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.
Why Haven't I Heard About This Before? Surprisingly, training your eyesight for vision improvement isn’t something new. It has been used since the early 1900's. It all started when Helmholtz published his paper about accommodation and lens focus in 1885. According to Helmholtz, when the eye needs to focus on something close by, the ciliary muscle surrounding the lens contracts, causing the lens to expand. An expanded lens can focus on nearby objects. What is wrong with the picture that Helmholtz painted for us all those years ago? It assumes that when the eye focuses, only the ciliary muscle is involved in the process. Let us look at something like walking. A combination of muscles work together to make it possible for us to walk. Not only are the muscles help you move, they are also maintaining your balance while you do. All the activities are coordinated by the brain, which controls the various muscles by signaling them when to contract or relax and for how long. Evidence-based me…
Principles of Vision Training When it comes to vision training, not all optometrists seems to be on the same page about it. It is admittedly baffling and for many, it is an inference that could make them go out of business. Hundreds of near sighted patients including children are restoring their natural eyesight and omitting their dependence on glasses totally. Near sightedness or Myopia is an incredibly common medical problem that causes the patient difficulty in seeing objects at a distance. Data shows that the incidence of Myopia has increased in the past few decades. In the 1970s, only 25% of the population had Myopia. But now, about 42% myopics exist. Myopia is a leading vision problem Myopia can be genetically determined or environmentally determined. Heredity plays an essential role. If the parents have myopia, then the children are at a high risk of inheriting the condition as well. Additionally, children who spend long durations of time engaged in near sighted activities like read…
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 …