How to Improve Vision Naturally
To improve vision naturally, there are a number of things that you can do. Interestingly, some of the old ideas that were thought to be untrue are now being looked at again. One is the stress of too much close work.
At one time, it was not unusual to hear parents tell their children to move back from the television, saying that if they sat too close, they would ruin their eyesight. The school of thought changed after a while and we were told that sitting to close to the TV or doing close-work was not a cause of nearsightedness. But, the American Optometric Association recently reported that there is a growing amount of evidence that nearsightedness or myopia is, in fact, caused by the stress of too much close vision work.
Does that mean that we need to give up reading or using the computer to protect our eyesight? No. It simply means that we need to exercise the muscles of our eyes as we would any other part of our body.
If you sit in one place for a long period of time, what happens? Your body becomes stiff. You can improve vision, naturally, by preventing the eye muscles from becoming stiff. This is particularly important for children. Most cases of nearsightedness develop before the age of 20.
It takes time and effort, which is why most people don’t bother. They simply rely on their glasses or contacts. Many people prefer surgical correction. They don’t want to wear glasses or contacts, but they don’t want to make the effort to correct their problem naturally. Or, no one told them that it was even possible.
Optometrists and ophthalmologists are not likely to suggest or counsel their patients about how to naturally improve vision. Laser surgery is quite profitable for them. Plus, they must always be concerned about the person that will not use their glasses when necessary. The result could be a traffic accident. No one wants something like that to happen.
We can practice using our glasses or contacts less, when it is safe to go without them. We can also be mindful of relaxing, stretching, exercising and truly using the eyes, as they were meant to be used.
All of our bodily systems require the same basic tools to function properly. Regular use is one of those tools. In order to improve vision, use your eye muscles. Unused muscles become weak and atrophied. But, it is possible, to rebuild.