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I have parted with this book before finishing it, so that others may benefit more from its contents. However though I was only about 60% of the way through it is a great work and, so far as I know, describes techniques for healing and improving eyesight that are still far from mainstream, but that work wonderfully. The testimony of Huxley himself in this book is wondrous. I had no idea this great author originally had to rely on braille to read. However, he went from being nearly blind to being
This book, a description and prescription of the Bates method which Aldous Huxley claimed to have successfully utilized to alleviate his near blindness, is written with a clarity and precision which might well serve as a model for the authors of "owner's manuals" and self-help books. However, although motivated by my own inconvenient myopia and a great respect for Huxley, I found this book ponderously tedious, despite the fine quality of its prose and the occasionally interesting points made abo...
The idea that you can exercise and improve or maintain your vision = good.Doing so by looking at the sun, however briefly = not so much.
My visual acuity improved after reading this book! Today, over twenty years after reading this book, my vision is significantly better than most people in my age group.
This is a very practical & informative book for those looking to improve their eyesight. Probably only Aldous could champion this "think outside the box" approach so persuasively, concentrating on exercises to train the eyes rather than the cop-out band-aid approach of prescription spectacles. Has anyone since stopped to think upon the prevalence of glasses as part of an enormous addiction spread & perpetuated by the companies that manufacture them? Huxley also brings ridicule down on the sungla...
"The first is connected with the silly craze for shutting out the light, described in an earlier paragraph.Medical alarmists and the advertisers, who exploit the opinions of these learnedgentlemen for their own profit, have convinced large sections of the public thatlight is harmful to the eyes. This is not true; but the belief that it is true can cause agreat deal of harm to those who entertain it. If faith can move mountains, it can alsoruin vision —as anyone may see for himself who has watche...
I picked this up because I am a Huxley completist, but I cannot in good conscience recommend it to anyone. If you are having vision trouble, go see your optometrist instead of reading this unhelpful book.Judging by the title, you may hope that the Art of Seeing has to do with how to be more perceptive in the world or something to that effect, but it is literally about how to improve failing vision. Huxley is hooked on something called the "Bates Method" named for the doctor that invented it. Bas...
I came across this book at a used bookstore in Victoria, British Columbia. I had never heard of it before but because it was by Huxley and looked curious I picked it up. I don’t regret the purchase. The book is of interest from three perspectives.First, it discusses techniques for alleviating vision problems. Some of these techniques are common sense and some are not. People with poor eyesight may want to read the book to check for useful ideas. Be warned, though, it is repetitive. So, be patien...
I've yet to read "Brave New World," but heard it's good. Huxley maybe should've stuck to fiction. Painfully verbose, yet simultaneously bereft of information. I'm researching alternatives to lasik surgery and came across this book. Huxley's own vision was improved dramatically using the Bates Method, so he wrote this book to promote it. Written in 1942, much of the information is out of date (such as "sunning" the eyes), but there are suggested exercises that seem to follow logical enough to war...
Read the entire book with my pin hole glasses on! Interesting exposition of Dr Bates's theories on the causes and cures of vision problems. Some of the techniques were familiar from vision improvement courses I've tried - with some success. I'm now motivated to go back to them in the hope of ditching my glasses!
Prefiero no entrar en detalle en el contenido. Como mínimo es obsoleto en muchos aspectos, lo que lo hace técnicamente irrelevante. Quien esté interesado en el método Bates hará mejor en recurrir a otras fuentes.Como libro es ilegible.
Not what I expected.... and not something I enjoyed
Very good “first book” for these who eventually really want to go deeper and explore the topic.
things this book tells you how to do:- get rid of a headachethings this book doesn't tell you how to do:- cure myopia
THIS BOOK IS INCREDIBLE
It was very interesting. I stopped reading it because the methods discussed did not apply to macular degeneration.
Un libro molto tecnico. Certe parti risulteranno noiose a chi non realmente interessato alla rieducazione della vista tramite esercizi e allenamento.
An absolutely personal accomplishment in Huxley's life. Words fail to capture what he actually did. VERY inspiring.
Useful advice, as usual it could have been half pages less if it wasn't for Aldous Huxley's pen.
"El exitoso y ya clásico método de recuperación visual explciado por el célebre escritor británico".Ediciones Renglón.
Tante dritte interessanti, ma resta da vedere quanto siano effettivamente utili. Un buon manuale, da prendere con le pinze.
I really doubt this is effective, read the book and tried some tips but no change at all!
Some interesting stuff and some *really* dodgy stuff. Staring a the sun?!But anyway, some helpful speed reading tips.
Pretty quick and interesting read.
Excelente libro para todas las personas que necesitan/usan anteojos, y si no los necesitan también. Huxley, te queremos.