It’s natural to be skeptical of treatments that claim to do more than logic tells us is possible. When those who are seeking to improve their vision and correct their astigmatism naturally, most are hesitant to believe that eye exercises can actually cure astigmatism. The truth of the matter is that eye exercises can improve vision whether you suffer from astigmatism, nearsightedness or farsightedness. While a routine of eye exercises may not completely cure your vision problems, they may be able to improve your vision enough to free you from your heavy prescription.
In order to understand why eye exercises are effective, we first need to examine what causes poor vision. In the case of astigmatism, poor vision is caused by the malformation of the cornea or lens of the eye. Due to this irregular shape, light is focused away from the retina when it should be focused directly. This compounding effect is responsible for blurred vision at all distances.
Eye exercises help to improve vision by relaxing the muscles around the eye and increasing muscle tone. By improving muscle tone and reducing stress on the eyes, it is possible to gradually reshape the eye. Thankfully, the closer our eyes get to a perfect sphere, the more our vision improves. While you may not be able to achieve 20/20 vision using eye exercises alone, you may be able to reduce the amount of time you spend wearing your eyeglasses or contact lenses or reduce the strength of your prescription.
It’s important to remember that you should first consult with your physician before starting any new therapy or treatment. In fact, your eye doctor may be able to recommend a particular exercise regimen that they feel is especially helpful. While there are certain programs that you could adopt, they are almost all the same. You can spot the programs that are likely to be scams by reading the sales pitch. If an eye exercise program claims to be able to cure your vision problems, it’s likely not very reputable.
There are some simple techniques that you can begin immediately, to help relieve muscle tension in the eye area and start on the course to improving your vision. Many sufferers of astigmatism tilt their heads frequently to try to adjust their vision. By taking a look in the mirror, you can determine if you happen to subscribe to this problem. If you do, it would be helpful for you to raise your awareness of this problem and consciously attempt to keep your head from tilting. Additionally, you can gently stretch your neck or cup your hands over your eyes to help relieve tension.
Although not scientifically proven, there is evidence that shows there is something to be gained by doing eye exercises. While you should expect a miracle cure, you may be able to improve your vision to a certain extent. Those with mild astigmatism could find that they no longer require the use of eyeglasses or contact lenses, while those with severe astigmatism may find that they are able to reduce the strength of their prescriptions.