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Your Questions About Naturally Improve Eyesight Without Glasses

March 4, 2013
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Thomas asks…

Should my daughter wear her glasses all day or as needed?

My daughter is 14 and is near sighted. She struggles to see the board when she sits in back of the class. She has prescription glasses that helps her see better. I don’t mind if she wears them as needed, but her grandmother insists that she should wear them all the time because her eye sight can get worse. advise please :)

admin answers:

Go to MYOPIA.org

The info on this website seems to make sense, though I haven’t done more research on this myself. So I encourage you to look at it and decide for yourself what is best!

I went there and it says that if you wear prescription glasses for nearsightedness, it will encourage your eyes to elongate and thus make your vision even worse over time (and become more reliant on glasses to see.) So, only use as needed. I think the site also recommends a different sort of prescription that helps to improve nearsightedness, though I forget what it was.

I’m thinking of getting them myself soon, because I have noticed that the more I use my prescription glasses, the worse my eyesight gets without them…I keep having to go back to the doc and get a stronger correction. It’s a weird feeling. I feel like my eyes are a lot older than the rest of me!

Then again, it could be that my eyes are naturally getting worse…but I genuinely feel that it gets worse faster with the glasses on.

Helen asks…

I wear glasses but how can I see things without them or any other kind of Lense?

admin answers:

Re are quite a few eye exercises that can be used that are beneficial to keep your eyes healthy and to improve vision naturally. Poor eyesight is common and many people won’t even think about natural ways to improve their eyes. I know that I didn’t think of this when I had poor eyesight.

When most people realize that there vision is becoming blurry and getting more difficult to see clearly they are most likely to visit the eye doctor to get prescription lenses. Many will think that getting some sort of artificial lens is the answer without even think of other alternatives. So we end up paying hundreds of dollars on glasses or contact lenses could be easily avoided if we learned how to improve eyesight naturally.

So what are some the eye exercises that people use? There are a different kinds and some work better than other depending on what type of eye condition you have. I will go over some basic ones that people use most often.

Palming

One exercise that is popular is something called palming. This will help your eyes to relax as well and reduce strain on the eyes. Sit down and rest your elbows on a table. You want to be relax. You can also do this laying down. What you’re going to do is close your eyes and place your hand over them but don’t put and pressure on the eyes. You also want to eliminate any light passing through your hands as much as possible. There really is no time limit. Some people do it for a few minutes and some do it for 20 minutes.

Massage The Eyes

Close your eyes and gently massage them and around the area in a circular motion for a couple of minutes. Don’t hurt your eyes either.

Use A Pencil

Hold your pencil about arms length away from you and move the pencil slowly toward your nose. When the pencil gets starts getting closer to your nose and you start losing focus, then slowly move it away from your nose. Repeat the steps a few times.

Youll improve your vision in no time! X

Paul asks…

Is it possible to naturally improve your eyesight without performing any surgery?

Reference provided would be really helpful, Thank You!! :)

admin answers:

Glasses NEVER cure poor eyesight. There is a large body of opinion that glasses can even damage your natural eyesight. An interesting fact is that glasses have never been proved safe. This is because they were invented before products had to prove medical safety.

There is also a large body of people who believe that eyesight can be improved using natural methods to re-learn good eyesight habits, removing damaging habits and other techniques. If you search, you will find lots of sites. Don’t sign up to anything though – you can get all the info you need for free. The link below should help.

The simple answer to your question is yes.

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Your Questions About Eye Exercises For Myopia

April 26, 2012
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Steven asks…

Have I found the cure for near-sightedness?

Hey everyone. So basically I’m 18 years old and I’m -4.00 in each eye. Over the years I looked into how I could cure myopia (which is near sightedness) and what I found out is that myopia is cause due to the eye muscles tightening too much and therefore squishing the eye and the lens within. I read about eye exercises and there are soooo many people who keep saying they work and that they don’t, and how eye doctors would have proved if it worked by now, but I think that eye exercises may work…
In theory, if myopia is caused because of contraction of the eye muscles, doesn’t that mean that if you do eye exercises and relax the eyes, they would eventually return back to their original state?
I understand people might think it’s a hoax, but I wanted to get people’s opinions on it.

