Yesterday I saw the evening sun’s warm glow out in the yard and used a little chunk of free time to go put a Snellen on the sunny fence and look at it from 20 or so feet. Once I shifted into looking for details and centralizing my attention things started to clear up in the most effortless way, very matter of fact. I saw the 40/20 line clearly and there was no anxiety about it going away and it didn’t. After 30 seconds I started to get blurry astigmatism while looking at an “O” but the best thing happened in that moment. I simply blinked and looked away. The line cleared right back up. While this was happening, I saw that it is my reaction to the blur and astigmatism that keeps it in place.
Soon, I was seeing more than half on the 20/30 line for minutes. I had a general feeling of hopefulness and peacefulness. And that seeing clearly was the easiest thing in the world!