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Your Questions About Eye Exercises For Better Vision

February 19, 2012
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George asks…

Lasik eye surgery questions, ….?

so i have 20/80 vision and want to get lasik in july or august. im turning eighteen the second week of july. so probably august. i want to go to maloney vision in los angeles. is this a good place to go? whats an estimate of how much it will cost? like 3,000? can i get it right after i turn 18, or will they want me to be older?, because i have had the same prescription for years, and i have taken really good care of my eyes. i even improved my vision a little with eye exercises and i take vitamin a every day.

thanks.

admin answers:

Well first you should go to your eye doctor and talk to him if your a candidate for lasik. He will most likely want to do a pentacam that will measure your corneas thickness. If your corneas aren’t to thin then most likely he’ll say go for it. Lasik price ranges depending on the place, the ophthalmologist i know charges around 2500 per eye. Yes you can get it right when you turn 18. Hope everything works out for you.

Helen asks…

Can the treatment of a squint eventually cause problems with the other eye?

As a child, I had a squint in my left eye which was corrected by glasses, an operation at the age of 4 and several years of eye exercises. After this treatment, my parents were told that my sight was perfect and glasses were no longer needed. When I was about 20, I noticed that my sight was very poor in my right eye (in the eye test, I couldn’t read any part of the chart with this eye). I put off going for an eye test for about ten years because my left eye seemed normal and I reckoned that my sight was fine with just one good eye. I didn’t want to pay for glasses which I had no intention of wearing (how wrong I was – the improved vision with glasses was something of a revelation). After I started wearing glasses, my left eye deteriorated quite rapidly although it is still much stronger than my right. I have often wondered whether the squint treatment strengthened my left eye at the expense of the right. Despite my initial reluctance, I like wearing glasses now.

admin answers:

Eyes can change power over time meaning that glasses may be needed or a change in power of glasses is needed.

Treatment for squint would not affect changes in power at all.

Robert asks…

Other than carrots, what other edible thing is good for our eyes?

Other than carrots, what other edible thing is good for our eyes?
Please tell me what to eat and some exercises or any natural liquid application that would sthrengthen my vision/eye sight?

admin answers:

I have to tell you that the carrot story was created during World War II to cover up for the fact that we Brits had developed Radar to detect incoming enemy airplanes.

Ask your nutritionist and optician for advice.

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Your Questions About Eye Exercises For Myopia

February 18, 2012
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Susan asks…

can myopia be cured? urgent 14 year old?

I am 14 years old and I was wondering if myopia can be cured naturally by eye exercises. My power is 4 for left eye and 4.25 for right eye. If it is possible to cure, how long will it take?

admin answers:

Hey, I ordered a book from Amazon.com called The secret of perfect vision by David de Angelis. There is a site for people to post their progress: www.powervisionforum.com. The book basically has scientific proof and research about myopia and hyperopia, and teaches you exercises that you can do to change your vision. The author said that he changed his vision from -2 to perfect with his exercises. On the forum, a woman said that within a year her sight changed from – 6 to about -3: amazing. So i recommend you take a look at it?

I would GUESS that it would take about 2 years for your vision to go back to perfect/nearly perfect.

Steven asks…

Can myopia (short sightedness) be cured? [without surgery]?

Hi.
I have 0.75 myopia in my right eye and i think my left eye is getting bad too.
i don’t know if its because of reading books or going on the computer but i wear my glasses when i do those.
Anyways, i don’t want it to keep getting worse, Im 14 so i don’t think getting eye surgery is a good idea right now. and i dotn really want to get it if i can cure it in a natural way.
is there any way i can make my eyesight better ? I have tried some eye exercises but they dont seem to work. and i dont get how to do bates exercises apart from palming and sunning.

is there any exercises or techniques you’ve tried that has worked for you? please tell me!

admin answers:

Wearing contact lenses , sometimes, will prevent the myopia from getting worse.
Go to an opthmalogist and consider getting contact lenses.

I had myopia and wearing contact lenses prevented it from getting worse.
I am not sure exactly why this helps, but it does.

Sandy asks…

I have myopia: Would not wearing my glasses often damage my eyes further?

I’ve had glasses for almost 3 years (since I was 15) and, the strength of them have had to be increased 3 odd times now.
I only wear my glasses to see the board at school, or to watch TV – but when I go shopping and such, I don’t bother with it.
I understand that this may be straining my eyes – but would this damage them?

I also tend to spend 5-6 hours at one time on the computer (doing my studies) – would that be doing any worse to my eyes? I try to do the eye exercises – but it’s not something that I think to do constantly.