And for those who would say that eye exercises won’t work, think about this. If it were true, and eye exercises did work, do you REALLY think that eye doctors would expose that to the media? In doing so, they would be destroying their own careers, profession, and their extremely high salaries. You can’t really trust eye doctors 100%.

But yes, in theory, wouldn’t eye exercises work?

admin answers:

I admire your intentions. However, your idea on how myopia works is distorted.

No one knows entirely why myopia develops, or if there will one day be a treatment to stop it.

Here are the things we DO know:

Myopia is not caused by eye muscles tightening.

Myopia IS caused by uncontrolled AXIAL ELONGATION (growth) of the eye.

Myopic eyes grow to be longer than they should. This is well documented and peer reviewed and repeatable and is the one thing I can say for sure about the develop of myopia.

What leads to this axial elongation we dont know. Genetics certainly has a significant role, but there is good evidence that some environmental conditions contribute too.

Near work is one environental factor that is strongly linked to myopia development – but it isnt because of eye muscles tightening.

Why near work may lead to axial elongation of the eye is the question that thousands of scientists around the world are working on.

Eye excersizes to reduce myopia is a quick fix that only makes sense to people with a poor understanding of how the eye and myopia works.

You’re 18, great you should go to university and study this further

Nancy asks…

REALLY BAD EYESIGHTT!!!!!?

ever since i was 11, i have been wearing glasses -> and i started at -3 for both eyes
and due to the optometrists’ orders, i have been wearing them all the time, even when i
didnt need them.. rite now im 15 and my eyesight for both eyes is -7!
This is terrible and i feel my eyesight is deteriorating at an incredible rate.
what makes me wonder, my friend who had the same eysight as me in grade 6,
and it has not increased one bit.. but she only wore them when she needed them
(for copying notes in class) im soo scared and i know my eysight is extremely
severe myopia! :( i want to save/improve my eyesight PLEASE! dont mention
glasses, contacts, lasik.. i already know that.. i also heard bout eye exercises
(dont rlly know much bout it though)
please anything would be GREATLY appreciated!!!
thank you so much in advance!

ALSO: its not genetic (no one in my family has glasses, except me and my brother)

thanks so much!!!!!!!
P.S. if anyone has past experiences with poor eyesight and how
they improved it naturally, that would be amazing! no scams pls :)
thanks again!!!!!!
P.S. if anyone has past experiences with poor eyesight and how
they improved it naturally, that would be amazing! no scams pls :)
thanks again!!!!!!
P.S. if anyone has past experiences with poor eyesight and how
they improved it naturally, that would be amazing! no scams pls :)
thanks again!!!!!!
woah, the additional details kinda went over the line there.. weird :S
anyways, nate and david, srsly i wouldnt spend a penny on anything and
be ‘cheated’ on the internet and w/e. also, ofc i dont think that the
optometrists are hiding anything from me.. thats the dumbest think ive heard
not trying to come off as rude but im looking for someone who is willing to help me
ALL im looking for is some eye exercises that might have worked, thats it.
maybe not improve my eyesight exactly, but maybe stop the rapid deterioration
or possibly making it better SLIGHTLY.
thanks again! :D

i do appreciate ur advice though :)
kay i better stop w/the additional details

admin answers:

Myopia (nearsightedness) is when the physical length of the eye is longer than its optical length. The eyes do not focus light directly on the retina and this results in blurred vision.

Eye exercises only exercise the muscles that surround the eye – they do nothing to change the shape or length of the eyeball. Neither does any food, supplement or drug. No eye exercise has ever been substantiated to work for these conditions.

Sorry but your options are glasses, contacts and maybe surgery.

Lisa asks…

What about Orthokeratology ? Other methods of “treating” myopia?

