Supplements for Vision Improvement

There are general recommendations I would make for a better vision diet and lifestyle. Those would include the basic prevention methods for diabetes such as:

  • eating a truly low fat diet (less than 20% of calories coming from fat)
  • eating much more than the USDA’s recommendations of fruits and vegetables
  • sleeping plenty and in proper environment (dark room with air flow)

However there also are two herbs/supplements I recommend. The first is bilberry:

Bilberry is a fruit that looks like blueberries and grows in the coldest climates including Norway and Finland.

Bilberry Fruit

I have been taking a supplement from a company called “Nature’s Life” and have noticed improvements. As usual it’s tough to tell whether it is the pill or the placebo, but it doesn’t really matter because either way the change is positive. Remember, the placebo is simply you harnessing your own power to a greater degree through ritual. Ritual works.

The second is eyebright. Eyebright is known by name in many languages as an herb to improve eyesight so that in itself is a good sign.

English – Eyebright

French – Casse Lunettes – translates to throw away glasses

German – Augentrost – translates to Eye Comfort

I do not remember the name in Italian but it is another similar one.

Here’s a picture of this beautiful plant:

So if you’re interested in trying out these supplements, I recommend them, but not as the primary method for vision improvement. I do not know of people that have just taken these supplements as their sole method of eyesight improvement and have been successful, but I haven’t asked around either.

Well, I hope this post finds you in good cheer. I have found some wonderful changes occurring lately and wish everyone the best in clarity and health.

– David

“I thought Eyesight has to do with heredity”

It’s common for people to think that your vision has to do with your genetics. People think that because they commonly notice that a child has glasses as does the parent and vice versa.

However, this does not mean that it is the genetics. Similar to this, we could look at obesity. Obese parents are more likely to have obese children, but is it because of their genetics or is it because of their behaviors? Obese people eat more calories and exercise less and they are selecting the food and much of the activities of their children.

Similarly, myopic and hyperopic parents are choosing to use glasses as a response to blurry vision and are essentially stuck in their ways, unless they begin to entertain the notion that there is a true cause to their blurry vision and that they can do something about it.

But the real data to look at is the staggering increases in myopia that have occurred in the last thirty years. I haven’t checked in a while, but last I read – in the 1970’s in the United States the rate of myopia was around 23% and now it is around 42%. One cannot attribute genetics as the cause of that jump because the genetics have not changed that much – but people’s behaviors are. Furthermore, in the African American community the rate of myopia increased around three fold from around 13% to 38%.

People are spending less time outdoors and more time indoors. That means less time relaxing and getting natural sunlight and looking to the distance and more time using unnatural light (some that are known to be harmful directly and others that simply mess with bio-rhythms) and more time in small enclosed areas literally staring at screens.

For more than just our eyes, there’s a big difference between a video of a forest and being in an actual forest. When you watch a video you can pretend that it’s 3d, but it’s not. However, that pretend process may be quite harmful to your eyes because you are staring at the same distance from yourself and not moving.

Vision is more than just about having acuity and sharp resolution. Vision is a dynamic interactive process with the world. Three dimensionality, quickness of environmental appraisal, and ability to process experience are fundamental parts of vision that need to be looked at.

I wish you greater clarity than you’ve known.

David

Are you afraid to look? Allow yourself to face your fears.

So one of the techniques I’m using is facing my fears. Some of these are minor fears or simply avoiding seeing certain things. For example, gross out videos. I am not attracted to seeing people eating bugs, or huge pus filled cysts, or seeing people getting hurt. However, I do not want to avoid seeing these things either and feel like if I can watch those videos and process my feelings I will be able to see more clearly.

Why would you not want to see something other than because seeing that thing would make you feel bad. It may be appropriate to feel bad seeing disgusting or painful things, but we may be bent too far in one direction where through this fear we are avoiding all sorts of interactions.

Are you afraid to feel? Are you afraid to strike up conversations or breach touchy topics?

Lasik makes you permanently myopic.

So a lot of people ask, “should I get lasik”, or “what’s wrong with lasik”.

Now, disregarding all the facts and cases of people that have become blind or significantly impaired from botched surgeries. And ignoring the fact that a lot of people find that their vision is worse than it was with glasses, we can simply look at what the surgery does.

It encourages permanent myopia. Why? Because myopia is a result of an elongated eyeball. What does lasik do? Point light farther back than your retina should be. Lasik encourages the eye to be long and stay long.

Now if we are admitting that myopia is a disease or an undesirable condition, then we must seek to cure or reverse it, not simply accept the bad and act as though nothing can be changed so we must use some kind of external tools. Lasik is sort of like getting a permanent tummy tuck (stomach stapling). Because a person doesn’t know how to eat right for whatever reasons be they emotional or informational and they eat more than they determine is good for them, a person could say okay let’s make your stomach smaller and then you’ll eat less. That will work, but it comes at a high price not to be scoffed at. Unlike The Cure For Blur which costs pennies compared to it and has no risks whatsoever.

