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Your Questions About Eye Exercises To Improve Vision

May 5, 2012
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Lisa asks…

Do optometrists and ophthalmologists keep secrets from their patients to make money?

If they say there are eye exercises (which there is, it has been proved by many ophthalmologists) to improve eye vision, then they wouldn’t make money. They tell you that you can only wear glasses (to make money off the frames)

So, that is ONE of MANY secrets they keep. Do you know any more?
And besides glasses, they only reccomend LASIK- another money hungry company

admin answers:

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Optometrists and ophthalmologists don’t necessarily keep secrets from anyone in regards to eye excesses. They are passing on what they are trained to do and how they were trained. If eye excercises worked so gret, then the millions of people who wear and purchase eye glasses would be doing them.

The bottom line is, if you need glasses, then the lens in your eye is out of focus. There are two ways to do this. One is by surgery and the other is by wearing glasses. There is no way around it.

I would not call them secrets. I would call them “alternatives.” Some people believe in alternative medicine and some follow the medical industry. I am sure if you do enough research you may find a remedy. Good Luck! If you find away around wearing glasses, let me know because I’m tired of it! LOL

Michael asks…

Is my vision bad? Is there anything I can do to improve my eyes?

Got my eyes checked for the first tiem in 7 yrs. Im 15 and I never really needed glasses..my left eye is 20/20 and my right is 20/25 is this bad? cause the guy said thta it wasnt that bad for a kid at my age and since all of my family wears glasses.
I heard eating carrots or seaweed improve ur vision is this true?? or exercises that help? (they said i didnt reall yneed glasses its just to keep m y eyes from getting worse) i
20/25 isnt amazing 25/20 is the more then second number is the worse

admin answers:

You have good vision now. As to whether it will stay that way, no one can say. There are no exercises you can do to maintain it. Just have your eyes examined annually or biannually at least to ensure your eyes are healthy.

Sandra asks…

Is there any way to improve your vision without laser surgery?

I am short sighted and I would like to see better naturally without my contacts, which I have recently learned do worsen your vision because your eyes grow to depend on them. Are there any exercises or anything I could do to improve my sight?

admin answers:

Carrots?

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Your Questions About Eye Exercises To Improve Vision

May 4, 2012
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Charles asks…

Is there really a way to improve vision?

My vision is just getting worse and worse.
I heard about carrots being a myth…I’m not quite sure about eye exercises…and surgery is just not gonna happen….
Ideas?

admin answers:

Carrots aren’t a myth, they don’t improve vision but they aid in your eyes ability to see in the dark.

How old are you, what eye conditions do you have, are you wearing glasses or contacts?

Glasses are best, Contacts do little to help and may actually worsen your vision, surgery is best when your vision has stabalized usually around the age of 25.

Donna asks…

Help with my vision?

I just wanted to know if eye exercises work to improve vision and how long it will take to improve. Also have you ever heard of long hair ruining anybodys sight??I want to become a marine sniper so I need 20 20 vision. Wil laser eye surgery work and what is the cost??

admin answers:

I had Laser eye surgery done after wearing glasses for 16 years. It has been perfect for me. I have had no changes. Of course, as I age, I expect changes. I also co-manage refractive surgery and have seen hundreds of successful patients. It doesn’t hurt, generally. There is a bit of pressure, but no real pain if you have Laser eye surgery. The PRK version (where no flap is cut) is a little more uncomfortable for the first few days following the procedure. I’ve seen several people who said they were in some pain, but healed just fine. I used to wear both glasses and contact lenses. I had Laser eye surgery done and it’s the best decision I’ve ever made. I can see clearly, no squinting, no driving with glasses anymore. I can read road signs, see the individual leaves in the trees (they’re not just a blurry mess anymore). It’s also nice to be able to see what time it is when I wake up. The procedure is painless (although a bit uncomfortable) but takes less than 15 minutes. Highly recommended.

If you need help finding a reputed surgeon in India u can check out the ink below:

http://www.indianhealthguru.com

You can schedule a free appointment there and they’ll answer all your questions and see if you qualify as a good candidate or not

Nancy asks…

Can I improve my vision without surgery?

