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Your Questions About Eye Exercises

May 3, 2012

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.

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.) $$$$$$

(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:

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

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


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.


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.


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

More successful cases:

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


Comparison Among Different Treatments for Myopia

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

International Myopia Prevention Association

I’m an ophthalmic optician (known professionally as optometrists in US and Canada)

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Your Questions About Eye Exercises For Myopia

March 9, 2012

John asks…

How should I eat in order to improve eyesight?

I have been struggling with myopia (nearsightedness) and have tried doing eye exercises that are supposedly are able to help with my problem, but I have been doing them for a year now and seen very little results. My diet consists of whole grain pasta, fruits, vegetables, and occasional lean meat and dairy sources for protein like fat free cottage cheese and lean turkey breast and egg white. The problem is, I don’t know how much of each vitamin to consume to help my eyesight, considering I am an athlete on a 4,000 calorie diet. I have been wearing glasses and contacts for 7 years and want to make a change, and I am willing to be patient and consistent. Thankyou for any response that may offer help to me.

admin answers:

Vitamin A.
Daily requirement (DR) in adult: 3000 to 4000 IU.
Rich sources: All vegetables, yellow fruits, tomatoes, ghee, butter, milk, yellow of eggs, fish oil.
Essential functions: Growth, health of eyes, health of the skin and mucose membrane.
Deficiency symptoms: Retarded growth, night blindness, susceptibility to infections, changes in skin.
Eye care professionals most commonly correct myopia through the use of corrective lenses, such as glasses or contact lenses. It may also be corrected by refractive surgery, but this does have many risks and side effects.
Practitioners and advocates of alternative therapies often recommend eye exercises and relaxation techniques such as the Bates method. However, the efficacy of these practices is disputed by scientists and eye care practitioners.

George asks…

vision exercises for mypoia – working for me so far?

I have read a lot of criticism about vision exercises. After reading the positive reviews for this book – Improve Your Vision Without Glasses or Contact Lenses by Steven M. Beresford – on, I decided to give them a try. I only started 3 weeks ago, but I am seeing clearly out of my old contact precription of -6.5 (I had a -7 contact before to help my -7.25 and -7.5 eyes). I am going to try to go down to a -6 soon, with the support of my eye doctor. Myopia is because the eye ball is too big, so how are these exercises working for not only me but for all the people who reviewed the book on The book does not explain how these exercises work.

admin answers:

Some portion of the myopia is attributed to the long eye, but a good chunk of the myopia is due to other things like tonus and near-point stress. The exercises help to help to alleviate the latter conditions. (Tonus is when the eye muscles become lazy as a result of using glasses all the time…think of it as a stiff muscle trying to focus.)

Laura asks…

I have cvs , can you help me ?

I work on my notebook for lots of time , and i have problems with my eyes . My vision is blurry , my eyes are wet … Overall i am shortsighted . But i don’t know if its myopia or cvs (computer vision syndrome) ? What should i do ? Should i were glasses or maybe contact lenses ? Should i do eye exercises and limit my time spent on computer . Or would a doctor help me ? Answer as quickly as you can , cause this is a dire matter .

admin answers:

My first stop would be wikipedia or google for a quick reference. I actually had a similar question not even 5 days ago, but I couldn’t find the answer. If it’s possible, try getting help from someone with more knowledge/experience/expertise, like a professional if it’s possible. This can be pretty important.

I saw a forum with this online, but I didn’t have time to read it all. Try checking it out. I want to help out more, but I’m not 100% sure about the answer. Sorry I’m not much help. I hope you found your answer! Good luck! JS

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Can You Really Improve Your Vision By Doing Eye Exercises?

August 15, 2011

Can You Really Improve Your Vision By Doing Eye Exercises?

Recently, I’ve been telling all of my friends about how a person can use eye exercises to improve vision. Some believe it can work, and others are just skeptics. Well the other day, one of my skeptical friends decided to do his own research in finding whether or not a vision improvement routine can clear up one’s vision, and he came across a video that he shared with me.

“See, I told you eye exercises don’t work!” He says to me. So here is what I told him the reasoning for the video was. That video was created by someone in the eye care industry, a laser eye surgeon in particular. Of course he’s going to tell you that eye exercises don’t work, because then you’ll just get laser eye surgery instead! I mean, it makes sense why this guy would make this video – so that he can steal business from other eye care professionals!

