Eye Vision Exercises

If you are eager to try the most effective exercise, as a first starting step, lay your glasses aside just for a few minutes a day, and have a look at your surroundings, blinking more frequently than usual. Later on, let's say, while watching TV, "scan" with your eyes the whole screen, moving with tiny steps of your eyes and do not cease blinking. Don't forget about your new exercise when in the street, or in the underground, too. Have a look at every tiny edge when you are sitting on a conference or when talking to someone. Don't be bothered by the fact that without glasses the faces are blurred, keep trusting your abilities when reading, – watch the text with frequent blinks, too. Those ones who can't see the letters – can start with bigger letters, or can start training their eyesight with analytical watching of their surrounding. Or you can put your glasses on just to have a look at the detail you wanted to see, then go on with exercising without glasses. In all cases do the eye exercises with both eyes.

After a couple of days with eye vision exercises some of the people have the experience that their eyesight gets clearer – just for a few seconds, then the usual state comes back again. (Later the number of these seconds will grow and you will discover a qualitative change). Go slowly with this exercise, gradually increasing the level of your visual demands. When your eyes get tense, – relax. (See the next part).

The more you do for the integration of the proper watching habits into your everyday life, – of course, without glasses or contact lenses –, the more the number of clear vision experience will grow. Suprising results can be seen even in more serious retina problems, cataracts. As the subconscious part of the brain becomes able to keep the newly learnt skills –, on the average it is half a year –, the small dioptries will vanish and the good sight will last till the end of your life. The ophthalmologist will prove your results and you must not be afraid of recurrence of the disease.

Covering the eyes and pendulating

Some people swear by relaxation exercises e.g.: covering the eyes (palming) or "pendulating"-that is a swinging movement of the body from one side to the other. In the cases of eye diseases in connection with circulation-disorders like cataracts, glaucomas, retina disorders and in the case of astigmia- these practical eye-strengthening exercises are highly effective. Of course, relaxation can be important not only in cases of eye-diseases, but it can be useful in case of a fatigue or any instable state. Naturally, these exercises must be practised without glasses or contact lenses, using the techniques of blinking and analitical watching.

Cover your eyes. Place your palms onto your eyes in the shape of a reverse letter "V", so that all the light would totally be excluded. Your fingers rest above your nose on the forehead, while the lawer part of the palm rests ont he cheekbones. Eyes are closed, do not touch the eyeballs. Stay this way for about 5-10 minutes, while your thoughts slowly calm down. In more complicated cases like cataract this time must be increased. This palming exercise is recommended several times a day. After a while take your palms off your eyes and have a look around. For a few seconds you will find that your eyesight is clearer. Only for a few seconds, that is true, but the more frequent these clear seconds will become, the better your eyesight will get, and only in a course of time you will experience actual change of dioptry. Children should do the exercise together with parents, in a playful way. Let's say the kid can do the palming exercise while you are reading out a tale for him.

The result will be even better if you do some sunbathing with closed eyes before the exercise, or light-bathe in front of a lamp.

Pendulating also has a relaxing effect and increases visual acuity.

Do this exercise standing straddle-legged. As the natural impetus allows, do trunk-bendings side-ways. Swing your body from right to left and backwards. Thus your head will automatically follow the body. Your centre of gravity nods to the direction of turning, thus the heel of the other foot will raise a bit. Mind not to forget blinking more frequently than usual. Our eyes are glinding along the objects. The exercise is performed correctly if the pendulating movement seems natural, if it is loose and the visions countermove the direction of the movement of the body. One or two minutes a time are sufficient, but we can do this exercise 3-4 times a day if we like it.

With children you can use playful tricks here, as well.They can raise their arms aside, turn from one side to the other, while they imagine themselves to be wind mills. Or you place them on the side of the swing thus achieving the swinging effect. Treating infants, you can hold them in your lap, rock them, etc. People advanced in age must be careful with the exercise if they feel dizzy.

Useful advice, information

Vision training is not harmful to anyone, we can achieve improvement even in the most serious cases after or during the medical treatment. When doctors have no other means to help, – being holistic medical practitioners –, we can try lots of other possibilities with our own ways. Although, there are two problems I would like to emphasize:

  • In case of children, when they have crossed eye (strabismus) the regular supervision of the professional vision-trainer or an ophthalmologist using this method is inevitable.
  • In case of diabetes – vision can be improved, as well, but, unfortunately the vision exercises cannot take away the risk of a haemorrhage, which occurs due to the illness and not because of the eye-exercises.

The time of the recovery cannot be predicted. This is different for a person who is just before getting his first glasses, and different for a person who had been using glasses for 25 years, or the case is different again if we take a kid under the age of 10. Do not be a maximalist if you suffer from residual vision, or any othe serious eye-problem. Do not set yourself straight away the aim of the perfect eyesight. It is wise to have an aim first just to improve your eyesight, and to stop the deterioration. (Using glasses the eyes always get worse, while without them this process of deterioration stops in any cases). The success depends also on the healing abilities of our mind, as well. E.g. a performace-oriented person cannot or hardly can cope with this method, whereas I treated with this method a child whose eyesight recovered during 2 weeks, and also, an 80 years old female patient of mine healed her old cataract in 3 months' time.

Unlike other opinions, I do not recommend prescribing new glasses with weeker dioptry. Complementory methods like self-massage, acupuncture, pin hole-glasses can improve the eyesight not with dicreasing the dioptry but by stimulating the circulation.

In case your eyes are aching, moderate the time of the exercises, or relax with palming.

Ignoring glasses is not harmful for a person who is doing these exercises. Children at school can start with being seated in a closer raw, from which they can see the blackboard better, or they can try using their glasses only when they have to look at the blackboard.At the beginning, in stressful situations, in case of duties where you have a big responsibility (driving, cashier's job, working with PC), the feeling of comfort can be kept only by wearing your glasses.With course of time this will change, and your glasses will more and more rest near at your hand. People with high dioptry can train their eyesight at home, in safe circumstances.

Vision training is not connected to any time of the day.

The eye-yoga has a few territories where it can be applied with a great success. For example due to the preventive-effect of the eye-exercises in some schools none of the pupils had to wear glasses. Or the first reading glasses can be kept back for several years by doing these exercises, or even more, we can have perfect eyesight till the end of our life. Both of these cases are question of aptitude for pilots, policemen, sport-shooters, etc. Relaxation can bring extraordinary results in cases of colour-blindness, or in cases of defective speech or hearing problems.