January 7th, 2012
Do you have poor vision and either can’t afford the insurance to obtain glasses or prefer not to spend money on them at all, you may very well benefit from a Bates eye exercise. This type of exercise is specifically for fixing poor vision problems in individuals without needing to spend all your money on eye care visits. There are actually several Bates exercises that you can do to correct your poor vision, and although these exercises were invented in the early 1900s, they are still just as effective today.
One of the exercises that Bates came up with was called color focusing. It’s easy to do and can be done throughout your day without it being an interruption to your regular tasks. When you wake up in the morning, choose a color that you’d like to focus on for the day. Afterwards, as you move along in your day try to point out or recognize objects of that color. Don’t worry about the shape of the object or even what it is. The object of the game is that you put your attention solely on the color. Do this every day, but with different colors.
This has been known to improve your vision significantly. Another common way to relax your eyes is through sunning and palming. While both of these exercises can be done alone, they provide better results when you do them together. First, you need to do sunning. This is where you sit in front of a table lamp with the light facing your face and your eyes closed. You’d turn your head from side to side as you imagine gazing at a point off in the far horizon. Doing this for about 3 minutes should relax your eyes and prepare them for palming.
December 30th, 2011
Hand-eye coordination is the ability to use your eyes to guide your physical activity, and this is an essential skill for both children and adults. However, many people struggle with this skill so the best way to improve your hand-eye coordination skills is to do some hand-eye coordination exercises. You can find ideas for hand-eye coordination activities on the Internet, in children’s magazines, health magazines and in some physical therapy journals. Your physical therapist can also give you ideas on how you can improve your hand-eye coordination skills.
One good hand-eye exercise is video games. When you play video games, you’ll need hand-eye coordination because you’re always looking out for your opponent’s strategies and where his next target is. You’re also trying to strategize your next moves based on what you see in the games. This is a fun activity you can do with family and friends. Jigsaw puzzles are also good hand-eye coordination exercises. Start with a puzzle that has less than ten pieces then work your way up to more challenging puzzles. If you have little ones at home give them some LEGO building blocks and let them have fun with these because this teaches them good hand-eye coordination.
November 26th, 2011
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.