Look After Your Eyes: The Eyes And Your Brain Are Linked

Eyestrain is a problem many of us live with. Eyestrain is a problem that affects you in many ways: Your mind begins to slowly shut down as your eyesight worsens. Spending hours in front of your computer, or iPad causes eye strain and decrees peripheral vision. Both are akin to reduced mental nimbleness

Day traders who spend hours in front of their computer screens often do not realize how staring at the charts looking for the next trade impacts their eyesight and their minds over time.

It's not just traders:

Worsening eyesight, even at an early age, is one of the modern dis-eases. Social conditioning has instilled in us new habits which do not promote brain health, or eye health. There is a belief that after a certain age our eyes and our brains can only get worse. We now know that this is simply untrue. You can improve your eyesight and you can improve your brain at any age.

It is all about BS, belief systems

The fact that large parts of the population are happy wearing glasses may be good news for opticians and spectacle manufacturers, but it is bad news for our brains.

Worsening eyesight slows down the brain

Our eyes are the window of our consciousness. Poor vision, which often is accompanied by decreasing perceptive vision makes us take in less of our environment. Our world literally becomes smaller. I am sure you are aware how older people are increasingly living in their own world. We donate this to the mind shutting down, the body getting less agile and so on. Weakening eyesight is a major contributor to decreasing mental faculties.

Learn to become aware of the connection between eye strain and increased mental strain when you sit at your computer

You can train your eyes in the same way you train your body to adopt better behavior. I know that might sound like hard work, but this need not the case.

You can re-train your eyes to see better again

Guided meditation is one of the most effective techniques you can learn to regenerate your entire mental and physical matrix. It relaxes the entire body and endocrine system is not just immensely pleasing to body, mind and your eyes. The technique is truly transformational and in my opinion one of the most effective ways to transform your life.

I was born with an eye problem:

I was brought up with the belief that my eyes could only get worse. And they did at some point, but the worsening eyesight was closely linked to my ability to see that there was another way.

Wearing glasses all the time distorts the eyeball that adding to mental strain decreasing neuro plasticity, the brain's ability to be nimble and to learn new things.

I teach my clients an exercise called Hakalau

Hakalau increases peripheral vision. It also calms the mind almost instantly. When the mind is trained to operate in a waking theta state your eyes automatically become more relaxed. You begin to see better, notice more of your environment as the brain returns to its natural coherent state.

Become aware of how your unconscious habits affect you mentally and emotionally. It is the largest gift you can give yourselves and your eyes too. And, a final piece of advice: Wear pin hole glasses when you are at your computer!

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How to Properly Remove An Eyelash From Your Eye

Having a foreign object, such as an eyelash or a grain of sand moving around in your eye or under your eye lid can be one of the most irritating feelings ever. Removing this debris can be as simple as blinking a couple of extra times but in other cases where the debris is lodged in a difficult spot a more robust effort needs to be undertaken to get rid of the irritant. Below we will review different methods that a person can safely use to remove irritating debris while also indicating what not to do during the process.

1) Rinse With Water: Use clean water such as mineral or bottled water when using this method. If you do not have mineral or bottled water available you can also use tap water (as long as your tap water is treated and filtered properly). The best method is to cup your hand and splash the water into the irritated eye. Most of the time this method works well and seamlessly flushes the debris out. If this method does not work you can resort to a gentler method by filling up a bowl with water and submerging the eye. Inevitably the act of submerging your eye under water will likely help flush the debris out.

2) Saline Solution: If the method above yields no results you can use saline solution as a possible solution. Unlike the method above, saline solution provides a little more pressure during the rinsing process which may help dislodge and remove the foreign object.

3) Q-Tip: This method should only be used if the above two do not succeed. It is never prescribed to introduce foreign objects into the eye especially for the purpose of attempting to dislodge another foreign object. However, if you are unable to rinse the debris out you may need this more aggressive approach. Once you have located the debris use a Q-Tip, with the cotton tip having been wet with bottled or filtered water try to gently wipe away the debris. It is important to highlight the fact that the key to success here is a steady hand and extreme caution when applying pressure onto the eye with the Q-Tip. If you doubt having steady enough hands as well as the ability to apply measured pressure on the eye this method may not be a suitable option for you.

4) Use Your Finger: This method is probably the most popular when dealing with unwanted eye debris. Using your finger to guide the debris to the corner of your eye where it can be more easily and safely wiped away coming to most of us second nature. Placing your finger on the affected eye lid and targeting the location where the object is located is the first step. Then maneuvering the debris to the corner of your eye may help you more easily wipe it away. Of greatest importance with this recommendation is to make sure that your hands are clean. The last thing that you want to do is to introduce additional debris or irritants into your eye.

5) Sleep On It: Surprisingly there are times when the best course of action is to do nothing at all. Simply going to sleep might be the answer. Your eyes are designed to naturally flush foreign objects out. It is possible that your eye will naturally flush the irritant out while you sleep.

