First, as a note, I measured my visual acuity indoors on Tuesday night. It was 10/70 after a little swinging and some palming.
Now on to my main topic. I have noticed today that I am able to clear my vision on demand much better than before. This clearing is not dramatic, but it allows me to see details on things. For example, I would clear my vision while looking around sitting in a bus. I was able to see the lines on the covers of the fluorescent lights and the ridges on the floor. While working on a computer, and wearing glasses that let me see about 20/80, I was able to see the grates on the door of a study area that was about 30 ft. away; the lines on the grate would usually be invisible to me. For the grates especially, and for the other things, I noticed the best clearing if I sketched a long straight line leading up to those objects. The line might be the edge of sunlight coming through the window or the edge of a building. This sketching of lines seems to demonstrate the importance of centralization to clear vision. Also, the way I used the lines reminds me of the Near-to-Far Swing from page 129 of Relearning to See. For some reason, this method allows me to focus further away than just looking off directly to a distant object. Maybe my eyes need to adjust more slowly than I want to be able to focus distant objects clearly. Furthermore, I was only able to clear my vision if I was relaxed and not trying to see the details.
One more observation I have noticed, because of a post on Seeing Beauty’s blog, is that I read incorrectly and too fast. Like Sorrisi, I also tend to read ahead of the word/letter that should be in the center of my visual field. Even as I write this post, I had forgotten and was not aware of it until I remembered this idea just now. I believe that if I work on improving this poor habit, I will be able to read without glasses at a further distance. I’m sure I will continue to learn new helpful things from the other vision bloggers on WordPress. 🙂