Basically, I am interested in absolutely everything (not just food and exercises) that I use to improve my vision without going to surgery. I need specific tips and advice. So if you find some eye foods, please not only say what ingredients help the vision but also recommend Best products available for purchase worldwide. Thanks.

admin answers:

Most people believe that once they are diagnosed with some vision problem and start wearing eye glasses or contact lenses to correct them, they will have to do so for life in order to see better. Those who want a permanent solution to improve eyesight typically resort to Lasik or other corrective eye surgeries. But what if we told you that you can improve your vision without surgery and can see perfectly well without using eyeglasses or contact lenses? No, we are not kidding you. Do read on to know how to improve eyesight without surgery.

Need For Eyesight Improve Naturally

Yes, LASIK eye surgery can be used to improve vision, but that too comes with its own downsides.

During laser eye surgery, small bits of corneal tissue are removed with the help of the laser, thus reshaping your cornea and improve vision.This is a very intricate procedure and requires expert precision. Thus, if the surgery is not performed by an expert surgeon (and many time seven if it is), the reshaping of the cornea may not be done correctly and the results may be less than optimum.

This may require you to undergo LASIK again after few years or even few months. Lasik also has quite a few side effects such as dry eyes,induced astigmatism, haze, and also the occurrence of halos or start bursts at night, which can be quite bothersome. Thus, natural vision correction methods, which are a far healthier option, should be considered.

About Natural Vision Improvement

Natural vision improvement is not a concept that is familiar to many. In fact,chances are you may never have heard of improving your eyesight naturally before today. But, it is indeed possible to improve eyesight naturally.

The main premise behind all natural methods of improving eyesight is that you can see only as well as you use your eyes. Thus, if you do not use your eyes properly, you will not be able to see properly and vice versa. Dr. William Bates first discovered this concept in the early part of the 20th century. He went on to devise some simple eye relaxation techniques that could be used to improve eyesight naturally. These techniques are known as the Bates Method for eyesight improve naturally.

The Bates Method For Natural Eyesight Improvement

Dr.Bates discovered that most eye problems were not due to any physical eye damage but mainly due to increased strain on the eye muscles. Seeing by fixing your eyes in one place instead of letting your eyes move from side to side, squinting to see, or straining your eyes for a clearer look are all poor vision habits that add immense strain to your eyes and consequently result in deterioration of your eyesight.

By relaxing the strain on your eyes, it is possible to restore perfect vision. The techniques that make up the Bates Method teach you just that ¨C how to relax your eyes. Thus, by practicing one or more of these techniques regularly, you can improve eyesight naturally to a considerable degree.

Here ¡s a look at the eye relaxation techniques that are included in the Bates Method and which help to enhance your vision:

Palming:Cup your eyes with your palms so as to block out the light. Do not press on your eyes. Keep your eyes covered for about 10 minutes and try to imagine complete darkness and relax your eyes.
Swinging:This involves swaying your body gently from side to side while standing up and focusing on a distant object. You have to let your eyes blink throughout the process. This helps to reduce the rigidity of your eyes and relaxes them too. About a 100 swings a day are adequate.
Sunning:Raise your head to the sun with your eyes shut. Move your head in either direction so as to ¡®sun¡¯ your eyes completely. Breathe deeply and slowly. After sunning your eyes, relax them further by palming for a couple of minutes. Sunning should only be done in the morning or evening and not in the afternoon when the sun is at its harshest. This technique will help to reduce your sensitivity to light and also enhance the sharpness of your eyes.

By practicing the above techniques as laid out in the Bates Method, you can improve eyesight naturally.

Other options that will help you in eyesight improve naturally are:

Vision improvement therapy with eye exercises.
Using eye exercise devices such as EyeRelax that help to improve your vision and treat eye problems such as myopia, presbyopia, amblyopia etc.

Thus, eye surgery is not the only solution to your vision problems. Natural methods of improving vision can be used to not only improve eyesight but also to keep your eyes from developing vision defects.

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Your Questions About Eye Exercises

May 3, 2012
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Steven asks…

How do i improve my eye-sight with exercises?

Hey guys, I’ve heard rumors that you improve your eye-sight with exercises, if thats true, IT WOULD SAVE SOME MUCH MONEY!!! so can you guys show me some exercises or show me links to them (for free) that would be great.

admin answers:

Yes there are exersises but they are big secret exactly because you’d save so much money! People would put many factories out of business if they didn’t need glasses anymore.

Search the book by Bates and Corbett. They wrote the book with exersises.
Http://www.amazon.com/gp/richpub/syltguides/fullview/1397T9Z0IZPH6

Paul asks…

helppp! what are some eye exercises you can do to lower your prescription?

