Vision Improvement – Is This for Real?

Over the years I’ve read books on various ways to get well or stay healthy. It has been my passion to investigate topics like performance enhancement through hypnosis; past life and
between-lives exploration; mindfulness in the workplace, and animal healing with Reiki. One of the most fascinating has been how to improve your eyesight. I really didn’t think it was
possible. After all, we are told we are kind of stuck with what we get for vision acuity.

I first got interested while living in Germany and a friend gave me a Reiki session in her home. I was so deeply relaxed that I didn’t need my glasses to see clearly for the rest of the evening – about 5 hours. Going home, out of habit, I put them back on my nose and realized something astonishing had happened. That had been the first time since the age of 16 that I could see clearly without them. I began to wonder about the habits of seeing in certain ways, metaphorically and literally. What about the possible muscle memory those teeny tiny muscles around my eyes must have? Why would that be? Repetition? Locked into a particular muscle movement and tension pattern with glasses and contact lenses; beliefs; emotions? What brought the myopia on to begin with? I knew high school had been a challenge. Ok, the entire teen years were, to be honest. Did I want to hide behind my glasses?

As serendipity would have it, books about vision improvement showed up in my life, first in German then in English. I made sure to see an eye doctor to get an up-to-date eye health check and prescription. And to ask if she thought the exercises would hurt my eyes. She didn’t think they would help but also said they couldn’t hurt. Dr. William H. Bates’ book “Better Eyesight Without Glasses” was written over 100 years ago. Fueled by curiosity, I practiced the exercises and did, indeed, improve my visual acuity, much to the surprise of my eye doctor.

Lisette Scholl is a hypnosis therapist in the United States. Her book, “Hypno-Vision: The New Natural Way to Vision Improvement”, is a must if you are considering nurturing and improving your eye health. She delves into the subconscious mind’s part in the healing of sight and the power of emotions on your visual acuity. (I mean, really! Everything DOES look absolutely perfect when you’re in love!)

Other well-respected authors are R.L. Gregory, Aldous Huxley, Harry Benjamin, and Michael Glasspool. Shiatsu, acupuncture, reflexology, yoga and massage therapy are also known to
support your vision. Our beliefs that come with physical challenges were explained in detail by Louise Hay in her book, “You Can Heal Your Life”.

Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT or Tapping) is a fascinating cutting-edge science and art that helps reduce the emotional charge around challenging issues, including physical
challenges. In fact, there is quite a bit of research that’s been done and is taking place right now. One scientist in particular is Dr. Peta Stapleton from Australia.

Eden Energy Medicine has an entire protocol for vision care and prevention of eye challenges. And then there is Qigong for eyesight, as well. Master Teresa Yeung in Toronto, Ontario, introduced me to the exercises that assist in vision improvement. Heather Mosher in Halifax, Nova Scotia teaches Qigong, too.

There seems to be a lot of information out there on this topic. There IS something we can do to help ourselves with regard to our eyesight. I invite you to let your curiosity loose and explore what is right for you and your vision.