Most people think of their sense of sight as the most important of all. This is no surprise, because 80% of what we perceive through our senses is through vision. Yet it seems that vision loss is becoming more and more common, with record numbers of the population needing eyeglasses or contacts. But this may not be the answer, it might even make everything worse. Learn how to improve your eyesight naturally and you can treat the cause, not the symptom.
Avoid Eye Muscle Exercises Completely
There are a plethora of articles, books and programs out there that offer a natural way to improve your eyesight through eye exercises. Helping you strengthen, tone and condition your six eye muscles. This is not the answer, not by a longshot. In fact it might even make your eyesight worse.
It is important to understand that the root of vision problems are that the eye muscles are strained, tight and contracted. Exercising the eye will not remedy this, it can even make it worse. Increasing the strain that the muscles place on the eye and leading you further down the road of vision problems.
Relaxation NOT Exercise
You can naturally reclaim your eyesight by re-learning how to relax your eye. An eye with normal vision never struggles to see, it simply happens naturally and effortlessly.
A great example of how effortless vision improves your eyesight is to look at the stars. When your eye is relaxed and not focused on any particular point you see the stars perfectly. If you try to focus in, or lets say count the stars, your vision becomes myopic (short sighted).
Learning to relax your eye and reclaim your perfect vision takes time and practice. The key is relaxation, of the mind, of the eye and of the muscles surrounding the eye.
Doctor Bates – Eyesight Superhero and Visionary
The “Bates Method” is over 100 years old, and it is an approach that improves your eyesight naturally and effectively. Dr.Bates would not use the typical Snellen eye charts use by most doctors, even today. Instead he would use a far more accurate retinoscope to gauge his patients eyesight. This retinoscope would measure the refraction of the eye by reflecting a beam of light into the pupil.
Dr.Bates continued his research for 30 years before confronting the eye community in the early 1900’s. Stating that the methods they taught were wrong, worse yet they actually caused more harm than good. Outraged, the eye community convinced New York politicians to make it illegal, not tolerating competition. This sounds very familiar, perhaps these same eye doctors and politicians still work for Big Pharma, banning alternative, natural and effective treatment in order to prolong sickness and profit from disease.
Regardless of the views of his peers at the time, Dr.Bates was years ahead of his time. A pioneer who dedicated his life to learning why people develop these vision problems such as nearsightedness, farsightedness, presbyopia and astigmatism.
The Bates Method – To Improve Your Eyesight Naturally
One fact that is not generally known is that when your eye possesses a central fixation, it not only has perfect sight, but it is perfectly at rest. Able to be used indefinitely without tiring and suffering from fatigue. The muscles in your face and body are at rest, meaning zero eye strain and this can reduce dark circles and even wrinkles around the eye.
The fundamental principle of the Bates Method is relaxation.
Is it harder to see the harder you try? Is it difficult to read for a length of time? When reading a sentence do you not see best where you are looking?
Close your eyes and rest them, remember a color that you can recall effortlessly. Once your eyes feel totally rested and there is no strain whatsoever, open them and look at the first word or letter of a sentence. For a brief moment your vision will be improved, assuming you achieved sufficient relaxation of the eye and surrounding muscles.
Once your vision goes back to normal, which normally takes only a moment or two, close your eyes once again. Repeating the process, relaxation and then open for a moment until your vision becomes strained. Soon you will notice that you are keeping your eyes open for longer periods of time without losing vision acuity. Practicing and training your eye to relax which will improve your vision.
Whether your problem rests in your distance vision or things near to your eye, practice this same method with letters either far or near to you. This exercise will train your eyes to relax, the fundamental principle in the Bates Method. Curing imperfect sight without glasses, naturally improving your vision permanently and properly.
Another powerful tool to improve your vision and improve your eye health is to throw out the sunglasses. Well maybe not throw them away, but use them far less, only in extreme situations.
There are more than 1500 wavelengths of light that are needed to nourish the eye. When the eye is deprived of these wavelengths it becomes malnourished and your eyesight worsens.
Instead use a hat in order to keep the sun out of your eyes directly. Blocking out the direct sun which can harm your eyes, without blocking out the vital wavelengths that nourish your eye and improve its health.
Extreme circumstances like skiing or boating on a sunny day are exceptions. In these situations the sun will be reflected and greatly magnified which can cause serious harm to the eye, blocking it out with sunglasses or goggles is a good idea.
Nutrients To Enhance and Maintain Visual Clarity
Beyond using the Bates Method and making simple lifestyle changes there are many nutrients that offer fantastic benefits for you eye health and vision clarity. Helping to improve your eyesight naturally and maintain your visual acuity throughout your entire life.
Lutein and Zeaxanthin
These two antioxidants are often found together in many vegetables. Crucial for our eye health and healthy vision, they are found in high concentrations in the lens of the eye, the retina and the macula. Lutein and Zeaxanthin protect the eye from harmful light waves like ultraviolet rays, found in sunlight. Studies have shown that these two antioxidants are responsible for improved vision, especially in low light areas and when glare is a problem. They also protect against eye diseases associated with age, such as the development of cataracts. Lutein and Zeaxanthin can help slow the progression of macular degeneration if you already suffer from it, and help prevent it altogether if not.
Omega-3 fatty acids are vital for our cellular health. Particularly the health of the cellular membrane. While this is essential to the healthy function of each and every cell in our body, Omega-3 has some eye benefits all its own.
Many studies suggest that supplementing Omega-3 fatty acids can help protect the eye from macular degeneration, dry eye syndrome and glaucoma.
In 2012 a study showed that DHA may prevent age related vision loss by preventing the buildup of a toxin which can cause vision loss. Accumulating the in retina normally, when DHA was supplemented this toxin was inhibited which could prevent age related vision loss.
Remember what your mother used to tell you, eating your carrots will improve your eyesight. Well there is some truth to that, however beta-carotene is found in other foods as well, such as sweet potatoes, spinach, kale and cantaloupe.
Beta-Carotene is a carotenoid which is a group of plant pigments that has antioxidant effects. It is quickly converted into Vitamin A in the body, which is why many think of beta-carotene as a form of Vitamin A itself.
Vitamin A is crucial for healthy vision, a strong immune function and our general health and well-being.
This is an extremely powerful and beneficial antioxidant that most people have probably not heard of. It is one of the key building blocks for our body’s “Master Antioxidant” Glutathione. This amino acid is also very beneficial for our vision and eye health.
A powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory, it can help prevent age related vision loss. Reducing the risk of glaucoma by preventing inflammation from becoming an issue around and within the eye. Nourishing the eye and clearing out harmful toxins which will significantly improve eye health as you age. All while strengthening the immune system and helping produce the keystone of our immune function, Glutathione.