The Cure of Imperfect Sight by Treatment
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The Original Bates Method, for correcting vision defects

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94 Cause and Cure of Errors of Refraction
trie fixation are lessened and the vision improves. This interesting result, it will be noted, is the exact contrary of what we get when the myope strains to see at the near-point. In some cases the hypermetropia is com pletely relieved, and emmetropia is produced, with a complete disappearance of all evidences of strain. This condition may then pass over into myopia, with an increase of strain as the myopia increases.
In other words the eye which strains to see at the near-point becomes flatter than it was before, in one or all meridians. If it was elongated to start with, it may pass
Fig. 37. Myopic Astigmatism comes and Goes According as the bubject Looks at Distant Objects With or Without Strain
No. 1.-Patient regarding the Snellen test card at ten feet without effort and reading the bottom line with normal vision.
No. 2.-The same patient making an effort to see a picture at twenty feet. The retinoscope indicated compound myopic astig matism.