In the last few weeks I have begun to use the "Bates Method" to work on improving my eyesight. Over the last year I noticed that I was becoming more dependant on the use of my glasses, ever since I began wearing glasses I have always tried to keep them off as much as possible somehow I felt that becoming too dependant on them was not a good idea.
Many years ago when I began T'ai Chi training with Steven Moore he mentioned that he had used the Bates Method to heal his own eyes so he no linger needed glasses. Somehow it didn't dawn on me then to work on my own eyes at that time. However this Christmas I decided it was time to give the method a go.
I can definitely see an improvement (punn intended). The method is based on a lot of relaxation which I find is complimenting all my other practise.
If you have a eye defect or would like to maintain perfect eyesight check out these exercises I'm sure you will find them benifical.
There are lots of videos on Youtube that demonstrate the exercises I found this one to be clear and concise. Eye Exercises
In 1885 William Bates graduated from with a medical degree from the college of Phuysicians and Surgeons at Columbia University New York. He was a successful eye surgeon but became increasingly dissatisfird with the methods of treating eye defects. He pondered why if using glasses was supposed to help one's eyes should people need stronger and stronger lenses. Surely if glasses were helping the eyes would become healthier and need weaker lenses. He compared using glasses to the use of crutches. If someone keeps using a crutch even after their broken leg has healed it will never regain it's strength.
Check out this link if you would like to read more about Dr.William Bates