Your Eye Problems Are Not Treated by Optometrists
When people hear about eye exercises and the facts how somebody else got healed by doing them their reaction is furious. Here are a few examples of the questions they ask:
- "Why doctors right away prescribe glasses?"
- "Why ophthalmologists do not inform me about eye exercises?"
- "Why doctors lie about glasses?"
And there are many other questions that don't sound as polite as the ones above.
The answer is simple. Optometric colleges were created by the optical glass industry to train eye doctors how to prescribe glasses. The last thing the optical glass industry wants is for eye doctors to learn how to improve vision naturally. So most of the eye doctors receive no training in the use of eye exercises. Only a specialized group of eye doctors known as "behavioural optometrists" are trained to use eye exercises. Whether you want to reduce your dependency on corrective lenses or simply avoid the expense of a stronger prescription eye exercises will give you the help you need.
Instead of being angry at the doctors let's imagine the situation where we come to the ophthalmologist's office with vision problems thinking that our eyesight deteriorated and we hear the answer - exercise your eyes. What is your first reaction? Just imagine that you have never heard about the effect of eye exercises before and the only information you have about vision correction is prescribing glasses.
Just as many people benefit from physical exercises to improve the health, strength, and performance of their bodies, there is a growing public demand for eye exercises to improve the health, strength, and performance of the eyes and visual system.
As recently as 25 years ago, many medical doctors scorned the use of vitamins, exercise, and health-conscious nutrition. Nowadays, such practices are universally accepted as essential components of a healthy lifestyle. I believe that this is the time when the eye care profession should accept eye exercises as an adjunct to traditional methods in order to provide a well-balanced regimen of total eye care.
There was one of the clinical evaluations carried out at Sacramento Vision Care Optometric Center in the fall of 1999. The purpose of the clinical evaluation was to investigate the effects of the certain eye exercises on a diverse group of individuals with minor visual problems.
Subjects were instructed to practice the exercises at home for ½ hour per day for a total of six weeks by following the instructions in the audiocassette tapes, and to wear the eye patch at home for one hour per day. They needed also to develop the habit of doing specific exercises during normal activities such as using the telephone, during TV commercial breaks, standing in line while shopping, waiting at traffic lights, and so on, in order to convert periods of "down time" into vision improvement opportunities.
Here are the results of the outcome:
1) Plus Lens Group. The total combined spherical refractive error of this group was +35.00D before training and +21.75D after training. All 8 subjects showed a reduction in refractive error with an average reduction of 1.66D.
2) Minus Lens Group. The total combined spherical refractive error of this group was -37.25D before training and -29.00D after training. The average reduction in refractive error was 0.59D. Of the 14 subjects, 11 showed a reduction in refractive error and 3 showed no change.
3) Cylinder Lens Group. The total combined cylindrical refractive error of this group was -19.25D before training and -12.75D after training. The average reduction in refractive error was 0.54D. Of the 12 subjects, 10 showed a reduction in refractive error and 2 showed no change.
As you can see the results were astonishing. Therefore, before questioning why doctors do not prescribe eye exercises, please, search for behavioural optometrist and discuss all of the options you have. I am pretty sure this type of the doctor will be able to help you.