The vision-fitness exercises, which I call vision games, are distributed over the three phases, which will take between one month and two years. I like to describe the vision work as a game so that you have fun incorporating the play into your daily life.
There are new games or activities for each phase. Each vision game calls for a higher degree of vision-fitness as you move through the programme.
If you decide not to do the program in its entirety, the vision games can be practiced out of sequence. For example, if you find a game that is particularly effective for your needs, play with it and develop your vision fitness. If you find a game too complex, go back to an earlier game and master that activity before proceeding to a higher level.
When working on Activity 2, repeat Activity 1, and so on. Thismeans that when you are on Activity 2, you’ll do that activity and repeat all the previous activities. You will be working toward mastery of each activity and developing your vision-fitness in a systematic way.
Once you have completed Phase One, repeat the Phase One games while wearing the two-eyed patch, and also begin the Phase Two games.’ Both eyes will have a chance to increase their vision-fitness by playing the one-eyed games while wearing the two-eyed patch.
In the third phase, repeat the Phase One and the Phase Two games with both eyes open. During this phase you will train the cells’in the brain that respond to two-eyed activity. Don’t forget to still wear either the one-eyed patch or the two-eyed patch for four continuous hours often during Phase Three.
In all the phases, remember to remove your contacts and/or eyeglasses during the vision games. (In some cases, you might experiment using your reduced-power prescription.) Read the instructions for each activity, and re-read them when you play the vision game. Also, set aside a specific time for your vision games on your ‘Clearer Vision Phase Goals’ form, recognizing that Phases Two and Three will require more time to play.
Notice that I make specific mention of those vision games that are helpful for dyslexia, reading problems, eye ‘dis-ease,’ computer work and other causes of eyestrain, farsightedness, nearsightedness, and astigmatism. Many patients choose individual games from the program me that can help them overcome particular vision challenges. The following summary indicates games that are helpful for overcoming specific challenges.
VISION GAMES FOR SPECIFIC VISION CHALLENGES
Farsightedness: Zooming, near Eye-C Chart, lighting, fencing.
Nearsightedness: Far Eye-C chart, soft focus, imaging, painting Astigmatism: Painting, palming, eye-muscle stretch, fencing.
Eye ‘dis-ease’: Imaging, acupressure, yawning, palming. Computer-related eyestrain : Zooming, Eye-C chart, shifting, palming.
Dyslexia: Marching, swing ball, string thing, fencing.
Slow reading: String thing, fencing, finger doubling, circles.
Children’s vision: Palming, swing ball, fencing, lighting, eye-muscle stretch, marching.