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.
A muscle twitch (technical name fasciculation) is a small, local, involuntary muscle contraction visible under the skins. Muscle twitches can have a variety of causes. One of the most common effects of magnesium deficiency is muscle twitching.
Magnesium is an essential mineral for the human body. It is even known as the “relaxing mineral” because of its role in relaxing muscles. The German University, Albert-Ludwigs, conducted a trial and discovered that people who suffered from resltess leg syndrome and insomnia showed significant improvement after taking a 300mg magnesium supplement for four to six weeks. As well as a diet deficient of magnesium it is also possible to become magneseium deficient through stress, as well as severe diarrhea. Another factor in being deficient can be over exertion.
If you do not want to take supplements, all is not lost. You can easy get more magnesium into your diet by eating nuts, wholegrains, beans, dark green vegetables, fish, and lean meat.
If you spend a lot of time working with a computer, reading or watching TV you are most likely short sighted. This means that you are unable to see objects in the distance very clearly.
This occurs because for the majority of the day your eyes are focused on objects that are close to you, so in effect your eyes become accustomed to seeing close objects. As a result the eyes becomes less able to see distant objects clearly.
Here’s 3 quick eye exercises you can use to improve your eyesight, and increase your ability to see objects in the distance.
Eye Exercise 1
Make an effort to stare at something in the distance every 30 – 60 minutes for at least 30 seconds. You can do this by simply looking at the other end of the room you are in, or looking out the window. This exercise will improve your focus of distant objects, by preventing the eye becoming accustomed to focusing only on objects that are close to you.
Eye Exercise 2
This is similar to the first exercise, but involves you putting your finger in front of your face about a hands distance away from your nose. Now look at your finger for a few seconds, then look at something in the distance. When you do this you should feel you eyes changing focus from the finger, to the distant object you are looking at. This is an excellent exercise for improving the focusing ability of your eyes.
Eye Exercise 3
For this exercise nod your head up and down, like you were nodding “yes” to someone. Look up at the ceiling and down at your toes.
This exercise will strengthen the muscles in your neck, thereby increasing blood circulation to the head and eyes. It could also help to reduce a sagging chin!