6) Consult a Doctor: If none of the above methods work or if your eye is becoming incredibly irritated the safest and best option is to consult an eye doctor.

Your eye tissue is incredibly sensitive and there before requires care when dealing with it. If you have debris in your eye such as an eye lash it is important not to do the following:

1) DO NOT Use Tweezers: Tweezers are sharp and pointy objects that could in fact cause more damage to your eye. You should never use hard, blunt or sharp objects on your eyes.

2) DO NOT Have Others Remove It: You do not have control over how third parties may address the issue, they may unintentionally cause more discomfort or make the situation worse. Without the third party is a doctor avoid having someone else directly contacting your eye.

3) DO NOT Excessively Rub Your Eyes: Although it is a reflex to rub your eyes doing so could cause additional irritation by applying pressure on the debris in your eye. The debris could scratch your eye when it is moved around by the rubbing possibly further damaging the eye tissue.

Safely removing debris from your eye is an important action. It can help avoid causing further damage and decrease irritation to the eye tissue. The above suggestions may work well when dealing with rather non-invasive debris such as an eyelash, however if the irritant is more serious it is important to contact your eye doctor to seek their advice and recommendation.

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Conjunctivitis, What Is It?

There are 3 main types of conjunctivitis;

Allergic conjunctivitis – This is caused by an allergic reaction to things such as pollen.

Irritant conjunctivitis – This is caused when something irritates the conjunctiva leading to inflammation, such as; shampoo, an eyelash, or other foreign body coming into contact with the surface of the eye.

Infective conjunctivitis – This is caused by a bacterial of viral infection.

Allergic and irritant conjunctivitis are not contagious but infectious conjunctivitis is contagious and all types can be treated differently. If you suspect you have conjunctivitis it would be advised to see an eye doctor, especially if you have never had it before. This way they can try to establish what type of conjunctivitis you have, advise the best treatment, and advise if it is contagious or not.

Here are a few tips on how to prevent getting conjunctivitis;

  1. Always wash your hands when you have been in public places, such as a toilet or when you have touched hand rails. Using alcohol gel while you're out and about is always a good idea if there is nowhere for you to wash your hands.
  2. Do not share items such as face clothes, hand towels, tissues, and eye make-up with anyone.
  3. Do not share contact lenses of any kind with anyone.
  4. If you wear contact lenses, take them out before getting in water such as a shower, swimming pool, or hot tub and if you swim with your contact lenses on always wear goggles. Water can get in between the contact lenses and the eye which can cause bacteria to grow that could lead to developing conjunctivitis.
  5. If you sneeze or cough always cover your nose and mouth and do not rub or touch your eyes straight after, always wash your hand as soon as possible.

If you already have a contagious form conjunctivitis here are some ways you can help reduce the spread of it to others;

  1. Try not to touch or rub your eyes as this can make the condition worse and spread it to your other eye or a surface where someone else could pick up the infection.
  2. Make sure you wash your hands frequently, especially before and after cleaning the eye or applying eye drops / ointment, and whenever you do touch the eye area. As mentioned above carry alcohol gel with you if you can not wash your hands straight away.
  3. Do not share any items with anyone else, such as face clothes, towels, make-up, eye drops, glasses, contact lens storage cases, and pillows.
  4. Try to wash sheets, pillowcases, face clothes, and towels on a hot wash with detergent to kill the bacteria on these items.
  5. Do not use a swimming pool until the conjunctivitis has cleared up.

Along with the above advice there are several things you can do once you have gotten over conjunctivitis to prevent being re-infected;

  1. If you wear contact lenses throw away any contact lenses, contact lens solution, and storage cases you used before and while you had conjunctivitis. Make sure if you wear monthly lenses you get a new set to use after the conjunctivitis has gone.
  2. If you wear glasses make sure you thoroughly clean them and any cases you used during the time you had conjunctivitis and get a new glasses cloth to use once they have been cleaned.
  3. Throw away any make-up, especially eye make-up, that you used while having conjunctivitis as the bacteria will still be on the make-up and you could contract it again.

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How Can Superfoods Protect Your Vision

It has long been known that superfoods can help us counteract a huge number of ailments and are an essential part of a healthy, balanced diet, but now eye-opening research has been published that shows just how far these benefits can reach.

The research shows that superfoods help to protect our eyesight from blue light, which can damage our eyes over time. With the ever-increasing use of digital devices, our exposure to this damage light is on the rise, but thankfully, a regular helping of certain superfoods can help to fight against the age-related macular degeneration this can cause.

What is blue light?

Without getting too bogged down in the science, blue light is a part of the visible light spectrum. The human eye is only sensitive to visible light, part of the electromagnetic spectrum that's represented by colors. Light that's referred to as 'blue' has a very short wavelength and so produces a higher amount of energy. That means, over time, exposure to the blue end of the visible light spectrum could cause serious long-term damage to our eyes.

