|1. Palming...Rub your hands together for 10 to 15 seconds until they feel warm and energized.|
|2. Eye Rolling...Slowly circle your eyes in a clockwise direction, tracing as large a circle as possible. Gently focus on the objects in your periphery as you do this, and invite the movement to feel smooth and fluid. read more||Eye Exercises...the eye starts in the center, then traces out a circular, or to be more exact, an imaginary spiral line, until the circling of the entire range of vision is attained. The head must not be moved.|
3. Focus Shifting...Hold one arm straight out in front of you in a loose fist, with the thumb pointing up. Focus on your thumb. While keeping your eyes focused on it, slowly move the thumb toward your nose until you read more
|4. Distance Gazing...Rest your gaze on a distant object. Focus on the object as clearly as possible, while staying relaxed in the eyes and face. Take a deep breath, and then slowly shift your gaze to another distant object around you. Imagine your eyes ... Have fun! read more|
Eye Exercises & Strengthening
PalmingRub your hands together for 10 to 15 seconds until they feel warm and energized. Then gently place your hands over your eyes, with the fingertips resting on the forehead, the palms over your eyes, and the heels of the hands resting on your cheeks. Don't touch the eyeballs directly, but hollow the hands slightly and allow them to form a curtain of darkness in front of the eyes. Close your eyes, breathe deeply and relax. Envision the eyes absorbing the darkness like a sponge while also welcoming healing warmth and energy from the hands. Invite the eyes to grow soft and spacious, and enjoy this break from visual stimulation. Continue this palming action as long as it feels soothing...for just a few seconds or up to five minutes. When you are ready to emerge, gently revome the hands from the face and slowly open your eyes.
Grateful Thanks: Written by Claudia Cummins of Yoga Int.
strengthening eyesThe eye starts in the center, then traces out a circular, or to be more exact, an imaginary spiral line, until the circling of the entire range of vision is attained. The head must not be moved.
How to Prevent Eye FloatersOther considerations to stay away from floating eyes will be:
- Don’t spend much time in from of the computer or TV. Your eyes will get tired. Take a break every hour and make some eye exercises. Or take a walk and restore the circuit of blood in your entire body.
- Protect your eyes from sources of bright light. Wear sunglasses and be careful not to look directly into the sun or any other strong light. If you are using contact lenses, take proper care of them.
- Avoid coffee and smoking. This two damage the function of your liver and kidneys which have an effect on the health of the eyes, too.
Well again when they weren't as bad. I would be able to tune them out with my brain. But then they got to the point where just you know simple things like reading or looking at computer screens. Or even in a meeting you know focusing on someone, it became distraction. You know with the point where you know its kinda getting depressed about. Well as I mentioned in terms of Western medicine really is sort of most the ophthalmologist saying you kind of have to live with them but only a lot of people are willing to do pretty drastic things to deal with them. Again you only had things I found to address them were the vasectomy or you know laser treatment. Which both relatives to the issue have you know high risk side effects. Which kind of made unsuitable in my mind. Well almost from the first day that I started taking the teas. It improved. I mean I have some experience with Eastern medicine and know that you know it addresses stomach issues and if you are diligent still takes weeks or maybe months. But, I noticed almost immediately improvement a lessening of the number and the intensity of my floaters. So I was extremely pleased. Well again it's in my mind almost it was in fact I prayed on it pretty hard before I came in. I was skeptical. I thought the worse that would happen is you know the diet and other recommendations would improve my life so it wasn't much of a downside. I just didn't know that there was a connection between eye floaters and you know digestion and all the other aspects of circulation. I think the results depend a lot on your diligence in you know modifying your diet. Doing the things you need to do on top taking the teas. So, but for me it was a easy choice. Well you have nothing to lose by trying it again, if the worst case in my mind was you know I feel better anyway because I am eating right. You know that's, so you really don't have much to lose and give it a shot. I just think it's remarkable you know, I obviously studied this issue a lot and I then haven't seen anybody else who was able to address eye floaters in this way. So, it's pretty unique.
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"chandu karunakaran nice video..i have eye floaters...i am in UAE...how can i get the treatment"
Dr. Kwang thanks for contacting us. we can help but first we have to determine if our program can help you. please contact karla at firstname.lastname@example.org.