Thanks in advance.

admin answers:

If not wearing them was straining your eyes, you would know it, and you would wear them.

Not wearing them doesn’t do any harm to your eyes. All glasses do is help you see better when you have them on, they can’t make your eyes better or worse whether you wear them or not.

With the computer , just keep the monitor at arms length…and take frequent breaks just to look around the room to let your eyes refocus at distance for a couple of minutes at a time.

Eye exercises make no difference, so don’t worry about forgetting them.

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Your Questions About Eye Exercises To Improve Vision

February 17, 2012
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Steven asks…

What are the eye exercise that will improve my eye vision?Tips to get a clear vision?

I am 16years old. I did not like glass to wear in the class room. I like a natural eye.
Can anyone send how to improve the eye vison?
Or can i put a contant lens?
If yes how much cost. My eye power is -1 and -0.75.
Plz help me

admin answers:

Krish, you are mildly myopic(nearsighted) and your prescription is perfect for contact lenses, but you would have to visit your neighbourhood optical to get prices on a contact lens exam and lenses, as prices could vary depending on where you’re located the type you get.
Unfortunately there are no exercises that will improve your eyesight, as genetics determine those changes.
For now contacts & eyeglasses are your best bet, and you could expect your eyes to stabilize during your 20s, at which time you could consider corrective surgery.

Mandy asks…

Eye Exercises – truly improve eyesight/vision (only people w/ prior personal experience answer)?

Okay, first of all, I want to say this: people who hasn’t even tried doing eye exercises- do NOT give me your opinion. I want a solid true answer only from people who have truly really tried eye exercises. I want to know of your results and what you did as far as to improving your eyesight to acquire that result.

P.S. And please, don’t be all “They don’t work!” when you had not tried it. Tell me what you did if they didn’t work. I don’t like stupid opinions with no solid PERSONAL results to back it up.

Thanks. Most detailed and exercises/or tools to improve eyesight at home, I will gladly pick as best answer.

admin answers:

I tried many and didn’t work

Daniel asks…

is there any eye exercises i can do to improve my vision?

i am short sided, i play a tonne of sports and my vision is lowering my performance which is frustrating. just wondering if there is any exercises i can do to even slightly improve my vision?

admin answers:

We all know how important it is to keep our bodies fit by doing things like going to the gym, jogging, and swimming. But, did you know that you can exercise your eyes as well? Eye exercising will keep your eyes healthy and help minimize eyestrain.

1. Sit comfortably on a chair. Rub your hands together until they feel warm. Close your eyes and cover them lightly with your cupped palms. Avoid applying pressure on your eyeballs. Place your palms so that the nose remains uncovered, and the eyes remain behind the slight hollow of the palms. Make sure that no light rays enter the eyes, and leave no gaps between fingers or between the edge of the palms and the nose. You may still see other lingering traces of colors. Imagine deep blackness and focus on the blackness. Take deep breaths slowly and evenly, while thinking of some happy incident; or visualize a distant scene. After your eyes see nothing but blackness, remove your palms from your eyes. Repeat the palming for 3 minutes or more.

2. Close your eyes tightly for 3-5 seconds, then open them for 3-5 seconds. Repeat this 7 or 8 times.

3. Close your eyes and massage them with circular movements of your fingers for 1-2 minutes. Make sure you press very lightly; otherwise, you could hurt your eyes.

4. Press three fingers of each hand against your upper eyelids, and hold them there for 1-2 seconds, then release. Repeat 5 times.

5. Sit and relax. Roll your eyes clockwise, then counter-clockwise. Repeat 5 times, and blink in between each time.

6. Sit about 6 inches (200 mm) from the window. Make a mark on the glass at your eye level (a small sticker, black or red, would be perfect). Look through this mark and focus on something far away for 10-15 seconds; then focus on the mark again.

7. Hold a pencil in front of you at arm’s length. Move your arm slowly to your nose, and follow the pencil with your eyes until you can keep it in focus. Repeat 10 times.

8. Look in front of you at the opposite wall and pretend that you are writing with your eyes, without turning your head. It may seem difficult at first, but with a bit of practice it is really fun. The bigger the letters, the better the effect.

9. Imagine that you are standing in front of a really big clock. Look at the middle of the clock. Then look at any hour mark, without turning your head. Look back at the center. Then look at another hour mark. Do this at least 12 times. You can also do this exercise with your eyes closed.