There is a very real cause why a person’s vision is blurry. And that cause is important for their psychological growth – for their very existence.

Imagine you were a shy person and because of that you would slouch your head down and shoulders forward. Perhaps you don’t realize that you can overcome your shyness and walk openly and happily and proudly and meet people and have a great time socially, so you just live your life as a shy person. You have some friends, maybe some lovers, and perhaps a job where you’re not too happy but you’re too shy to complain or think that you deserve better. You do notice that your shoulders and neck hurt though and hear about Shasik Surgery which helps people stop slouching by simply shortening their shoulder and neck muscles through surgery – this way you are nice and tall all the time. People do it and lo and behold they’re walking tall and it looks pretty good! Sure some people complain that they feel they can’t move as much as before but for the most part everyone says they’re satisfied with the irreversible surgery…

If stress and strain cause blur, why not root out the source of the stress and strain and retrain yourself to live happily? The causes are important or the response is inappropriate.

Either something really bad is happening such as verbal or physical abuse or being trapped in an undesirable situation (keep in mind most people begin their blurry vision as minors). Or something not so bad is happening but one’s mind makes it appear so, for example a person might become very uncomfortable with their sexuality so instead of going and dancing and talking to people they shy away look down and feel a struggle that either subdues them into retreat or gets them to be passive aggressive self defeating etc…

These are worthwhile issues to resolve at their source.

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Empirical Data Showing Eyesight Improvement with the Bates Method

Here it is, actually demonstrations of visual fluctuations – improvements in visual acuity through 15 minute – 45 minute eyesight improvement sessions recorded by the author over skype. Both clients were already somewhat familiar with the concept of healing and believed in the possibility of their eyesight improving. The results speak for themselves.

Below is Kevin F. who had around a -4 prescription at the start and reports stress and strain which can be seen in the video.

The following is David A. who improves from being able to read the 3rd line to reading the 7th line.

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Do they know what’s going on?

Now I find it very interesting that studies show eyes growing and shrinking on a daily basis – this makes me wonder about the diagrams that show the emmetropic (clear-sighted) eye. Are people having their vision fluctuate from clear to more clear or less clear, or do they adjust with their lens to maintain clarity?

Anyhow, any thinker should be satisfied to be unsatisfied with lenses and lasers as methods towards healing. The evidence adds up on both sides. The clinical data that speaks mostly of how vision can get worse, can be used to explain how to get it better, or how to prevent its occurrence. That…

And experience can get validated. What your grandparents know, knew, or did and what you think or have experienced can be validated. You can start to believe that improvement is possible and real and normal and the whole discussion in a certain sense becomes ridiculous, like laundry listing why do something that is obviously good.

Where it gets interesting is figuring out different methods that lead to relaxation or increased visual acuity. What stops people from seeing clear? What will help people see consistently better? How quickly can we get lasting change? How can we get this change spread throughout the world?

These questions apply to most other current physical afflictions. We know obesity is reversible and the myriad of health effects that come along with it.

How are we going to be the change and once we are the change or what if we never were obese, how do we inspire people to become healthier?

By doing something different, overt, and get noticeably better results than those around you – or at least show the viability of your path.

 Anyhow, sticking to eyesight, I can see that the reason I write this is because of the skeptics and liars.
PreventionThere is no way to prevent nearsightedness. Reading and watching television do not cause nearsightedness. In the past, dilating eye drops were proposed as a treatment to slow the development of nearsightedness in children, but they have never been proven effective.The use of glasses or contact lenses does not affect the normal progression of myopia — they simply focus the light so the nearsighted person can see distant objects clearly. Hard contact lenses will sometimes hide the progression of nearsightedness, but vision will still get worse “under” the contact lens.”Can you smell the bull crap?

http://vision.berkeley.edu/biomodule/News_Updates/Flash/Introtoeye.html

Check out the V and VI module – does that not show lenses alter the progression of myopia?

“Normal progression of myopia”… how can the NIH say that there is a normal progression of myopia when myopia increased from 26% to 42% over 30 years? Myopia nearly doubled… what’s the normal progression?

 

 

Court Vision – Life Vision: Jason Kidd | Look Around!

So I am an avid basketball player and have seen players like Jason Kidd, Steve Nash, or Larry Bird make amazing passes where they are not even looking at the recipient of the pass! How do they do that?

By having great court vision. Court vision is… seeing the whole court, knowing where the defense is, where the offense is, and perhaps more importantly… where it’s going to go and how they can move the ball around to get the results they want.

When it comes to eyesight, wearing glasses diminishes your court vision because it improperly trains your eyes to not look at the extremes. The glasses are only covering a limited area and the eyes no longer look to areas where the glasses are not.

