How healthy are your eyes? It is something you ever consider? Do you wear glasses or contacts? Do you feel that deteriorating sight is a natural part of aging? Perhaps you have been told you have perfect sight, but still can’t see well.

Many people just accept that their sight will deteriorated with age. Their optometrist tells them so, so they go along with the idea. However, this is a myth.

Most people at least recognise the fact that they need to be active to keep their bodies working properly. But few people even consider the same applies to their eyes.

Up till the age of about 40, I had excellent eye sight. But, like most people, I didn’t look after my eyes. And like most people, I have a sedentary job inside, staring at a computer screen a lot and doing other close work. These conditions are far from ideal for good eye health.

There came a point when I realised I needed to do something to improve my eyesight and started out by getting +1 magnification glasses. It wasn’t long before I needed +2, then +3. At that point, I went back to +1 and decided to look at other ways.

Now, I still use these glasses for close work in the clinic, but don’t use them at any other time.

Here are some suggestions which will improve your sight, possibly immeasurably, depending on your starting point. These measures can also prevent or cure other eye problems, such as cataract and macular degeneration.

# Start by getting your nutrition sorted out. Whole body nutrition is best, but particularly vitamin A for your eyes. I suggest you don’t go and buy a (synthetic) supplement. Instead eat foods that are high in beta carotene, the precursor to vitamin A. The top foods high in beta carotene are:
– orange coloured foods such as sweet potato, carrots, pumpkin, apricots, goji berries
– all greens such as kale, spinach, collards/beets, mustard greens, turnip greens
– green whole food supplements such as blue green algae

# Get your general health sorted out by increasing the level of your immune system. That means natural health care such as homeopathy. Deep acting remedies will help every part of you, including your eyes and sight. There are also acute remedies which can help in acute situations, such as injury or eye strain (for example when studying too hard).

# Exercise you eyes, just as you do (or should), your body. Here are some simply exercises that take all of about 2 minutes a day to do. Overtime, you will notice a big difference. And if you stop doing them, you will also notice a deterioration.

  1. With your head still, look as far as you can to the left.
  2. Now to the right.
  3. Now look up as far as you can. Then down.
  4. Now rotate your eyes, as far as they will go, in a complete circle in a clockwise direction. Then anti-clockwise.
  5. Now focus on a distant object, a cloud is good. Then on a close object, held as close to your eyes as you can focus.

It is unlikely that you will be able to do these five exercises one after the other, without making your eyes hurt. So stop at that point. But by doing these every day, you will be able to increase this comfortably. When you can manage 10 – 15 times for each one without discomfort, you are well on the way to better eye sight.

These eye exercises, and more, were developed by William Bates. He wrote a book called Better Eyesight Without Glasses.

# Another good exercise is palming. Sit comfortably at a table, with your elbows resting on it. Allow your body to fall forwards a little. Cup your hands over your closed eyes. The high energy from your palms help heal your eyes.

# Jacob Liberman is an American optometrist who discovered that eyesight has nothing to do with eye. It has much more to do with the brain. He wrote a book called Take Off Your Glasses and See.

# I have recently been told about colour therapy, which is supposed to be excellent for people with dyslexia. It seems that the black words break up on white background for these people, making reading impossible. With the right tint in plain glass, this can be corrected. I know nothing else about this, so you will have to explore this more yourself.

# Of course, homeopathic treatment is excellent at resolving all physical, mental and emotional problems.

Here’s to your excellent eye sight to the day you die!

Madeleine Innocent

You know how often people struggle with their health? They want to know WHY they suffer with health issues, often serious, and all their GP can offer is drugs and surgery? They feel helpless and at the mercy of another. Well, what I do is to help you pinpoint WHY you’re getting sick and implement a strategy that takes you to a feeling of empowerment, of being in control of your life. A strategy that restores your health and allows you to enjoy life.

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