If you have been struggling with poor eyesight for many years for whatever reason, then you’ll be glad to know that there is a Bates eye exercise out there that is just right for you. “What is a Bates eye exercise,” you might ask? Well, years ago in the early 1900s, a doctor by the name of William Bates came up with a group of eye exercises that would eventually be the cure for poor eyesight. Many people with poor vision would prefer not obtain glasses or surgery as a solution. So, instead they use a Bates eye exercise to correct their poor vision.
Believe it or not, when done correctly, these exercises really work. One popular Bates eye exercise includes sunning. Sunning is really supposed to be done with natural sunlight, but you can also use a lamp that has a 60-100 watt bulb. Take this lamp and sit it on a table in front of you. With your eyes closed, position the light to point at your face. If it’s too bright, you can always push it back a bit until the light is tolerable. Imagine yourself gazing off into the horizon as you turn your head from side to side.
Each turn should take about three seconds apiece, but make sure you continue to gaze until you have stopped doing the exercise. This should only be done for about 3-4 minutes. Doing it any longer could possibly damage your eyes. There’s also another Bates exercise that you might be interested in such as the long swing. This exercise works to relax your eyes and it does this by making you aware of all of the things around you. The best way to do this exercise is to obtain a long stick that will act as your pointer during this exercise.
Holding this pointer in front of you with both hands, you should also be standing with your feet at shoulder length. As you stand in this position, move from side to side gently. As you do this, lift your heel up off of the floor. Turn your upper body in a way that your head and shoulders are moving in the same direction as you when you move from one side to the other. Gaze at the tip of the pointer while it is still in front of you being held with both hands, and as you move from side to side.
Remember that your pointer should be at eye level and as you do this, you’ll suddenly get this feeling of the world turning. You should do this for as long as you like, but not when it starts to make you dizzy.