Lately, I searched about the methods of correcting myopia. One of the methods I found is the so called “orthokeratology”, or “Ortho-K”.
I know that those are contact lenses, worn at night, and that they reshape the epithelial cells of the cornea .
However, I still have some questions about them… Mainly , those are:

1) Approximately , what is the price of those lenses? I found prices that varies from $200 to $2500. What is the correct price? I have -1.5D LE and -1.75D RE. Also, I am slight cross-eyed (I asked for surgical intervention, but the doctor told me that the deviation is too small, and is most likely a neurological cause for the deviation |am I crazy? xD| . And also, there is the risk that by not wearing my prism lenses, the strabismus would come back at full force, making me look like a weird person…).
2) Except from the infection problems, common for any contact lenses, are any other risks involved? I am quite skeptical with the whole “pressure on the eye” thing.
3) Are there any doctors outside UK and US ? I don’t live there, and if I have to travel thousands of miles to the closest doctor …
4) I guess age isn’t a problem, is it? I’m 15, turning 16 next month.
5) How often do I need to change the lenses? Once a month? Once a year? Less?

I will be grateful if any of you (who are wearing these type of contact lenses) would tell me about your experience with them.

Also, I found a lot of other types of correcting myopia, varying from surgical interventions, to contact lenses, even looking to the sun or making certain “exercises” with the eye.
The LASIK, or, mainly, any other surgery , sounds too much for me, as it is too invasive and irreversible, and they have too many complications.
Contact lenses are OK with me, but not with my parents, since they are afraid of eye infections.
I currently wear glasses (and I wear them since 3 yo), and I got bored with them, plus they are in way of about any activity I want to do. Sports? If I get a ball in my face they would break, if I don’t wear them I can’t see the ball. Playing with my little sister? She would slap them off my face (… >.>). PLUS they get scratches all the time, they get dirty, and I also had enough of the “tunnel view” (since I can only see clear through the part where the lenses are) and the aching nose…

All in all, that’s all I have to say, and I will be grateful if you could tell me about orthokeratology, or any other correcting methods.

admin answers:

Congratulations on your research. It is not easy to always find the information one needs.

You can find a lot of information about Ortho-K at http://www.OrthoKDoctors.com

Cost does vary, just like it varies for something like braces for your teeth. The $200 figure you found was probably just for the material lens, maybe a replacement of a lens known to work. Most doctors are in the $1500 to $2000 range (including the cost of the lenses) for “normal” eyes and your prescription looks like it might fit that category if all other factors are normal.

The eye deviation is something that would have to be determined by your doctor. If the only way to correct it is with prism in your glasses, then ortho-k won’t work well for you. Often the necessity of prism can be compensated for by specific vision training exercises, but you need professional advice. Not all doctors provide vision training and sadly many don’t refer for it either. I’m not saying it would work for you – just something to determine.

To find a doctor outside the UK/US: If you are in Australia/NZ, check out this web site to find a doctor: http://www.osa.net.au/
If you are in South Africa, try http://orthokcompany.com/orthokeratology/find-a-practitioner.html

Your age is no problem as long as you have healthy eyes and are responsible, meaning you are mature enough to take care of the lenses and your eyes as directed.

The lenses last somewhere between a year and three years on average. Some doctors have you replace them every year to reduce problems and some wait until the lenses aren’t working correctly and replace them. The only problem with waiting for problems is that the problems are then sometimes more time consuming to fix than if the lenses were just replaced routinely. Sorta like changing the oil in your car when the car is running fine.

To see other ideas to correct myopia, take a look at http://www.MyopiaPrevention.org It talks about keeping your myopia from getting worse, which is different than making it go away.

Your parents are correct that eye infections are the biggest risk factor for contact lens wear. That’s part of the reason why I said you had to be responsible. But the risk is low and the long term complications are rare. I’ve never had a contact lens patient lose any vision from their contacts. Yes, they do occasionally get infections. You stop wear and treat the infection. No guarantees, obviously.

Good luck!

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Your Questions About Eye Exercises For Myopia

March 12, 2012
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Richard asks…

Can I use glasses with lower prescription ??? Read this please :) ?

