• Thursday, April 18th, 2013
I had a discussion with optometrist Bryan Smith the other day, in which he mentioned the concept of ‘maladaptation’ in reference to eyesight. In which people who are using their eyes at close distances on a fairly constant basis (computers of all sizes, phones, deskwork, TV etc) are developing distance blur. So if we are using our eyes for a limited range of distances, they begin to adapt, or in this case ‘maladapt’ (where the change is not beneficial) to that usage, that specific type of function, and begin to lose the wider ranges of function they originally had.
This really illustrates the importance of maintaining a balance of activities and of using the eyes at a variety of distances on a regular basis. more…
• Friday, February 15th, 2013
What kind of vision goals do we want to set? We know that overall improvement is the desired outcome, but what about the short term goals that help to get us there and maintain our motivation for the regular commitment? We want to notice changes in order to feel inspired to devote time to vision games. What kinds of changes might these be?
How vision improves will vary for different people of course, and depending on what and how much they are doing for their vision activities. However one of the obstacles to inspiration can be not giving awareness to the slow, incremental change that is not as noticeable on a day to day basis as a dramatic shift. However, this is often the type of change that gives us our best long term permanent improvement. more…
• Wednesday, November 21st, 2012
It’s important for those embarking on the journey of improving eyesight to know you are not alone in the hurdles that must be overcome, and in the joyful acknowledgement of celebrating milestones.
In the ‘old days’ natural vision improvement was frequently taught in group classes on a local basis. While more technology now gives us the advantage of sharing these techniques with a wider audience, those using the home products may miss the connection with other students that is such an important gift in terms of motivation and inspiration. more…
• Wednesday, October 17th, 2012
This month while Carina is out giving presentations at our local libraries, we thought we would share with you some office and eye care recommendations from the US Office of Research Services (Division of Occupational Health and Safety) at the USA National Institute of Health.
So many of us are working long hours in offices and/or at computers and noticing the effects on our bodies and eyes. It’s important to give attention to the placement of your keyboard, monitor and chair to maintain body comfort and spinal health in the long term. In addition to this, giving your eyes balancing activities and relaxation at regular intervals is vital for visual health and comfort.
As you will see when you visit the ORS website link below, to this end they now recommend blinking, palming, yawning, natural light for the eyes and other vision supporting practices in the workplace…. more…
• Wednesday, September 19th, 2012
For over 3 decades we have been teaching vision improvement students the importance of moderate amounts of sunlight for the eyes and general health, with some of this information based on Dr William Bates work going back nearly 100 years. While in the past few decades there has been a great deal of vital information about skin cancer and the need to protect the skin, recently medical doctors and scientists are discovering that we may be taking that fear of the sun too far.
This month in Readers’ Digest, they discuss the fact that the campaign to have people avoid exposure to sunlight has been so successful that now many people are experiencing the health issues that come as a result of vitamin D deficiency. Natural sunlight on the skin is one our main sources of this vital nutrient. more…
• Monday, August 20th, 2012
Last month we shared with you the important Tromboning activity, in which I illustrated the need to do the activity separately with each eye, and to do it with each eye for the same amount of time. This is to maintain both eyes at the same level of acuity, and the same progression of vision improvement.
But what if you are one of the many people who has more blur in one eye than in the other? And how do you know?
In this article you will learn how to check if your two eyes are different, and some of the important things to know about if they are.
What does it mean when your eyes are different from each other?
Depending on how different they are, having less acuity in one eye can have dramatic effects on the way your visual system works, although many people can be in this situation and yet not be aware of it. The reason for this is that the brain is extremely good at compensating for any visual differences. more…
• Monday, July 16th, 2012
These videos teach you one of the top four most important activities for regaining clear close vision for presbyopes (over-40′s
Myopes and hyperopes also benefit from the movement and relaxation gained in the lens and muscles of the eye.
This activity is essential for everyone who wants to prevent ever needing reading glassses. more…
• Tuesday, May 15th, 2012
As the incidence of pathological eyes diseases increase, it’s good to learn about some of the ways that you can help to support your eye health with the food you eat. With the long term effects of diseases such as macular degeneration becoming common in larger numbers of the population, especially as we age, we hope that preventive measures can become better known.
Macular degeneration is a disease affecting the light receiving retinal cells of the area behind the pupil called the macula lutea. The retinal cells in this area die off, resulting in a loss of the central area of our vision that provides our coloured, detailed and sharp eyesight. As you read you will see that to prevent this disease (and others) we must more…
• Thursday, April 19th, 2012
Last month I gave a series of talks at the Sunshine Coast libraries. It was wonderful to be working with people in person again after several years of working at a distance due to being home with Zinnia (my little girl who is now 2 ½). I noticed a number of interesting things while discovering more about each group of attendees. They came from all walks of life, but had so much in common in regards to eyesight.
Unlike giving talks in previous decades, a significant number of people had already heard of the concept that eyesight can improve. Yet only one person had ever heard of important eyesight functions such as saccadic movement, and he heard about it from attending a seminar with Janet Goodrich years ago. more…
• Wednesday, March 14th, 2012
Working with our emotional issues is a lifelong task as you are probably very aware, and it can be frustrating to have so many layers that we need to work through to make changes. But remember that the rewards are not just the potential for clearer eyesight, but also a happier and more emotionally capable you.
I want to mention a helpful concept when feeling overwhelmed by the idea of attempting to work with our emotions. Remember that if you are open to being self-observant, what you start to notice about your eyesight (perhaps pushed along by your frustrations with your eyesight) will guide you to discover what inner changes are needed to make it emotionally safe to see again. more…