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Your Questions About Eye Exercises To Improve Vision

May 4, 2012

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….

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:

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

April 4, 2012

Thomas asks…

is lasik treatment better or shud i start doing eye exercises to reduce eyesight?

my eyesight is -2 and -4 thought of going for lasik but recently heard of eye exercises so wanted to know which is better

admin answers:

Lasik eye surgery is the big and new thing to do, but no one knows the long term 15-20 year effect as of yet. I am gonna wait till they have done more studies.

Linda asks…

Can I overcome reading glasses through eye exercises?

What exercises would those be?

admin answers:

Very few people (including eye doctors) know enough about this to answer the question intelligently. For examply, Pennybar, is confused. It is true that there is no evidence that eye exercises will help acuity. But that’s not what you asked. You asked whether eye exercises can improve your ability to be less dependent upon reading glasses. This question is related to vision FUNCTION not VISUAL ACUITY. There is MUCH evidence to support the idea that it is possible for people to train their visual systems to FUNCTION better (improve their ability to adjust the focus of the eyes) It is much like the idea of a weight lifter who is very strong. There is nothing wrong with him physically. But he can’t turn a flip like a gymnast. This is like saying my eyes see clearly. There is nothing wrong with them. But then why do I have trouble focusing my eyes well when I read?

Now let’s return to the analogy of the weight lift. Now ask the weight lifter to stand flat footed and jump up and turn a flip. He may look at you and say, “Sorry, I can’t do what you’ve just asked me to do. I don’t know how. No one has ever trained me to use my muscles in that manner.” Same thing some times happens with the eyes. There may not be anything wrong with the eyes but the individual doesn’t have the skills necessary to focus them correctly. But just like a weight lifter can be trained to turn a flip, an individual can be trained to focus the eyes effeciently. That’s what eye exercises do. They teach a person strugggling with their ability to focus how to focus correctly. This can in turn decrease their dependence on reading glasses.

As to what exercises to do? You need to go see an optometrist who is trained in vision development. Google College of Optometrists in Vision Development.

Nancy asks…

What are some good eye exercises to effectively improve eyesight? Should I do these exercises w/ glasses on?

I have near sighted
am i suppose to blink/squint while doing them?

admin answers:

None they dont work

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Your Questions About Eye Exercises For Better Vision

February 19, 2012

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.


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 Better Vision

February 7, 2012

Daniel asks…

Do I need glasses? Plz answer?

I have been fine up until the past few days. Suddenly when i watched tv for a while my eyes get tired. My vision in the right eye is blurred but the left is perfectly fine, i recently discovered that i might have hay fever. Is this the cause? and also could u give some eye exercises and tips for eye care to get better vision.

admin answers:

You probably need to see your eye doctor about that one, unless someone on here is one!

Thomas asks…

Does not wearing glasses make your vision worse?

I have horrible vision and I don’t like wearing my glasses cause one, they look absolutely horrible on me, two because they are too inconvenient. I usually never wear my glasses unless I’m going to the movies or school. But otherwise, I don’t. Does wearing them make your vision better or worse? I find that after putting on glasses for a long time then taking them off, your original vision is even more blurry than before you put them on. Also, if I don’t wear glasses and have trouble seeing a lot of tings, does that make my vision worse?

I’ve also been wondering about lasik eye surgery. how does that work? Does it make the layer on your eyeball tighter so your description changes?
The word surgery kinda scares me though, do those eye exercises on the internet actually work? And if they do, could you provide me the best website for it? How long do you have to do them for?

admin answers:

I wear very strong glasses and if I’ve been wearing them for a long time and take them off then my vision seems more blurry. Your eyes are probably just used to the altered vision caused by your glasses and need to get accustomed to not having the glasses in front of them. Straining your eyes to see things is probably not a good idea. I don’t really like wearing my glasses either, but they do help me see things so in the long run it’s a better idea to wear them if I need to.

Linda asks…

Do anybody know any eye exercise i could do to get rid of my glasses.?

I have really bad vision, but i want to throw away my glasses for good. If anyone knows any exercise i can try, e-mail me cause i read on the internet about strenthening my eyes, but i cant find any more information.

admin answers:

I haven’t personally tried eye exercises (except for palming), but here are some information you might find helpful:

PALMING – To rest and relax your eyes, sit comfortably in front of a table, resting your elbows on a stack of cushions high enough to bring your palms easily to your eyes without stooping forward or looking up. Close your eyes and cover them with your cupped palms to exclude light, avoiding pressure on the sockets. Breathe slowly and evenly, relaxing and imagining deep blackness. Begin by doing this for 10 minutes, two or three times a day.

SWINGING – Relax and keep the eyes mobile. Stand up and focus on a distant point, swaying gently from side to side. Repeat 100 times daily, blinking as you sway. Blinking cleans and lubricates the eyes, which is especially important if you spend a lot of time in front of a computer.

COLOUR DAY – You may be asked to have a ‘colour day.’ Choose a colour and look out for it throughout the day. When you see it, be aware of the colour rather than the form. For example, if it’s a red truck, experience the shade of red, not the truck.

SUNNING – Try to do this once a day. It requires a sunny day, or a good desk lamp with an incandescent bulb. The exercise is simple. Close your eyes. Look directly at the sun through your closed eyes. While facing the sun, slowly rotate your head from side to side as far as you can. This gets the sunlight on the peripheral vision, and it helps bring more blood circulation to your neck. Do this for 3 to 5 minutes. It’s amazing, even on a cold day, how warm the sun feels on your eyes.

