I don’t have too much to say in this post. I do still care about my vision, but I haven’t really been doing much to improve it for a while. I know all the things I could/should do, but I’ve just been trying to work out some other areas of my life such as jobs, school, and friends. Anyway, I don’t want my vision to completely reverse to its former state when I was the most myopic.
So, I’m just keeping it really simple for right now. I’m working on Tom Quackenbush’s simple instructions of sketch, breathe, and blink. I know that right now I’m not doing even these three basic things well, so I at least want to work on those three actions. While my breathing could be fuller and I could blink more often and gently, I know that I struggle the most with the sketching part.
Keeping my eyes moving and focused on one small area best is the most difficult habit for me to learn because I am so used to just staring through my glasses and seeing “clearly”. This staring habit is so ingrained that I don’t even realize it most of the time. I also don’t really notice the constant dull pain in my face and eyes unless I take a moment to relax and become aware of my body’s sensations.
I’ve also been wearing my glasses so much that I can’t really think of things to do that I would still enjoy if I could not see with some degree of clarity. I need my glasses for driving. I wear my glasses at school to read the board, find ingredients, and look for the details of how well my food is cooked. I wear my glasses to watch t.v. at home because I can’t really make out what’s happening on the screen without glasses. And, I wear my glasses when I use my computer for homework or fun. These above activities make up the majority of my daily routine. Of course, I only wear reduced prescription glasses, but my eyes will only have the opportunity to positively change when I’m not wearing any glasses.
So, I’m keeping things simple right now and focusing on the simple healthy vision habits of sketch, breathe, and blink. I also need to change my thoughts on activities that wouldn’t require glasses. I need to somehow find value and personal benefit in doing activities such as going on walks in my neighborhood without glasses or similar activities. I hope everyone else who is working on improving their vision is seeing positive results. 🙂