Bye Bye Presbyopia

Presbyopia can be reversed or delayed by teaching patients cross their eyes while using the Presbyopia Reduction Chart. I first used this in 1976 with a 52 year-old hyperope with 20/200 near and 20/40 distant acuity. He had normal, bifocal-wearing, middle-aged vision and had been wearing reading glasses and bifocals since age 40. After teaching him the Bates palming, sunning and fixation drills, I taught him converging (crossing his eyes) and diverging (uncrossing his eyes) exercises using a chart with a pair of targets separated horizontally by two inches. Two weeks later his acuity had cleared to 20/40 at near and 20/20 at 20 feet. How did he do it? He loved the converging exercise and practiced whenever he had a chance. At work he would spin around in his executive swivel chair converging and diverging the targets. Did it last? Three years later, at age 56, his vision was even better. [Read more...]

Améliorer la lumière à Val-David

Améliorer la lumière à Val-David
Après l’hiver, on sait que la plupart des gens ont vécu plusieurs mois dans des pièces, parfois sans fenêtres, où les lumières artificielles est souvent fournie par des fluorescents (néons). Généralement, les gens se sentent inconfortables et nerveux, dans ces endroits. Étonnamment, ces tubes de lumière toxique sont aussi quasi omniprésents dans les hôpitaux et les écoles. À Val-David, il y a trois endroits bien publiques où ces tubes sont prévalents: au Métro Dufresne, à la pharmacie Familiprix Éthier-Normand au BMR. [Read more...]

Bicycle Bob was years ahead of his time

A Vancouver journalist recently visited here and was shocked by one element of Montreal life – and it wasn’t our debate on reasonable accommodation at Quebec hotels.

What stunned him were the endless bike paths that now crisscross Montreal streets, filled with armies of bike commuters. [Read more...]

Presbyopia Reduction Chart Instructions

By Ray Gottlieb, O.D., Ph.D.

Purposes : To increase near focusing, converging and diverging power. [Read more...]