Contact lenses decrease oxygen flow and hydration, which explains why people complain about dry or itchy eyes. The added weight slows the eyes down too and the dryness and itchiness makes movement less smooth. Most people don’t like to hurt themselves… if it hurts to do something or is irritating, they’ll do it less. If contacts irritate your eyes when you move them, you’ll move your eyes less, and then thus see less.

No lasik is not a solution… it permanently cuts off an essential part of your eye and by definition prevents healing.

So look around.

Intro to Vision Improvement: Lenses and Lasers

Blurry vision can have differing causes, for the most part, it has to do with the physical length of the eye being different than the optical length. In myopia (nearsightedness) the light falls short of the retina, because the eye is elongated, and in hyperopia (farsightedness) the light falls behind the retina because the eye is shortened. Neither glasses, contacts, nor lasik surgery reverse the elongation or shortening.

Not only do they not reverse the elongation or shortening… but consider the method of fitting lenses. They put lenses in front of you and ask “1 or 2” “2 or 1” and eventually you can get a prescription in .25 diopters given to you. Well, not given, you probably pay around $100-300 for the whole process. Are your eyes exactly requiring a -2.75 diopter correction? What if they only need a -2.70 correction? You will probably be given a -2.75 lens and told “you’ll get used to it.”

And get used to it you shall…

Your eyes will change based on the refraction provided to them…  That means that the eyes will actually lengthen in order to “get used to it”.

Check out V and VI at the link page: http://vision.berkeley.edu/biomodule/News_Updates/Flash/Introtoeye.html

It shows how the eyes lengthen or shorten depending on which refraction is provided.

A further complication that happens is the fact that eyesight naturally fluctuates through various conditions and that the experience at the eye doctor itself is not conducive to clear eyesight. It is a stressful experience for many; it costs money, doctors are frequently rushing through, the chair is not comfortable, the machine that puffs air into your eye is not fun, it can be awkward in the dark room, and the experience of being tested in itself can be stressful.

Stress and strain have been shown to lead to blur vision. Incidents of great stress and strain can have direct effects on eyesight. Surveys show people frequently report have experienced at the end of some stressful day having more blurry vision than they started with and finding their vision restored by morning.

Research shows that normal eyes “grow” during the day and “shrink” at night. I put grow in quotation marks because I have not yet seen proof that it actually grows in size. I do believe that the eye is lengthening, but not sure there’s evidence that the volume changes. The take away point is clinical confirmation that eyesight fluctuates due to the length of the eye changing. This is vital because the way lenses and lasers manage blurry vision is by fixing a point to where light falls on the retina when the person is being tested, which is dangerous when the retina will move as the eye “grows” or “shrinks” shortens or elongates. This is why people are told not to get lasik surgery before their eyes “stop changing”… however, as the research shows, eyes change often.

The research also shows that, “Occluded eyes are shown to grow both during the day and the night.” (from wikipedia.org/myopia ) This means that muggy glasses or poor visual environments contribute to worsening vision by way of changing the shape of the eye. People are spending more time indoors looking up close and their eyesight is suffering. I do not think that spending time indoors causes blurry distance vision, but do think that being outdoors more can certainly help improve distance vision. The article shows that people  with myopia spent an average of 3.7 hours less outdoors than people with clearer eyesight.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/health/children_shealth/8846020/Time-spent-outdoors-linked-to-better-eyesight.html

Lenses also alter the type of light that gets to the eyes. Not getting the natural unobstructed sunlight has also  been shown to be problematic. Not getting light can happen both by spending less time outdoors and by wearing lenses.

Glasses, contacts, and lasik surgery are “management” techniques. They do not constitute healing at all and have been shown to cause problems – by definition they prevent healing.

 

There’s a difference between conditions or contingencies and causes. When people say a person is obese it wouldn’t be fair to say he is obese because he has so much weight. Well, it would be fair, but that would be defining the word obese, not explaining the cause of obesity. Just like if a person is sitting, the reason why they are sitting would not be because their bottom is on a chair, the reason would be, for example because they wish to be still and type and the computer is at the table by the chair.

So what is the cause of myopia? Well it’s fair to say the vision is blurry because the light does not fall on the retina. And it is fair to specify that the light does not fall because on the retina because the retina is elongated, but it is not satisfying as a cause, in my eyes.

I have personally seen intense sharpness and clarity of vision for an instant and then had my vision return to 20/400 or so. If you tell me the reason why I was myopic is because my eye is too long, that would not give me what I need to improve my eyesight, although that would make it clear that lenses or lasik surgery are not intelligent solutions to my problem because by knowing what myopia is, I can get a sense of what I want. I should want an eye that is not elongated and therefor the light falls on the retina naturally.

So how can a person get clear sight… to be continued.