"20/20 Vision... Without Glasses"
Over three out of four people believe that their sight is the most important sense they have. This is probably related to the fact that about 80% of what we perceive through our senses comes in through our sight.
Good eyesight plays a crucial role in your mobility and your enjoyment of life so it would certainly make sense to optimize your eyesight as much as possible without the use of artificial and unnatural aids that will only worsen your vision with continued use.
Why Eyeglasses Actually WORSEN Your Vision
Glasses Only Treat the Symptoms
NOT the Problem
In today's "spinning door" world of managed healthcare, it's no surprise that most doctors will simply prescribe glasses or even surgery right off the bat. And let's face it - they've been trained to treat vision that way and they're not about to change overnight.
So if they tell you there's "nothing else you can do" and "no other way" to improve your eyesight, keep this in mind before you decide:
Stronger eyeglasses do nothing to address the underlying root of vision health, nor do they protect your eyes from the ever-continuing onslaught of free radical damage.
That's why you almost never hear of anyone needing weaker glasses. A prescription for stronger glasses today is a prescription for yet even stronger ones down the road as more and more free radical damage to your eyes goes unchecked.
While it is true that eyeglasses bring some people improved vision and relief from pain and discomfort, they always do more or less harm, and at their best they never improve your vision to normal.
Most people don't realize that their visual abnormalities are a dynamic process that they vary regularly throughout the day due to a variety of conditions. They simply are not set in stone.
Pioneering physicians have examined 20,000 school children and found that more than half had normal eyes, with sight that was perfect at times, but not one of them had perfect sight in each eye at all times of the day. Their sight might be good in the morning and imperfect in the afternoon, or imperfect in the morning and perfect in the afternoon.
Many children could read one Snellen test card with perfect sight, while unable to see a different one perfectly. Many could also read some letters of the alphabet perfectly, while unable to distinguish other letters of the same size under similar conditions.
What was true for the children is also true for adults.
The degree of imperfect sight varied within wide limits. Its duration was also variable. Under some conditions it might continue for only a few minutes, or less while under others it might prevent the subject from seeing the blackboard for days, weeks, or even longer.
The bottom line is that you or your children do not have a static unchanging visual impairment. It changes widely throughout the day.
Eyeglasses Don't Compensate for Variable Vision
One of the most foundational flaws with glasses is that they provide an unchanging consistent correction for a refractive error in your eye that is CONSTANTLY changing.
After you begin to wear glasses, in most cases, the correction has to be steadily increased in order to maintain the degree of visual acuity secured by the aid of the first pair. Your vision wearing glasses progressively decreases with time.
A person with myopia of 20/70 who puts on glasses giving him a vision of 20/20 may find that in a week's time his unaided vision has declined to 20/200.
When people break their glasses and go without them for a week or two, they frequently observe that their sight has improved. As a matter of fact the sight always improves, to a greater or less degree, when glasses are discarded, although many might not pay attention and appreciate this change
The difficulty of keeping glasses clear is one of the minor discomforts of glasses.. On damp and rainy days the atmosphere clouds them. On hot days the perspiration from your body may have a similar effect. On cold days they are often clouded by the moisture of your breath.
Every day they are subject to contamination by dust and moisture and the touch of the fingers incident to unavoidable handling that it is seldom they afford an absolutely unobstructed view. Additionally they are easy to misplace or break.
Other downsides of glasses include:
The cost of glasses and eye doctor appointments
Are unnatural and a non-holistic remedy for your vision health -- they send the wrong message to your mind and body
When you use them as reading glasses they can be socially embarrassing and a sign that you are aging
May cause you eye injury. A university study concluded that an estimated 27,000 people ended up in the emergency room for injuries related to wearing eyeglasses.
And if you have children, there's a growing consensus that…
Your Kids Don't Need Glasses
Now, think of all the issues I mentioned above with your eyeglasses, and apply them to your kids.
I would strongly advise you to exercise extreme caution before you impose glasses on your children. It really is tragic when children are condemned to a lifetime of having to wear glasses because of all age groups they are the ones that best respond to natural eye improvement strategies.