I am 16 years old boy and I am asking: Can I use my glasses:
R sph -2,50 cyl NO ax NO
L sph -2,50 cyl NO ax NO
but my real prescription is:
R sph -5,75 cyl -1.00 ax 180
L sph -5,25 cyl -1,25 ax 155

I would like to use them for PC, for reading/writing, for TV, etc.
My real prescription is too strong for close work.
I feel uncomfortable with them.

I feel good with glasses -2,50 and I can see enough with them.

My 2nd question is: Can glasses -2,50 worse my vision (eyesight) if I use them a lot?
I am afraid for myself, because I wouldn`t like to worse my vision much more.

P.S. Prescription -2.5 = my first eye prescription.

And my 3rd question is: Can plus lenses somehow help myopia (using them for close work) to improve eyesight, pinhole glasses (I have bought them) and eye exercises?

Bye and Thanks to all good people. :)
Is it dangerous to use glasses only with sphere power, `cause I have astigmatism???

admin answers:

If you can see well enough with the old ones for certain activities, there is nothing wrong with doing that , and won’t harm anything.

Pinhole glasses or exercises won’t do anything to help though.

There is nothing ” dangerous” about using your old glasses…don’t worry about it and just wear the ones you feel the most comfortable with.

David asks…

MY EYESIGHT IS REALLLYY BADD!!!!!?

ever since i was 11, i have been wearing glasses -> and i started at -3 for both eyes
and due to the optometrists’ orders, i have been wearing them all the time, even when i
didnt need them.. rite now im 15 and my eyesight for both eyes is -7!
This is terrible and i feel my eyesight is deteriorating at an incredible rate.
what makes me wonder, my friend who had the same eysight as me in grade 6,
and it has not increased one bit.. but she only wore them when she needed them
(for copying notes in class) im soo scared and i know my eysight is extremely
severe myopia! :( i want to save/improve my eyesight PLEASE! dont mention
glasses, contacts, lasik.. i already know that.. i also heard bout eye exercises (dont rlly
know much bout it though)
please anything would be GREATLY appreciated!!!
thank you so much in advance!
my parents wear glasses, but they only got them 2 yrs ago. They have -1 and dont even
need their glasses so its not genetic.. my grandparents dont need glasses either..
thanks again
the big question is that i have noticed that ppl who always wore glasses (when
they didnt need them even) kept on getting stronger and stronger prescriptions
unlike ppl who wore them when needed..
this is my problem and i can undo the years i spent wearing them all the time..
so lucy, if you could (or anyone else) pls give me more info on how to improve
my eyesight NATURALLY, i would be super super grateful!!! if anyone has past experiences
with poor eyesight and how they improved it naturally, that would be amazing!
thanks again!!!!!!!!!

admin answers:

Wearing glasses just weakens your eye muscles to the point,you keep needing stronger prescriptions.Try some eye nutrients,usch at Vit A,lutein,and bilberry.Check iut the Bates Method or vision therapy.

Donald asks…

when will i gain my perfect sight?

im 14 years old and i have been wearing glasses for 5 years now and i have changed glasses 3 times and my current glasses have been on my face for over 1 year an d a half and i feel slight improvement. however everytime i have been changing my glasses it was always to a stronger prescription. i have myopia.
i heard that wearing glasses all the time might deterriorate your vision on the other hand if the optian says all the time, then it should be allt he time. i have heard of eye exercises and pack called rebuildmyvision or something like that.
i dont know exactly how bad my vision is as in i dont know how many points im off from 20/20.
can anyone tell me the truth about what can make my vision good again and what i should do.
thank you

admin answers:

Right first of all let me explain exactly what myopia is. Light is focused by its lens system, the cornea and the crystalline lens inside the eye, onto the retina, the light sensitive part. In your case the light is being focused in front of the retina hence the blur unless you hold an object close to you. I wont go into why that happens as you would need to understand geometric optics. Okay with me so far. Why is this happening. Either your eyeball is too long or the eyes lens system is too powerful or a combination of both. Right so what can you do about it.
How are exercises going to shorten your eye or reduce the power of its lens system. Short answer they will not.

Spectacles load to choose from and how many times must I say this. THEY DO NOT MAKE YOUR EYES WORSE. All they do is put your out of focus cameras, your, eyes into focus. YOU DO NOT HAVE TO WEAR THEM, this will make no difference your sight but you might just walk under a bus!

