Well, at the moment I'm that third person wearing correction eyeglasses because of myopia. There is only so much that medication can do for my declining vision. If you are like me, you probably looked for alternative vision cures. That's what I did too and there they are - simple vision exercises, eye movement and focusing routines all claiming to enhance vision naturally. 'Vision exercises can improve eyesight naturally! Seriously?' I though and decided to discover more about these untraditional approaches to vision improvement.
It all started with a book released nearly a hundred years ago. William Bates MD 'The Cure of Imperfect Eyesight by Treatment Without Glasses' paved the way to fast profits for many companies and self-pronounced eye consultants. Bates concepts are the backbone of nearly all current vision therapies claiming to naturally improve vision.
In contrast to systematic evidence, Bates eyesight improvement techniques are primarily based on the concept that some of the most typical visual acuity defects (nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism) are caused, not to the main shape of the eye and its structures, but to functional issues of the work of the eye muscles. The truth is there's very small medical proof to back up such believes.
I learned that current medicine knows definitely what the reasons for the most typical eye diseases are. The sour fact is that only a few eyesight disorders are solely caused by malfunction of the eye muscles and thus can be cured naturally by 'training' these muscles. Only one rational method of eye coaching and eye exercises - orthoptics, when performed under professional optometric and medical supervision can fix coordination or binocular eyesight issues like strabism and amblyopic eyes. For everything else, although there could be individual success stories, the outcome of such methodologies are highly debatable.
However, I found systematic proof that many eyesight conditions are strongly related to nutrition and lifestyle. For instance, the Age-Related Eye Disease Study (AREDS), subsidized by the National Eye Institute, found AMD to be a 'nutrition-responsive disorder'. Various other smaller medical trials and medical studies find that individual nutrition and lifestyle patterns along with genetic factors are among the top contributors to the development of specific eyesight conditions. The secret to prevention, delaying their progression or relieving their effects are also in correct nourishment and healthy lifestyle.
So, is there a 100% assured strategy to enhance vision naturally? Reading half-truths about eyesight and the 'miraculous' effects of eye exercises, I decided that something should be done. The key idea of the new blog I've set up, http://naturallyimproveeyesight.com, is to highlight concern about that controversial topic. It's an honest information source about the validity and efficacy of the most typical healing methods which profess to improve vision naturally.