This blog is about how you have control over your own eyesight.
Your eyes can focus due to the combined function of your eye muscles.
Think of Vision Training as Physiotherapy for your eyes. The articles here are about how this is possible.
I speak from personal experience, since I wore glasses over 26 years (-5.50 diopters for near sight). More than 25 years ago (1991) I found a way to restore my natural eyesight.
Now you can as well ...
Importance Of Optimum Lighting
Light is a medium that contains energy as photons and it is astoundingly powerful when it comes to influencing living organisms. In fact, sun is the universal energy source for our planet and all the energy we use can be traced back to the sun eventually. We already know that light can influence the rate of plant growth, but there’s a lot more to it.
The visible light is just a small part of the light spectrum and there are various other lights of varying wavelengths. Also, we see the colors that we do because the object reflects that particular color and absorbs all others. This is why plants are green, because they reflect the green light instead of absorbing it.
UV light & Us
UV rays are also a part of the light spectrum. Most of it is reflected back by the ozone layer and the remaining UV consists of three bands. UVC is dangerous to us while UVB and UVA are responsible for the synthesis of vitamin D, that nice tan we all love, regulating the release of certain hormones and participating in bone formation as well as calcium formation.
UV light is absorbed through the skin and eyes, so you shouldn’t shy away from it completely. However, those who have gone through laser surgeries need to use sunglasses when it’s bright outside. This is because their corneas are thinner therefore, excess UV may enter your eyes and damage the retina, if you don’t block them out with sunglasses. Also, whenever you go to the beach, make sure you wear sunglasses because the water and sand reflect a lot of UV light.
You’ll notice that people living in the snowy climate usually have a tan on the front of their neck due to the UV reflected off the snow.
One of the most common and very important questions that arise is “What is the best reading light?”
Well, our eyes have been designed to cater to the natural light inclusive of the entire spectrum of colors, stimulating your cones as well as the rods. However, you can’t have daylight all the time and most of us read indoors or at night time. You can carry out reading under artificial light sources that reproduce the daylight artificially. These light sources include wide-band fluorescent, 7 phosphor wide-band fluorescent and filtered tungsten or halogen light. All these artificial light sources have a color spectrum that is very much similar to daylight and you can carry out your reading, alongside other activities requiring up close visual focus under these optimum light sources.
The idea is to introduce these optimum artificial natural light sources in your home. After thorough searching, the best light bulbs we’ve found so far are from Solux and these halogen spot-lights are the closest artificial lights you can get to daylight at noon.
Also smart LED light fixtures where you can control not only the intensity but also the color temperature of the light. Check out www.lumiteck.at
Vision training is a natural way to exercise your eyes to health. With some special exercises, you can restore perfect by strengthening the muscles around the eye.
Peter Mansfield in his book “The Bates Method” (1998) introduced Dr Bates this way. The primary tool of Dr. Bates research was the retinoscope, an instrument of elegant simplicity, which allows direct assessment of refraction of the eye. The instrument was coming into regular clinical use while Bates was a student. He was intrigued by the possibilities of this new tool and made it his specialty. Bates was particularly interested in observing animals, children and adults, in normal activity in daylight, as opposed to the artifi- cial surroundings of the consulting room. As his observations continued he began to suspect, then became certain, that the eyes of people seeing normally behaved differently from those who saw abnormally. Further more, whether the vision was on the whole normal or not, the refraction of the eye was constantly changing. Bates then realised that the changes reflected, among other things, the state of mind of the subjects, so the vision would always be nearer to …
Fluorescent light tubes was introduced by General Electric at both the New York and San Francisco World Fairs in 1932. Compact Fluorescent Light CFL was also developed by General Electric in 1973, but the 25 million dollars needed the build a factory was considered too expensive at the time so it was not produced outside the laboratory. The design was eventually copied by others. In 1995, helical CFLs, were manufactured in China and became commercially available. Since that time, their sales have steadily increased. In 2005 the EU began phasing out incandescent light bulbs in favour of CFL’s the US followed in 2014. The rationale is energy sawing since the CFL are using less energy than the old-fashioned Edison incandescent lamp. However, the newer solid state Light Emitting Diodes L.E.D. technology is far more energy efficient. L.E.D lights use 80% less energy and has a lifespan approaching 40 years of continuous use and has no mercury. Naturalness of fluorescent light Incandescent light…
You may not realise it but your eye muscles are what make it possible for you to read this article. Most of the talk about vision evolves around the optical parts, especially the lens. However, the lens is only responsible for about 10% of your ability to focus, the cornea being responsible for the balance of 80%. Also, without the amazing interplay that takes place among the 12 muscles located around your eyes, you would not be able to experience the world as you do. Without the eye muscles you would only be able to see what’s directly in front of you. Eye movement problems are often the root cause of learning problems so let’s look at the work your eye muscles do.
Muscles inside your eye The most well-known eye-muscle is the cilliar muscle which is a ring muscle located around the lens. When the cilliary muscle contracts the stress across the lens is relaxed and the lens will expand, and your eyes will be able to accommodate or focus on the near. On the other hand, when the cilliar mu…