To Improve My Vision
Every couple of years I have my eyes tested to update my reading glasses. One visit, the optician was concerned by the pressure test (that’s where they put a squirt of air into the eye using a Tonometer that records the eye pressure). The optometrist was not happy with my results and made me an appointment with an eye specialist. Several tests later I was told thatI would need eye drops for the rest of my life to slow up the onset of Glaucoma. He told me that with the condition left unchecked, I could go blind so the drops were a small price to pay. So I needed to improve my vision some how or other, that’s when I came across Vision Without Glasses.
Glaucoma affects one in 200 people aged 50 and younger, and one in 10 over the age of 80. It’s the leading cause of blindness in African-Americans. Fortunately, early treatment can reduce the pressure to the eye and thus avoid the possibility of blindness.
..As a result of this affecting me personally, I’ve come to appreciate my sight more. I now look for foods that enhance eyesight; foods such as broccoli, spinach, salmon for omega-3, dark chocolate, avocados, carrots, red wine.
My motto? Eat healthy to stay healthy and stay away wherever possible from highly processed foods like refined white flour, pastas, white bread, trans fats, monosodium glutamate. These can all cause a detrimental effect to the health of your eyes.
20/20 vision – what does it mean? Basically, it says that if you are 20 feet away from an eye chart, you can see what a person with normal eyesight sees. As we get older our sight deteriorates and, for most over the age of 50, 20/20 vision is but a dream. However, huge advances in the medical world are happening, giving hope that maybe, just maybe, our sight can improve or at least stop getting worse.
While we look to the future to see me improve my vision, we can also look back and see some of the great thinkers of the past such as Dr.W.H. Bates, 1860-1931. Bates was a successful eye surgeon who became dissatisfied with the conventional methods of his time. Giving up his practice he joined Columbia University for the sole purpose of studying eyes from an entirely different point of view. During his lifetime he wrote of his successes, his work was tested, and the technique he developed was thereafter called `The Bates Method.‘
Today several people sell The Bates method, you only need to Google The Bates Method to find them. I do not feel comfortable in promoting a paid version, you will see several article relating to the Bates technique that you can try freely.