"Fabian Patrizio Hi there...I just had an eye test...was told about floaters' (my eyes were good - just the floaters)....one though in my right eye is more of a blurry one (not the usual dark wormy like one)...that was my concern...I was told there's not much you can do they are kind of normal and unless you see bright spots all of a sudden, then dont worry, essentially..... would like to try getting rid of them though"
"Beer Me My floaters definitely clumped together over a few months. In the winter my eyes felt blurry and I couldn't focus well...then they started to form like cobwebs. Pretty cool but annoying. Took it as a warning sign and started liver flushes and eating better and sleeping better and getting on vitamins. This is a great video about the cause and solution!!"
"SHAIK SARKAR AL hai I have floaters from 6 months and went for checkup 2 time they are saying that everything is OK but I am observing worse in vision when I move my head quickly in the opposite direction am seeing bright circles"
"Very Funny (his handle) me too i have eye floaters but i live in morocco and here a domain of health is ugly"
"Mournful55 Thank you for your vedio, and I believe it can work. Please tell me how to unblock and increase circulation, is it by some kinds of herbs or what? I will appreciate it if you explain how to do each step. thank you again"
Dr. Kwang everyone who has eye floaters is caused by different reasons. in order to find out your situation we will have to analyze your hair. please contact email@example.com for more information.
You can find out more on www.kwangwellness.com.
"Uli Neunektar +Kwang Wellness thanks , pal, I will check it out for sure. i think you are on the track on it, body intoxication must be the cause of it. Are you locate in which country?"
"Santiago Rivarola Hi, what are the risks of the treatment?"
Dr. Kwang +Santiago Rivarola Worst case scenario is nothing happens. Best case scenario is you are back to normal. Contact Karla @ firstname.lastname@example.org to see how if this program can help you. Charles
"Zainab Khalil Hi I am only 18 and I got eye floaters after foggy vision due a long period of depression. so can you help me how to get rid of these away from my eyes"
Dr. Kwang Hi +Zainab Khalil Yes! Please download https://www.kwangwellness.com/hair-analysis-2/ the pdf and send in a hair sample so that I can help you handle the eye floaters.
"Zainab Khalil Hi I got these floaters after crying for a long period of time then I experienced after that a cloudy vision and goes and comes sometimes then I started to see black lines and dots drifting and float around inside my vision so is it possible to get them after excessive crying and stress period of time. thank you."
"Wathsi Fit Hi doctor. Thank you for ur information. I'm from Australia. And I'm desperate. If I am to get your help do I have to be in US.? I got floaters in both my eyes and doctors say they can't see anything. I did try something called " ceragym" couple of months ago for once. Not sure of it stirred it up. Many thanks."
Dr. Kwang +Wathsi Fit Thank you. Please contact email@example.com to see if we can help you.
"onehonei2 Do you have an office in New York I discovered an eye floater today I been crying all day so sad"
"hossain ur rashid dear please help me long time I feel i eye floater .any solution it????"
"S.O Oyeyemi Hi Dr Kwang, I am a victim of this Annoying eye floaters. Please is there a way out to get this done without traveling to your place? This started 4days ago like a clustered strand of hairs in the front of my vision, but after 3 days now its becoming clogged together. Any help from a far distance?? Thanks I will really appreciate your response"
"Fabian Patrizio Hi...I read that the blurry ones (not the regular, dark worm-like ones) eventually disappear as they gradually drop to the bottom of your eye.....is that true??? Ps; I've always had a couple of the squiggly ones (no big deal)...but recently a blurry one appeared (like a blotch, or like looking through a mirror that you've just breathed on)...it's not big but it's there"...
"Hi my name is liliana,I have an eye floater and would like to know where or how to get the herbs."
"onehonei2 I think I have an eye floater it's a C shape it moves when I blink it's of the left side of my left eye and my eye is burning. I'm so scared but I'm going to the doc on Wednesday I just hope my eye is ok.
Dr. Kwang Please find out website: www.kwangwellness.com. You can also contact Karla. Her email is firstname.lastname@example.org"
"Barry Tanenbaum Excellent video. I will post this on Facebook on my eye groups like floaters, Migraine Aura's, & Visual Snow. Thanks again!"
