Wednesday afternoon: I practiced in front of the Snellen today using palming, open focus, and some swinging. At the beginning I could see 10/200, and by the end (~45 minutes) I could see 10/50. I could almost read the 10/40 line, but I couldn’t clear any of the letters to a readable extent. I think that if I am more consistent in doing my Snellen chart practice sessions I will be able to read this line some time soon.
One thing I wanted to discuss is how I seem to not hear as well without my glasses. I have heard other people say this, and I think they contributed this mainly to not having central fixation of the mind (for vision and hearing) While I’m sure that this is one factor, I believe that my “hearing loss” is mostly caused by something else. I am not 100% sure if this is true for me, but I think that when people talk to me I read their lips (to an extent) and notice their facial expressions and other body language. However, when my glasses are not on and if the person is more than a few feet away, I am not able to see these details (except for large, obvious movements). If I think they have asked a question, I usually just smile and give a vague response that seems appropriate. 😕 😦 This has cause me much embarrassment (only to myself) lately, and I can’t wait until my vision is clear enough to at least see these things when I talk to people. Perhaps this embarrassment is partly to blame for my currently introverted, myopic personality.
Finally, I wanted to show my concern for Ireland’s eyes (the person, not the blog). I check his blog every time I log on to WordPress, but he has not posted or commented on anything in a while. I hope he is doing ok.