Eye exercises have been used for about century now to improve the eyesight of hundreds of people. Though the science community don't necessarily agree as to its effectiveness, numerous people have reported the benefits they experienced, including me.
In this article, I will be sharing 2 advanced vision exercises that you can try out. Whether they work or not, that's up to you to decide. After all, just as your eyes did not deteriorate over night, natural vision improvement also takes a long time to take effect (perhaps that's why scientific studies have failed to see a connection?).
1. The principle that I want to introduce to you is simply called "focusing". That is by focusing on one object at a time you're actually reducing the strain you place upon your eyes.
Dr William H. Bates, the founder of natural vision improvement, found that people with perfect vision often focused onto something specific when seeing.
For example, when they look at a face, they first see the left eye, then the right, then the nose and so on and so forth (not necessarily in that order).
This is, of course, not the case with people who have eye problems. They have instead try to perceive everything at once. The practice of multi-tasking has worsen this tendency. Do you notice how you're stressed out when you try to multi-task? The same is true for your eyes.
To practice focusing, place two pebbles (or anything similar) about 40 cm apart. If you are short/long sighted, you'll probably have a problem looking at just one of them. Don't give up.
Try to see just one pebble without seeing the other. While you're focusing, remember to blink every 3 to 4 seconds and take deep breaths. More effort does not mean better results in this case. The key is, on the other hand, relaxation.
2. With focus, you also need constant movement. No one knows why a combination of focus and movement is required to see perfectly without glasses but this is how people with perfect eyesight see.
When you move your gaze, take care not to move just your eyes. Instead, move your neck too. To master this technique, always make an outline of things you see before going into the details.
For example, when seeing a tree, make an outline of the shape of the tree before looking at the specific leaves. I know this sounds like a lot of work but you'll hardly notice you're doing it once you've mastered it.
Note: It will feel strange and it will feel "inefficient" when you first start to focus and move your gaze. This is because when we learn a new skill, we tend to exaggerate our body movements.
A study was once done on how students learn to play the piano. Brain scans showed a large area of their brain is involved in playing the piano... but as they get better, the area they use reduced. This is because the brain has learned which movements are necessary to play efficiently and which are not. This is why when students get better at playing piano, they began to stop moving their shoulders when hitting the keys.
The same is true in focusing and moving your gaze. In the beginning, you'll consciously feel your neck moving and people may think you're think you've lost your mind for moving your head so often. But as you get better, you'll refine the movements and it'll be barely noticeable.