• 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, 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…
• Thursday, February 16th, 2012
There is so much involved in the ability to see clearly that when we break it down its quite amazing any of us can see at all. And it goes way beyond the physical shape of the eyeball. Let’s take a look at what elements are in the flow of clear eyesight.
First the eyes must be in reasonable physical condition, and this is affected by our overall health and wellbeing, as often the lens of the eye can be used as a dumping ground for toxins. more…
• Tuesday, November 15th, 2011
Below is a letter written by Patricia Carrington Ph.D. of the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School Piscataway, NJ. It lays out some interesting concepts about the way we have been taught to think about our eyes and eyesight.
In a book written many years ago, the then Director of the General Electric Company’s Lighting Research Laboratory, Dr. Matthew Luckiesh, asked his readers to imagine what would happen if “crippled” eyes “could be transformed into crippled legs.” His comments were: “If this (transformation) happened, what a heartrending parade we would witness on a busy street! Nearly every other person would go limping by. Many would be on crutches and some in wheelchairs.” He was at that time referring to the widespread use of eyeglasses (now we would add to this the even more widespread use of contact lenses) on a PERMANENT basis, as usually being the sole treatment for eyesight problems. Many years later, that is still, regrettably, the case. more…