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How to Improve Your Eyesight – 4 Natural Ways to Enhance Vision

Anthony Gucciardi
May 28th, 2012
Updated 11/02/2012 at 6:20 pm
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Are you one of countless individuals looking to learn how to improve your eyesight? Poor vision afflicts people worldwide, limiting certain daily activities and leading to expensive prescription glasses and contacts. What if there were a natural way to improve your vision, without prescription glasses or fruitless gimmicks? Try these 4 methods that have been shown to naturally improve eyesight. Backed by research and practical experience, these free methods may be the only thing needed to obtain sharper vision.

How to Improve Your Eyesight – Eyesight Tip #1: Eat Right for Sharp Sight

Our eyes require a number of key nutrients to properly function. Without proper intake of these nutrients, some of the other implemented techniques on how to improve your eyesight may not suffice, and poor vision may follow. For sharper vision, incorporate these dietary powerhouses into your daily nutritional regimen:

  • Antioxidants: Beta-carotene, lutein, and zeaxanthin protect the macula (a part of the eye that is near the center of the retina) from sun damage. Along with macular protection, foods rich in these nutrients also have been found to prevent age-related macular generation — a leading cause of blindness. Some of these foods include dark leafy greens, egg yolks, yellow peppers, pumpkin, sweet potatoes, and carrots.
  • DHA (Fish Oil): DHA is a fatty acid that can be found in coldwater fish like wild salmon, krill, and cod. The easiest way to consume DHA is through supplementation. A high-quality mercury-free fish oil supplement will provide structural support for the eyes through strengthening cell membranes.
  • Pure water: Water is beneficial for the entire body. Drinking an adequate amount of pure filtered water will prevent total-body dehydration, and subsequently dry eyes.

Eyesight Tip #2: Your Eyes Need Exercise Too

If you want to know how to improve your eyesight, just think about how to stimulate muscle growth. Believe it not, the muscles in your eyes need to be exercised too. In fact, it may be your key to optimal vision. Exercising the eyes has also been found to keep eye “floaters” at bay. Here are some simple exercises that can improve your vision:

  • Warm up the eyes: Rub your hands together to create warmth, and then put them over your eyes for 5 seconds. Repeat this process 3 times.
  • Roll your eyes: Starting by looking at the ceiling, slowly roll your eyes 10 clockwise and 10 times counter-clockwise.
  • Focus: Hold a pen an arm’s length away. Focus your vision on it, and then slowly bring the pen forward until it is about 6 inches away from your nose. Slowly move the pen back to its original position. Repeat this process 10 times.
  • Massage your temples: Using the knuckles of your thumbs, gently massage your temples in small circles. Perform the motion in one direction 20 times, and then 20 times once more in the opposite direction.

Eyesight Tip #3: Monitor Your Environment

Many environmental factors contribute to poor vision. Fluorescent lights, computer screens, environmental allergens, chlorine in swimming pools, air conditioning and heating, reading in dim lighting, and constant rubbing of the eyes all play a role in diminishing your vision. In addition, cigarette use increase optic pressure, which can result in a number of damaging consequences.

Eyesight Tip #4: Resting the Right Way

Your eyes need rest. For every 50 minutes spent reading or sitting in front of a computer screen, give your eyes a rest for 10 minutes. Cupping your hands over your closed eyes ensuring that no light is reaching them is a great way to relax them. Be sure to get 7-8 hours of sleep per night for not only rested and recovered eyes, but a rested and recovered body as well.

Of course these aren’t the only techniques available – feel free to share other methods on how to improve your eyesight if any have worked for you!

About Anthony Gucciardi:
1.thumbnail How to Improve Your Eyesight 4 Natural Ways to Enhance VisionGoogle Plus ProfileAnthony is the Editor of NaturalSociety whose work has been read by millions worldwide and is routinely featured on major alternative and mainstream news website alike, including the powerful Drudge Report, NaturalNews, Daily Mail, and many others. Anthony has appeared on programs like Russia Today (RT), Savage Nation, The Alex Jones Show, Coast to Coast AM, and many others. Anthony is also dedicated to aiding various non-profit organizations focused around health and rehabilitation as well as the creator of the independent political website Storyleak

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  • disqus_3BrONUAJno

    Being a truck driver, I am required to have 20/40 vision when undergoing a DOT physical. I have been asking my optometrists to correct me to 20/40 instead of 20/20, and my eyes have responded by improving continuously. I used to have 20/80 without glasses, now have 20/50.
    Think of glasses as crutches, and imagine how well you’d walk if you never gave them up after your legs healed.

  • Anthony Mulroney

    I'll definitely be doing a lot of tip number 1. A couple of my favorite foods are on that list.

  • Pete

    More eye exerceses here:

  • Improve Eyesight

    Great post. However there are a lot more eye exercises that can improve your vision naturally. Those that where mentioned above are just a drop in the bucket.

