it a lot and use it.

  2. Dude, I just want to say a big thanks for this site. You have pretty much confirmed what I’ve suspected for a while. I’ve tried Bates (went 6 months without glasses before giving up) as well as Active Focus. But it’s always been on the back of my mind that I was missing two fundamentals: movement and peripheral vision. Your pics of showing focused vision versus peripheral vision are spot on.
    Today I have spent increasing what I see out of my periphery and once you do that, observing movement becomes so much easier. I’m also getting a dull ache in my eye as my spasm is being challenged.

  3. Perrific! I took my glasses off this morning and after I put them back on I felt nauseated, although they’re glasses I’m already used to wearing for several years. The visual cortex wants to heal it. What other abilities are we mentally blocking! I tried Bates for three months after which my glasses felt like binoculars. I didn’t have a reduced pair available so I don’t know if it had worked (bummer). I’m interested, were you able to reduce by more than +0.25 diopters at a time?

    1. Glad to see your update, Mark. I have made some progress within this week as well. Much clear image and fine print in good light while walking outside! Unbelievable that it has been just a month! And your update is equally inspiring. Good to know that I have a company! Thanks again!

  4. Mark,
    I’ve been doing Bates Method for years with only limited success improving my -5 diopter myopia. After watching your YouTube videos and reading this website over the last few weeks, I’m now able to regularly achieve clear flashes lasting several minutes. I still have a long way to go to 20/20, but I am re-energized using your approach that produces consistent results. I made a donation to your site to thank you and encourage you to continue sharing your insights– you really have a gift for teaching! So many things I’ve been studying over the years finally came together – Bates’ “Swing”, Orfield’s “Seeing Space,” Lieberman’s “Open Focus”, I had just been thinking about them incorrectly. Thanks again for sharing your discoveries!

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