As we age our whole body starts to deteriorate and we have to look to ways to improve and correct these issues. The most common deterioration experienced by the vast majority of the population is that of vision. Some people are born with poor vision and others acquire this as they age.
To address this issue, we use lenses in various forms as a way to improve the way we see. However, artificial lenses are really only an intermittent fix to the problem and don’t address the vision problem at its root.
Unfortunately, when people start to use lenses, their vision starts to deteriorate because it becomes dependent upon the lenses. As a result of this, we then tend to need ever-increasingly stronger lenses to keep up with the deterioration.
An increasingly more common way of addressing this issue is through the use of laser surgery. However, this can be expensive and is not available to all people and is not always correct the problem.
Increased use of computer screens and artificial lighting have also led to poorer vision as to has increased stress upon the body created by the modern world. Stress can affect us in all sorts of ways and one common manifestation of this is in the strain that our eyes experience as a result.
One of the most effective ways of improving our vision is to actually improve the functioning of our eyes. Most people are fully aware of the need to exercise to keep the body healthy and performing effectively but at the same time, most people never think about the need to exercise their eyes!
Here’s a fantastic publication with some excellent exercises for improving vision – Improve Your Eyesight Naturally: Easy, Effective, See Results Quickly
Leo Angart, published 2005, 239 pages
By strengthening our eyes and the muscles involved in vision, we can encourage our body to work more effectively, by increasing oxygen to the eyes and our body’s own natural healing ability will, in many cases result in increased and improved vision.
Some of the most simplest eye exercises can be performed by anyone, at any time in the comfort of their own home and if done regularly, can radically improve our eye function and vision.
See this old, but still valid publication explaining the “Bates Method” which was one of the original eye exercises procedures – Do It Yourself – Natural Eyesight Improvement – Original and Modern Bates … Clark Night, William Bates, published 2011, 456 pages
Another simple exercise is known as the “Dot exercise”. This simply involves staring at a dot or similar mark on a page and continuing to focus on it until it becomes clear. After doing this for a short period of time, we then rest the eyes before opening them again to focus on the dot. You then move the eyes around on the page without focusing on the dot, link them and close them again. You then imagine the dot in your mind before opening your eyes and staring at the dot on the page again. This whole process allows the eyes to focus on an object, relax and then visualize it in your mind. Nobody is quite sure what is happening in this process, suffice to say that it allows us to more easily focus after performing this exercise over a short period of time.
You can perform the same exercise, but this time focusing on a short word rather than a dot. Again, this appears to allow our brain to remember how to see more clearly by some simple retraining.
Another great exercise for the eyes is to use pinhole glasses. These are glasses that look like sunglasses but have a multitude of evenly spaced holes in the dot lenses. When we wear these, our eyes are forced to focus through the holes and this exercises the muscles in the eyes and allows us to see images much more clearly. Some reports suggest that wearing these glasses for 20 min at a time can help to reduce our need for prescription lenses. See this report (Another base publication) – Perfect Sight Without Glasses: The Cure of Imperfect Sight by Treatment … William H. Bates, published 2013, 480 pages
Check out the following video for yet more natural ways of improving your vision;
Clearly, by exercising our eyes we have an opportunity to regain our optimum vision and to see more clearly again. Some of the answers to our problems can be very simple so it’s important that we don’t underestimate the impact of doing these exercises and take back control of our health and vision!