How Vision Exercises Can Restore Your Natural Eyesight

Published: 19th December 2008
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A significant portion of our population suffers from some form of eyesight defect. The most widely known are nearsightedness, farsightedness or hyperopis, and presbyopia(also referred to as old age sight).

If you visit your Opthalmologist with one of these defects, you are likely to be prescribed one of the following treatments: Glasses, contacts lenses, or corrective surgery (if you have the money). However there is an alternative way to
improve eyesight naturally, although the world of medicine has turned its back on it. This method includes effortless vision exercises that are to be carried out daily, which eventually correct vision problems like the ones mentioned above. In this article we will be discussing how to improve eyesight naturally through effectively providing your eyes exercise.

Before we look at how you can improve your eyesight naturally, lets just review some of the conventional treatments and how effective they are at improving eyesight. We'll start with glasses.

Glasses temporarily correct vision by helping the eye focus light rays appropriately. They do this by focusing the light rays on the retina (the area at the back of the eyeball), this assures a clear image is formed, if light rays do not focus on the retina the result is a blurred image. The type of glasses you will be prescribed depends on your eye problem.

Glasses are very good at treating the causes of eye problems (i.e. blurred vision), however they do not cure cause, and as a result your vision will not grow stronger, and you will likely need to buy stronger glasses every couple of years. Not everyone likes to wear glass, some prefer to wear contact lenses; which brings us to another standard method for poor vision treatment.

Contact lenses - Contact lenses are thin see-through discs that sit on the cornea. They work in the same way glasses do, but they have the advantage of being so small that they fit on the cornea. There is a special type of contact lens called a Corneal Reshaping Lens, it is special because rather than just dealing with the symptoms of poor vision like glasses and other contact lenses, it actually works on the cause. Corneal Reshaping lenses as the name suggests actually reshape the cornea, so you can see without contact lenses, however this effect is only temporary.

Although Lasik is a very popular alternative, it is cost prohibitive to many people, especially in today's difficult economic environment. A Lasik procedure does not always provide a perfect outcome either. I personally had Lasik five years ago, and I still require reading glasses for most types of reading.

A brief history of the the method to improve vision naturally through vision exercises is outlined below:

The Bates Method - Many people claim to have improved there vision significantly using this natural method based on vision exercises. It was developed by Dr William Bates (1860-1931), he was a practitioner of eyesight improvement. He was a graduate of Cornell University and of the College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York.

Through constant experimentation on his patients, Bates developed the Bates method which addresses the cause of bad eyesight and how to overcome it without glasses, contacts, or Lasik. He developed some simple exercises and principles in the 1920's. All though his methods were largely discounted by the world of medicine the Bates method is still practiced to this day throughout the world. If you are trying to improve eyesight naturally it would be a good idea to look into vision exercises as a way to naturally improve your eyesight.

Many people ask how immediately the effects of providing your eyes exercise "kick in". Here are some factors that determine the time ordinarily taken to restore eyesight...Initially, how old are you, and what condition do you have? If you are over 40 and you have Macular Degeneration, then you are different from someone who is in their twenties, and with a rare Myopia. Although it is very difficult to find any sort of published statistics on this,generally speaking, the more severe the fundamental eye problem , the longer the eye rehabilitation period And , while Myopia (Shortsightedness) & Hyperopia (Longsightedness) are most common ones, there are numerous other conditions out there, such as Astigmatism, Presbyopia, Strabismus, Amblyopia (aka Lazy Eye), Age-Related Macular Degeneration (ARMD), and so on. Eye exercises help cure all of these conditions, but the time it takes to full eyesight restoration may differ for each one.

Especially in today's economic climate, before you make a major investment in Lasik, or even glasses or contacts, visit our site and learn more about the cheaper, more affordable benefits of vision exercises.

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