Think of it this way. Have you ever been to Philadelphia, or really any other metropolitan area for that matter? Well here in Philadelphia, cheese steaks are a really popular food item. There are cheese steak places all over, and each one claims to have the “best” sandwich. Why? To get you to buy a cheese steak from them, and not from the other guy! You also see it all over the TV commercials in the rivalry between Comcast and Verizon Fios. All the Comcast commercials say that cable is better, and all the Verizon commercials say Fios (fiber optics) is better. Well of course, each one is going to say that just to get your business!

As for the eye doctor in the video above, take note that they disabled the comments section on YouTube, because so many people were commenting how eye exercises do actually work well to improve vision! Also, his video is the only one I could find stating that eye exercises don’t work, whereas all the rest of the videos say they do work.

It’s reasons like this that people don’t know about how they can use eye exercises to improve vision; because other people are suppressing the truth that it actually works!

So it’s up to you to decide whether Comcast or Verizon is better, whose cheese steak is better, and whether or not eye exercises work. In other words, don’t always listen to the skeptics. Try them yourself and see what kind of results you get.

Tony McGuigano is the owner of the Front Lace Wigs website, as well as a website called Eye Exercises.

Use Natural Vision Correction To Improve Your Eyesight

August 10, 2011

Use Natural Vision Correction To Improve Your Eyesight

Article by Gerri Stone

When you think about improving your eyesight, natural therapies are not usually the first thing that occurs to you. Most people make an appointment with their eye doctor, and resign themselves to the fact that they will be buying new glasses, contact lenses, or maybe even the dreaded bifocals.

Your eyes, like any other part of your body, can be strengthened and protected by exercise. Your ophthalmologist probably doesn’t advocate this, but since about 1910, a small group of physicians and eye care professionals have been researching and advocating natural vision correction through a system of eye exercises.

Dr. William H Bates was one of the leading crusaders for eyesight improvement by natural methods. He was one of the original physicians who believed there was more to vision than the actual physical act of seeing. He believed that vision was a mind/body process that interpreted visual information. Unfortunately, for Dr. Bates, he was about seventy years ahead of his time. In his era of medicine, physicians considered the mind and body to be completely separate, with no interaction.

In the 1940′s, Dr. Bates published his findings. He believed that eyesight problems were the result of the eye muscles straining to see. He developed simple stress relieving eye exercises that improved eyesight and allowed people to get rid of their glasses for good.

Over the decades, various physicians and eye doctors studied and improved on the Bates method of natural vision correction. A small grass roots group of these doctors remains to advocate for natural methods of improving eyesight.

Today’s vision improvement exercises are used to correct many types of vision problems, including lazy eye (amblyopia), crossed eyes (strabismus), near or far sightedness, and ageing vision.

There are currently over two hundred different eye exercises available to treat a variety of vision problems. Most are simple, and easily fit into your daily routine. Here is one to try if you spend a lot of time on the computer. Tack the front page of the newspaper to a wall, about eight feet away from your monitor. Every ten to fifteen minutes, glance up at the newspaper, focus on the headline, the sub-heads, pictures, and smaller type. This will minimize the blurry vision you have at the end of the day, by giving your distance vision a chance to work at regular intervals during the day.

Natural eye exercises are not the total solution, but they can help you preserve the vision you have, delay the need for bifocals, and save you money on frequently changing eye glass prescriptions.

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Relearning to See: Improve Your Eyesight Naturally!
by: Thomas R. Quackenbush
publisher: North Atlantic Books, published: 2000-01
ASIN: 1556433417
EAN: 9781556433412
sales rank: 57864
price: $14.50 (new), $12.56 (used)
In this accessible presentation of the famous Bates method, Thomas R. Quackenbush (who teaches the Bates method in California and Oregon) describes how eyesight can improve naturally, at any age and regardless of heredity. This book is a wonderful tribute to the genius of Dr. Bates, who was a pioneer in discovering how vision becomes blurred and how it restores itself naturally to clarity and acuity. Now 80 years later, his findings and teachings remain light years ahead of our contemporaries. His approach to treating vision problems was truly holistic and the theme throughout this book is very much an extension of that holistic approach. Dr. Quackenbush is to be commended for his dedication in getting the truth out and keeping the torch burning in this “bible” on vision improvement.