A study conducted by Anglia Polytechnic University in Cambridge, England, found that the very best intentions by optometrists to correct short-sightedness in a group of 94 children, in fact made the children's vision worse.
Another study published in Acta Ophthalmologica Scandinavia in March 2002 (page 125) showed that in hunter gatherer populations less than 2% of the children required glasses, unlike European or Asian populations that have up to 50% of children needing glasses.
Do you know what they call this where I live in Chicago?
That's right this is an astounding observation that can have a profound effect on your child's eye health.
The study of 229 hunter gatherer societies found that refined cereals and sugars were rarely if ever consumed in these groups living in their traditional manner. But the moment they had western contact these foods rapidly became dietary staples and the loss of the children's vision followed after that.
Eating foods low in sugar and without an excess of grains, sugars, soda and fruit juices could help keep their insulin levels in check -- the reason many children require glasses for vision correction is due to increases in free insulin-like growth factor (IGF).
Have Your Children Checked by a Specialist!
It's also very important you have your child's vision examined by the appropriate professional -- in this case, a pediatric ophthalmologist.
Why do I recommend this?
A university study conducted by Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and published in the Journal of the American Association of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus, provided striking information.
The study reported the following for children under the care of an eye professional:
Optometrists -- prescribed glasses 35% of the time
General ophthalmologists -- prescribed glasses 12% of the time
Pediatric ophthalmologists -- prescribed glasses only 2% of the time
So, this study clearly shows the importance of choosing the right professional eye doctor to examine your kids. Plus, the study concluded that optometrists and ophthalmologists who usually treat adults may not have as much expertise with children.
Remember, if you start your kids out on glasses you could be starting their slow vision deterioration at a very young age.
This is obviously something no parent would want for their children.
Program Works Exceptionally Well for Children
Further in this report I will discuss more specifics of a natural vision recovery program but there is a major point you need to understand when making the decision to put glasses on your child.
Persons of all ages have been benefited by this relaxation treatment, but children usually, though not always, respond much more quickly than adults.
If they are under 12 years of age, or even under 16, and have never worn glasses, they usually improve in a few days, weeks, or months, and nearly always within a year, by doing something as simple as reading a Snellen test card every day.
Avoid Wasting Your Hard-earned Cash on Contacts
Next up on my list of alternatives for vision improvement are contact lenses.
While contacts seem relatively benign, they certainly are not a natural solution. And there's no way you were ever designed to wear them.
Believe me -- I spent over 5 years researching all forms of vision improvement to not only help you, but to solve my own vision problem as well. And I am convinced that contacts can be an even worse solution than glasses.
Here are the main issues I have with contact lenses and why I recommend you avoid them… They:
Are inconvenient to use -- can be uncomfortable to you with a poor fit
Create recurring expenses for replacements, solutions, and check-ups
Can be difficult for you to keep clean and disinfected
Potentially lead to irritation and abrasion of your cornea
May deprive your covered cornea of necessary oxygen
Dry out your eyes and may cause eye and eyelid infections
Subject you to irritation from dust, pollutants, and allergens
May interfere with your normal blinking and tearing
Potentially distort the shape of your cornea impacting your vision
But there is an even more concerning issue with contact lenses -- the lens solutions and cleansers necessary for their use.
Fungal eye infections causing potential blindness forced some companies to withdraw their cleansers from the marketplace. Well-established companies such as Bausch and Lomb and Advanced Medical Optics, to name a few, faced recall issues on their lens solutions.
So, if you have any doubt about using contact lenses, this is certainly an additional serious concern. Due to injury and even death, law suits have been filed against at least one of the cleanser producers.
Warning:LASIK May Cause You
MORE Problems than Improvement
The latest laser technology can slice and dice your cornea, reshaping it through computer driven instruments to correct refractive error.
Wouldn't it be wonderful if a simple surgery could provide a simple quick fix? I know many of you have considered LASIK (Laser-Assisted in Situ Keratomileusis) surgery. The challenge is that for many LASIK produces amazing results in the short term.
But what many people fail to consider is the long term perspective. Recent studies raised further questions on the safety and efficacy of laser surgery for improving sight.
And most patients do not recover 20/20 vision. The long-term view is not much better.