Where does blue light come from?

It can be found just about everywhere. It is produced by the sun, which means it is pretty hard to avoid. When we're outside, the shorter, high-energy blue light collides with the air molecules, which causes it to scatter all over the place and that is why the sky looks blue.

However, as well as the sun, other sources of blue light include digital devices such as computers, laptop, smartphones and tablets, and it is our increasing exposure to these sources of light that are causing such concern.

What kind of damage can it cause?

Because it has a shorter wave-length than other visible light, blue light flickers more than longer, weaker wavelengths and this the cause of eyestrain, headaches and mental fatigue for those who sit in front of screens for hours on end. Over the longer term, prolonged exposure to this kind of light can cause retinal damage and contribute to age-related macular degeneration, which can eventually lead to the loss of vision.

How do superfoods help?

The macular in the eye contains yellow pigment that filters out blue light. A healthy macular needs lutein and zeaxanthin, which we get from our diet. The best sources of lutein and zeaxanthin include:

Kale

Cress

Spinach

Peas

Squash

Lettuce

Brussel sprouts

Asparagus

Carrots

A study by Harvard University found that those who eat plenty of lutein and zeaxanthin are 40 percent less likely to suffer from advanced age-related macular degeneration. So, a diet that's rich in leafy greens could really help in the fight to protect your sight .

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Smart Contact Lenses, Do They Threaten Our Basic Rights?

Emerging technology is usually interesting and exciting but are we often more focused on the dazzle of the technology while overlooking its potential risks? Let's take for example the recently unveiled smart contact lens project that can seemly provide a wide range of potential benefits that may include glucose monitoring for diabetes, treating color blindness, and assisting those who develop presbyopia. The technology could even evolve into becoming integrated into a virtual reality or gaming device. Only a few examples are mentioned here but there could be countless advantages to using smart contact lenses, however what are the possible risks associated with them? How could this technology be used to exploit an individual's or corporation's rights to privacy, security and freedom? Just because an individual has the right to use a technology does it mean that we should ignore how it can be maliciously used?

Let me try to put this technology into perspective. Imagine going to the convenience store after a long day's work. You are there to pick up your favorite adult beverage. Once you find your beverage you stand in line and wait to be served at the cash. As you impatently stand there you decide to try and expedite the purchase process by having your credit card and license ready to hand to the cashier. Unbeknownst to you, while standing in line with your card in hand, there is a gentleman standing behind you wearing smart contact lenses with the ability to record. He carefully focuses on your financial and personal information hoping to later review the recording and compile the information to be used for nefarious activities. Cautious as you are remaining aware of your surroundings you handle your cards in a vigilant way, hiding any prominent numbers or personal info limiting risk. As you finally get to check out you quickly and carefully hand your credit card to the cashier for review and processing, avoiding any prying eyes. Unfortunately you are oblivious to the fact that the cashier is new to the job and that he has a history of petty crimes. The cashier, also wearing smart contact lens has devious intentions. This scenario is not isolated to convenient stores, gas stations, and supermarkets, what if there are questionable people using this technology at banks or worse yet within government agencies? This technology, which was created with the best of intentions in mind can now be exploited to leakage identity and credit card theft, or even espionage.

The above may list worse case scenarios when it comes to personal and intellectual theft but what about other more intimate infringements that this technology can be used for? For instance, people with depraved minds could use it to seamlessly record you or your loved ones unassumingly in the most intimate settings. Once they have the records there there is nothing that can stop them from personally using it, sharing it, or posting it to social media channels.

Technology and innovation is fundamental to progress but it is essential to analyze the entire scope of use that the technology provides. It is crucial to take a deer look at the strengths and weaknesses along with any opportunities and threats it may offer. Although new technology is welcomed and it may introduce many advantages it is important to remain critical and circumspect of it. To paraphrase Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, one person's rights end where another person's starts.

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Driving And Your Night Vision Health

If you are a driver it is essential that your night vision is at a level that is safe enough to drive. Many car accidents have been caused on the roads as a result of neglect to get regular eye exams and screenings from optometrists and ophthalmologists. This has led to safety hazards on the roads especially among the older ones with regard to an increase in traffic accidents on the roads. This issue raises serious concerns regarding the importance of eye care in terms of making sure that the elderly are paying careful attention to their dietary habits and the nutritional needs of the visual system.

Most of the problems that refer to eyesight problems and poor night vision problems in the elderly are associated with a tendency to neglect the proper nutritional care of the eyes. A nutritional remedy for promoting better night vision health includes the addition of bilberries in your diet. Bilberries are essential due to the fact that they contain a substance called Anthocyanins. Anthocyanins are essential in increasing the macular density of the eyes and also consist of other essential vision supporting nutrients necessary for better vision health such as Vitamin A and Vitamin C.

