There are many ways that you can help your eyes. Some of the techniques are used only for specific part of the visual function, other are used for eye health, while third for your entire health. It would be ideal if your daily exercises encompass all these three elements. For much better understanding, I will group all exercises in three main categories:
- Eye Relaxation exercises
- Exercises for adjusting the light
- Exercises for setting up your vision
Eyes are organs that “work hard,” and the people who use them most (surgeons, lab technicians, computer scientists, journalists etc.) become tired much faster than others. This partly explains how a typist at the end of the day may be as tired as one woodcutter.
We are using our eyes every moment when we are awake – usually about 17 hours a day. Just imagine in which condition would be your body muscles if using them without stopping, all the time while you are awake. So the first thing you need to do is to prevent eye strain.
Rest and relaxation for healthy eyes
You may think that eyes are resting for several hours during sleep. The truth is that during the dream, most people do not rest their eyes sufficiently.
When we dream, the optic nerve is stimulated and our eyes are shifted under the eyelids. It was found that many people behave like this for several hours during the night. In addition, many people cannot rest while sleeping, but maintain the activity of the body, especially the upper body and face.
It is ideal if you could improve your vision along with maintaining control over it and rest.
Everything you do with the eyes should serve them in good. One of the most important things you can do is to simply act against the things that usually damage your eyes. Certainly, the way to achieve this is through relaxation.
Your eyes are an integral part of your body. It is impossible to relax your eyes while the rest of your body is strained.
That is why Vision Without Glasses program reviewed here pays a lot of attention to self-massage and other relaxation techniques.
Adjusting the light
Light is the means of transportation of visual information to our eyes. It is fact that people who work outside the office under daily light have better eyesight than those who are almost constantly in the office. This is because the first group of people is used to perceive stronger light. They receive and use light in all its fullness. The more time we spend under low, inadequate, and artificial light, the more our eyes will not be able to cope with natural light.Then normal sun rays will look as if someone pointed a spotlight in our face.
This partly happens because when we are indoors, we force our pupil to be permanently dilated; they are spread as much as possible in order to receive all the light that you can receive. Eye muscles are then gathered to reduce the pain of reflection. Therefore, many people today are walking with sunglasses or permanently and unconsciously are blinking with their eyes to protect themselves from “too strong” natural light.
In the first serious days of Myopia, I was trying to catch distant objects forcing my eye muscles to twitch, and it helped me in some situations. However that was temporary, and in a long run, its effects are very harmful to eyesight, something of which I was not aware.
It causes the eye muscles to twitch constantly, as far as changing the shape of the eyeball. Also, largely declines the peripheral field of vision, forcing eyes to remain fixed for a very small space. Glasses in this case help as much as the wheelchair for a person who has muscles weakness: they give us temporary relief, but in the end only serve to further weaken the ability of the eyes to cope with light.
Of course, I am not saying that you should get rid of sunglasses forever. You might need them if you find yourself in a situation where you are driving to the west during sunset.
But if you regularly work according to the instructions in Vision Without Glasses program, you will need them less and less as the days and perhaps weeks go by. Your eyes will then receive more light, with less discomfort. Your pupil will become more flexible, able to quickly and easily expand and contract, making the transition from dark to light less painful. You will no longer blink and your field of view will be expanded. You will not have problem with daylight ever.
Adjusting your vision
People with poor eyesight mainly make two wrong things that lead to unbalanced use of eyes: allow one eye to have a dominant role, and only use central vision, while neglecting peripheral vision.
Of course, it is an unconscious behavior, but conscious training can change it.
Most of us have one eye that is better than the other one. Those who suffer from myopia are aware of this phenomenon, because drug taking usually helps only to one eye. When one eye has a dominant role, it is as if we could use only a few muscles for a certain job that that requires the use of the whole body. The weaker eye that is used less frequently becomes even weaker, and the “good” eye is doing well without stopping, until it begins to lose its strength too.
Working with peripheral vision is closely linked to the balance between stronger and weaker eye. When we look in front of us with both eyes, it is easy to unconsciously let one eye done all the work. However, when you use your peripheral vision, we thereby create a field of view for each eye individually, and we so easily notice if one eye is not working properly.
Practicing with your peripheral vision also helps to discard the bad habits that you may have adopted with the excessive use of the central vision. Another great reason to be exercised peripheral vision is that it is to improve night-vision devices – used while the same cells of the retina.
Modern optometry consider for normal only 70% of peripheral vision. In other words, most of us do not exploit 30% of their sight. The ancient Romans had fun in the arenas in which their attention was dragged by objects from different points in a wide field of view.
For today’s kinds of fun, we mainly need to look right in front of our TV, cinema screen, or stage. Excessive use of the central vision causes increased eye pressure: fluids arrive in the eye much faster than it could dry, gradually creating pressure on the optic nerve. Another name for this condition is glaucoma. More about treating different eye disseases naturally, in the next articles of Eyesight Corner blog.
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