When you think about improving your eyesight, natural therapies are not usually the first thing that you think of. Usually it is whether you are going to go for glasses or contact lenses. However, thousands of people now have better vision without glasses or laser surgery by using a combination of relaxation techniques and exercise.
You should get immediate results from the exercises, but the chances are you will not be throwing your glasses away for at least a number of months. If it has taken years for your eyes to deteriorate, you can’t expect miraculous overnight results. It really depends how much tension you have in your eyes and how weak they are. With 20/30 eyesight you could possibly gain 20/20 vision within 30 days. All you need to do is dedicate about 25 minutes each day to the exercises and techniques. These types of programs are very easy to follow and are laid out step by step. All of the eye exercises are based on the methods of Dr W. H. Bates M.D. as described, or based on, his best selling book, Better Eyesight Without Glasses. Bates developed a theory that people with abnormal vision use their eyes differently than people with normal vision. Based on this hypothesis he then created a system that helped people relearn the right vision habits, and unlearn bad habits.
Accommodation is the process by which the eye changes focus between objects that are far and objects that are near. Bates maintained that the eye focuses, not by the action of the ciliary muscles on the crystalline lens, but by varying elongation of the eyeball caused by the extraocular muscles. With modern life emphasizing close up activities such as using computers, reading, or anything that your eyes focus on closer than 7 feet, the eye becomes more or less permanently elongated. Glasses and contact lenses treat the symptoms rather than the cause. The critical action then is to find the root cause and to treat that, rather than continuing to treat the symptoms. Bad vision can come from bad vision habits, like staring and straining to see. Prescribing stronger lenses does not help your vision improve; it’s just a stronger crutch. What eyesight exercises do is to strengthen and train these muscles – just as you would any other weak muscles in your body – and redirect your point of focus, thus helping you see clearly without glasses and preventing further worsening of our eyes.
The principles of a program for better vision are no different than those that would apply to a traditional exercise program. The more you use your muscles, the stronger and more flexible they become.
Natural eyesight correction is a process that’s definitely worth considering, especially if you’re thinking about laser vision correction. Make it a point to learn about the options available to evryone for eyesight improvement. Then take the time to understand the actions, requirements, and costs of each. This will put you in a much better position to make an informed decision.