Even for those who initially attain "perfect" 20/20 eyesight, the improvement diminishes for many after six months, requiring the use of glasses for such tasks as night driving or reading.
And the costs?
Most insurance companies still do not cover the procedure. Here are just a few examples of the pricing and option complexities you face:
$2,105 for all laser-based vision correction procedures in which a single price is quoted.
$1,662 for non-customized LASIK using a bladed instrument (microkeratome) and excimer lasers not guided by wavefront analysis.
$2,341 for wavefront-guided LASIK using IntraLase.
Even more troubling is your risk of complications and side effects from botched or problematic LASIK surgery -- many of which have been downplayed to the general public.
Even though the FDA is supportive of LASIK surgery, their own website on LASIK surgery raises the following risks you should be aware of:
Some patients lose vision -- Some patients lose lines of vision on the vision chart that cannot be corrected with glasses, contact lenses, or surgery as a result of treatment.
Some patients develop debilitating visual symptoms -- Some patients develop glare, halos, and/or double vision that can seriously affect nighttime vision.
You may be under treated or over treated -- Only a certain percent of patients achieve 20/20 vision without glasses or contacts. You may require additional treatment, but additional treatment may not be possible.
Some patients may develop severe dry eye syndrome -- As a result of surgery, your eye may not be able to produce enough tears to keep the eye moist and comfortable. This condition may be permanent.
Results are generally not as good in patients with very large refractive errors of any type -- You should discuss your expectations with your doctor and realize that you may still require glasses or contacts after the surgery.
For some farsighted patients, results may diminish with age -- The level of improved vision you experience after surgery for farsightedness may decrease with age.
Long-term data are not available -- LASIK is a relatively new technology. Therefore, the long-term safety and effectiveness of LASIK surgery is not known.
Are you ready to give it a try? I would not recommend it.
And besides, remember I'm driven to find a natural, holistic approach for both of us. This certainly does not come close.
What About Eye Muscle Exercises?
There are a number of programs available for improving vision that promote correction through eye exercises.
Even though this approach is closer to the natural solution, strengthening, toning, and conditioning your six eye muscles to keep them in perfect working order is quite simply not the right answer.
Why is that?
Most people don't understand that the primary reason you can't see clearly is that your eye muscles have too much strain, tightness, and contraction. Exercises can't correct this, and, in fact they can actually worsen your vision.
Eye muscle exercises could lead you further down the path of strain -- the exact opposite of the direction you need to go to achieve true vision improvement.
What your eyes really need is to re-learn how to let go, to RELAX, and to somehow naturally reclaim the perfect unstrained vision that a young health child has.
You may temporarily improve your sight by exercise, but you cannot improve it to normal, and if the effort is allowed to become continuous, your sight will steadily deteriorate and may eventually be destroyed.
Very seldom is the impairment or destruction of your vision due to any fault in the construction of your eye. Of two equally good pairs of eyes one will retain perfect sight to the end of life, and the other will lose it in kindergarten simply because one looks at things without effort and the other does not.
An eye with normal sight never struggles to see it just happens effortlessly.
If for any reason, such as dim light, or the distance of the object, a normal eye cannot see a particular point, it shifts to another point. A normal eye never tries to bring out the point by staring at it, as the abnormal eye with imperfect sight is constantly doing.
Whenever your eye tries to see, it at once ceases to have normal vision. You may look at the stars with normal vision, but if you try to count the stars in any particular constellation you will probably become myopic, because the attempt to do these things usually results in an effort to see.
It obviously requires a strain to fail to see at the distance because the eye at rest is adjusted for distant vision. If one does anything when one wants to see at the distance, one must do the wrong thing.
The shape of your eyeball cannot be altered during distant vision without strain. It is equally a strain to fail to see at close up because when your muscles respond to your mind's desire they do it without strain.
Could it Really be this Simple?
Amazingly the Answer is "Yes."
Your mind is the source of all stress from outside sources brought to bear upon your eye. Every thought of effort in your mind, of whatever sort, transmits a motor impulse to your eye; and every such impulse causes a deviation from the normal in the shape of the eyeball and lessens the sensitiveness of the center of sight.