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Your Questions About Eye Exercises For Astigmatism

February 1, 2012

Robert asks…

Is this really astigmatism? Is there any way to permanently correct it?

I have had perfect vision, my whole life. (except for severe photophobia)
Now at age 26, they tell me I have astigmatism. Is it really possible for the shape of my inner eye to suddenly change shape? Is there any permanent thing I can do to correct my vision without a prescription? (Surgery, exercises, etc.)

Before I hear anything about taking surgery over glasses, I’ll tell you that my photophobia requires me to wear sunglasses, constantly. They get scratched up, and have to be replaced frequently. As this is a pre existing condition, I would be forced to pay for prescription sunglasses upwards of five times per year, at 1-2 hundred US dollars each pair. Clearly that would be unacceptable. (I currently buy cheap- but attractive non prescription glasses, regularly because my work and family cause them to scratch and or break, often.)
Contacts are also out of the question (they make my eyes even more sensitive to the light.)

Would really appreciate your advice.
Yes things are getting blurry. I think it’s a minor prescription, not a major one, and no, it is not a matter of being careful with the lenses. The frames break and the lenses get cracked or scratched. It’s not really avoidable. If it were, I’d avoid them. The glasses wouldn’t bother me otherwise. (hazards from work)… (and toddlers at home). Thanks anyway.
Everyone tells me they are hard to break/crack. They aren’t.

admin answers:

I hear that lasik eye surgery can fully correct astigmatism, I have an astigmatism also and my eye doctor said I could get lasik,

I also have photophobia too! I also have to wear sunglasses a lot.

But as far as I’ve searched around, only lasik seems like a perfect fit.

The surgery will correct the astigmatism but not sure about the photophobia.

Donna asks…

vertigo, blindness in both eyes?

end of nov 2010 i went blind out of nowhere for 15 minutes. i woke up at first and saw fine, but after walking for a min i slowly but rapidly lost my vision.. as it were “disintegrating” away into black. i doubt you went blind like i did, but this is how i felt: i had vertigo. my body went numb. i feel a little nauseous, i couldnt walk right or couldnt hold my head up without it feeling heavy. the whole room was spinning. i started to sweat and i think my heart beat got faster but after 15 minutes, i slowly got it back “disintegrating” again

i got mri’s and cat scans and apparently everything came back normal. i have white spots on my brain but apparently “theyre just spots of liquid” which i think is bs. they think i just have migraines so im on painkillers when needed. but yesterday at 2:40 i woke up to blow my nose, and i went blind again. i was trying to get back to my bed before i went completely blind. i knocked things over trying to get there. but after 4 mins it came back

I think the neurologists diagnosis is complete im going to another doctor to get a second opinion. do you guys have any ideas what it could be? and when i lose my vision.. its completely gone. not partially.

OH! i also have 3 kinds of lyme disease. they were all treated. i have exercise induced asthma, and acid reflux. i wear contacts. i have 2 different prescriptions cuz my left eye as astigmatism. (-1.50, -1:00)

i know. im a mess lol :(

when i lose my vision, i am still awake. i did not pass out. i can still walk around and hear things correctly..

heres the mri side view and i circled the spots spots that are shown –>

admin answers:

This article about Lyme disease indicates that repeated courses of antibiotics may be needed to cure it.


Nancy asks…

Left eye got irritated and cloudy after putting a contact in after 3 days of being in solution, why?

I have astigmatism and wear 30 day contacts, which I take out for cleaning about every 2 weeks. I put them in solution on Sunday and have been wearing my glasses. Before I was going to work out tonight I put them back in and my left eye had a bad reaction that was of a stinging pain and got really irritated. I figured this was probably just from the solution and kept the contact in until the pain went away, and it did. Then as I was starting to look around I noticed that my vision in the left eye was kinda cloudy. So I took the contact out and cleaned it again, but the cloudiness didn’t disappear. When I came home after exercising I took them out again and put my glasses on and the cloudiness has reduced significantly. Whaaaat is going on?!
@Jared – I put them in a new a case following the same logic, we shall see
@the mom- I use Renu solution

admin answers:

There are a couple possibilities. Anytime you wear contacts for an extended period of time, they become coated with proteins from the tears of your eye. Over days, that coating thickens- which is why you need to remove them and get them into the enzyme solution. Sometime, you just have one that gets coated a little thicker for some reason and the solution may not be able to get it all off. But it is able to loosen it. Putting it in your eye may have just mechanically removed enough of it to bug you. The stinging could also mean your solution is not as well buffered pH-wise, and the difference caused it to sting. As it got diluted in the tears, the stinging went away. Not knowing exactly what type of lenses you wear, or your solution, it’s hard to give you a better answer. However, anytime a contact causes a problem, the best thing to do is dispose of it and start with a fresh lens. I know, the expense can be an objection- but your eye and vision are worth it. You might also want to change out solution, and check the expiration date of the bottle you used. It’s not a good idea to have a bottle of solution open for months either, so if you bought the giant size and only use it once a month- it may be time to replace it. Also, the case itself needs disinfecting and drying as well. When you remove contacts and put them in your eyes, you should dump out the old solution, wash and airdry the case. Each time you put contacts in a case, it should go into a previously dry case, with new solution. You also need to use the solution your doctor recommends, and not change it without speaking to him/her first. Best way for now is to discard those contacts, clean the case, and replace the solution. If the vision cloudiness persists, see the doctor.

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