Vision Correction

Glasses have been around for centuries to help improve and provide clearer vision. More modern methods of vision correction such as contact lenses and eye surgery are more advanced, but actually treat the symptoms rather than the cause, just as glasses do. Even pinhole glasses have been used to focus light rays on the retina.

It is believed that glasses promote further deterioration of the eyes, and prevent natural healing. Glasses put additional strain on the eyes. Natural vision coaches recommend their clients stop wearing, or at least get a reduced prescription, when using natural vision correction methods. Natural vision coaches teach that if the eyes are relaxed and reconditioned, vision will improve. Eye exercises are used to train coordination and flexibility for muscles in and around the eye. They strengthen the muscles and nerves in the brain and vision system to help correct vision.

Relaxed central vision is a key to natural eyesight improvement according to the natural vision coaches, or Bates Method practitioners. However there is some debate whether natural vision correction is valid. For example it is not recognized by the American Optometric Association.

People that practice natural vision correction usually are not licensed professionals however; some licensed professionals may practice natural correction on the side.

The benefits of natural vision correction are that it is a non-invasive, natural, and holistic method that can be used alongside other vision aids such as glasses and contact lenses. There is no risk involved whilst trying natural vision correction methods. The downside is that it can take time to notice any benefits.

Is it Possible to Improve Your Eyesight Naturally?

Why is it that millions of people world wide wear glasses? There are not many animals that need glasses, so what makes us different?

It’s a fact that glasses weaken your eyes because they encourage you to use your eyesight in the wrong way, and this can actually promote visual defects. Advice these days is to get your eyes tested every six months or year and usually to buy new, stronger lenses each time. With this rationale, if glasses are the correct form of treatment the eye deterioration should be at least arrested, if not improved. This is not the case. The eyes usually must they be continually strengthened because the eyes, under their influence, have weakened. Glasses, contact lenses, and eye surgery only treats the symptoms, not the causes of poor vision. They can also possibly lead to other problems later in life.

We become so accustomed to stronger and stronger lenses that we just accept what we perceive as the inevitable. This is the accepted norm which is promoted by most opticians. We also tend to believe them as they are the professionals.

A hundred years ago Dr. Bates taught us that declining vision is not necessarily inevitable and that natural healing methods and techniques are well worth studying. So before you pay for laser surgery or yet another pair of expensive glasses or contact lenses, take some time to explore the alternatives. It could save you a lot of money and be much more beneficial in the long run.

Pros and Cons of Contact Lenses

Contacts are not just something that you just “stick onto your eyes”. Contact lenses are really a foreign object in the eye. A good knowledge of what contacts are and how best to look after them in order to help your eyesight without damaging the eye is essential.

Problems with contact lenses

  • sometimes painful adaptation period foreign body stuff
  • lenses not fitting the cornea properly
  • inconvenience of handling
  • hygiene
  • sudden pain and dizziness
  • distortion of the cornea
  • irritation of the eye and eyelids
  • cornea abrasion and infections
  • allergic reactions to cleaning solutions
  • protein build up on lenses
  • can cause red eyes
  • continuous expense
  • scar tissue on cornea
  • oxygen deprivation to the cornea
  • extended wear leading to corneal ulcers, abrasions, and inflammation
  • infections
  • interference with normal blinking
  • drying out of the eyes
  • foreign bodies can get trapped under the lens

Benefits of contact lenses

  • worn right on the eye, for more natural vision
  • your entire field of view is in focus, especially important in sports and in driving
  • they do not steam up like glasses
  • blinking cleans the surface
  • Cosmetic issues; some people feel uncomfortable wearing glasses
  • Breakage is low

It would be asinine to say do not use contact lenses. The majority of users have no problems with them at all. Natural treatment of the eyes with exercise can take a long time. You have probably heard the claims that you can get 20/20 vision in 30 days. This is not impossible, but is highly improbable.

Make sure that you have enough contact lens solution at all times (if you are not using daily disposable lenses), and that you are changing it every day. If you have night and day contacts you can wear them all of the time.