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Your Questions About Eye Exercises For Lazy Eye

April 30, 2012

Thomas asks…

Tommorow is my eye test?

Hell, tommorow is my eye exam. I am so scared of it, because hell, I have “lazy eye“, and I have to exercise my eye. I do it, but sometimes I forget, and sometimes I just can’t, and the doctor always lectures me about this. Also, whenever I go to an eye exam, they put some sort of drops in my eyes, and that happens for like five times, and when they are ready, I can’t see a thing! Also, they’ve bought a new machine, and the numbers are far harder to read than before, and they are so so small! I am sure even the doctor can’t read them. Why I have to do this then?

And all this queue with ill or blind people, makes me sick.. and the waiting process too. Give me several ideas how to pass it and most importantly, survive this TORTURE?

admin answers:

Do your eye exercises like the doctor told you and the your doctor won’t lecture you. And maybe you will strengthen your eyes and the eye tests won’t seem so difficult.

Ruth asks…

eye drops that blur your eye?

OK so i have a lazy eye. i WAS cross eyed, but i got lazer and the muscles moved straight. my eye doctor said it was common for the muscles to lose their strength after 10 years. he told me to do these exercises, like hold the pencil away then move it closer till your eyes flicker, i did them for like a week, then my eyes stopped flickering. im thinking of asking him to give me drops to blur my left eye. do you think it will work?

admin answers:

Your doctors told you to do the right thing. The exercises he’s prescribed for you will help your eye muscle (if you were cross eyed, I’m assuming this would be your lateral recti muscles) keep their tonus, (keep nice and stretchy.)

About the drops that blur your eye, I think you are referring to atropine or a similar drug. (In different areas and countries different drugs are used, but in the UK we use atropine.) This will not help you. It wont help your muscles retain their tonus and although it would make your eyes straight while you blurred your left eye, as soon as the cream wore off they would go right back to being lazy. It’s not a good long term solution to go through life only using one of your eyes. :) In fact the atropine drops might even go on to give you double vision which is the opposite of what we are going for in your treatment!

This is why the exercises are a better idea, they will allow you to keep your eyes straight and keep using both your eyes together :) make sure you do them religiously, and you will see a improvement, I promise! Eventually you wont need to do them as often and you should be able to wean yourself off them, and only do them once every two weeks or so!

The exercises he’s given you is to help your motor fusion, which is your second grade of BSV. This one is the most important to avoid walking into things. Keep at it!

Mandy asks…

Health issues – Not sure though..?


I am a 17 year old male and I’m concerned about my health.

Firstly, I’d like to say that I’m constantly tired all of the time. I don’t get much sleep, because of when I go to sleep and when I have to wake up at 6:00am every morning for school. My weight isn’t all that great for my age. My body feels weak all of the time and sometimes I get muscle aches. I was told by my Doctor that I have “cluster migraines” from being overwhelmed. So now I take propanolal (however you spell it). Also, I am asthmatic.

I don’t drink milk unless it’s at school lunch or with cereal. Which I may think could be the problem why I get muscle aches. Possibly not getting vitamins? However, I started taking Centrum A-Zinc 4 days ago and haven’t noticed a change.

I was told from a relative I could possibly be anemic. But, I’m not really familiar with it so I looked up the symptoms and here’s what I feel…

Easy fatigue and loss of energy – Frequent
Unusually rapid heart beat, particularly with exercise
Shortness of breath and headache, particularly with exercise – I have asthma so frequent.
Difficulty concentrating – Frequent
Dizziness – Only when I get my migraines.
Pale skin – My skin is naturally whiter than normal.
Leg cramps – Here and there.

So that’s that. Now, here comes the other thing I’m worried about (laugh at me all you want)… but I read the symptoms of HIV/AIDS and some match up. I did have oral sex (girl gave me “head”) and Im still a virgin and I don’t know if she was clean or not?

AIDS Symptoms;
Lack of energy – Frequent
Weight loss – Nope
Frequent fevers and sweats – Nope
Persistent skin rashes or flaky skin – Dry hands / arms when it’s cold
Short-term memory loss – Nope. But I have a slower processing speed and on a 504 plan
Mouth, genital, or anal sores from herpes infections – Nope

So all-in-all, I don’t know what could be wrong with me. I’ve seen the Doctor for my migraines and they put my on medicine but I still get them throughout the day. I do have a lazy eye and do game a lot on the computer. But as far as the weakness and tiredness, I don’t know?

