This is extremely interesting, especially the link to the Dr. Bates info. I had to get readers right when all my issues started, and have often wondered if I could ditch them, for 2 reasons: 1. I woke up one night and my wife wasn't home when she was supposed to be - I picked up my phone and read the message without any problem at all. I didn't even realize it until I woke the next morning. 2. When I was doing neural retraining for smells, I included the phrase "in the past, trouble with my eyesight caused frustration" - my eyesight cleared up and I even bought a less powerful pair of readers. Then I stopped doing it and ended up going back to my more powerful readers. I was training for a lot of things at once so it just wasn't priority, but I plan to try it again now. Thank you! And I know this thread is about much larger problems than close-up reading but wanted to post my experience in case it encourages anyone.