10. Focus on a distant object (over 150 feet or 50 m away) for several seconds and slowly refocus your eyes on a nearby object (less than 30 feet or 10 m away) that’s in the same direction. Focus for several seconds and go back to the distant object. Do this 5 times.

11. Focus on an object in the distance (as far as possible) with a low contrasting background. Do this for a few minutes every half hour or so. This does not improve your vision, nor does any other technique. It can, however, maintain your best eyesight level during the day and prevent significant further vision deterioration.

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Your Questions About Eye Exercises For Astigmatism

February 16, 2012
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Laura asks…

What could be wrong if I have dizziness but no balance problems?

I have had this off and on for a couple years now. I have a dizziness/lightheadedness that totally stops my life. It gets worse when it gets dark. I have had a CAT scan of the head done and it came back fine. I almost feel as if I am going to pass out. Blood pressure is ok. Sugar is ok I think. Been to the Ear, Nose, and Throat doc and he seemed to think everything was ok. I have no balance problems, have never actually passed out. Have never fallen down either. I do have a slight astigmatism and was wondering if something is wrong with my eyes since I have no balance problems or maybe even sinuses or allergies. Can’t get to the doc till next month. I eat three meals a day like I am supposed to and get plenty of exercise at work. Am a little overweight. No fever. Anybody have any suggestions or does this puzzle everybody else too?

admin answers:

It sounds mostly like an eye problem. If your eyes aren’t focussing correctly it confuses your brain and makes you dizzy. There can also be something wrong with your visual cortex in your brain. CAT scans are not good at detecting small abnormalities. MRIs are much better for this. I would go have your eyes checked, first. If that doesnt solve the issue, go see a neurologist. Good luck!

Ruth asks…

Work with laptop + dry room = my eyesight is getting worse – help?

I’m a student and I spend a very big part of my day working (or browsing) with my laptop. Also, my room is very dry and very hot, not enough sleep – perfect conditions for the dry eye syndrome.

I am already using glasses, but mostly due to astigmatism (I was able to see 1.0 a 1 – 1.5 years ago with both eyes). Now my eyes are always tired and dry. And my vision is definitely a bit worse than before.

I need all the tips I can get on these subjects:

1) Increasing humidity in my room (college room, 1 heater (don’t use, room warm enough, 1 window)
2) Restoring eyesight without limiting laptop usage (exercises, break plans, diet and etc.)
3) Advice on limiting laptop usage (I try printing all my papers, so I could read them without using laptop, but doesn’t always work)

Artificial tears – not an option. Preservatives used in those make it worse in the long run. Also, I tried blinking more often, but I get tired quite quickly :/

admin answers:

How about getting a small humidifier and putting it beside u when ur working. U can also get visine apply before working and doubling it with humidifier.

Thomas asks…

Rosacea ruining all aspects of my life help please?

PLEASE READ ALL ! PLEASE READ ALL !

Hey about four months ago i noticed my face was red especially later within the day it never really bothered my until it became painful my face was constantly feeling hot. So i eventually went to the doctors twice with no luck what so ever they said it was an allergic reaction which i went the third time and was told it was Rosacea. I was then giving Metronizandale which sorted out the pain side of my condition but not colour wise i still have a red face which has destroyed my self esteem and confidence completelty i cant bare to look a Woman in the face. Im currently 16 years old and i used to be a very outgoing person who was very confident … not no more though.

About two months ago i decided i would take an overdose because i could’nt stop thinking about the condition and reading up about it which made me really really depressed i eventually ended up in hosbital and moved in with my dad away from my old life to try and sort myself out which i have improved alot but i still aint the same person. I am currently seeing a cyciatrist every week too keep a record of my Mental health due to my incident with the overdose.

Since my overdose i have seen four my doctors who didnt believe it was Rosacea they were’nt sure what it was so i have been eventually referred to a Dermatologist on the 22nd of this month which i can’t wait for the appointment to find out what is causing my problem. The reason i am so depressed is because it has changed my life so much i dont do exercise anymore i dont speak to girls no more and i dont go out with my friends anymore… before this i was out with my friends every night.

Im now at the stage where i can just about bare to go to college but my face is never ever off my mind no eggaderation and its made worse due to the face i have OCD. The reason i get so frustrated is because everything i used to enjoy i can’t do no more for example ive changed my life in so many ways i dont drink
: drink alchol
: exercise
: talk to girls
: socialise
: drink anything with caffiene.