Vitamin A has been accredited with reducing the risks for night blindness and this vitamin is a good remedy for improving poor night vision. Vitamin C on the other hand increases the flow of healthy blood circulation to the blood capillaries of the eyes thatby supporting healthy vision function in the areas of the eyes such as the eye muscles and the nerve endings of the visual system. Vitamin C also supports the building of healthy collagen in the eyes; another important factor vital in the protection of your vision health. Additionally, Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant vital in supporting vision health. Also, this antioxidant is known for its ability to stave off the negative effects of free radicals on eye health that lead to the development of eye diseases.

When it comes to protecting your eye health especially in your golden years it is helpful to pay extra special attention to your diet habits. When it comes to improving night vision Bilberry Extract is a good nutritional remedy that supports healthy vision function and improves the density of the macular; which is the part of the eyes responsible for sharper eyesight. Bilberry extract consists of some vital key nutrients which increase the health of the eyes such as anthocyanins. Anthocyanins also contain the key vision supporting nutrients Vitamin A and C; 2 essential antioxidants critical in maintaining healthy eyesight.

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How Bilberry Improves Macular Density

One of the vital aspects of vision care includes the protection of eyesight from problems associated with poor night vision. Night vision problems are a major issue in America today especially among the elderly who are dealing with age related vision problems related to cataracts and other vision ailments. This presents a traffic hazard as screenings for license renewals in states across the country become rather lax. Due to this fact the elderly may be less likely to visit their optometrists or ophthalmologists in order to determine whether or not their vision is at a level that is safe enough for driving. In the case of lax driving license renewals for the elderly there has been an increase in accidents of traffic accidents as some of these are related to poor night vision problems.

In the elderly there is an increase in the accidents of the degenerative eye disease called macular degeneration. This is due to the fact that due to years of neglect of the proper care of vision health from a nutritional point of view, as well as poor lifestyle habits, there is a reduction in macular density pigmentation. This deficiency in this pigmentation can lead to the development of the age related vision disorder called macular degeneration.

The macular is the part of the eyes located in the center of the retina at the back of the eyes. It is also called the yellow spot of the eyes. This is because the nature of this part of the eyes is made up of carotenoids. Carotenoids are known as the pigmentation found in plants and vegetables that give foods their purple, red, blue, orange and yellow colors. A decrease in the pigmentation of this part of the eyes can lead to a loss of central vision. This aspect of our vision is responsible for helping us to see objects head on and perform important daily activities such as driving, reading, watching television and recognizing faces. There is something that you can do from a nutritional point of view, in order to preserve vision health. You can increase macular density for sharper eyesight and improve central vision even in your golden years.

The key to improving vision health in the elderly especially at night requires increasing the macular density of the eyes. This can reduce the risks for macular degeneration.This can be done nutritionally by including Bilberry Extract in your diet. Bilberry extract helps to increase vision health and improvements macular density. Additionally, it is responsible for maintaining healthy tissue in the eyes. It also plays a role in improving blood circulation in the eyes. 2 Key factors vital in staving off vision problems related to the aging process in the elderly.

When it comes to staving off vision conditions associated with poor night vision problems the solution to this problem lies in correcting nutritional deficiencies in the visual system. These are associated with a decrease in macular density pigmentation. From a nutritional point of view, the addition of Bilberry Extract to your diet can help to improve vision health, increase macular density and stave off eye health problems in the elderly related to poor night vision and the negative effects of aging on the elderly. This nutritional remedy is not only one of the keys in improving night vision but also in staving off eye diseases associated with the aging process such as macular degeneration.

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Understanding Eye Anatomy – Function Of The Cililary Muscle

The eyes are one of the most essential parts of the human body that we rely on and depend on for carrying out all of our daily activities. The eyes consist of a series of layers or parts. The first layer of the eye is called the sclerotic. This layer is the outer part of our visual system. The second layer is referred to as the choroid. This part of the eyes is also called the middle layer of the eyes. The third part of the eyes is called the retina. This part of the eyes is also referred to as the inner layer of the eyes. One of the essential parts of the eyes is called the ciliary muscle. Therefore, here is the role that the ciliary muscles play in helping us to see clearly.

The ciliary muscle is located behind of the iris. The role played by the ciliary muscles is in the process of accommodation. This is defined as the action of the various eye muscles that control the shape of the eyeball and the lens so we can see distant objects and near objects clearly.The ciliary muscles are also referred to as the focusing muscles of the eyes that play a role in changing the shape of the lens depending on the type of visual activity we are engaging in. For instance, when we are focusing on close up objects such as our smartphones, digital devices and computers, or performing any kind of near work such as reading, studying or typing, the ciliary muscle contracts and the size and shape of our eye lens becomes round. However, in the case of looking at distant objects in such an activity like driving our ciliary muscle relaxes and the shape of the lens becomes flat.

