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Improve Your Vision Without Glasses or Contact Lenses

Updated on November 21, 2014

How to get better vision without glasses

Most of us were born with good eyesight and seeing properly comes as naturally to us as breathing, walking , or our heart not missing a beat. We only become conscious of our eyes if something goes wrong and we are no longer able to see as we used to. Our first move is then usually to visit an ophthalmologist who will most probably prescribe glasses. We have been conditioned to the idea that we will probably need to wear glasses as we grow older, so this does not come as a great surprise, although it is a major inconvenience for many people.

The main problem with glasses is that they make the eye lazy. People tend to become absolutely dependent on them in order to see properly, and this keeps the eye from healing itself. Most eye problems are caused because of mental stress and excessive strain on the eyes. But it is possible to learn how to see without glasses again if you are willing to simply spend a few minutes every day to exercise your eyes and prevent them from straining.

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Our eyes are full of small muscles whose main job is to change the shape of the eyes. Eyes are never completely round. Thanks to the muscles surrounding them, their shape is constantly changing so that they can move around in their sockets and focus on the various things they see. All muscles tend to grow weaker without proper exercise and the same is true for our optical muscles. The reason most people end up wearing glasses or contact lenses is that their eye muscles have grown too weak to change the shape of their eyes.

Although the lens of the eye hardens as we grow older, making it harder for the eye muscles to change the eye's shape, if you get into the habit of exercising and training your optical muscles you may be able to preserve proper vision without the need for glasses.

Relearning to See - Best selling book on natural eyesight improvement

Probably the most comprehensive book ever written on the original Bates method, by a teacher of the Bates method. Full of beautiful illustrations and easy to do exercises that you may incorporate into your daily routine, this book is easy to read and understand, although of very high scientific standard. A must have for anyone who wants to try to improve his/her eyesight naturally, without glasses, contact lenses or surgery

Relearning to See: Improve Your Eyesight Naturally!
Relearning to See: Improve Your Eyesight Naturally!

The Bates method is probably the best known method to improve eyesight naturally. It was developed by Dr. William Bates as a method to help schoolchildren learn better without damaging their eyes. At school we are forced to absorb large volumes of new information in a relatively short time. Straining to read the blackboard, often at an unnatural angle, trying to memorize page upon page of textbooks and exercises, squinting hard in concentration, put a heavy load on our eyes. We don't give them the chance to take a break, especially now when TVs and computers multiply the damage done in the classroom.

The idea behind the Bates method is actually very simple. It consists of a large chart picturing common shapes and letters. This chart was placed in a conspicuous point in the classroom, and children were encouraged to look at it for a few minutes, whenever they felt that their eyes and mind needed a break from schoolwork.

The few schools which implemented the Bates Method registered an impressive improvement in the concentration and learning ability of the students.

This is the best book I've seen on the Bates method of how to improve your vision naturally. If your eyesight is so bad that you are considering laser surgery, do not do so before reading this book. Thousands of people have seen their eyesight improve after practising the exercises described in the Bates method for a while, including myself. I would highly recommend this book to anybody wishing to improve his or her eyesight naturally and willing to spend a few minutes daily practising this program.

 

Tips for perfect vision without glasses

Two of the most common eye problems are Myopia and Presbyopia; otherwise known as near-and far-sightedness. Both conditions affect our vision and the distance at which we can see things. Both problems can be treated without the need of glasses if we take some time to do so.

Myopia is caused by the eyeballs elongating. It mainly results from focusing on things at a short distance from the eye for long periods of time, which is usually a habit developed during our school years. The eyes like moving and forcing them to look at things which are at the same distance for a long time without relaxing them in between, may damage them.

Presbyopia is the opposite of myopia. We are able to see things at a distance but not close up. Presbyopia is considered to be a natural ailment for people over forty. This is when the eye lens starts to harden, making it more difficult for the eye muscles to change the shape of the eye as needed. But trained muscles are stronger muscles, and they should be able to change the eye's shape no matter how hard the lens becomes with age.

A third common eye problem, astigmatism, is caused by the eyeball losing its rounded shape, causing our vision to become blurry.

All these problems may be avoided by taking some time each day to relax the eyes and let them move around naturally. If your work involves computers or books or whatever forces you to focus at a short distance for long periods of time, take short breaks to look at things far away. If on the contrary, you spend long hours staring in the distance, take a break to read the newspaper.

This way, you will be able to preserve your vision without glasses.

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      mrsclaus411 5 years ago

      Interesting piece of information. There's no harm in trying.

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      TemporaryTattoo1 5 years ago

      Hmm very interesting, my brother will find this lens very useful as he wears glasses. Thanks for sharing.

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      Aquamarine18 5 years ago

      @Scraps2treasures: It seems to work for both cases. Dr Bates believes everyone is born with good eyesight and our habits as we grow up, especially squinting ant books and blackboards at school, causes problems that lead to glasses He does not believe children should rush to wear glasses in the first place and assures us that following his exercise program will improve eyesight.

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      candy47 5 years ago

      I am 65 years old and I don't need reading glasses...that's very unusual at my age. I owe it to eating healthy for the past 35 years and, more so to exercising at a gym for the same length of time. Your optical muscles get a workout at the gym same as all your other muscles, everything's connected! Great Lens!!

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      Scraps2treasures 5 years ago

      Does this work for people who have been wearing glasses since they were a child? Or is it mainly for people whose vision has deteriorated since they have gotten older? I've had glasses since I was 8 years old.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I've heard about vision without glasses before. I think it's a great program.

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      sukkran trichy 6 years ago from Trichy/Tamil Nadu

      yes. really helpful info. learned some new home remedy tips from you. thanks