If you want to have perfect vision, therefore, you must minimize stress in your mind. Mental strain of any kind always produces conscious or unconscious eyestrain and if the strain takes the form of an effort to see, an error of refraction is always produced.
Mental strain may produce many different kinds of eyestrain. While there are many types of strains, there is only one cure for all of them, namely, relaxation.
The health of your eye depends upon your blood, and circulation is very largely influenced by your thoughts. When your thoughts are normal -- that is, not attended by any excitement or strain -- the circulation in your brain is normal, the supply of blood to your optic nerve and your visual centers are normal, and your vision is perfect.
When your thoughts are abnormal your circulation is disturbed, the supply of blood to your optic nerve and visual centers is altered, and your vision lowered.
You can consciously think thoughts that disturb your circulation and lower your visual power; you can also consciously think thoughts that will restore normal circulation and thereby improve not only all errors of refraction, but many other abnormal conditions of your eyes.
You cannot by any amount of effort make yourself see, but by learning to control your thoughts you can accomplish that end indirectly.
When a disturbing thought is replaced by one that relaxes, your squint disappears, the double vision and the errors of refraction are corrected and this is as true of abnormalities of long standing as of those produced voluntarily.
No matter how long your eyes have been impaired an improvement is accomplished just as soon as you are able to secure mental control. The cause of any error of refraction, of a squint, or of any other functional disturbance of your eye is simply a thought -- a wrong thought -- and the improvement is as quick as the thought that relaxes.
In a fraction of a second the highest degrees of refractive error may be corrected, a squint may disappear, or the blindness of amblyopia may be relieved.
If the relaxation is only momentary, the correction is momentary. When it becomes permanent, the correction is permanent.
This relaxation cannot, however, be obtained by any sort of effort. It is fundamental that you understand this; for so long as you think, consciously or unconsciously, that relief from strain may be obtained by another strain your improvement will be delayed.
That is why RELAXING your eyes and addressing the stressors that contribute to the stress are the key to help you recover your vision.
Why Making Sound Dietary and Emotional Choices are Key Vision Enhancers
Temporary conditions may contribute to the strain to see that results in poor eyesight, but its foundation lies in wrong habits of your thought.
Very seldom is the impairment or destruction of vision due to any fault in the construction of your eye. Of two equally good pairs of eyes one will retain perfect sight to the end of life, and the other will lose it in kindergarten simply because one looks at things without effort and the other does not.
In addition to optimizing blood flow by relaxing and controlling your thoughts you can also directly improve the nutrients your central nervous system and eye receive by focusing on high quality nutrition.
Here are the dietary guidelines I follow to support eyesight:.
Eat plenty of foods containing lutein -- spinach, broccoli, zucchini, peas,
Increase your intake of omega-3s -- krill oil is a great choice
Eat nutritious raw egg yolks -- they contain zeaxanthin and lutein
Consume plenty of raw vegetables and fruits -- particularly dark berries
Avoid processed foods especially those containing trans fats
And now, for the rest of my cruise story…
The Two Words that Helped Improve My Vision
Despite my own dedication to a healthy diet and getting plenty of sunlight, , I still needed to use glasses to read the small print on a menu.
That day back in 2005 on the Caribbean cruise, when I broke my glasses and met Dr. Larry Clapp, was a major turning point in my long search for natural vision improvement.
And the two words Dr. Clapp shared with me that day were: Bates Method.
The Bates Method is a 100 year old approach that has helped tens of thousands of people recover their vision naturally -- including me!
Dr. Bates was in many ways a renegade just like me. He was a traditionally trained ophthalmologist at Cornell University. He practice for over thirty years and his experience with tens of thousands of patients showed him that there were serious flaws in the conventional views of eye science at the turn of the twentieth century.
Rather than use the conventional cumbersome and relatively inaccurate Snellen eye charts (which are still used today) he used a far more accurate retinoscope to assess his patient's visual acuity.
The retinoscope is an instrument used to measure the refraction of the eye by throwing a beam of light into the pupil by reflection from a mirror, the light being either outside the instrument -- above and behind the subject -- or arranged within it by means of an electric battery.
Squinting at road signs?
