What is natural correction of vision and how effective it is.
Correct visual acuity only due to exercises impossible. Need for glasses is due not only to the work of the muscles, but also to the shape of the eye, the size of the pupil, the ability to focus on the subject, which may deteriorate with age. However, there are many programs that promise to naturally correct vision.
Methods of natural correction of vision
Already more than 90 years have passed since ophthalmologists of the world began to invent ways of natural correction of sight. The first one was Dr. William Bates, who outlined the method for correction of vision without the use of glasses.
To improve vision, he used eye massage with simultaneous exposure to sunlight and radiation of various colors. He also offered medical gymnastics for the eyes, combined with certain movements of the entire body.
A decade later, this technique was found to be ineffective. Professor of the New York Medical University, Mark Grossman, confirmed this in his research.
He blamed Bates's technique for a very quick and aggressive impact on the patient's eyes: "Human vision is deteriorating very slowly, so therapy should take a long time and be very delicate, but eye exercises can actually stop the progression of the disease."
Grossman suggested that patients perform a set of exercises for the eyes every day. He explained this by the fact that the trained muscles become more elastic and flexible. "You clean your teeth every day to keep your teeth healthy, and your eyes also require regular care," Grossman argued.
In addition to the general exercise complex Grossman proposed for each disease an individual set of extra exercises for the eyes. Some of them are intended to slow down the rate of progression of myopia, for example, eye movement on the horizontally eight trajectory.
Magic Eye - 3D-photography that Grossman uses for vision correction may seem like an ordinary kid's play, but it's not. In order to see the image, you have to work fine with your eyes and learn how to relax the oculomotor muscles.
Grossman also recommends nutritional supplements in order to maintain eye health. He is sure that blueberries, luteins, zeaxanthin and omega-3 fatty acids can help with myopia. In addition, he recommends point massage and massage to increase the flow of blood to the eyes, as well as acupuncture to improve vision.
Search for scientific evidence
Grossmann claims that he has been eyeing visual acuity with natural correction in his patients for over 30 years.
However, the American Association of Optometrists and the American Academy of Ophthalmology do not consider this fact to be credible enough to confirm the effectiveness of its methodology.
In 2004, the American Academy of Ophthalmologists began to study this method from a scientific point of view to understand how massage, muscle relaxation, exercise and nutritional supplements can improve the patient's visual acuity.
Some patients argue that the complex of these methods helped them to cope with short-sightedness, but visual inspection on specialized devices did not confirm this. The research team came to the conclusion that this is a placebo effect: if you believe in the effectiveness of treatment, it is necessary to feel that the effect is, although in fact the vision has not improved.
In 2007, the American Academy of Ophthalmology studied the effect of acupuncture on visual acuity, but this study did not reveal any credible positive outcomes.
A member of the Academy of Ophthalmologists, MD, ophthalmologist Lee Duffner generally considers the techniques of Bates and Grossman unscientific. The concept of the work of their techniques was to correct the work of the oculomotor muscles, but for proper focusing of the image on the retina it is not important. To do this, it is necessary that the lens changes its curvature, without which there can be no speech about any improvement in sight.
However, so far, the natural correction of vision is used in the practice of ophthalmologists, and new techniques are being developed. Why is there interest in this method of vision correction, although the efficacy remains unproven? "Perhaps this commitment can be explained by the fear of surgery in the eyes, perhaps the illiteracy of specialists," commented Professor Duffner. "Clearly one, all of the above methods can not hurt the patient, which is important."