Therefore, this eye muscle is primarily responsible for the focusing mechanism of the eyes and helps us to focus on objects close by and also on other objects in the distance. In the process of performing a lot of close up work our ciliary muscle becomes subjected to a great deal of stress, strain and tension in the visual system. This is due to the fact that the nature of close up work causes this focusing muscle to remain continuously in a constant state of contraction. This accumulation of tension in the eyes can wear this muscle out. And with the process of aging this muscle begin to lose its flexibility theby contributing to the weakening of this eye muscle. As a result, this eye muscle responsible for the focusing ability of the eyes loses its strength and becomes weak thereby contributing to poor eyesight and the development of vision conditions.

An eye exercise program to improve your vision naturally can restore the flexibility and the focusing power of the eyes. This is a sign of the wonderful resilience of the human eye for healing and repair. The regular and diligent practice of these techniques can strengthen the visual system and restore its ability to perform important vision functions such as the ability to focus on near objects and far objects clearly. Ultimately, with the practice of these easy, simple and fun eye exercise techniques you can achieve better natural vision without glasses.

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Eye Exercises To Improve Your Vision The Easy, Simple And Natural Way

Our eyes mean a great deal to us before we need to give them the necessary care and treatment that ensures the protection of our vision health. One of the ways that we can accomplish this goal is through the practice of eye exercise techniques that are designed to upgrade the visual system and heal our eyes from vision conditions. While there are people who are skeptical about such a program many people can testify about the effectiveness of these techniques designed to help you improve your vision naturally. If you are suffering from vision conditions such as nearsightedness, farsightedness or astigmatism then there is something in this program for you to solve your vision problems due to the fact that such a program is customized to suit your individual needs. This is due to the fact that there are a specific set of techniques for each specific vision condition. Therefore, if you are suffering from nearsightedness there is a specific set of techniques to help you solve that vision problem. The same principle applies to conditions such as farsightedness and astigmatism. This is quite essential due to the fact that everyone's visual system is unique and requires a specific vision correction solution. Therefore, here are some different eye exercise techniques that you can put into practice to improve your vision naturally:

This eye exercise technique is called the tromboning technique. This technique utilizes eye exercise movements that are designed to improve distance and also near vision. This technique involves holding a pencil at arm's length as you slowly bringing the pencil in to the point that it touches the tip of your nose. As you hold the pencil at arm's length focus on a small detail or point on that pencil. This can be a letter or number and as you bring it into touch the tip of your nose maintain your focus on that detail on that pencil. Then, let the pencil drop to your lap after it Touches the tip of your nose. Then repeat the same routine for about 3 sets of 10 repetitions each.

Here are some of the benefits of this eye exercise technique: This eye exercise technique increases the focusing power of the eyes and it is helpful in improving nearsightedness and farsightedness as well. It also improves the flexibility of the eye muscles responsible for helping us to see near and distant objects clearly. This is a useful technique if you want to improve your ability to focus on objects in the distance as this technique improves distance vision.

Eye exercises are a series of techniques that are used to upgrade the visual system naturally. In a natural program of eye exercises these techniques are customized to suit your own individual needs due to the fact that people have a unique vision correction needs and everyone's visual system is different. Therefore, it is helpful to find a vision improvement program that matches your own individual needs. With the diligent practice of these techniques that help to improve your vision naturally, you can achieve a better natural vision without the hassles and inconveniences associated with the traditional methods of vision improvement.

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Improve Your Vision With Affirmations For Better Eyesight

One important aspect of a natural vision improvement program includes a positive mindset that keeps you on track with your vision improvement goals. This aspect of the program helps you to persevere and become motivated to make it to the successful completion of your goals. What exactly are affirmations? Affirmations are defined as statements about yourself that focus on the end positive results that you want to achieve from your goals. Such statements are helpful as they are a good way to keep your mental thought process on a positive wavelength. They also release whatever limiting thoughts about your goals you may be harboring unconsciously in your mind. A motivational guru once said that success is 80% mental attitude and 20% action. This statement shows you just how vital having a positive mindset is in terms of achieving your goals and doing the things that you need to do to persevere with them to arrive at the finish line successfully. If you want to become successful at anything in life, if you do not believe that you can do it no matter how hard you try or how good you are at something you will never succeed at that goal.

In terms of your pursuit of a program of eye exercises, positive affirmations play an important role in the healing of the visual system. This is due to the fact that there is a mind body connection and the thoughts that we think do have an impact on the health of our body. When it comes to pursuing such a program, you should not disregard doing the necessary things that you can do to maintain a positive mindset. This is due to the fact that this can speed up the progress of your program and put you on a positive path to the successful completion of your goals.

