How To Get Clear Vision – Naturally
Conventional eye doctors carry out a ’21 point check’ while examining your eyes, including where they will show you a set of charts and images asking if you can see the numbers and figures clearly. The aim of these tests is to see if your eye muscles work well and in a coordinated fashion.
There is one fallacy to this way of eye testing – it presupposes that vision is a static thing. That’s simply not true. You would have noticed how your visual acuity changes over the course of a day. In the morning, generally, your vision is clearer. When you’re stressed, it’s worse. That’s because your eyesight is influenced by various elements of your body and mind.
In the early 20th century, Dr. William Bates challenged the established school of thinking by suggesting that visual problems were linked to bad habits formed from habitual stress and emotional issues. The strain placed on other areas of the body are transferred to the eyes, leading to alterations in sight.
Just observe yourself as you read or watch something. Is it truly effortless? Or do you notice your eyes narrowing or squinting as you strain to get a better view? The unconsciously learned habit of straining to look at things leads to bad eye function. This well-documented data of Dr. Bates was largely ignored by eye specialists of the time.
But now there is a resurgence of interest in this way of thinking. Bates insisted that relaxation was at the heart of better eyesight. Others taught eye straining systems to make eye muscles stronger. Bates proved that such exercises were actually harmful, and suggested an alternative set of simpler processes that relaxed the eye muscles – and dramatically improved vision.
Bates also correctly identified the now accepted truth that vision is a mental process, and physical eyeballs are only a part of the overall process. Stress, posture, nutrition and psychology all influence vision. And modifying these factors can produce clear vision naturally.
A century after the Bates method was discovered, it is now in vogue. Along with other concepts of holistic living and healing, the low-stress approach to improving vision is gaining popularity. Thousands of people are reporting benefits from following the Bates method. And books about the natural, holistic style of getting back clear vision are being endorsed by experts.
Conventional ophthalmologists continue to play an important role in treating people with refractory errors, squints and structural eye problems. But there is a good, viable and effective alternative for others with “age related” seeing problems, including astigmatism, blurred vision and inability to read. With some practice and exercises, along with commonsense advise about how to read, watch TV and rest your eyes, you can enjoy all the benefits that are denied those who blindly get prescription glasses or contact lenses to help them get clearer vision.
Prescription glasses and contacts provide temporary relief. Natural methods to gain clear vision, such as the one popularized by Dr. Bates, provide more permanent cures. And while that reality is hard for professionals to believe and endorse, the volumes of research data mounting up in the public domain is proving the credibility of natural ways to better eye sight.
What does this mean to you? Just this. Make sure that you carry out your research into various options available for better, clearer vision before choosing any one. It would be terrible if you blindly followed “professional” advice only to discover later on that you might have saved time, money and trouble – while retaining better eye sight through a natural approach.