YOU CAN IMPROVE YOUR VISION by Robert A. Kraskin

YOU CAN IMPROVE YOUR VISION

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KIRKUS REVIEW

After the success of Bates, it doesn't take 20-20 second-sight to recognize the potential of the title if one overlooks certain misgivings; Dr. Kraskin is an optometrist and he believes that most vision problems can be attributed to malfunction. Accordingly, he has a more advanced ""sight without glasses"" program consisting of vision training exercises (rotations, closed eyes, fixations, games, etc.) as well as one which advocates preventive and corrective glasses (rather than glasses which become a crutch). Since he contends that vision is primarily in the brain, the brain may question what it sees: is myopia only ""a habit adopted and learned?"" However, much of what he has to say about home correction (lighting, TV, posture, do not read in bed, etc.) seems more than sensible and he applies a good deal of this to helping children correct reading and seeing problems. . . . We still contend that optometrists should primarily concern themselves with filling the prescriptions opthalmologists write.

Pub Date: Oct. 11th, 1968
Publisher: Doubleday