Can i correct my vision naturally by doing some eye exercises?

by David Jenyns

Question by Rip Van W: Can i correct my vision naturally by doing some eye exercises?
I have heard that doing some eye exercises like palming and rotation of eye balls etc can improve your vision. Has anyone tried and got some results?

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Answer by coolia
I tried for a while, and it really worked I even had to change my glasses to not so strong lentils…but then I stopped doing the exercises for a while..and my vision got the way it was, and I also got to my old glasses.

You could try this procedures but remember it takes patience and desire.

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Brainiac April 5, 2011 at 7:30 am

These steps not only improve your eye muscles but also your vision.
I am nearsighted and doing these exercises helps me a lot.

1. Sit comfortably on a chair. Rub your hands together until they feel warm. Close your eyes and cover them lightly with your cupped palms. Avoid applying pressure on your eyeballs. Place your palms so that the nose remains uncovered, and the eyes remain behind the slight hollow of the palms. Make sure that no light rays enter the eyes, and leave no gaps between fingers or between the edge of the palms and the nose. You may still see other lingering traces of colors. Imagine deep blackness and focus on the blackness. Take deep breaths slowly and evenly, while thinking of some happy incident; or visualize a distant scene. After your eyes see nothing but blackness, remove your palms from your eyes. Repeat the palming for 3 minutes or more.

2. Close your eyes tightly for 3-5 seconds, then open them for 3-5 seconds. Repeat this 7 or 8 times.

3. Close your eyes and massage them with circular movements of your fingers for 1-2 minutes. Make sure you press very lightly; otherwise, you could hurt your eyes.

4. Press three fingers of each hand against your upper eyelids, and hold them there for 1-2 seconds, then release. Repeat 5 times.

5. Sit and relax. Roll your eyes clockwise, then counter-clockwise. Repeat 5 times, and blink in between each time.

6. Sit about 6 inches (200 mm) from the window. Make a mark on the glass at your eye level (a small sticker, black or red, would be perfect). Look through this mark and focus on something far away for 10-15 seconds; then focus on the mark again.

7. Hold a pencil in front of you at arm’s length. Move your arm slowly to your nose, and follow the pencil with your eyes until you can keep it in focus. Repeat 10 times.

8. Look in front of you at the opposite wall and pretend that you are writing with your eyes, without turning your head. It may seem difficult at first, but with a bit of practice it is really fun. The bigger the letters, the better the effect.

9. Imagine that you are standing in front of a really big clock. Look at the middle of the clock. Then look at any hour mark, without turning your head. Look back at the center. Then look at another hour mark. Do this at least 12 times. You can also do this exercise with your eyes closed.

10. Focus on a distant object (over 150 feet or 50 m away) for several seconds and slowly refocus your eyes on a nearby object (less than 30 feet or 10 m away) that’s in the same direction. Focus for several seconds and go back to the distant object. Do this 5 times.

11. Focus on an object in the distance (as far as possible) with a low contrasting background. Do this for a few minutes every half hour or so. This does not improve your vision, nor does any other technique. It can, however, maintain your best eyesight level during the day and prevent significant further vision deterioration.

These steps are proven which you can try for a better eyes. You didn’t need to do all of these if you want. Three or five steps will do.


Sarek of Vulcan April 5, 2011 at 8:20 am

You have probably heard of Dr. W.H. Bates who in the early ‘900 devised a natural method to “cure” nearsightedness. He was a pioneer in the field of myopia, and he perfectly understood the causes of nearsightedness which have nothing to do with genetics. Unfortunately his method isn’t really effective and that leads many eye doctors/optometrists to dismiss his work entirely. That’s a huge mistake because he was right about many things. There are a few modern techniques which greatly improved on the old Bates method and are much more effective.
I am following a recent method which so far allowed me to go from -3.75 to .1.75 and I’m not stopping there

Beware of expensive methods that promise wonders in a few weeks, they are a scam. The only things you need are time (several months at least for an average myopia) and patience.
Dear Prince , I’m aware that the Bates method can’t do much and that’s why I never tried it. Let’s not talk about Bates. How do you explain my improvement ?


princeidoc April 5, 2011 at 8:50 am

plenty of people have tried this. its been around for a century. most of it is OLD, BAD science.

it doesnt work. it wont “improve” your vision


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