When I saw the thread on eye meds, it encouraged me to ask something I've been wondering about. My wife has been nearsighted most of her life, and then at age 49 she started having trouble reading. She wears contacts, so her optometrist gave her a prescription for one contact for her nearsightedness, and a different prescription to help with reading for the other contact. She learned to rely on appropriate eye for what she was doing. That seemed strange to me, but it worked for her. Then she related the following to me (reluctantly . . . she thought it was weird). She said that in the morning before she put in her contacts, she'd gotten in the habit of squeezing her eyeballs :surprised , and that helped her read labels etc. while she got ready for work. Over the last year she claims she squeezed her eyeballs every morning like that, and then started having problems seeing out of one of her contact prescriptions. She figured her eyes had gotten worse, and so went back to her doctor for a check up. The problem turned out not to be her vision had worsened, but instead her farsightedness had been completely corrected. She now is wearing just one contact! Has anybody ever heard of correcting farsightedness by squeezing one's eyeballs?