I also have dry eye syndrome which i also hear is related to Rosacea which makes me worry about going blind! due to the fact every time i go to the opticians they say my astigmatism has changed and i barely passed the eye sight test for my bike liscense. I basically feel useless.

admin answers:

Doctors don’t know the exact cause of rosacea. Some doctors think rosacea happens when blood vessels expand too easily, causing flushing. People who blush a lot may be more likely to get rosacea. It is also thought that people inherit the likelihood of getting the disease. There is also some evidence that it may be caused by a skin infection called Demodex folliculorum and the immune reaction to it.

Treatment options such as oral antibiotics and topical creams are commonly prescribed to reduce inflammation and redness. Topical cortisone preparations for short-term use may also be prescribed as topical vitamin C therapy and cosmetic surgery.

Often the harsh chemicals and synthetic ingredients that are contained in today’s skincare products do more damage to your skin than you may realize. Herbal & homeopathic remedies, on the other hand have carefully selected natural ingredients to improve the appearance of the skin and prevent future break outs.

Some of such homeopathic ingredients include:

* Carbo vegetabilis (30C) is best for patients who are usually identified by the characteristic engorgement of capillary circulation. Their faces are often purplish.
* Calcium phosphoricum (D6) is a bio-chemic tissue salt which assists the body in creating new cells.
* Kali bromatum (30C) – It is also routinely used to help address skin conditions that cause redness, particularly on the face.
* Violae tricoloris (6C) is a remedy formulated from the Pansy and is used mainly as a remedy for facial skin disruptions and redness to the forehead and scalp

These homeopathic remedies when used together can:

– Reduce facial redness and flushing
– Improve facial blood vessel health
– Increase skin smoothness
– Reduce the appearance of tiny red bumps on the face and nose
– Improve skin health from the inside out

You may get more info here http://www.healthherbsandnutrition.com/remedies/r/rosacea.htm

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Your Questions About Eye Exercises For Better Vision

February 15, 2012
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Joseph asks…

Sudden Eye Problems in One Eye.?

Hi, so I guess this is about the 4th day I’ve been dealing with this eye problem. On Sunday, I had an early shift, and when I woke up, I noticed when I looked at the clock that it was a little blurry. This was very weird to me since I’ve had perfect vision all of my life. I noticed that it was mostly the right eye and that my eyes felt tired and were watery. It also felt like there was a clear film or something on my eye that was distorting my vision. As the day went on, my right eye started feeling better, but my left eye was having the same problems the right was having. Ever since, it’s been basically my left eye with the problem.

Now I don’t think my vision is going bad since I have times in the day where my vision is perfect. It just seems like when they get watery or that film or whatever gets on my eyes, then I see a little worse. I have been using artificial tears since it started about 3x a day and doing eyes exercises, but it’s not helping much so far.

A little about my situation. I do get stressed from time to time and was under quite a bit the day before this all started. I also have some anxiety symptoms as well. There was also a sharp temperature drop where I live near the time this started. I just want people’s opinion on what this may be. I don’t need 85 answers saying to see a doctor, because I already have that planned. I just wanna get a feel for if anyone else has had this and what it might be. Thanks to all who reply.

admin answers:

Honestly I don’t mean to scare you but it might be cataracts which can be corrected. I would recommend getting dilation or an optomap when you go to the doctor just to be sure. Lenscrafters offers it for under 90 bucks. You may also just have dry eyes or glaucoma. Doesn’t matter your age. Oh another thing is I know of that happening when sun damage has occured to the cornea but it’s unlikey to happen so quickly. Good Luck!

Lizzie asks…

Glasses make eyes worse?

Ever since I got these glasses in august last year [2009] My eyes have been getting worse. I have nearsightedness I think, I always get near and far sighted mixed up. I can’t see far away[TV, board at school, posters, etc.], everything will be blurry, but I can read books fine and see close up. I started wearing them basically full time except if i’m not going to do anything requiring reading far away for a while. So I was wondering, does wearing your glasses a lot make your eyes worse, faster, than if you didn’t wear them that much?
Sometimes I have to squint with my glasses on now, that’s how much of a difference they are now. At this rate i’m going to be virtually blind when i’m 20.

Oh also, another question: I’ve read up about eye exercises online, that claim to make your eyes stronger, and therefore better vision. But wouldn’t those exercises be the same as straining your eyes? Which is bad.

admin answers:

My advice would be to use your glasses only for distance vision if you can read fine and see close up without them. Nearsightedness will tend to worsen until you are about 20 anyway. However, many do believe that using them for closework when not really necessary will increase the tendency for your eyesight to worsen.