"Ann Acevedo Thank you for this information! I want to say to others that Chiropractic works! It is not just about back pain, it is a whole system working in tandem with your nervous system, enteric nervous system, endocrine system... heck all of you. I was ill for 12 years many times bedridden for weeks at a time, with bizarre symptoms that sounded like vodoo spells (over 40)... I worked with all kinds of medical specialists at the time - but none could explain. Chiropractic saved my life!!! I now believe they were triggered by mercury-amalgams (which can be a major problem all by itself), but I also had scoliosis (which straightened out completely) largely due to a slight but strategic childhood injury to base of skull, and poor nutrition which affected my hormones, and I was taking birth control pills which made the problems worse. So do yourself a favor and see a chiropractor for whole all around health. Chiropractic stimulates the various systems as each section is connected to organs and nerve branches informing those organs and systems - like an internet network. So if you have strange symptoms - it's always good to get diagnostics by a medical doctor (but you have to demand them from him) - but always see a Chiropractor! Especially if you are pregnant - makes delivery easier. (or Osteopathic Manipulation Treatment by an Osteopath who specializes in that)."
Dr. Kwang Thanks for the cool story. i'm glad you found help.
"Elaine Kain: Thanks, I hadn't thought about Chiropractic and it's usually my first response to any ache, pain, illness! It's helped over the years with everything from sinus infection (neck) to 'female complaints' (spine), along with the regular shoulder / back issues. I use it along with home remedies to keep in shape".
"Djuro Vukotic Hey kwang! Thanks for this amazing video, for free and with good information. I developed cancer and was misdiagnosed for 7 months, during these 7months I developed Eyefloaters "5" and Tinnitus "6th" where as i finally had enough and was properly diagnosed!"
"Stapleton Good to see someone coming up with a plan of attack on this, I'm only 32 and my health when down hill 1 year ago with heart problems and just feeling sick everyday...and developed these floaters....crazy thing is I was super healthy before all this. My only issue is that the vitreous humor or gel if the eye may limit the ability for these floaters to leave the eye, could take a long time but I respect the theory and think it's a good start toward this....personally I haven't been able to figure out what exactly is wrong with me overall but I know it either relates to circulation or something stressing me daily like a virus....wish I knew because then I could greater treat my problems. Much respect for the theory and methodology. Good photos too, mine are like the clear ones in ur photo and ur right I can literally see them get tangled and that's the shadows we see ...mine aren't bad at all but rather be healthy again! I'm only 32, sucks this happened to me but I'm trying my best to continue life....it's a fight now!"
Dr. Kwang I completely understand. Many people experience a decline and the eye floaters appeared. The approach is to rebuild the circulation and immune system and then focus on eye floaters.
"Eddy Ballester I was told by Drs that the floaters are proteins, or blood that accumulated as result of retinal tears. Laser surgery sealed area around the tear, but caused more floaters (and flashes still present from corner of eye particularly in dim light condition). First I hear that floaters could be candida, parasites, etc...very concerning. Thanks for your most informative presentations"
"Alan Hughes i use to get eye floaters i went on lipitor for high cholesterol and they went away if my cholesterol go,s up i get eye floaters .the doctor said its not related i think he is wrong cholesterol may have something to do with it."
Dr. Kwang +Alan Hughes Thanks for that. That is an interesting observation. I that supports the idea of bits of stuff that body can't get rid of. Lipitor stops the liver from making cholesterol. So your liver is making too much cholesterol and the extra cholesterol gets into the eye and causes floaters.
"ARJUN SHAJAN Sir,, I have the problem of eye floaters from the past 11 years,, (I'm 22 now), plz,, help me out,, coz itz very irritating,, where to send my hair sample,,, can I get ur office address......?? thank u."
"Yousef Fares Dear Charles, I am a 28 years old , and I got this annoying eye floaters after moving to malaysia. and to be frank what are you saying make a lot of sense, where usually the specialist i visited gave me completely logically "un-accepted" causes as you are aging and so on. while i tell them these showed suddenly and i am sure if it was aging i will have that slowly and gradually. anyway, if you could provide me with the herb name to buy it here since there is a lot of chinese shops i would appreciate that so much. Thanks a lot in advance."
