​If you're reading this post, it's very likely that you have one of the more common eyesight disorder - short-sightedness, long-sightedness, astigmastism, etc. ​And you're interested in improving your eyesight naturally.

​But can your specific disorder be dealt with using Natural Vision Improvement?... And if so, what types of eye exercises ​will you have to do? ​

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Natural vision improvement doesn't deal with all eyesight disorders and problems. Research and experience has shown that ​eye exercises ​can improve the following common eyesight problems and disorders:

  • Myopia (Shortsightedness or Nearsighted)
  • Hyperopia (Long-sightedness or Farsighted)
  • Astigmatism
  • Presbyopia
  • Computer Vision Syndrome

Let's Firstly Describe These Common Disorders

Myopia
Myopia, also commonly referred to as short-sightedness or near-sightedness, is one of the most common eyesight disorder. Myopia is the inability to focus clearly on far objects. It is as a result of the rays of light which enter your eyes not focusing on the retina, but at some point in front of the retina.

​Anatomy of The Human Eye

​It is typically as a result of frequent near-point activity which causes your eye muscles to be in constant state of contraction, not allowing them to relax enough to focus on far objects.

Hyperopia
Hyperopia, also referred to long-sightedness or Farsightedness, is the inability to focus clearly on near objects. it is as a result of rays of light which enter your eyes focusing at some point behind the retina rather than on the retina itself.

​Generally, it is as a result of the extraocular muscles being unable to relax, thereby squeezing the eyeball or the ciliary muscle not being able to contract enough .

Astigmatism
Astigmatism is caused by an unevenly shaped cornea, which results in the ray of light entering your eyes to focus unevenly. it can be due to uneven tension of the extraocular muscles that surround the eyeball.

Presbyopia
Presbyopia, commonly referred to as “aging vision” is the hardening of the lens and tightening of the ciliary muscles as a result of aging. The effect of this hardening and tightening is inflexibility of the ciliary muscle and consequence inability of the muscle to change the shape of the lens, making it difficult to focus on near objects.

Computer Vision Syndrome
Computer Vision Syndrome (CVS) is defined by the American Optometric Association as the “complex of eye and vision problems related to near work that are experienced during or related to computer use” and possibly affects 75% of the people who work on computers, most markedly those over the age of 40.

Common symptoms related to CVS include dry eyes, eyestrain, headaches, periodic blurred near vision, etc.

​Eye Exercises for Specific Eye Disorders

Because different disorders are triggers by different reasons and involves different parts of the eye's anatomy, ​it's important to do the exercises that are specific for the disorder that you have.

Eye Sunning

"Sunning" your eyes stimulates your retina and brain.

No matter which eyesight disorder you have, it’s important to carryout the following “preparatory” activities:

  • Deep breathing and yawning to help supply oxygen to eyes
  • Relaxing your neck and shoulders
  • Blinking
  • Increasing rapid movement of the eyes between points of fixation

Eye Exercises for Myopia

Eye exercises for ​myopia are geared towards stimulating and strengthening the ciliary muscle and improving its flexibility. Specific eye exercises for the correction of myopia include:

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    ​Near Far Swing – to regain distance clarity
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    ​Sunning – for retina and brain stimulation
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    ​Palming – to keep your eyes relaxed and recharge retinal cells
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    Tromboning – to relax the ciliary muscle and avoid presbypia
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    Feather Swing – for increased saccadic movement
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    Nuclear Vision – to activate colour and detail

Eye Exercises for Hyperopia

Eye exercises for hyperopia are geared towards stimulating, strengthening and recoordinating the extraocular and ciliary muscles. ​The specific eye exercises for the correction of hyperopia are evidently the same as for myopia and include:

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    ​Near Far Swing – to regain distance clarity
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    ​Sunning – for retina and brain stimulation
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    ​Palming – to keep your eyes relaxed and recharge retinal cells
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    ​​Etc.

Eye Exercises for Astigmatism

Eye exercises for astigmatism are geared towards stimulating, strengthening and recoordinating the extraocular muscles. Some specific eye exercises for the correction of astigmatism include:

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    ​Astigmatism Swings – to smooth out lens or cornea ​ warp​
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    ​Sunning – for retina and brain stimulation
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    ​Palming – to keep your eyes relaxed and recharge retinal cells
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    Tromboning – to relax the ciliary muscle and avoid presbypia
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    Feather Swing – for increased saccadic movement
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    Nuclear Vision – to activate colour and detail

Eye Exercises for ​Computer Vision Syndrome

The easiest way to prevent Computer Vision Syndrome (CVS) is to stop using the computer. However, in today’s computer dependent world, that isn’t so simple.

One of the simplest and effective things you can do to reduce the effects on CVS is to take a break... It’s easy to lose track of time at the computer, but it's important to, ever so often, to look away from the computer screen and focus on objects that are distant, for about 10mins or so.

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