Please be serious and give your best advice.


admin answers:

Sounds like maybe thyroid disorder………….
Have you had your thyroid tested? You need testing for thyroid ANTIBODIES as well as TSH. TSH ‘norm’ should be .3 – 3 (w/ most feeling best at < 2) but, for diagnosis, may not mean much if ANTIBODIES are present which is indicative of Hashimoto’s Autoimmune Thyroiditis (cycles between HYPER & HYPO at start)…it is the main cause of eventual HypOthyroidism but worse (…OR Graves Disease – HypERthyroid).

WARNING: Doctors seem not to want to find/treat thyroid disease. You may have to go to more than one doctor before you get the right tests, interpretation, and treatment. Best wishes.

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God bless you

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Your Questions About Eye Exercises For Myopia

March 17, 2012

Mandy asks…

How can I prepare for an eye exam?

Is there a way to make my eyesight temporarily better or clearer for my next eye exam? I’m thirteen and I have nearsightedness AKA Myopia… Any exercises perhaps?

admin answers:

I am a Natural Eyesight Improvement teacher. I work with an optomotrist that is open to natural ways. He had me teach one of his patients who was measuring 20/40 on the eye chart. Within 10 minutes the young man was reading 20/20, measured by my optomotrist. His father who was listening and doing also noticed an improvement in his sharpness.

Why would you only want to improve your eyesight temporarily? Why not want to get rid of the crutches of glasses and artificial corrections permanently. So many people are giving up to artificial corrections and lowering our nations eyesight on a grand scale.

Kids do need to see the chalkboard and their world fairly clearly. A 20/40 prescription is plenty strong for most things. If one gets glasses they can remove them when they are not needed. Then 20/20 contacts can be used for special occasions like plays. 20/20 prescriptions tend to encourage strain and can lead to stronger blur and stronger prescriptions, so their use should be minimized.

Avoid anything that talks about eye exercises(eye pushups, eye aerobics, eye yoga) they do not deal with the real issues of blurry vision and are often counter to natural eyesight. Also avoid programs that don’t have teachers teaching students face to face. People don’t have a clue about guiding others to Natural Perfect Eyesight without being accountable to real people.

We can return to Natural Perfect Eyesight by upgrading our vision software for these complex times. We need to unlearn the incorrect vision habits, reintegrate the correct vision behaviors, and undo the damage of artificial corrections and blur.

Helen asks…

Blurred vision after studying do I need an eye exam or glasses?

I am in my mid 20s and have recently been studying for professional exams. I have found that at the start of each day my vision has been fine and I have been able to easily read projected slides from medium distances in the classroom but by the middle of the day after regularly combining near work I have found it difficult to see the projected slides which appear increasingly blurry. I have tried to sit marginally closer but the same thing happens, it is very frustrating not being able to see clearly.

I went to an optician a few years ago about a silmilar problem where I could not see slides from near the back of the classroom and was told my vision was fine and that it was not uncommon when studying hard and being tired that distance vision could become blurry, but it would return after rest.

I have been reading up on the problem and I think it is some sort of nearwork induced transient myopia (NITM) also called pseudo myopia, where close work causes the eye to accomodate and get locked into close vision so distance vision become blurry.

I have tried to rest and exercise the eye and they seem fine when away from the classroom, though sometimes blurry with a high correlation to if I have been studying. I am currently away from the classroom and doing much computer work but my eyes do not seem to be suffering too badly but I am worried when I go back to the classroom the problem will return.

I don’t think an eye test or glasses will help as for the majority of the time my eyes are fine and last time I was told that it was normal and my eyesight was good and I should not worry.

Has anyone suffered something similar and is there something that I can do to stop the blurriness at distance.
Thanks for your help. I have heard about this wearing of reading glasses, and understand the logic, though it would be really annoying to have to take them on and off at work.

Do you think I should go for the eye exam while my vision is good or when it is likely to be blurry and explain my problem again to the optician and say I need something done?

I am worried that if I go and they think I am short sighted, either from what I say or the results, they may give me a prescription for it and I will then have to wear glasses for everything including driving which I think you have to do legally even if the prescription is slight. I have heard stories of people becoming dependent and vision getting worse. Is there anyway to make sure this does not happen and I get prescribed glasses for reading (longsight).

admin answers:

