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Vision Improvement – Exercise For Your Eyesight


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Exercise Your Eyesight

(by Philip Day)

Most short sight is not ‘an affliction’, it’s how your eyesight has adjusted to what you use it the most for. Also, far-sightedness, poor night vision, ‘Middle-age’ sight (reading glasses), crossed eye (strabismus), lazy eye (amblyopia), and sensitivity to light, eyestrain, headaches and burning eyes can all be improved if you decide to invest some effort in vision improvement training.

The spectacles industry adopts the usual strategy of sticking expensive glasses on your nose without rectifying the underlying cause of the problem – we’re getting used to the pattern now. Avoid LASIK surgery (Laser-Assisted In Situ Keratomileusis), touted as the quick fix. See for the ones that went wrong. has a great natural program you can use while you go about your daily business (type in ‘eyesight’). As a writer, I’m sometimes as blind as a bat after a protracted writing project, having stared at a computer screen for hours on end. Short of taking up quill and inkpot (which doesn’t correct the short-range problem), it’s my occupational hazard, so I compensate with shorter writing hours and indulging in hobbies which require a completely different use for my eyes. After a few weeks, my vision adjusts and I can say, after writing twelve books with five more in the pipeline, that my vision is above average. Always room for improvement, though. Diet affects eyesight greatly. An over-consumption of hydrogenated vegetable oils and transfats can lead to a condition known as macular degeneration. Mercola recommends four steps as you age:

  • Take fish oils (Omega 3’s)
  • Get plenty of lutein, a carotenoid found in vegetables and fruits
  • Eat dark-coloured berries, rich in bioflavonoids (a Vitamin C component), which strengthen capillaries
  • Avoid unhealthy fats

Philip’s tips are:

  • Have a good diet
  • Get at least two hours outside each day focusing on long-distance objects, then others close up (fly model planes!)
  • Get plenty of sleep
  • Avoid stress
  • Don’t strain to focus, do the opposite – relax


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