According the Journal Of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics a 25 year old woman underwent Chiropractic treatment for back pain; she was also suffering from glaucoma. After one visit to the Chiropractor the patient noticed an improvement in her eyesight. After four adjustments her visual field increased from %2 to %20. This sounds unbelievable, so how could this be so?
The Chiropractor manipulates and realigns the spinal column into correct alignment. This allows the nervous system to function properly and reduces any tension around the body. The nervous system regulates every cell of the body. Certain vertibrae contain nerves that lead to specific body areas and parts. For example, the Sympathetic chain” has nerves to the eyes, ears, and other sense organs. The second vertibrae from your scull affects the eyes, optic nerves, auditory nerves, sinuses, and other areas.
The only downside of Chiropractic is the price. However, the benefits could be priceless as the video below demonstrates.
If you spend a lot of time using a computer, reading, or watching TV you could be straining your eyes. This happens because for the majority of the day your eyes are focused on objects that are close to you, so your eyes become conditioned to seeing close objects. As a result of this the eyes becomes less able to see distant objects clearly. When the eyes are relaxed the natural focus point is about 7 feet. From this you can see how much tension is put on the eyes to focus up close.
One rule to apply to minimize the risk of eye strain is to use the 10-10-10 rule. When you are working on any type of activity where the eye is focussed closer than 7 feet you should apply this 10-10-10 rule. For each 10 minute of close activity you should focus on an object at least 10 feet away for at least 10 seconds.
The more you do this the less likely you will experience any deterioration of vision.
For any comparison to be made there must be at least two things to compare. For you to notice eye strain you must be able to experience relaxed eyes. The opposite is also true. If your eyesight has worsened over the years then you probably have not noticed how gradual the strain has become, and what is more, not noticed how relaxed your eyes were. The mild pressure that is used in this eye exercise directs a surge of oxygen to your eyes and also help to moisten dry eyes. Before doing this exercise be aware that you must not strain too hard. You want to oxygenate the visual system, not apply too much pressure causing damage.
Frst, sit comfortably with good posture. Take in a deep breath and close the eyes very tightly, shutting the lids firmly, and squeezing. Contract all the muscles in your face and clench your fists. Concentrate on the tension and hold for 3 seconds. Remember, do not force too hard that it becomes uncomfortable.
Now exhale letting all the air out of your lungs and relax all the muscles in your body. Notice the difference between the tension and relaxed state. You will notice that your vision has become clearer. Do this for one minute each day and notice the difference!