Your problem can be easily fixed by using glasses with positive lenses, but just for near work, not when you look in the distance. They are also called reading glasses and although they are often used by older people, they can be extremely useful to young people in order to prevent problems like yours . They do one simple thing: they shift the focus of the light rays which get into your eyes exactly as if you were farther from what you’re looking at. In other words, if you want to prevent your eyesight from deteriorating, you should avoid (or reduce a lot) near work, such as computer, books, and so on. It’s not always possible, especially in your case , but reading glasses can do that for you. When you wear them and look at close things, your eyes have to accommodate much less.
As you said, the cause of pseudo-myopia is over-accommodation, i.e. A prolonged and intense effort made by the eyes to focus close things. The ciliary muscle sometimes reacts to such an effort with a spasm and that’s why your vision gets blurry. If you eliminate over-accommodation your problem will be solved and positive glasses is just what you need.. Since your eyesight is usually good, you can wear at least +1 glasses when doing near work. You could even try +1.50 and see if you can comfortably read a book or a magazine without staying too close. They are sold in drugstores and you don’t need a prescription.
You’re right, there’s one thing you must NOT do: don’t wear glasses for nearsightedness, that’s the worst thing you can do for your eyesight. They would only worsen your pseudo-myopia because they increase accommodation and it’s very likely that your pseudo-myopia would last much longer and it would probably become permanent. If those glasse are used to look far away they are not that harmful, because the farther you look the less your eyes have to accommodate (unless ,of course, you’re given glasses that are too strong). However from what you said there’s no reason whatsoever for you to wear that kind of glasses.
You may go to an optometrist or ophthalmologist (they’re better than an optician in a case like yours) and tell them about your problem. If they’re reasonable , they would never give you glasses for nearsightedness, even if in that precise moment your vision is not perfect. But if they do, tell them you refuse to use them and explain why.
In any case it’s certainly better to have an eye-exam while your eyesight is good.
If you can find a behavioral optometrist it would be great. He would surely give you reading glasses and could teach you some simple exercises to improve your condition.

Thomas asks…

Improve my eye sight?

I have myopia, near sighted -0.75 R -0.75 L i really want to get rid of this myopia as im only 13. I will consider laser eye surgery in the future but now im under-age and want to improve my eye sight. Can you tell me some exercises for my eyes or things i can do to help it. Many thanks

admin answers:

Given your very young age and your mild myopia, it’s extremely likely that you have just pseudo-myopia, i.e. A spasm of the ciliary muscle, while actual myopia is caused by the abnormal length of the eyeball. Since it’s quite difficult to tell myopia from pseudo-myopia, glasses are always prescribed, but that’s the worst thing to do.

Use your glasses only if and when you really need them but never when you’re doing near work. Whether you have actual myopia or pseudo-myopia you can definitely get rid of your problem by doing the proper exercises and by using your eyesight properly. I find the De Angelis method very useful and I’m having excellent results. The title of his book is “The secret of perfect vision”

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Your Questions About Eye Exercises To Improve Vision

December 27, 2011

Susan asks…

Do eye exercises truly improve vision?


I’m wondering if eye exercises (e.g. the Bates method) actually work?
I’m willing to put effort into trying to improve my vision, because I’m sure it’s getting worse. I don’t wear glasses yet, but I’m scared I will need to very soon.

I am interested if you have tried CONSISTENTLY with any eye exercises and if they have worked for you. If you haven’t put much effort into them, I don’t really want your opinion.

I have read up some eye exercises and am not completely convinced. They seem a bit like scams, but I’m not really sure. I’ve tried some, but not consistently and not for very long

Thanks for your help

admin answers:

Yes I feel so. Consult an Ophthalmologist and allow him/ her to guide you better.

Good Luck…!!!

Lisa asks…

are there really eye exercises to improve your vision?

my eyes aren’t that bad, i just started wearing glasses a year and a half ago. last month i went to kaiser for another eye exam and my optometrist that my right eye got a bit better (at the slightest). i sort of think maybe it’s because the first eye exam might have been accurate, but my question is, is it possible to improve your vision with eye exercises, food, FRUITS, anything besides lasik vision correction ? i can’t afford it…

i heard carrots help eyesight but not the way i want it to… so what the heck does!?

admin answers:

Yes! Try the Bates method

The Chinese use Goji (wolfberries) berries for good sight.Check out your nearest Chinese store where they can be purchased cheaply(not the health food store).
They are one of the highest anti-oxidants in the world.
Accupunture and accupressure can be beneficial.

But one thing is for certain your eyesight will not improve with wearing glasses. Your eyes will accomodate with every new set of glasses you buy and your sight will progressively get worse

Betty asks…

Do you think eye exercises work to improve vision and can you give me some please?

admin answers:

There is a good possibility that Bates’ Method will help you. However you must be ready to work pretty hard.

The Method is a combination of several things.

1) Proper breathing and posture. It will allow your body to relax, breath more easily and have a better blood circulation.