Here are some useful points relating writing affirmations to improve your eyesight so that you can increase your chances at succeeding at your eye exercise program. You should always write affirmations in the present tense. Take for instance, if you say “I will have sharper clear eyesight.” This is like telling your subconscious mind that you are postponing your future in terms of the fulfillment of your goals. A better alternative is written this way: “I now have clearer sharper eyesight without glasses.” Some people may argue and say “Am I not lying to myself because the statement I am repeating to myself is not true in my reality?” The best way to explain this is the fact that everyone has a subconscious mind. That subconscious mind simply accepts whatever you repeat to it like a computer. Therefore, if you say that you have poor eyesight you are saying to your subconscious mind that you have accepted the limitation of poor eyesight. This is due to the fact that your subconscious mind does not know the difference between what is real and what is not real. if you repeat that negative statement about having poor eyesight long enough, your subconscious will create negative situations and circumstances for you to have poor vision. Therefore, since your thoughts create your own reality and whenever you think positive thoughts you attract positive things to yourself; it certainly makes more sense to think positively about your eye health.

Here are some examples of positive affirmations for better vision: I have perfect eyesight, I can see clearly without my glasses, my vision is improving every day. You can create your own affirmations, but always remember to repeat them in the present tense and you can also repeat them often on a daily basis for best results.

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Computers, Digital Devices And The Protection Of Your Eye Health

In today's society the use of technology is a major aspect of our lives. We spend numerous hours on our computers, smartphones and digital devices such as laptops, tablets and iPads. The problem with close up visual activities is the fact that our eyes are not used to remaining in one position for a long period of time but function in a healthy way when they are moving around on a regular basis. Near point work places a lot of stress on the ciliary muscles of the eyes; the eye muscles that are responsible for the ability of the eyes to focus on different distances. When we are focused on close up visual activities like reading, studying, using our smart phones or our computers, this muscle is always in a state of contraction and it is exposed to a reasonable amount of stress and strain. This can weak the focusing power of the eyes and lead to poor eyesight. This can also lead to eye strain and fatified eyes. Therefore, it is good to get into the habit of learning how to relax the eyes. This can be accomplished by practicing good visual habits that soothe the eyes and treat eye strain in the visual system. Here is some information concerning the practice of these eye strain relieving techniques.

You can relieve eye strain by applying this acupressure technique. With both of your middle fingers apply a gentle massage to the Occipital region which is the area right behind the back of the head where the top of the neck meets the bottom of your skull. With both middle fingers apply a gentle massage around this entire region. Here is another acupressure technique to tie eye strain. Identify 2 key acupressure points which are located at the inner side of the eyebrows. Apply both thumbs to this region with a pressing massage. Perform 1 set of 10 repetitions around this particular area.

Find an acupressure area by drawing a straight vertical line from the pupil of your eyes to the area of ​​your cheek bones and also draw a horizontal line from the side of your nose across this region. The point at which these 2 acupressure points meet is called the Shibai acupressure point. Using your index fingers and your thumbs for support along the area of ​​your cheek bone, proceed to massage this area with a circular movement for 1 set of 10 repetitions.

In spite of the challenges that are associated with the excessive use of technology, there are a variety of acupressure techniques that you can put into practice to relieve eye strain and relax the eye muscles. These relaxation exercises help to release stress and tension in the visual system from too much close up work. By taking periodic breaks from your close up work to practice these techniques on a regular basis, you can do the things you need to do to tie eye strain; one of the main keys to improving vision health.

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How To Avoid Common Contact Lens Mistakes

Wearing contact lenses is a convenient way to correct vision problems such as nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism. Many people like the fact that this vision aid helps to eliminate the use of cumbersome glasses that can at times become quite annoying to wear. This can be the case in circumstances whereby they fog up when the weather is humid or droplets fall on your eyes when it rains. However, there is an aspect regarding the use and care of this vision aid that does require extra special care when it comes to maintenance. Often, in the beginning when you first start using this vision aid there is a possibility that you would be careful about cleaning, disinfecting and replacing your contact lenses. However, as time goes by, and as your schedule becomes busy, it is actually quite easy to forget certain aspects of the care, use and maintenance of this vision aid. Take for instance, some people may forget to take their contact lenses out of their eyes before going to bed or others may simply make the mistake of cleaning their contacts with water instead of using the special cleaning solutions provided to them for the proper hygienic care and use of their lenses. Therefore, here are some common mistakes made by contact lens wearers and what you can do to correct these mistakes:

1 You Forget To Clean the Lens after each use: As much as this may sound like a hassle, in order to maintain the proper hygienic use of your contact lenses, after each use you should rinse your lenses out with fresh solution and allow it to dry. There is a reason why this is necessary. If this safety protocol is not taken a little layer of bacteria called biofilm can build up at the bottom and this can cause you to develop an eye infection.

2 Never Clean Your Lenses With Water: The CDC (Centers for Disease Control), warns that contact lenses washed in water can actually cause soft contact lenses to change shape, swell and stick to the eye. This can also cause corneal scratches that create a breeding ground for germs that give way to eye infections. The CDC also warns never to wear this vision aid while swimming, showering or in a hot tub. Instead, eye care practitioners advise that you should always use fresh solution when you clean out your contact lenses and then you can leave them out to dry.