Now that's trouble waiting to happen!
At 65 mph, just three seconds spent trying to read a sign means you'll travel the length of a football field without watching what's happening in front of you!
Poor sight can affect your driving depth perception as well. Just imagine the potentially horrific consequences if you misjudge the distance of approaching cars when making a left turn...mishandle a sharp curve on the road...or even overshoot or undershoot a stop sign, intersection, or driveway.
That's why some states like Florida are considering making seniors take an annual vision test to review their driver's license. Fail the test and your driving privileges will be revoked on the spot! With the AARP backing this kind of testing, you can expect more and more states to jump on the bandwagon.
Will your eyesight be up to the challenge today, five years from now, and five years after that?
For 30 years Dr. Bates used the retinoscope to examine under a wide variety of clinical settings the eyes of tens of thousands of school children, hundreds of infants and thousands of animals, including cats, dogs, rabbits, horses, cows, birds, turtles, reptiles and fish.
His persistent research allowed him to uncover some basic strategies in helping tens of thousands of people recover their vision without the use of glasses or surgery.
So Dr. Bates boldly told the entire eye community in the early 1900s that based on his observations over 30 years it was his belief that what they had been teaching for the last century was simply wrong and they were actually causing more harm than good.
His alternative approach was so effective and a threat to the traditional eye community, that leading eye specialists in the 1900s manipulated New York politicians into making it illegal. They simply could not tolerate the competition from his new approach.
And, interestingly, to this day the Bates Method for naturally recovering your vision remains illegal in the state of New York.
I learned a powerful secret from Dr. Clapp that day on the cruise.
Remarkably, 20 years after Dr. Clapp discovered these simple but powerful techniques of natural vision correction, his vision still remained perfectly clear -- as were the others he'd shared the Bates Method with.
You see, Dr Bates was a radical pioneer far ahead of his time, even in today's medical views. He was a maverick physician who dedicated his life to learning why people develop problems with their eyesight -- problems like nearsightedness, farsightedness, presbyopia, and astigmatism.
Sadly Dr. Clapp passed away a few years ago, but until his death he still didn't need glasses, and he serves as a tremendous model that you can live a full natural life without ever requiring the use of reading glasses.
And now I'm ready to share this natural vision correction method with you.
Discover these 100 Year Old Secrets
To discover the techniques and methods that helped me restore my own vision, I flew out to California to train with a leading instructor in this unique method.
It cost me thousands of dollars (and as you will soon see, something you won't have to worry about). But it was more than worth the investment of my time and money to regain my vision without the use of glasses or contacts.
It flat-out worked -- I virtually never use my reading glasses. About the only time I require them are under very low light settings, or to read very tiny print (3 point font) in poor light. But given enough light I simply do not require the use of glasses anymore.
My own results impressed me so much and with all the in-depth research my team and I did on the history and success of the Bates Method -- I decided to simplify this powerful natural vision improvement training for you.
How to Restore Your Vision Naturally
When your mind is under a strain you eye usually goes more or less blind. Your center of sight goes blind first, partially or completely, according to the degree of the strain, and if the strain is great enough the whole or the greater part of your retina may be involved.
When your eye possesses central fixation it not only possesses perfect sight, but it is perfectly at rest and can be used indefinitely without fatigue. It is open and quiet; no nervous movements are seen. In other words, there are no muscular insufficiencies.
This fact is not generally known.
The muscles of your face and of your whole body are also at rest, and when the condition is habitual there are no wrinkles or dark circles around your eyes.
All the methods used in the improvement of poor vision are simply different ways of obtaining relaxation, and the fundamental principle is as follows:
Do you read imperfectly?
Can you observe then that when you look at the first word, or the first letter, of a sentence you do not see best where you are looking; that you see other words, or other letters, just as well as or better than the one you are looking at?
Do you observe also that the harder you try to see the worse you see?
Now close your eyes and rest them, remembering some color, like black or white that you can remember perfectly. Keep them closed until they feel rested, or until the feeling of strain has been completely relieved. Now open them and look at the first word or letter of a sentence for a fraction of a second.
If you have been able to relax, partially or completely, you will have a flash of improved or clear vision, and the area seen best will be smaller.
