I send out a “how’s it going” e-mail periodically.  The responses, often really worth the read.  Struggle, success, questions, random commentary, I’m a little addicted to the whole thing.

Let’s peak at three of them, today.

First, Ivana:


Quick and to the point.

The e-mail admin is pretty well trained by now to know what to let through and what not to.  And while I’m really not so great at managing e-mail or keeping track, I’m being told that the volume of these thumbs-ups continues to increase.

Here’s one from Thomas:


I try to keep badmouthing to a minimum (really, you say, Jake?).  I try. 

But then e-mails like the one from Thomas are really quite common.  Books never work in the first place (it’s about process and habits, not a tale about magical rings – one great for a book format, the other less so).  And Bates, well … I think there’s plenty on that subject in the blog already.

Lastly, a really, really long one.  Solid tl;dr territory, although I believe it highlights a fairly common problem.  There is so much nonsense out there, that people just give up before they find #endmyopia.  But not Dmitry.

This one’s too long to fit in a screenshot, so here’s the copy/paste:

Hey Jake,
I am not really sure if this email will be sent to you directly but I figured I would give it a try.  Let me start of by giving you a little history about myself.  I first noticed a change in my vision when I was around 14 to 15 years old.  I can still remember it as though it was yesterday.  It was my freshmen year of high school and I had moved from the front of the classroom to the back.  As I attempted to take notes I noticed that I couldn’t make out the small shrift.  At first I assumed there was something wrong with the lighting or the angle at which I was sitting, but no matter what I did I simply couldn’t make it out.
                Shortly after that event,  I had my first visit to the optometrist and prescribed negative lenses with -1L and -1.25 R.  A year and a half or so later my vision took another step into the myopic direction giving me -1.5 L and -1.75R.  I was quite distraught with my visual decline and went on mission to reverse my myopia.  So I tried pinhole glasses, eye exercises, Bates method and later stumbled on the first thing which showed some promise: plus lens therapy.
                Around the time I turned 18 I began experimenting with plus lenses.  To my amazement within a mere four weeks I noticed a definitive improvement in my acuity and could suddenly see perfectly in my old pair of -1’s.  Filled with a sense of hope and jubilation I pushed forward by wearing strong plus lenses most of the time excluding activities where I absolutely needed to see well in the hopes that soon my vision would return to its perfect glory.  Over the next 1 to 2 years I tried many variations of plus lens therapy but unfortunately my vision wouldn’t budge and despite having occasional flashes of perfect vision without glasses there was no stability to my improvement.
Finally at the age of 20 I decided that I have been punishing myself by walking around with blurry vision for too long and  wanted to see clearly like everyone else.  So I went to the optometrist and to her surprise my new prescription was a little lower than my previous one at -1.25L/-1.5R.  I started wearing contacts on a fairly regular basis and my vision began to slowly decline into a myopic fog.  10 years went by as my vision deteriorated to -2.25L/-2.5R
At this point I had a sudden awakening and decided to revisit the subject of myopia reversal.  I first stumbled onto a website called Getting Stronger and later found my way to your blog.  Since then I have become somewhat obsessed reading everything I could find regarding optical physics the inner workings of the eyes and articles on lens induced myopia.
It has been about 5 month now since I have started applying the principles of your method and the results are nothing short of amazing.  I can now see nearly 20/10 in fluorescent lighting in -1.25L/ -1.5R and have crystal clear clarity at night time with that prescription.  In a mere 5 month I have knocked out a diopter of blur and currently wear -0.5L/-0.75R for my normalized prescription.  I plan to soon equalize that normalized to-0.5/-0.5 and continue the march toward perfect clarity.  My goal is to eventually be able to see as well in a +0.5 prescription as I currently do with the -1.25.  Hopefully by that point I will have perfect vision without glasses during all lighting conditions
Lastly I just wanted to say that I absolutely love your blog and to keep fighting the good fight against myopia.  So here is to kicking myopia ass 1 cm at a time.
Take care Jake,
Heart warming, yea?  Keep up the good work, everybody!