3 Failure to Practice Proper Hygiene Before Lens Use: Before you reach for your contact lenses make sure that you wash your hands before doing so. Failure to practice proper hygiene in terms of washing your hands could result in lingering bacteria on dirty hands that can spread to your contact lenses.

While the use of contact lenses comes with some benefits it also comes with some major inconveniences as well. This is due to the fact that failure to practice proper hygiene in the care and use of your contact lenses can result in bacteria forming on your contact lenses. This leads to contact lens complications such as eye infections, corneal scratches and eye infection. These problems can be triggered by following the proper safety measures to protect your vision health.

Are you tired of the hassles, inconveniences, and not to mention, the frustrations involved in the maintenance and replacement schedules of your contact lenses? If you are you may want to consider trying a natural alternative vision improvement method to correct your vision problems such as an eye exercises program. With a program of eye exercises to improve your vision naturally, you get easy and simple to perform eye exercise techniques that are effective in improving your vision naturally. These come without the frustrations associated with keeping up with annoying maintenance and replacement schedules for your contact lenses. The good thing about this program also is the fact that it requires only a tiny percentage of your time to practice the techniques. These techniques take only minutes a day. With a little bit of diligence and consistent practice these effective eye exercise techniques lead to better natural vision without glasses.

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How The Eyes Can Be Compared To A Camera

In many ways the eyes can be compared to a camera. There are certain parts of the eyes that function in a similar way that a camera works. The cornea of ​​the eyes for instance, which is also called the clear window surface of the eye, through which light reflected from objects is let in, functions like the focusing mechanism of a camera lens. Therefore, a camera consists of a lens that focuses light into an image that is later processed as a clear picture. Here are some other similarities between the camera and the human eye: the camera consists of a part called the diaphragm. The diaphragm is responsible for controlling the amount of light that enters the lens, and like the pupil of the eyes, has a small opening to let the light in so that the right amount light is received to form a clear picture. The part of the eyes that serves this particular function is the pupil which is the dark circle that is found in the center of the eyes. The pupil, like the diaphragm of a camera, regulates the amount of light that is allowed into the eyes. Our pupil gets smaller in size when we are exposed to bright light and it expands or becomes larger when there is little light.

The light rays on the camera are actually formed on a part called the iris film. In the case of the human eye light rays fall on the retina forming an image or a picture in that part of the eyes which is located at the back of the eyes. Both the eyes and the camera have a sensory processing mechanism. In the eyes this system is described as rods and cones and this part of your visual system represents the front end of the camera used to process images. Due to the fact that light rays have a tendency to bend, the images that fall on both the eyes and the camera are inverted. In the case of the human eyes images have to be converted through electrical impulses via the optic nerve where the brain then makes sense of these images and converges them to normal images that are right side up.

Like an expensive camera you value your eyes as one of the most precious organs in the human body. Due to your appreciation for the value of this important sense, much in the same way that you would take care of an expensive camera, handle it with care and ensure that you never drop it, break it, or damage it, when it comes to your eyes would not you want to treat this precious sense of sight with the same level of care in terms of its use?

In terms of an eye exercise program to improve your vision naturally think about this program as the manual that shows you how to take care of your eyes. Much in the same way that you would take care of a camera so that it functions efficiently and serves you well for a long period of time. The camera has a manual instructing you on the means of its operation for taking pictures and producing video film. In the case of the eyes you have at your disposal an eye exercise manual that shows you what to do to protect your eyes. This program shows you how to safeguard your eyes from age related vision problems, how to relate eye strain and you get a series of eye exercise techniques that are simple, easy and user – friendly. These instructions show you how to exercise your eyes for better natural vision without glasses. By following the step by step instructions in this manual for natural eye care you can achieve sharper natural vision without glasses.

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Vision Improvement Made Simple And Easy By Eliminating Negative Thinking

Even the scientific community is convinced that there are positive benefits that come with thinking positive thoughts. This is due to the fact that positive thoughts have a creative effect on your reality and affect areas of your life such as health, prosperity, relationships and even your eye health. The scientific community has documented evidence that the power of the mind is effective in helping to speed the recovery of medical patients suffering from medical conditions. A report from ABC news referred to a research study that links longevity and well-being to a positive attitude in life. For example, a research study conducted by Dr. Nil Barzilai followed a group of centenarians to try to discover what was their secret to living to a ripe age of 100. Dr. Barzilai developed a questioner based on genetics and personality traits. The study found a common thread associated with their longevity. The study discovered that they were very positive minded and optimistic about life. They were also outgoing, laughed more and had a healthy way of releasing emotions instead of keeping them bottled up inside. The study concluded that the main factor associated with their longevity was their optimistic attitude to life.