After opening your eyes for this fraction of a second, close them again quickly, still remembering the color, and keep them closed until they again feel rested. Then again open them for a fraction of a second.
Continue this alternate resting of the eyes and flashing of the letters for a time, and you may soon find that you can keep your eyes open longer than a fraction of a second without losing the improved vision.
If your trouble is with distant instead of near vision, use the same method with distant letters. In this way you can demonstrate for yourself the fundamental principle of the cure of imperfect sight by treatment without glasses.
More Tips to Help You Recover Your Vision
Remember that relaxation NOT exercising your eye muscles is the answer to recovering your vision. The strain to see is a strain of your mind, and, as in all cases in which there is a strain of your mind, there is a loss of mental control. So strategies designed to eliminate the mental strain that underlies the imperfect functioning of your eyes are the key to recovering your vision.
It is also important to understand that sleep is not relaxation.
Most people, when told that rest or relaxation will improve their eye troubles ask why sleep does not do so. This is because your eyes are rarely, if ever, completely relaxed in sleep, and if they are under a strain while you are awake, that strain will certainly be continued while you sleep, to a greater or less degree, just as a strain of other parts of your body continue.
The fact is that when your mind is at rest nothing can tire your eyes, and when your mind is under a strain nothing can rest them.
A very common habit that many people wind up doing is squinting when they want to see more clearly. This does work initially but it actually worsens your vision over time as it will cause chronic contraction of the muscles around your eyes, which is precisely why you start to lose your near vision when you age.
So one of the KEY strategies you can use to recover your vision is simply to notice when you are squinting, and stop. What you can do as an alternative to squinting to improve your sight is to blink a few times.
Simply blinking rapidly a few times will help you see more clearly and is a long term solution that will improve your vision, unlike squinting which will actually worsen your vision over time.
Another key strategy is viewing documents on your computer. While it is very easy to adjust the font of your documents to larger sizes your best bet is to avoid doing this.
I myself noticed that I would change the size of Word documents from 100% to 150^% which clearly made it easier to read but at the same time leads to a progressive worsening of your vision. So if you want to improve your vision read in the smallest font possible on your screen.
Avoid Sunglasses Like the Plague
Another powerful simple and inexpensive strategy is to ditch your sunglasses. Most people don't understand that there are more than 1500 wavelengths of light that you need to nourish your eyes.
When you deprive your eyes of these wavelengths they will become progressively more malnourished and worsen your eyesight.
There are some conditions where sunglasses make sense but they are under extreme and short term circumstances such as skiing down a mountain or boating on a bright sunny day where the snow or water greatly magnifies the sunlight to unusual and potentially harmful circumstances.
But otherwise wear a cap and keep the sun out of your eyes that way as the hat will not block any of the sunshine from nourishing your eye.
How a Simple Technique Can be One of the Most Relaxing Things for Your Eyes
Here's an example of one of the Bates Method techniques to help you relax and sharpen your vision. It's called "palming."
Palming technique for YOUR vision enhancement:
It turns out that "palming" is one of the most relaxing things you can do for your eyes. And relaxation is a cornerstone of improving your vision naturally.
Try this simple version of palming:
- Rest your elbows comfortably on a table or desk.
- Cover your eyes with your cupped palms as shown. Add a pillow under your elbows if more height is needed to keep your back relaxed and straight.
- Breathe deeply while you palm for a few minutes.
The technique of palming to rest the eyes from all light stimulation was an integral part of Dr. Bates' approach.
He concluded from his study and treatment of thousands of eyes that tight muscles actually contort the eyes and restrict circulation. He found that palming helps those muscles relax and let go.
Palming just a few minutes in the morning, at night, or while at work can be very restful. Many people report clearer vision and a reduction of symptoms such as headaches and dry eyes with regular palming.
The palming technique has been used successfully for years. It's one of the most relaxing things you can do for your eyes.
And relaxation is a key element in naturally enhancing your vision. I'm definitely a testament to this amazing technique.
