Natural vision improvement

When one mentions “vision correction” there’s a tendency to think there’s something wrong with the eyes. However, the eyes are not the ones actually doing the “seeing”? They are merely apertures through which light rays pass through.

These light rays stimulate the eye and turn the light into brain signals which are sent to the visual cortex (the part of your brain that processes these signals). The brain then decodes those signals and generates the images that you see.

In trying to correct their vision, most people try to fix the eyes themselves. After all, we’ve often been told that because the window is wrong, light rays landed on the wrong part of the eye. Right?

But the truth is, your brain is the one that causes the window to be wrong in the first place. Why? Because it adapts to the environment you’re in. If you’re spending most of your time doing close range work, and you’re always under a lot of stress, then your brain will adapt and send signals to your eyes to make it myopic.

The key to natural vision correction, therefore, is not in correcting the eyes. It’s in correcting the brain. For starters, here’s what you can do:

  • As much as possible, get rid of stress. People who are stressed have higher incidence of eye problems.
  • Try to focus on one task at a time. Studies have shown that multi-tasking decreases productivity and places unnecessary strain on your eyes.
  • Again, use the 10-10-10 rule

Chinese Acupressure to Improve Eyesight

This is an exercise borrowed from the Chinese and its purpose is to promote better eyesight. It relieves stress in the eye and the area surrounding the eyes. As it is based on Chinese acupressure it releases energy flows, or “Qi” or “Chi” energy.

You can combine all of these eye acupressure areas in one routine, or pick and choose certain points.

Massage these points seven times in one circular direction, then seven times in the opposite direction. You can use your thumbs or your index finger to do this.

sketch-of-the-eye

Circular motions on these acupressure points:

  1. Side of nose, next to the corner of the eye
  2. Under the eyebrow, the left and right of the top of the nose
  3. Start of the eyebrow, where the bone behind the eyebrow turns into the bridge of your nose
  4. Corner of the eye, one the bone in the corner of the eye
  5. Above the cheekbone
  6. Under the eye, on the bone just below your eye, in line with your pupil if you look straight ahead
  7. Side of nose, under pupil. Helps relieve pressure in the sinuses