And you’re right about eye exercises. They are no different to straining your eyes, or more precisely, the eye muscles. Farsightedness and nearsightedness have little to do with the eye muscles. Both conditions are refractive errors that are caused by the geometry and structure of the optical components of the eyes (which cannot be exercised). Exercising your eyes will neither worsen nor improve your eyesight.
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George asks…

I have an eye problem question?

I have had eye problems ever since I was a born. I was first treated from crossed eyes and now I think I have have ambliopia, because my brain shuts out the eye that lacks and keeps the good eye. But I am 17 years old now, without glasses, and for the last two years I have been trying to do eye coordination exercises that have been prescribed by my psychologist/vision therapist. Both my eyes have almost 20/20 clear vision but I used to have blurry vision. It’s just that my right eye is the weaker eye and it lacks in depth and lags a little behind. I am still unable to coordinate the two eyes together into one image. I try to tie a pencil to a string and hold the string up to my nose and do eye movement exercises with it. But now, when I look left, my right eye dominates and blocks part of my left eye out, and I see my nose. When I look right, my left eye domnates and blocks out my right eye, and I see my nose. When I look forward, my right eye dominates, and I am unable to get one image. The question is, what does a normal person see when he looks forward. Is he supposed to see his nose. What about when he looks left and right?

admin answers:

Good question. I’ll tell you that when I look ahead I do see my nose, but my brain usually just ignores it so I don’t see it obstructing my view of what is right below me. If your eyes are pointing in the right direction when you look ahead your nose shouldn’t be in the way. It’s visible if you concentrate on it, but the entire area below your nose can always be seen by at least one eye so your brain ignores it. The same thing happens when I turn my eyes sideways except that this time the outline of my nose is more noticeable because my far eye (ex: left eye if I’m look right) is focused on a spot that is almost in a direct line to it (instead of the bottom corner of my vision like when I’m looking straight ahead.)

If you’re just having trouble ignoring your nose and it’s not the orientation of your eyes when you are focused on an object then there are probably many things that you can do to try to “ignore your nose”. One thing that you may not have thought of or tried already is to think about what’s behind you. Think about it. When you look around you see see a big black empty spot behind you? No, your brain doesn’t allow for that. Try closing your left eye and looking with your right eye to the right as far as you can. How far backwards can you see? Pretty far right? But, where’s the edge of your vision? You don’t see blackness, it’s just nothingness. Now, try making a big smile to push your cheeks upwards. NOW you can see blackness around the bottom and edges of your vision. That is because the light enters the front of your eye (obviously) so your brain is now showing you blackness (bottom of your eyelids) instead of nothingness (like what’s behind you). Now, try squinting. Pretend like it’s a bright summer day and you’re squinting to see a bird flying in the direction of the sun. You close your eyes to see the bird, but are you bothered by the “black bars” that are visible on top and bottom of your view? No, you concentrate on the bird subconsciously and ignore these “black bars”. Without thinking the inside of your eye lids disappear just like you don’t see blankness behind you. Perhaps you need to treat your nose like this. Yes, my nose is visible, just like the inside of my eyelids are visible when I am squinting towards the sun. But, I don’t notice the inside of my eyelids for I am concentrating on what is in my environment. Think of your nose like the inside of your eye lids and hopefully you will be able to figure out how to ignore your nose. Despite the fact that light is bouncing off of your nose and going into your eyes, your brain can still ignore it. Soon it will become an instinct and you, like most other people, will not see your nose when you look around.

I hope what I have said will help you master the art of sight. I am 17 as well and have been wearing glasses for the past couple years. I used to have 20/10 vision (very very good) until I noticed one day that my vision was suddenly worse. It was so distracting that I couldn’t look at anything without consciously thinking about the lack of detail and sharpness that I used to be able to see. It was quite annoying (probably similar to you seeing your nose). So I went to the eye doctor and got a test. They said that I had even better than 20/20 vision and that glasses wouldn’t be able to improve my vision at all. They told me I was very lucky to have such great eyes. I was upset though because I used to have even better eyes and so now I felt that I was missing out. About two years later my vision suddenly became worse again. I went to the eye doctor and this time they told me I had 20/40 in one eye and 20/70 in the other. I got glasses and was thankful for being able to read the bottom line of the vision tests again with ease. Blurry vision is not easy to get used to after being able to see wonderfully. Anyways, today with my glasses I can see somewhere between 20/20 and 20/15 and I am thankful. I play soccer and run cross country without my glasses and only see blurs, but seeing sharp details is not important for those sports.

Anyways, I hope you can use what I have said to figure out your nose issue so you can focus on the things that you really want to focus on without such distractions. I wish you lots of luck.

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