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The Original Bates Method, for correcting vision defects

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60        Accommodation: Study of Images
prevented; but those from the sides of the globe of the electric light were difficult to deal with, and it was use less to try to obtain images on the front of the lens until they had been eliminated, or reduced to a minimum, by
Fig. 28. Image of Electric Filament Upon the Cornea
R, rest; A, accommodation. The image is smaller in A, but the change is so slight as to be scarcely noticeable, showing that the alteration in the shape of the cornea during accommodation is very slight. For this reason the ophthalmometer, with its small image, has been thought to demonstrate that the cornea did not change during accommodation.
a proper adjustment of the light. The same apparent adjustment did not, however, always give similar results. Sometimes there would be no reflections for days; then would come a day when, with the light apparently at the same angle, they would reappear.
With some adjustments of the light multiple images were seen reflected from the front of the lens. Some times these images were arranged in a horizontal line, sometimes in a vertical one and sometimes at angles of