A guide that some of us Le Meowers came up with:
Resolving Double/misaligned vision:
Double or misaligned vision is something that occurs naturally when you are working on improving your vision. The simplified mechanism behind this is as follows:
Light coming into the eye is always clear. It gets refracted onto the retina and that’s where you receive a clear image. If you can’t get that incoming light refracted properly because of ciliary muscle spasm and/or elongation all that light isn’t lining up properly. Your visual cortex can’t make heads or tails out of this data and converts it into blur, because it doesn’t know what it should be, it’s an unsolvable puzzle.
Light hitting the eye consists of so many images that need proper alignment. That’s why you can see much better in good lighting, there’s more data/images to solve this puzzle.
A visual explanation about this is to be found here: Misaligned (double) vision visually explained.
With EM your visual cortex is thought that there’s another way to solve that puzzle instead of just converting it into blur. It’s slowly getting the hang of what it should be. Combine this with shortening and you get clear vision again.
If you are in the low myopic range (being at around -1.25 and below) this how-to is something you could utilise to teach your visual cortex how to properly align those images again. Some further background coming from the blog can be found here , here and here. Jake has a great video explaining this right here:
To get this to clear/line up you can try the following practice:
- Look at some text (easy clear-cut font) on a computer screen that gives you double vision and than keep staring at it until it lines up. This takes much longer than utilizing active focus. This is because the visual cortex needs to figure out what the image is suppose to be, Be patient and give the brain the time it needs to resolve the image it’s presented with.
Make sure that you go beyond your blur horizon a little (if possible). This will make it easier for other stuff later on to clear up. You can use this slide to practice with. Pick a fixed point on which you are concentrating and wait/keep staring at it to make the text to line up. This can take several minutes. so please be patient.
The above practice can also be used to clear up a little bit of astigmatism. To practice on improving astigmatism you can also use the slide and pick a line that has a little directional blur/double imagery. Stare at this line and blink in a relaxed fashion to make the line clear up. Try to hold onto the sharp image as long as possible and repeat the clearing if defocus happens.
Employ this practice to get that double/misaligned vision to clear, since active focus alone is usually not enough to resolve this.
Some useful tips which you might put to good use:
- Try to fuse the edge of buildings, power lines, trees, anything with contrast basically where you can recognize the misaligned image
- Yawning while you are waiting for the fusion. It helps relaxing (I had a tendency to tense because I was impatient for the fusion to happen and that’s not the good way to do it). I often get a super clear flash after that.
- Moving slightly your head up and down, or left and right (depends on where the ghost picture appears). I believe it helps the brain to recognize the real picture and to solve the DV faster.