When it comes to improving your vision naturally though you have made the decision to take the necessary steps you need to take to accomplish this goal. However, you came across a roadblock and that roadblock came in the form of negative thinking. So now you are wondering what you can do to eliminate the negative thinking that is holding you back from achieving your goals of better natural vision without glasses. Here is some information concerning this matter:

You may have been thinking about pursuing an effective program of eye exercises to improve your vision naturally. But, the more that you think about it the more you continue to adopt a pessimistic attitude to your chances at succeeding at such a goal. And as a result, you start saying things like this is impossible to improve my vision without glasses because my eyesight has been very poor for a long period of time. Then one negative thought leads to another negative thought and tons of excuses beginning to delay your chances to even begin the program in the first place. Some of these include having a schedule that is so overwhelming that you can not begin to comprehend how you can ever get started with such a program.

You can eliminate negative thinking by making a conscious effort to take ownership of your thoughts and create a steady stream of positive thinking that leads to positive action. This can be accomplished by eliminating any excuses that you may have involving beginning the pursuit of your eye exercise program. Often, we have a tendency to allow the negativity that surrounds us in this world to cause us to move in a negative direction. While it may seem like a challenge to maintain such a positive focus in such a negative world you can tell yourself that regardless of the challenges that I am encountering in my life I am committed to making positive changes in my life that will lead to my success .

In order to make this happen you need to let others know that you are a positive person and that nothing will let you down and that the challenges you are experiencing in your life are really a series of blessings in disguise. Once you have made the commitment to take ownership of such a positive mentality you can start taking the necessary action needed that will lead to your success. This will take some diligence to be implemented as the setbacks you are experiencing in your life may try to throw you off track. But, remember you are the one who is in control of your own thoughts therefore, it is necessary to take positive ownership of them in order to determine your chances for success at your eye exercise program.

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Understanding Eye Anatomy – Function Of The Crystalline Lens

Our eyes along with the skin are one of the only external organs of the human body. Due to this fact, they are quite susceptible to the elements of the weather, environmental pollution and things that are associated with the negative effects of close up work. However, what is quite interesting about this external organ is that in spite of these challenges, the eyes still remains one of the most resilient organs in the human body. Here are some interesting facts about this sensory organ of sight: Even in the case of the eye disease Glaucoma, your eyes have the ability to compensate for blind spots in your vision. The resilience of the human eye shows due to the fact that if you have one eye that has vision problems the stronger eye compensates for this by filling in visual deficits in the other eye. This is also the case wherey one eye has a stronger focusing power than the other.

With regard to the eyes when it comes to eye anatomy the second layer of the eyes is called the choroid. One of the important parts of the eyes that play an essential role in vision function is the crystalline lens of the eyes. Therefore, here is some information concerning the role that the crystalline lens of the eye plays in vision function and in helping us to see objects clearly:

The crystalline lens is located behind the iris of the eyes. The lens accounts for about one third of the focusing power of the eyes. The lens of the eyes serves various purposes in the function of our visual system. For example, like the lens of a camera the lens plays a vital role in focusing images that fall on the retina of the eyes from near distances to far distances. The crystalline lens of the eyes works in conjunction with the focusing muscles of the eyes which include the ciliary muscles.
The focusing muscles of the eyes play a role in the ability of the eyes to focus on near and distant objects which is also known as the process of accommodation.

For instance, in the process of a visual activity such as reading; a visual activity that requires close up focus, the eyes converge, (turn inwardly together), then the lens changes its focus and the pupil constricts. Therefore, the lens changes its focus to accommodate different types of vision activities depending on the type of visual activity we are performing whether or not it is near of far.

For instance, the muscles that are responsible for focusing cause the lens to become flat when you are looking at a distant object. This visual activity relaxes the focusing muscles and this is the case with distance seeing activities such as going to the movies and focusing on a theater screen in the distance. In the case of an activity such as reading the ciliary muscles contract and the lens becomes round in shape. This biological action causes light to bend and facilitate near focus.

At a young age, when we are in our twenties and thirties our crystalline lens is flexible in nature. Therefore, it is easy for this part of your eyes to change focus. However, as we get older our crystalline lens loses its flexibility due to the negative effects of aging on the visual system as well as the accumulation of stress and tension in the visual system resulting from many years of close up work. In the case of presbyopia for instance, at age 40 our eye's hardens and its ability to focus on near and far objects is clearly greatly reduced. In this case, our vision becomes weak and we are not able to see near objects as clearly as we are able to see distant objects.

When it comes to the resilience of the amazing human eye there is an application for the practice of an eye exercise program to improve your vision naturally here. The pursuit of such a program in this respect, as eye exercises, can work in strengthening the eye muscles and improving the focusing ability of the visual system so that the eyes can retain their ability to focus on near and distant objects clearly as a result of the process of accommodation.

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