"Pawan Kumar sir , i have floaters in my eyes from 4year , i went to doctor they give me some medicines drops , but nothing happen ,day by day im worried about it pls tell me what can i do , i am from india delhi ,plz help ,,i thought i may blind one day,"
"Kristiniskool I see floaters in my eyes and I'm only 22. I've had it for a long time. Doesn't really bother me. The most noticeable one for me right now is whenever I look at a bright light, I see a small grey dot. Sometimes when I look at the bright sky, I'll see a bunch of squiggly lines. I just thought that was normal. Is that not normal?"
"Dral B Hi, I am also suffering from eye Floaters, would you be able to help me with more information. I am really seeking for a natural cure. If you can, please let me know as soon as possible."
"jl644 Why can't scientists develop a very safe treatment that everyone can do with eye floaters.. I have that.. and it's very very depressing... people who don't understand the devastation towards eye floaters don't really have the experience having them. I have lots of my hands; Glaucoma, had cataract surgery when I was less than 1y/o, and right now taking drops for my pressure and with floaters... not too bad but still. It's like looking through a dirty fish bowl!"
"Ruben Herrera Dr. Kwang i have floaters since i have 10 years old. Im 24 now. My floaters has been increasing. Im from puerto rico and really im scared because i have more and more each year."
Dr. Kwang I have received many requests for special magic pill for eye floaters. It doesn't exist. Eye floaters exist because the eye's immune cannot remove the particles. Over time particles accumulate to become large enough to be seen. There are multiple problems that can cause eye floaters. This requires an analysis. Hair analysis contains DNA which can show deficiencies in function. People who can't come into the office can send in hair sample.
You are all so welcome - thank you 🙂
"Dr. Charles Kwang found the cause of eye floaters. He has created a customized program with MyTea Magic to restore your vision."
"I've researched and studied a lot about eye floaters. I haven't seen anyone else who is able to grasp eye floaters in the way Dr. Kwang did. I got immediate relief!! It also improved my digestion and circulation as a bonus. You have nothing to lose and you get back your health." (results may vary)
Eye Floaters - small steps to elimination
The first thing is we determine if this program is actually going to help you. The first step of the program is we are going to unblock circulation. To completely eliminate all of the inflammation this is a two part process--first is the kidneys and next is the liver. Some particles are eliminated in the eye and some respond from the kidneys and next others through the liver. This breaks down the clumps in the eye and once done you are home free. After this we will increase the immune system to strengthen the circulation to have total control back. This is a gradient healing so you know you are not going to get worse and can see the changes. For those with more inflammation in other body parts, that is taken up on another video. The whole purpose of being a Chiropractor is to help you. Eye floaters was a very common thing I have been able to help.
Once handled eye floaters with our program there will be an increase circulation.
Eye Floaters - eye specialists shine a light straight into your eye and it passes through your eye floaters. If there was a natural way to treat your eye floaters, it improves your circulation and flushes out clumps in your eye. Once treated most people don't have this problem any longer. Let's see what we can do to help you.
Those with other body problems other health problems where they want specific help with the eye. If this was the body you have actual inflammation in the body which means you cannot eliminate in the eye. What we do is help eliminate the body first and then handle the eye floater next.
Eye Floaters - Holistic approach
The complication: In some cases the inflammation is so great in the body we have to handle the body first. When the eye floater program is not standard. We want to get results so we want to know everything about you. We have to know what's going on in the body and what's going on with the eye. The translates the light into the brain so that you can actually see. Eye floaters like to be in the middle of the eye. The longer they stay in the eye they seem to attract each other and seem to clump making the eye floaters big.
The inflammation and protein waste are the two things in the eye that go out through the channels in the eye with circulation in and out constantly pumping fluid into the eye. If you allow these inflammation particles to stay will clump into more. The longer you wait the longer it will take to clean out the eye.
Once the body is cleaned out of inflamation and improve the circulation in the body, you can then easily unblock the circulation channels - the fluid and fluid out which is the cause of the problem. Once handled we will increase the circulation.
In Chinese medicine, the liver stores the blood and nutrients that nourish the eye while the kidneys store the vital essence, which is necessary for good vision. Poor eating and lifestyle habits during the younger years depletes these vital substances. When combined with a buildup of metabolic and cellular waste in the form of dampness and phlegm, circulation to the sensory organs is diminished, causing malnourishment of the eyes.
