William Horatio Bates, an American ophthalmologist who lived from 1860 to 1931, proved that it is possible to improve vision without the need for glasses. Here is his interesting advice.
1. His many years of experience and work have led to two conclusions based on the treatment of visual impairment. – Depression is a major cause of vision loss. This is because when the brain is disturbed, the eye muscles are also disturbed, and this can be manifested by short-sightedness, short-sightedness, and blindness.
In his method, before going to bed, it is important to write in your notebook about the health, the body as a whole and the rapid recovery of vision, which is the basis of a new program in life. It is necessary to write in full words and sentences, not in abbreviated and abbreviated words. For example, “I’m improving my eyesight,” “My eyesight is sharp,” and so on.
2. Bates exercise method: Palming In general, do palm exercises regularly, especially when you feel tired eyes, and 3-5 minutes before bedtime. Do this with both hands palms down and your eyes closed. It is important that it does not put pressure on the eyes and does not reflect light. Remember, in particular, that you should not feel any pressure or discomfort.
First, warm your hands by rubbing them together. Then close your eyes gently, and when you press them with your palms, you feel as if you are covered in deep darkness. But remember, this can only happen when you are physically and mentally calm and relaxed. To achieve this result, try to imagine and remember black objects. Then count to 100 and control your breathing.
3. Bates Exercise: Memories Memory is another exercise that relaxes the mind and the muscles of the face and eyes. It is important to think of something that will make you feel good, such as a trip or a favorite color. Green has been shown to have the most positive effect on mood and eye relaxation. You can also imagine and think of black numbers or letters.
4. Bates’ Exercise: Imagination As soon as you think of something, keep thinking. Imagine that you see a white piece of paper with nothing written on it. Write your thoughts on it, and put a full stop at the end. Look at that point and move the paper.
5. Changes from palming Close your eyes with your palms. Then close your eyes tightly and repeat several times to relax. Close your eyes, move your hands away, and move your head left, right, up, and down.
At this time, blood circulation will accelerate. Take a deep breath, slowly exhale, open your eyes, and blink quickly. Thanks to this exercise, the retina is nourished with oxygen and nutrients, and the color-receiving visual cone is positively affected. Therefore, after doing this exercise, the red color will become more pronounced.
6. Advantages of the Bates method These methods are highly effective in the early stages of ametropia (changes in visual refraction). If the patient has not yet begun to wear glasses, it is possible to restore vision to normal levels through systematic and regular exercise. If your vision is not impaired, exercise can be done to prevent vision loss. This is because these exercises reduce eye fatigue and have a beneficial effect on the visual analyzer.
7. Disadvantages of Bates’ method The above exercises should not be performed for cataracts. This is because it can aggravate the disease. Also, if you have recently had any eye surgery, you should not do the exercises for at least half a year.