  • Sheela

    I am a really worried mother who has got a daughter of only 6 using high power glasses +9. She has got also severe squint problem. She is following treatment at the hospital. I am afraid because a doctor just told me that the problem is serious and her sight may become worse later on. Please advise. I don' know what to do. Should I bring her to India for surgery. I want to see improvement in my child vision. She is too little to suffer such a hardship and she like her school. She shows great interest in her studies. Please HELP me out. Please advise what should be done to improve her eye sight

  • visit

    There were times my eyes grew dim from reading a lot, being tired being in front of a computer too long and so forth which made me feel my eyes were growing weaker and I may need to get glasses and after doing the exercises my vision

  • Ed

    Accupressure can be good for the eyes and has been used in China for thousands of years in schools etc. so I understand. It can help sharpen vision and "keep" it sharp through this type of massage which also aids the eyes because of the mechanism involved similar to accupuncture which is a form of aiding nature do what it's supposed to do. In fact, massages are a form of therapy and can help improve overall health but if you do accupressure for your vision you will likely improve it/keep it sharp and doesn't cost a penny to do it on a routine basis once you get the information which you may get through books etc. Some forms of accupressure are better than others so people have to do the homework and find out what's the best out there and possibly do a combination of them. I've tried it and it works! There were times my eyes grew dim from reading a lot, being tired being in front of a computer too long and so forth which made me feel my eyes were growing weaker and I may need to get glasses and after doing the exercises my vision went back to normal. Hope this helps someone out there.

    • Ed

      My bad spell error I meant Acupressure /Acupuncture. Last but not least you can find some good links about it by googling for it and I even found some videos on youtube that don't seem to be too bad. Best wishes everyone hope your vision improves and you find what works for you…

      • Ashley

        After reading your comment about Acupressure/Acupuncture I feel motivated to improve my vision of -2.00 back to 20/20 vision. Is it possible that you could please share with me some links/books that you have used to improve your vision and are safe to try? Your help is very much appreciated.

  • Human

    Alternatives to fish oils for Omega 3,6, 9 include hemp seeds and cold pressed hemp seed oil. Flax is also good but like soya has plant oestrogen's (phyto oestrogens). Unrefined or organic coconut oil is also good for health. Vegans who are looking for a Vegan D3 (sunshine vitamin) could try 'Vitashine D3' but people ideally should have their vitamin D levels checked by use of hdroxy vitamin D test (25 OH test) level checked along with folic acid and vitamin B12. Taking cinnamon and trace minerals will also benefit health.

  • Anthony Clifton

    Acquire large calibre rifle {assault weapon}.

    Use sledge hammer if assault weapon unavailable, or still on parole.

    repeatedly assault TALMUDVISION, justifiably homiciding the biggest eyesore/cesspit on Earth.

    Vision should improve rapidly; …rereading the Old Testament with the knowledge that NO ONE in the Old Testament was a "Jewish", {kvetching} running around being a "Jewish" with a copy of the Talmud, and hating Jesus….No so-called "Jews" in Old Testament !!….Khazars can make EXODUS to Khazaria… SEE !! SI !!!

    Where there is no vision the people perish…Know Truth.

    FREE PALESTINE…Free America…End the Lies. SEE !!

  • Kenneth Norway

    Probably the single most effective way to protect and heal your eyes is to make a 10% solution of sodium ascorbate with 3% borax and use as eyedrops twice per day (30ml pure water + 3ml ascorbic acid + 1.5ml pure sodium bicarbonate + 1ml borax poured into a pipett bottle). The eye-lens greatly concentrate vitamin C while most damage is free-radical related. Glaucoma can be controlled without disease inducing pharmaceuticals with 30 grams/day ascorbate and these eyedrops. If you've already had glaucoma for a number of years, you might need to also use liposomal vitamin C for increased plasma concentration and you can make this youself (see you tube – homemade liposomal Vitamin C). Søy/rapeseed oil consumption is one of the primary causes of macular degeneration by dint of mitochondrial destruction in the optic nerves

  • Kim M

    Exactly how does anyone obtain "safe" fish oil these days?

    One ocean is tainted by corexit & Oil, the other by Fukashima radiation so how exactly is any fish oil safe?

    Even California tuna is coming up positive/hot with cesium and cesium 137, and none of us are buying into the notion of "safe levels for consumption" reports of such are pure and utter hog wash!

  • Bri

    Posture. Most cheekbones are flat, i.e. a flat face. Cheekbones should be rounded. Round out and protrude your cheekbones by obtaining good posture and balance your head a top your more vertical neck. Try the Alexander Technique. Eyes like the more space attributed by the high and protruding cheekbones. They function better in this environment. Smile more to allow the cheekbones to become higher.