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Common vision problems
The most common vision problems are refractive errors, more commonly known as nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism and presbyopia. Refractive errors occur when the shape of the eye prevents light from focusing directly on the retina. The length of the eyeball (either longer or shorter), changes in the shape of the cornea, or aging of the lens can cause refractive errors. Most people have one or more of these conditions.
The cornea and lens bend (refract) incoming light rays so they focus precisely on the retina at the back of the eye. What is refraction?
Refraction is the bending of light as it passes through one object to another. Vision occurs when light rays are bent (refracted) as they pass through the cornea and the lens. The light is then focused on the retina. The retina converts the light-rays into messages that are sent through the optic nerve to the brain. The brain interprets these messages into the images we see. What are the different types of refractive errors?
The most common types of refractive errors are nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism and presbyopia.
Nearsightedness (also called myopia) is a condition where objects up close appear clearly, while objects far away appear blurry. With nearsightedness, light comes to focus in front of the retina instead of on the retina. Learn more about nearsightedness.
Farsightedness (also called hyperopia) is a common type of refractive error where distant objects may be seen more clearly than objects that are near. However, people experience farsightedness differently. Some people may not notice any problems with their vision, especially when they are young. For people with significant farsightedness, vision can be blurry for objects at any distance, near or far. Learn more about farsightedness.
Astigmatism is a condition in which the eye does not focus light evenly onto the retina, the light-sensitive tissue at the back of the eye. This can cause images to appear blurry and stretched out. Learn more about astigmatism.
Presbyopia is an age-related condition in which the ability to focus up close becomes more difficult. As the eye ages, the lens can no longer change shape enough to allow the eye to focus close objects clearly. Learn more about presbyopia. Who is at risk for refractive errors?
Presbyopia affects most adults over age 35. Other refractive errors can affect both children and adults. Individuals that have parents with certain refractive errors may be more likely to get one or more refractive errors. What are the signs and symptoms of refractive errors?
Blurred vision is the most common symptom of refractive errors. Other symptoms may include:
Double vision Haziness Glare or halos around bright lights Squinting Headaches Eye strain
How are refractive errors diagnosed?
An eye care professional can diagnose refractive errors during a comprehensive dilated eye examination. People with a refractive error often visit their eye care professional with complaints of visual discomfort or blurred vision. However, some people don’t know they aren’t seeing as clearly as they could. How are refractive errors corrected?
Refractive errors can be corrected with eyeglasses, contact lenses, or surgery. How To Eyesight Improve: Five Steps
You can improve your eyesight in a matter of weeks, following a few simple steps:
- Never Wear Your Distance Glasses While Reading.
Your distance glasses are meant to let you see clearly far away. When you use it up-close, you create a lot of eye strain. Since you have gotten your eyes used to this through years and years of increasing prescriptions, you don’t even notice. But this habit is the #1 cause of progressive myopia!
How to do deal with close-up focus:
If you can see your screen or book without any glasses, then always take them off. This usually works for lens diopter strengths of -2 diopters and lower.
If you can’t see your screen without glasses, see if you have any of your previous glasses still. Try them on, can you see your screen clearly? See how much farther you can see beyond your screen. Ideally you want the prescription to let you see just as far as you need, but no further.
Another option is to buy reading glasses of about +1 to +1.50 and put them over your full distance contact lenses. Does that limit your distance to just the screen? If so, great! Be sure to buy decent quality lenses (you can tell if they are no good if you get fatigue / headaches from using them).
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- Know How To Take Breaks From Close-Up Work.
Many resources tell you this, and they are right. But they are often not right about how much of a break you need, and how to use it.
First, work no longer than 2-3 hours before taking a break. Set yourself a timer on your smartphone, if need be. 3 hours should really be the limit!
After 3 hours at most, get the longest break you can. An hour would be ideal, though at least 30 minutes will do. During that time you want to look at distant objects. Reading street signs, car license plates, anything that’s at least a few meters away is best. If you have glasses that give you a bit of challenge, all the better! If you wear contact lenses, a very slight higher reading glass correction (+0.50) can do the trick.
- Always, Always Have Good, Natural Ambient Lighting.
The quality of the light matters to your eyes, like the quality of air matters to your lungs, and the quality of food to your body. Junk light = poor eyesight!