I feel like like that my eyes are getting worse every month, like I can actually feel my prescription going higher. what are some things i can do to prevent this?

admin answers:

You may feel like your eyes are getting worse every month, but are you going to the eye doctor every month and getting a new prescription? I doubt it.

There’s nothing you can do to prevent your eye from “getting worse” — in that your glasses prescription gets stronger.

Any eye exercises you find online that claim to reduce your prescription actually are just eye exercises for your eye muscles (basically, vision therapy). They have nothing to do with your prescription.

So no there’s nothing you can really do except make sure you give your eyes rests during long near work. If you are on a computer all day or reading all day, make sure you look out into the distance (over 20 feet away) for at least 20 seconds every 20 minutes you are working. (The 20-20-20 rule.) But even this won’t prevent your prescription from getting worse, but it will prevent what is called hysteresis, which occurs when you work your eyes up close for so long that they muscle has a really hard time relaxing.

So sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but your eyes are going to change no matter what you do.

Donna asks…

Has anyone tried ortho-k lenses coupled with eye exercises for permanent vision improvement?

How well does it work?

admin answers:

Yes, not with orthoo-k though, just eye exercises plus the bates method. IT IS FREE.

(It will save people tons of money from not having to buy stronger and stronger glasses, year after year, (which is the case for children, teenagers and young adults whose nearsightedness has not “stabilized” (what?) ), which is why the optical industry, the optical (optometry) schools, eye doctors, ….. Don’t promote it.) $$$$$$

http://www.myopia.org

(and it will, at the very least, prevent myopia progression which may eventually lead to blindness. — so it will save your (or children’s) vision)

I was -4.5 and I am 20/20 now.

More successful cases:

http://www.geocities.com/myopiacure/Successful_Cases.html

“Myopia is not inherited but is caused by excessive reading and other close work. It can be prevented.”
International Myopia Prevention Association

http://www.myopia.org

Prescription glasses have side effects — worsen children’s nearsightedness.

Http://www.geocities.com/myopiacure

Children CANNOT tolerate the SIDE EFFECTS of the prescription glasses, which cause their nearsightedness to get worse. (This also applies to adults whose nearsightedness still gets worse.)

International Myopia Prevention Association (IMPA) have filed a Petition at the FDA requesting enforcement action to require eye care professionals to issue written warnings to parents that distance glasses worsen myopia in children.
The failure to advise parents that myopia can be reduced or prevented constitutes unlawful misbranding.

Http://www.preventmyopia.org/fdapetition.html

If your nearsightedness stops progressing, that means your eyes are old enough to tolerate the side effects of the prescription glasses.

Eye exercises for vision improvement.

Http://geocities.com/dolphinhill/theorynotes.html

http://www.visiontherapy.net

I was -4.5 and I am 20/20 now.

More successful cases:

http://www.geocities.com/myopiacure/Successful_Cases.html

Nearsightedness progression stops, if treated properly. Proper eye care.

Http://www.geocities.com/myopiacure/comparison.html

Comparison Among Different Treatments for Myopia

http://www.geocities.com/myopiacure/comparison_among_different_treatments_for_myopia.html

Practicing eye doctors who help people see better without glasses or surgery

http://www.i-see.org/eyedocs.html

http://www.visiontherapy.net

http://www.geocities.com/myopiacure

International Myopia Prevention Association

http://www.myopia.org

http://www.preventmyopia.org

http://www.i-see.org

http://www.myopiafree.com

I’m an ophthalmic optician (known professionally as optometrists in US and Canada)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/UK_Opticians

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Your Questions About Eye Exercises For Myopia

May 1, 2012
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Chris asks…

Ist it really necessary to fully correct my myopia?

I have two eyeglasses. My most recent ones are 6 years old but I keep my previous one for exercise. Right before a trip I was in a rush and left home with the old ones. These have a slightly lower prescription and I notice because I cannot read well very distant/small letterboards. However I can perfectly read books and my screen with them.

My trip was two weeks long and the funny thing is that I after coming back I do no longer feel comfortable with my latest eyeglasses. I feel my eyes more stressed with them, obviously I see better very distant things, but I am getting the feeling that my eyes are more relaxed and happier wearing my old and lower prescription.

I am not sure about what should I do. I keep hearing a lifestyle in the city (no distant objects), tv, computers and everything… is torturing my eyes, and after my experience, I am starting to have this foolish idea that wearing a lower prescription will be healthier if I work most of the time on my computer. Something like lower prescription == eyes working to see shorter distances as something more away/relaxing.

