Vision corrections usually involve glasses, lenses or surgery. An alternative vision without glasses theory exists, suggesting that vision corrections can be accomplished in non-invasive ways and without the use of glasses. The Bates method is one of these systems and it puts emphasis on exercises for the correction of eyesight problems.
Here are some of the most popular exercises that are said to deliver benefits for individuals that are struggling with vision problems.
Rub your palms together in order to get them warm. Once you feel the warmth, place one hand on the respective eye. The palms should be cup-shaped rather than pressing firmly against the eye. There should be no light passing between the fingers, allowing the eye to relax in complete darkness.
Feel the darkness and the warmth of your hands. Repeat the exercise throughout the day, whenever you feel excessive eye strain.
Change the Focus
Focusing on objects that are nearby and on distant objects will also be beneficial for improving the performance of the eye muscles.
Focus on a distant object that is located at least 150 feet away. Keep your eyes on it for at least 15 seconds. Next, switch your focus to an object that is located less than 30 feet away from you. Look at it for 15 seconds and turn your attention once again to the distant object. Repeat the exercise several times.
Most eye exercises that improve vision naturally are easy to perform and blinking is no exception. Blinking keeps the eyes relaxed and improves the focus. If you are working and staring at a computer screen, you will blink less often which is not beneficial.
Do a conscious effort to blink more often, at least every three to four seconds, in the coming two to three minutes. The darkness that comes with blinking gives the eye an opportunity to relax and to focus more easily.
Improve Eye Muscle Flexibility
The figure eight exercise is incredibly beneficial for increasing the flexibility of your eye muscles.
Sit comfortably and imagine there is a giant figure eight drawn in front of you. Turn the eight to its side. Try to trace the shape of the number with your eyes and without moving your head. Go through the eye movements for several minutes and repeat the exercise several times per day.
Good Suggestions for Prevention
Even if you enjoy perfect vision, there are certain things that can be done to maintain the eyes in good condition.
When reading, try to keep the book at a good distance from your eyes. Having the book too close to your face will strain the eye muscles. Avoid staring at a particular part of the page and make sure you are blinking frequently, especially when you are concentrating on text.
When working on the computer, perform the exercise with shifting focus. Staring at the same point for a very long period of time can have negative consequences.