You Don't Have to Fly Across the Country and Spend Thousands of Dollars to Recover Your Vision
While I was absolutely delighted to recover my vision and have no regrets at all in investing thousands of dollars to learn this technique, it was obvious to me that most people would not do this, so I started my journey to find a less expensive and equally effective alternative.
That is why I compiled this extensive page with audio clips to help you and your family's journey to help you recover your vision. These techniques alone have helped many people recover their vision.
However if you need additional coaching I put together a training program for you.
The program is called the Secrets of Regaining Your Vision Naturally.
With this complete holistic program, you'll discover the safe and proven approach to help you eliminate your eyesight problems.
With the Secrets of Regaining Your Vision Naturally, you can...
Discover how to throw away your glasses for good
Get rid of your messy and irritating contact lenses
Avoid the risks and costs of LASIK eye surgery
Improve your vision in just minutes a day
Free yourself from eyestrain and neck strain
And save thousands of dollars on your lifetime vision care costs!
Natural Vision Training and YOU
You may be wondering if this natural eyesight improvement program is right for you. Well, let's take a closer look.
First of all, you need to know this technique is not a quick fix. Although results in a few days or weeks are not uncommon, your natural vision improvement will take time, commitment, practice, and patience on your part.
According to Dr. Bates' teachings, common vision problems are reversible -- and are not necessarily the result of genetics.
For example, he believed blurred vision is functional rather than structural -- it results from chronic tension in some or all of your six extrinsic eye muscles.
The Secrets of Regaining Your Vision Naturally program focuses on retraining the external muscles of your eyes and could be helpful to you if...
You're nearsighted or farsighted and use glasses or contact lenses.
You've been told you have astigmatism.
You have presbyopia or "aging eyesight" and use reading glasses to see close up.
You're just starting to notice problems with your eyesight. Your vision isn't as clear as it used to be and you're concerned that it may be worsening.
You're considering LASIK eye surgery but have concerns or fears about the risks.
You're tired of dealing with the hassles and expense of glasses or contact lenses.
You suffer from eyestrain, muscle tension headaches or tight muscles in the neck and upper back from reading, watching TV, or using your computer.
You've already had LASIK but your vision is starting to worsen again.
And here's what's in store for you with this natural vision improvement program.
How Natural Vision Improvement Addresses the Root Causes of Your Vision Issues
I know from experience that Greg Marsh, your natural vision teacher on the audio program, won't waste your time with a bunch of fluff.
With a combination of mental and visual tools, he'll take you right into the subtle details of improving your eyesight. As you listen, you'll participate actively in exploring and discovering:
Where your strain is, what it feels like, and how to let it go
How the 3 principles of natural vision -- movement, centralization, and relaxation work in unison
Why your eyes must move to see
How your emotions and personality may be involved in your vision
What children instinctively know about vision that you don't
How to work with your eye doctor to achieve your goals
Why willpower and effort don't work when it comes to your vision improvement
How you can best handle computers and close-up work
Why it's critical for you to let go of tight muscles for total body-mind health
Your seven full hours of material mixes basic easy-to-understand theory with activities, examples, and real-life case studies.
Plus, within the Secrets of Regaining Your Vision Naturally audio set, Greg leads you through 15 guided hands-on visualization activities you can use over and over again to continue to enhance your vision.
Depending upon your own personal schedule, you can listen to a few tracks a day, or quickly complete the entire program.
And of course, you will have all of the 6 CDs (or MP3 files) to refer to or review as often as you like.
WARNING: This Course Is NOT For Everyone!
If you are looking for a quick fix, Dr. Bates' approach is clearly not for you.
The time required to effect a permanent improve varies greatly with everyone. In some cases five, 10, or 15 minutes is sufficient. However, it is often necessary to continue the treatment for weeks and months
While I personally experience rapid improvement in my eyesight, vision improvement commonly occurs gradually over time. If you have the typical Western approach and believe in the quick fix, take a pill for every health solution then go no further as this program will require time on your part to help you recover your lost vision.
When improvement is complete it is always permanent, but complete improvement, which does not mean the attainment of what is ordinarily called normal sight, but of a measure of near and far vision, are very rare. Even in these cases the treatment can be continued with benefit for it is impossible to place limits to the visual powers of man, and no matter how good your sight, it is always possible to improve it.