2) Proper diet (What I do is sending my patients to a Professional dietitian I work with, you can find one close to the place you leave) – Proper diet will give your body the materials it needs to rebuild itself in a healthier way. You will get the vitamins you need and make sure they are absorbed in a right way.

3) Relaxation – will reduce the stress and help relaxing your eyes.

4) Vision rebuilding exercises.

This is not a very easy and “magical” way as most people think, but yet it is possible.

You can search for Bate’s Method or feel free to contact me. I can give you some more information

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Your Questions About Eye Exercises For Myopia

November 18, 2011

Donald asks…

I need two simple eye exercises to strengthen eye muscles, 1 for myopia (nearsightedness) 1 for astigmatism?

admin answers:

I don’t think there are any eye exercises. But there are a few things you can do to help improve your eyesight.

You need to take vision breaks i.e. After looking at near objects like when reading or on the computer take a break and look at far away objects like trees or buildings far away.

I practiced a few facial/eye massages but I’m not sure if that helps eyesight. It will probably help your eye bags and dark circles. Close your eyes, apply eye gel underneath your eyes. 1st massage the area just above the brow. Start from the area above your nose and go outwards. Then massage your temples. Go in circles, slowly. Next pinch the flesh underneath your eyes. Do it gently, not hard. Then using the ball of your pointer and middle finger, gently yet firmly massage horizontally 1 inch below your eyes. Start from the nose outwards.

Then following the curve of your eyes, start from your nose, go outwards. You should feel the bones of your eye sockets.

At no point should you touch your eyeballs with your bare hands.

Lizzie asks…

can you tell how much worse your eyes got? exercises for myopia?

is there a way to tell how bad your eyes are without going to the eye doctor? When I wear my glasses, I can’t really see the words my teacher puts on the projector but i sit in the last row. Does this mean my eyes are a lot worse? Is it about -50 or more? I am very scared!
does anyone know any free exercises for myopia and what to do to prevent further damage? please tell me!! thank you very very much!

admin answers:

Your eyes have obviously changed since your last exam and glasses.

You need to get another exam and have your lenses updated. Only the results of an eye exam can determine how much they have changed.

And there are no exercises that are going to help restore your vision. It has changed because you are growing.

Mandy asks…

are there any eye exercises one can practice to prevent the power from increasing for myopia?

admin answers:

Myopia is a condition that is related to the size of the eyeball – not to muscular function. It has been suggested that exercises could help prevent the deterioration of ciliary muscles that change the shape of the lens but this would only help in accommodation – seeing things up close. Unfortunately, unless you can change the shape of your eyeball, myopia can only be corrected through lenses or surgery.

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How to Improve Eyesight Naturally: Expert Tips

September 16, 2011

How to Improve Eyesight Naturally: Expert Tips

Article by Adrienne Smith

Once the eyesight starts to become just a little blurry, what other alternative is there except visit the eye doctor for an eye exam. Usually this visit is followed by the doctor explaining to you that it’s now time to start wearing glasses or contact lens because that is the only way your eyesight will improve. How to improve your eyesight naturally is not something you are informed about at the doctor’s office. Here are some expert tips that just might help.

Most people are not aware that you can improve eyesight naturally. Every time you go to the doctor for a checkup, what are they always reminding you to do in order to remain healthy?

Get plenty of sleep:Why is getting a good night’s sleep so important? When you get plenty of sleep it can help keep your heart healthy, can lower your risk of cancer, reduces stress, reduces inflammation, makes you more alert, helps your memory, may help you lose weight, can reduce your risk of depression and helps your body repair itself. Getting at least eight hours each night is highly recommended.

Eat a healthy diet:We all know that staying away from junk food is highly recommended but what are the benefits of eating a healthy diet? It can help control your weight, helps slow down the process of aging, you can perform better in sports, improves your general health, reduces cholesterol and reduces the load on the liver and digestive system. Be sure to get your daily dosage of fruits and vegetables.

Exercise daily:Most people don’t enjoy exercising but the major benefits of including it in your daily routine can mean more energy, a stable healthy weight, better coordination and balance, a more fulfilling sex life and an all around better quality of life. By exercising daily you can also prevent developing coronary artery disease, stroke, diabetes, certain cancers, arthritis and osteoporosis. Even if you just get a 30 minute walk in each day will help tremendously.

Another good expert tip is to reduce the stress in your daily life. You can do this also by taking more breaks during your day. Concentrating too much on your work or studies can cause your eyes to strain which in turn will cause stress. If at all possible, take a short break every thirty minutes if not every hour. Just look around the room for a few minutes or get up and take a short walk. This can really help relieve the stress from your daily life along with getting a good night’s sleep, eating a healthy diet and exercising daily.

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