If you can be sitting next to a window while working, that would be ideal. Not an option? In that case consider buying a natural light emulating bulb for your desk lamp. Usually referred to as “full spectrum UV bulbs” you can buy these online as well as some local stores. You will notice a difference when you have quality light consistently!
- Outdoor, Distance Vision Makes For Happy Eyes.
Your eyes first started to get blurry at a distance from too much close-up (called pseudo myopia, you can learn more about that here). Things got worse from there from wearing your first pair of glasses while reading, and spending way too much time indoors in front of a screen (or book).
If you want better eyesight, you need to do the opposite of what caused the problem. Less time in front of screens, and not wearing the biggest possible prescription all the time is key to your success.
- Measure Your Eyesight, Begin To Understand What Your Eyes Need.
You don’t need an optometrist to measure your eyesight. All you need is a measuring tape (or just a printer and this file). You can also print an eye chart and test your current prescription.
Using our measurement resources and keeping a log of results will start showing you how much your eyesight changes. How you slept the night before, stress, diet, lighting, it all affects how far you can see clearly. Start measuring your eyes, keep track of the results, and begin to understand strain as well as the impact of better habits.
Want to know more? Here are some resources to get you started:
Understand the importance of blur horizon for eyesight health. The four pillars of healthy eyesight. Active focus: they key stimulus to improve your vision. Measure your eyesight: printable eye charts. Advanced home optometry: how-to use a test lens kit. Why not wearing glasses at all is a bad idea. Here is how to keep your child’s vision healthy (check this article also).
P.S.: Your eyes aren't "broken".
It's your lens use and habits that keep making your eyes "worse". And the massive hundred billion dollar optics industry loves it. They keep you in ever increasing prescriptions, and tell you stories of some mysterious genetic "myopia illness".
It's nonsense. Your eyes are perfectly healthy.
Look at Corinne's post in our Facebook group: At 62 years old she made it from -3.00 diopters to 20/20 vision - using endmyopia, and Jake's many bearded wisdoms:
BackTo20/20. Corinne and thousands of others have done it.
You got screwed into living behind those nerd goggles, paying mainstream optometry to "treat" your "illness" with fashion brands and bullshit and 2-for-1 lens sales. You can stick with that program, or you can click below for my 7-day, 7-session guide, and get maybe rid of your myopia forever.
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Can we improve our eyesight on our own, or are we stuck with the quality of vision we have? Can exercises and other natural remedies help us avoid deterioration of our eyes with age? It’s a popular topic, and not without controversy. Opinions vary widely on the effectiveness of eye exercises, and no research has proven them able to, for instance, improve your prescription. But there are some exercises that certainly promote healthy eyesight. Do Eye Exercises Work?
We primarily think of “exercise” as relating to muscles and the expending of energy. We exercise by running, going to the gym, doing aerobics or lifting weights. During exercise, we’re pushing our limits, putting pressure on our muscles and bones to increase our endurance and become physically stronger. Our muscles respond to a workout with soreness, we then replenish ourselves with rest, nutrition and water. In turn, the next time we exercise we may be able to lift more weights or run farther.
Exercise means something different when referring to your eyes. We aren’t talking about building endurance; just because you can work on a computer for 7 hours one day doesn’t mean it will be easier for you to work on that computer for 8 hours the next day. Rather, “exercise” in the case of your eyes means that there are natural things you can do to keep your eyes healthier and promote good vision.
The most well-known name in the field of eye exercises is Dr. William Bates, an ophthalmologist who received his medical degree in 1885, saw patients and was an instructor in ophthalmology at the New York Postgraduate Hospital and Medical School. He explored why some patients with refractive errors seemed to spontaneously improve, and developed the theory of “natural” eye correction, i.e. using various techniques to rest and exercise the eyes and restore a person’s eyesight without corrective lenses. It is often likened to “physical therapy for the eyes” in its stated ability to reverse functional vision problems, in large part to a conscious relaxation of the eyes.
