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How to Improve Eyesight

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Hi!
Today I am going to show you several techniques and foods good for improving your eyesight. You can find everything around the house!

Now I am sure that you are aware that there is no real way to improve vision with the information here. BUT this will help maintain a healthy vision, and should be done daily.

And please remember this IS an entry to burning questions round 5 so do not forget to vote!
 
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Step 1: Exercises

These exercises should be performed daily, and some every other hour! So make sure to make this apart of your daily routine.

*Make sure to wash your hands before preforming Exercises to avoid injuring eyes.

Palming
This Exercise both rests and relaxes your eyes. The first step is to sit in front of a table, rest your elbows on the table, at the same time bring your palms up an put them into a cup form. Close your eyes and bring your cupped hands up to your eyes removing any light from around. During this 10 minutes of relaxation try to think of darkness, or a happy memory while breathing deeply. You may do this 2-3 times a day. (Pic. 1)

Colors
Once and a while pick any basic color, and whenever you see that color through out the day such as a yellow banana, or a yellow school bus think of the color.

Switch
Focus on a object as far away as you can, after a couple seconds focus on an object much closer (20-30 ft. away) repeat this up to 5 times. Also once and a while just focus on an object as far away as possible eliminating the background around it.

Sunning
When there is a sunny day, or if there is a desk lamp near by. Close your eyes and face directly toward the sun. sometimes it helps to rotate your head side to side 3-5 minutes. The sun feels warm in your eyes, and very relaxing even on a cold day. *Make sure not to look directly toward the sun, this may damage your eyes. (Pic. 2)

Invisible
Look at a wall, with your eyes write your name on the wall. Try not to move your head! It might be hard at first, make the letters as big as you can. Also make a invisible clock on the wall, once again make it as big as possible. Look at the center then look at an hour mark, repeat this for each hour mark. And don't move your head!

pixel lite4 years ago
Do i practice these exercises with glasses or no? Thanks for the guide btw =]
glidergirl4 years ago
Hi!

I really enjoyed your instructable and thought that you had a lot of valuable and accurate information, but I noticed that you said to wear sunglasses...This is actually not very good for your eyes because wearing any type of glass over your eyes filters light, so only some of the spectrum of light reaches your eyes.  So instead of blocking the spectrum, why not wear a hat to limit how much light enters your eyes instead of wearing sunglasses that cause your eyes to be strained due to the irregular light, and due to the fact that sunglasses cause your pupils to dialate which is also very stressful to your eyes..

Just thought I'd let you know
Rayl124 years ago
Although I still have poor eyesight, I did a set of exwrcises, more advanced than above, in 94. In 3 months my eyesight improved tremendously. I gave up when I was disappointed that my lazy eye continued to turn in when I strained to see. It is the straining I must overcome. As I have done it since birth it is taking its time to phase out, but I am getting there.

 However, my issue here is with Wolf555's comment about not looking at the sun. Many teachers will tell you to use 'sunning' as part of the work. Try it with a low wattage bulb. At first you will feel a little strain. Don't fight it. Soon you will be able to see the filimant without the pain. Why? Because you are increasing the accomodation for light. In fact once the stress goes it feels so good you want to increase the dosage. Much like with yoga once you realise it isn't pain you are feeling but, release from stress.

To look into the sun directly without prior conditioning is harmful because of the strain. The strain then puts you into sunglasses too; another set of eye crutches to go with your glasses.
teeps4 years ago
Some complementary practices would be Jack Lallane's face exercises.  This youtube user has upped a whole series of them, but they can be found elsewhere.

http://www.youtube.com/user/swaldo2000#g/u
DO NOT FACE THE SUN, EVEN WITH CLOSED EYES!!! the radiation still harms you. BAD BAD BAD idea!
She didn't come up with this off the top of her head, you know. For example, a Dr. Meir Scheider cured himself of congenital blindness using this technique. (The woman I studied under did her Master's thesis with him. It was on a massage technique for M.S.) Many many others in need of simple vision correction have successfully used it as the foundation of their natural vision improvement program. So how can it be bad for your eyes? Anywhoo, don't beleive me? Look him up or follow my link. http://www.self-healing.org/instructors/meir-schneider/
Im thinking of deleteing that comment...I was ticked off when I wrote this, 'cause I told my dad... He yelled at me for about an hour with half of it "Dont look at the sun!" "Did you look at the sun??" "DID YOU?????!?!?!!" so yea, I was ticked...
Yikes! You poor thing. My dad could be a freak too. Sorry man.
Dr. Cool (author)  wolf555hound5 years ago
meow.
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um, that's "woof" actually :P
more like "rawr" us wolves hate tigers =p
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