However, if you are like me, and want your health for the LONG TERM and not interested in quick solutions that will harm you more later on then I don't know of any better approach out there.
The daily practice of training program is necessary to prevent visual lapses to which every eye is prone to, no matter how good your sight may be. No system will provide an absolute safeguard against such lapses in all circumstances. However, the daily reading of small, distant, familiar letters will do much to lessen the tendency to produce eye strain that changed your vision when disturbing life circumstances arise,
Generally persons who have never worn glasses are more easily improved than those who have, and glasses should be discarded at the beginning of the treatment.
When this cannot be done without too great discomfort, or when you need to continue your work during the treatment and cannot do so without glasses, the use of glasses must be permitted for a time, but this always delays the improvement.
So if you are unable to make this commitment at this time then it would likely be best for you to delay this course until you can.
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To me, the Secrets of Regaining Your Vision Naturally is the best natural, holistic approach to your vision recovery.
And now you can have the full audio training program for a tiny fraction of what I paid.
Now, you might be wondering why the Bates Method is not more popular and well known. After all, it helped thousands of people solve their vision problems.
Sadly, it always comes back to the money. That's the main reason why you may have never heard about natural vision improvement.
Because, let's face it -- the big money in the vision care industry is in eyeglasses, contact lenses, and laser eye surgery.
In fact, according to the Vision Council of America in 2005, the vision care industry racked up a whopping $25.7 billion dollars in revenue during a 12-month period -- and I bet the next time they measure it will be even higher.
But I recommend we stay focused on what works naturally, and not what the vision care industry wants you to believe or spend your hard-earned money on.
Here is a summary of my recommended checklist to help you improve the overall health of your eyesight:
Eat a healthy diet of unprocessed foods rich in omega-3s, lutein, and zeaxanthin
Avoid all trans fat and make sure you have a source of high quality omega-3 fats
Get plenty of natural sunlight
Take advantage of a natural vision improvement training program
The advantage you have is you can try the Secrets of Regaining Your Vision Naturally at a lower cost than a new set of glasses or contacts, and certainly far less than LASIK surgery.
So, you really have nothing to lose. You can try this natural program that worked for me -- and look to shed your own glasses or contacts for good.
P.S. To serve as helpful background and reference material to deepen your understanding of the Bates Method of natural vision improvement, I will also send you this FREE full-length classic guide as an eBook.
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The following two print books are not essential, but if you are the type who uses print reference materials often such as dictionaries, thesauruses, and encyclopedias, for just $35 extra with the 6-CDs you will definitely want to upgrade your order!
You will get:
UPGRADE BOOK #1: Relearning to See: Improve Your Eyesight -- Naturally!
If you choose to upgrade your order, you will receive this highly-detailed 521-page softbound book that is considered the "modern bible" of natural vision correction. This manual by Bates Method master instructor Thomas Quackenbush will be mailed to your home.
Many people have said they would have paid the price of the 6-CD course for this manual alone ... With useful and practical step-by-step instructions on how to successfully implement your vision program, it really is that good. But when you combine it with the audio training you will receive, the bonus book described above, and the other upgrade book below, you've got an absolutely amazing value.
UPGRADE BOOK # 2: Better Eyesight: The Complete Magazines of William H. Bates
With your upgrade order you'll also receive this weighty 708-page print manual containing all the magazine articles published by the physician who developed the entire Bates Method program. This "lost" material was previously unavailable to nearly anyone but Bates Method instructors. Editor Thomas Quackenbush spent 16 years tracking down all these articles, and even more long months indexing, scanning and compiling all these important vision secrets uncovered by Dr. Bates.
These two books are a true "steal" for just $35 more if you choose to upgrade your order!
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Disclaimer: Natural vision programs are educational rather than medical in their approach. This program should not be construed as medical advice. You will need to continue to work with your eye doctor for diagnosis, treatment and prescription changes. Not meant for eye conditions resulting from eye accidents or disease. Individual results vary depending upon your unique situation. And, although many students have benefited from spending time without their glasses or contact lenses, you are responsible for maintaining good judgment when it comes to driving or performing other activities that may put you or others at risk.