Contact lenses are a good option as long as you care for them and get regular checkups.

Laser surgery I don’t think I would suggest this option until you have finished growing and your prescription has stabilised.

There is also on the market a contact lens that you sleep in. It is claimed they can temporally improve your vision. They do this by flattening the cornea. I am deeply suspicious of the method.

To sum up get your advice from qualified practitioners and not wishful thinkers, we do not go in for “holistic” approaches because a) they don’t work and b) often the people advocating them have no idea how our vision works.

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Your Questions About Eye Exercises For Better Vision

March 10, 2012
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Chris asks…

Do you know any particular exercise for eyes?

Coz i dont have a good vision. I have eyeglasses but i dont want to use it. Maybe there are exercises that can make my eyesight clear…

admin answers:

There are no eye exercises that will alter astigmatism, hyperopia, myopia or repair retinal detachment, change macular degeneration, or reverse retinopathy. In short, exercises will not improve vision. This is hype without a scientific basis.

Charles asks…

How can I improve my eyesight?

I want my eyesight to be better so that I can see things more clearly. I have glasses, but I only wear them for reading. Is there anything to do so that I can improve my eyesight? I’ve heard there are certain eye exercises that you can do to improve your vision.

I don’t really like glasses. The reason why I have worse eyesight is because I’m growing, so I have to wear glasses for reading for several years. They said that my eyesight would be back to normal once I’ve grown. I’m still a teenager.

Anything except:
- Laser surgery
- Contact lenses

admin answers:

Millions wear glasses and would all like their sight to be better without surgery…but, that’s life.

Be realistic, if there was a simple way, don’t you think it would be common knowledge by now ?

You just have to accept the fact that your vision is what it is, and live with it.

It must be your first time here, because 100 people a month ask the same thing.

Ken asks…

Can you fix your eyesight to get 20/20 vision?

Is there a sort of exercise you can use to get your eyes to work better?
I have a low prescription for nearsightedness. Can I fix this?
I do not want to get surgery!

admin answers:

I’m not sure if you can “fix” it, as you say. I have really poor eyesight (mine apparently is -4 and I literally cannot see clearly beyond my nose). My optometrist a few years back showed me an exercise that would help me adapt to the strong prescription of my new glasses. She told me to focus on near and far object alternately, which i did using a pencil and another faraway object like a wall. You hold the pencil close to you eyes, not too close but close enough to have a clear view of it, and then you look beyond the pencil to the object in the distance. Then you return your gaze to the pencil again, and you do this over a few times more depending on how comfortable you find the exercise. You’ll find the muscles in your eyes have to adjust substantially each time your gaze shifts, and this exercises the muscles. I found it helped a little in my case, but my eyesight is terrible, so it might help you more than it did me. She also gave me a card with letters of the alphabet on it, and made me hold that up and then recite the first line, and then look at the wall, then go back and read the next line, which also got my eyes to adjust and focus quickly. Hope this helps and maybe others can tell me if this advice was appropriate…btw i am going for laser surgery soon:) if your eyesight isnt too bad, im sure you can improve it with more eye exercise, a proper diet and some “eye rest.”

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Your Questions About Naturally Improve Eyesight

January 19, 2012
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Paul asks…

How would i improve my eyesight naturally?

What about carrots? Is it proven that they can improve eyesight?

admin answers:

You wouldn’t. Poor eyesight is *itself* natural.

Carrots are worthless when it comes to improving eyesight. Your options are glasses, contacts and laser surgery.

Joseph asks…

how can i improve my eyesight naturally?

i cant really see my tv from 30 ft away with my right eye but my left is fine. how can i naturally improve or restore it? is there something i can eat or something i can do? and i don’t want glasses or laser eye surgery! please help me

admin answers:

Nutrition (vitamin A, etc…).

John asks…

How To Improve Eyesight Naturally Step By Step?

admin answers:

How To Improve Your Eyesight Naturally Step By Step.?

Http://www.visionwithnoglasses.com

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