Is it any good if I sacrifice a perfect long/distance eyesight wering a slightly lower prescription ???

admin answers:

I agree with predator pretty much.

You might get a little bit of good by not being fully corrected for distance.
Your eyes may truly be happier and more relaxed wearing your old prescription.

I give you permission to wear your old Rx for computer distance. I’ll even give you permission to go without if you are comfortable and can still see.

If it could be shown that your new glasses are a teeny bit more minus than you need, that would explain a lot.

Your old glasses may be just right for distance, but what about at night. If your new ones are better for driving at night, it might be good to have them on hand,

Going back to your new glasses; you said that you obviously see better with them.
I am not sure that you obviously see better with them.
When you look at distant letters are they really clearer or just smaller and blacker?
If letters are just smaller and blacker don’t wear the new glasses.
Your old prescription may be very close to your ideal prescription.

James asks…

Could I have diabetes? (I know, it’s a lot to read)?

Recently I went to the eye doctor and they said that I have holes in the sides of my retina, aka signs of retinal detachment. I did some research when I got home and it says that people with severe myopia and diabetes have a better chance of getting it. I know I have really bad eye sight so I know for sure that that is one of the causes of it, but I’m wondering if I could possibly have diabetes?

I did some research on the symptoms and I found:
Type 1 Diabetes
– Frequent urination
– Unusual thirst
– Extreme hunger
– Unusual weight loss
– Extreme fatigue and Irritability

Type 2 Diabetes
– Any of the type 1 symptoms
– Frequent infections
– Blurred vision
– Cuts/bruises that are slow to heal
– Tingling/numbness in the hands/feet
– Recurring skin, gum, or bladder infections

Now, I may just be becoming paranoid now because I did research on retinal detachment and diabetes, but I have noticed that I’ve been going to the bathroom more and I am thirsty more (but I don’t drink much water throughout the day in the first place). For a while I did always seem kinda hungry, but I figured that was due to the fact that I eat small meals throughout the day instead of three big ones. No unusual weight loss. I know I’ve been quite tired, but not really irritable lately, but I figured that was due to the lack of sleep since I had so many exams I was studying for the past two weeks. Blurred vision cause my eye sight sucks to start with. No infections, I don’t think my cut/bruises are slow to heal (but I did for a while randomly get a lot of bruises) and the only gum issue I’ve had recently is a slightly receding gum line on one of my teeth. A few months ago I would occasionally get a little numbness in the side of my thigh. So I feel like I have all the signs that I might have diabetes. Oh, and my grandma has it so we have history of diabetes in our family.

I’m 19 years old and keep a very healthy diet and exercise occasionally (I used to almost every day, but now almost not at all cause of my busy schedule), but I know I try not to consume a lot of sugars by usually getting sugar free food. I eat a lot of vegetables and have been eating more meat than I did compared to last year. I haven’t had the issue recently, but sometimes I could feel when my blood sugar was low because my hands would shake or I would feel a little lightheaded, but I haven’t had any of that recently.

Is there a chance I might actually have diabetes now? Or had a mild case of it and never really know it?

admin answers:

Well we can’t tell you whether you have it or not.
Go to your dr and ask for blood tests to check for diabetes.
If you go for a yearly physical these tests are commonly done then so if your last test was fine then its most likely that you do not have it.
Personally i doubt that you have it but i’m not a dr.

Maria asks…

Help, question about shortsightedness (myopia) exercises!?

I’m 13 and I’m shortsighted.

I only got shortsighted a few months ago and my degrees is currently – left eye -1.25, right eye -2.00. I used to have pretty good vision until I got normal flu in February. I went to the eye doctor and they said because of my sickness, my eyesight deteriorated. I now have glasses but only wear them when I need to see something like on the whiteboard ect. I try to use them as less as possible.

I really want my eyesight back, I was wondering if there are any exercises I could do to get it back. I mean some exercises that could really help. Even if you think eye exercises don’t work, i would still like to do them, because I know I am at least trying to do something about it.

Please help, I really would like my eyesight back, I am only 13.

Thanks for helping!!

admin answers:

There are no exercises that help your vision. Unless you have perception issues..but I don’t think you do. I have never heard of having bad vision because you got the flu. I think you misunderstood ur doc. Your vision probably changed a lot lately..because at 13 yrs old that’s when most boys go thru puberty. Your vision is genetic..nothing you can do to make it better or worse. Ask ur doc about contact lenses. And, when you start driving please wear ur glasses..otherwise ur a lil bit of a danger on the road. Good luck!

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