While anecdotal evidence supporting the Bates Theory is plentiful, attempts to prove any scientific results have fallen short. Both the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the American Optometric Association say that natural methods don’t work. Eye Exercises to Improve Vision
Despite the cautions above, there are some things you can do to make life easier on your eyes and, in turn, perhaps improve your vision:
Blinking: When we blink, our eyelids spread tears across the surface of our eyes, which moistens them and helps remove irritants. The average person blinks every 3 or 4 seconds, or about 15-20 times a minute. However, when we watch television or work on a computer for long periods of time, we blink less. If you consciously work on blinking more often while focusing on these types of activities, your eyes will not be as dry or fatigued. Give your eyes a break: Try to change your activity for about 10 minutes of every hour spent on the computer or reading. Use this time to go to the restroom, make phone calls or distribute things around the office. Nutrition for your eyes: Antioxidants can help preserve your vision and reduce the risk of some eye diseases. The primary nutrients here include: Lutein & zeaxanthin (green leafy vegetables and eggs) Vitamin C (citrus fruits and vegetables) Vitamin E (nuts, sweet potatoes and fortified cereals) Essential fatty acids (olive oil, nuts, eggs and cold-water fish) and Zinc (spinach, beef, shrimp, beans and seeds) Don’t smoke: Smoking can harm your eyes just as easily as it does your internal organs. When compared with non-smokers, smokers have double the risk for forming cataracts, triple the risk of age-related macular degeneration, twice the risk of dry eyes, twice the risk of uveitis, and can double the risk of getting diabetes, which can lead to diabetic retinopathy. Get enough sleep: You’re aware how a lack of sleep affects many parts of your body, but you may not know that it affects vision as well. Sleep deprivation can contribute to or be a cause of eye strain, dry eyes, tunnel vision, double vision and visual errors.
How to Ensure Healthy Eyesight
Remember, while these activities help your eye health, they can’t repair eye disease or conditions like farsightedness, nearsightedness or astigmatism, which relate to the shape of the eye and how it focuses light toward the retina. But taking care of your eyes, protecting them from sunlight with UV-protective sunglasses, eating and sleeping well and doing a couple of exercises can benefit your vision in the long run.
Barnet Dulaney Perkins is highly invested in the health of your eyes. Contact us with any question or schedule a consultation by calling (866) 742-6581.
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Don't take your eyes for granted. Take these easy steps to keep your peepers healthy.
- Eat Well
Good eye health starts with the food on your plate. Nutrients like omega-3 fatty acids, lutein, zinc, and vitamins C and E might help ward off age-related vision problems like macular degeneration and cataracts. To get them, fill your plate with:
Green leafy vegetables like spinach, kale, and collards Salmon, tuna, and other oily fish Eggs, nuts, beans, and other nonmeat protein sources Oranges and other citrus fruits or juices Oysters and pork
A well-balanced diet also helps you stay at a healthy weight. That lowers your odds of obesity and related diseases like type 2 diabetes, which is the leading cause of blindness in adults.
- Quit Smoking
It makes you more likely to get cataracts, damage to your optic nerve, and macular degeneration, among many other medical problems. If you've tried to kick the habit before only to start again, keep at it. The more times you try to quit, the more likely you are to succeed. Ask your doctor for help.
- Wear Sunglasses
The right pair of shades will help protect your eyes from the sun's ultraviolet (UV) rays. Too much UV exposure boosts your chances of cataracts and macular degeneration. ADVERTISEMENT
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If you wear contact lenses, some offer UV protection. It's still a good idea to wear sunglasses for an extra layer.
- Use Safety Eyewear
If you use hazardous or airborne materials on the job or at home, wear safety glasses or protective goggles.
Sports like ice hockey, racquetball, and lacrosse can also lead to eye injury. Wear eye protection. Helmets with protective face masks or sports goggles with polycarbonate lenses will shield your eyes.
- Look Away From the Computer Screen
Staring at a computer or phone screen for too long can cause:
Eyestrain Blurry vision Trouble focusing at a distance Dry eyes Headaches Neck, back, and shoulder pain
To protect your eyes:
Make sure your glasses or contacts prescription is up to date and good for looking at a computer screen. If your eye strain won’t go away, talk to your doctor about computer glasses. Move the screen so your eyes are level with the top of the monitor. That lets you look slightly down at the screen. Try to avoid glare from windows and lights. Use an anti-glare screen if needed. Choose a comfortable, supportive chair. Position it so that your feet are flat on the floor. If your eyes are dry, blink more. Rest your eyes every 20 minutes. Look 20 feet away for 20 seconds. Get up at least every 2 hours and take a 15-minute break.