I’ve been busy with studying for finals at school (I’m all done now 🙂 ), so I am a little behind in posting.
Last Thursday night: I did open focus practice with the Snellen chart for about 30 minutes. I started off not really being able to read 10/200 too clearly, but I cleared to 10/50 and almost 10/40 by the end. I can usually read 10/200 with confidence at the start of the sessions, but this time it was difficult. The only causes I can think of are that I wore my glasses more than I needed to that day and that I was tired. Despite this, I was still able to clear my visual acuity to about the same level as usual.
Last Friday night: I did open focus practice with the Snellen for about 20 minutes. At first I could see 10/200 a little blacker than normal, and I cleared to 10/50. I could almost read 10/40; I had a very quick flash of one or two letters from this line. The 40 line has five letters, so I would only say that I cleared that line if I had been able to read at least three letters (so, I was very close 8) ). I think this session was so successful because I wore my glasses very little that day.
Lately, I have been busy with final exams at school, so I have not been using my chart. However, I now have about a month off until next semester, so I will definitely be practicing with the Snellen chart much more. One final note I want to make is that I have been working hard at improving my posture lately while standing or sitting. I haven’t had any Alexander technique lessons or anything similar, so I am mostly just judging how good my posture is by how extended and straight my spine feels and looks (in a mirror). I mainly focus on four things: holding my chest high, keeping my stomach flat and not curved out, keeping my shoulders down and back, and keeping my chin down. When I am doing all of these things at the same time, my body feels a little more relaxed and like it is using less effort to keep itself vertical. I haven’t really noticed any direct improvements in my vision since working on this, but I mostly want good posture since it is easier and healthier for my body.