Mid-June 2015 Newsletter
Hello, and a joyous mid-June to you!
Welcome, or welcome back, to my newsletter.
The photo above shows me outdoors in a favorite location, with my
right shoulder raised to put my arm around a favorite friend who
is off-camera. I'm happy being outside and with her. Where, and
with whom, are you most happy? Can you put yourself there soon?
Today's issue has a longer than usual article on being aware of your
Vision: Noticing the periphery
Central vision is always the most clear, and it's the only
really clear area. As your vision improves, your central
clarity will increase, and the center will shrink to a pinpoint.
You'll gradually become
more aware of your vast periphery, which you may have ignored
when you wore glasses. And since the healthy eye is in constant
motion, "dead center" is always moving as your gaze moves, so
you need not be afraid the clarity is tied to any one spot. A
Your periphery is anywhere away from dead center straight
ahead, to either side or above or below. When you're
looking at something, and see something else "out of the
corner of your eye", it's in your periphery. It will be
more blurry than what you see when looking straight ahead.
If it's interesting, you'll naturally turn to
inspect it with the most clear-seeing part of your
visual system, your central macular vision.
When people first start vision improvement and realize the
importance of peripheral vision, they can wrongly try to see
their periphery and their central vision at the same time.
They hope to expand that central clarity to their entire
visual field. This is a wonderful goal, and that's not the
way to go about it.
An easy way to play with this comes from Tom Quackenbush's
classic "Re-learning to See" book. Take 2 pebbles and place
them an inch or two apart. Look at one, and notice you see it
more clearly than the other which is in your peripheral
vision. When you look at the second pebble, that will now be the
clearer one. Move the pebbles closer together, and see if you
can still see the one you look at more clearly, and the one
in your periphery less cleary. When
I practiced this I told myself out loud where I was looking, just
to reinforce it. My first instinct was to try to see both pebbles
equally clearly at the same time, which is strain.
One final point: people with limited vision are often anxious
and afraid they'll "miss something". I think this is where the
habit of trying to see a big area equally clearly might have come
from. During vision improvement, we learn to relax and trust our
eyes more to give us correct feedback about our surroundings.
Paying attention to the periphery in an easy way, just noticing
it's there, is comforting. The primary focus will still be on the
clear central vision. You'll be thrilled, as I am, to find not
only are you not missing anything by remaining aware of
your peripheral vision, you can actually see more!
Your periphery is your friend, and may be the key to more
relaxed vision for you. Appreciate it!
For my own experience of slowly learning to appreciate my
peripheral vision, see
If you'd like to learn about gently and naturally including
your peripheral vision in your looking, consider a
Vision Coaching session.
Wouldn't it be wonderful to see more, in a more relaxed way?
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Enjoy the remainder of this joyous month of June.
I'll write again in a couple of weeks. Take care!