Natural Clear Vision is a collection of various techniques and eye exercises that not only teaches you how to care for your eyes, but also how to enhance their performance. There are even exercises for you to de-stress your eyes.
Natural Clear Vision
Causes and Treatments for Blurry Vision
Blurry vision may be a warning sign of eye disease. It can affect both eyes (bilateral blurred vision),
or just one eye (unilateral blurred vision). In either case, it should be immediately addressed
whether it happens rarely or quite often.
When your vision is blurry you cannot see the fine details of an object which can be quite
frustrating. Any kind of vision loss, including blurry vision or even blindness, can indicate a variety
of different disorders, ranging from retinal detachments to migraines to glaucoma - and perhaps
Therefore, if you are experiencing any blurred vision, no matter how old you are, visit your doctor
and get an exam. It may be an important indicator of a more serious condition.
Symptoms of Blurry Vision
Some blurred vision symptoms may affect both or just one eye, and are typically a result of some
other primary cause. Some of the symptoms may include:
- Sensitivity to light (photophobia)
- Loss of peripheral and/or central vision
- Eye pain and discharge
- Poor nearby vision
- Seeing eye floaters or spots
- Itchy, dry eyes
- Bleeding from the eye
- Increased production of tears
- Bloodshot eyes
- Poor nighttime vision
Causes of Blurred Vision
As previously mentioned, blurred vision may be an indicator of a more serious underlying problem.
The list is long, so here are just a few of the more common causes:
- Nearsightedness (myopia)
- Decreased ability to focus (presbyopia)
- Dry eyes
- Refractive eye conditions: may indicate the need for corrective lenses or a new lens prescription
- Cataracts: causes the eye lens to develop cloudiness
- Migraines: blurred vision may occur prior to developing a migraine
- Other eye disorders such as macular degeneration or glaucoma
- Contact lenses: damaged or dirty contact lenses can produce blurred vision
Alleviating Blurry Vision
If you notice your vision getting blurry, make an appointment to see your eye doctor. Depending on
the seriousness of your disorder, there may be a vast range of treatment options available to you.
Here are a few suggestions you may try to get your vision back in focus.
Reading Glasses Reading glasses can either be prescribed or purchased at a local store. Buying off the rack is the
obvious money-saving solution. Try to pick a pair with the lowest magnifying power as possible. If
everyday reading glasses cannot help you, try various kinds of other eyeglasses such as bifocals or
computer glasses, or perhaps multifocal contact lenses will work best for you.
Contact Lenses Using two different powered contact lenses can trick your brain - one lens for near vision and the
other for distance. Wearing different contacts in this manner is referred to as monovision (blended
vision). Monovision lenses let the brain instinctively focus the eyes for both near and far away
Clean Your Eyeglasses or Contact Lenses It's very important to keep your eyeglasses or contact lenses clean at all times. Many times, debris
or oil can accumulate on the lenses and produce fuzzy or blurry vision. Talk to your professional
eye-care practitioner about which cleaning solution best suits you since not every solution is
compatible with every type of lens.
Why Performing Eye Exercises
is Crucial for Good Eye Health
Maintaining your eye health should be one of your top priorities. This is especially true if you spend
the majority of your day in front of a computer screen, viewing a cell phone, or watching television.
How long would you estimate you stare at a computer monitor on a daily basis? This is particularly
taxing on your eyes as well as your entire body.
Even if you are fortunate to have 20/20 vision, it's important to take care of your eyes to maintain
perfect eye health. Most people are not aware that exercising the eyes is just as important as
exercising the rest of their body as well.
The Importance of Performing Eye Exercises
Top eye surgeons agree that eye exercises help the eyes perform both optically and mechanically.
Eye exercises enhance the mechanical integrity of the eye by strengthening and coordinating the
muscles of the eye. They enhance the eye's ability to focus and optically, they develop the optical
imagery coordination between both eyes. This lets the eyes send a precise three-dimensional image
to the brain, which then transmits a signal that lets us view the image.
While it's true that performing eye exercises may not diminish your need for eyeglasses, they are
still quite necessary to maintain good eye health. Your eyes are just the same as the rest of your
body. They require rest and relaxation after constant use all day to adequately repair and make them
Exercising your eyes on a regular basis will help you avoid fatigue after a day's work and ensure
your eyes are always moist and fresh.
Our eyes were designed to perform their best in a depressed convergence position, which means
that 25 degrees below eye level facing downward is optimal. Providing this angle is maintained, it
will not affect your vision. However, when too much effort is exerted to hold a fixed gaze upon a
fast moving object, it's at this point when the internal mechanism begins to tire and eventually leads
In the same way, trying to read in low light causes eyestrain. This is due to your pupils dilating so
that more light can enter your eyes. Chronic eyestrain can result in constant headaches, blurry
vision, fatigue, and the inability to focus while viewing objects.
One of the most typical reasons for eye fatigue is staring at technological devices such as cell
phones, video games, or computer screens for long periods of time. This kind of eyestrain or eye
fatigue is referred to as computer vision syndrome. Approximately 50% - 90% of everyone who
works on a computer is affected by it. Lengthy exposure to intense brightness or glare has a
detrimental effect on the eyes. Also, any task that forces you to deeply focus for a long time may
produce less blinking, which ultimately results in dry eyes. Therefore, try to refrain from reading in
low light or on the go if at all possible.
Refresh Your Eyes with Exercise
Palming Your Eyes Relax your tired eyes. While keeping your eyes closed, cup the palms of your hands and gently
cover your eyes without applying pressure to your eyeballs.
Practice Focusing Focus on a particular item far away for approximately 30 seconds. While trying to sustain your
focus, rapidly blink your eyes numerous times. Then, focus on something near you for 15 seconds.
While trying to sustain your focus again, rapidly blink your eyes several times. Repeat 10 times.
Roll Your Eyes Roll your eyes in a clockwise motion, and then roll them counterclockwise. Do this every 30
minutes. This exercise especially helps people who sit in front of a computer screen for long periods
Top 3 Ways to Naturally Improve Vision
In today's world, our eyes are constantly being pushed to the limit by staring at small text and
images on cell phones, computer screens, and televisions. This predictably leads to eye fatigue and
increased age-associated vision problems. However, just because we grow older does not
necessarily mean our eyesight must diminish as well. Here are the top three ways to improve vision
and keep your eyes sharp as you age.
1. Your Eyes Need Exercise
Try these simple exercises to help you maintain good vision and ward off those irritating eye
floaters. Perform these eye exercises upon waking and just before bedtime, or any other time your
eyes feel tired. Make sure your mood is relaxed and your hands are thoroughly washed. By
exercising your eyes daily, you will begin to see optimal results in as little as one month.
- Warm up your eyes. Vigorously rub your hands together to generate heat. Place your hands upon
your eyes for at least five seconds. Repeat the process three times.
- Eye roll. Begin by looking upwards and proceed to slowly circle your eyes ten times clockwise,
and then ten times in a counterclockwise motion.
- Focus your eyes. Grab a pencil and hold it at arm's length while focusing your eyes upon it. Then,
slowly bring the pencil closer to you until it reaches approximately six inches from your face. After
that, slowly move it away while maintaining focus on the pencil. Repeat ten times.
- Temple massage. Massage both your temples by using the knuckles on your thumbs. Massage
twenty times in one direction and then twenty times in the other. Repeat the same motions midway
over the eyebrows, then underneath the eyes on either side of the bridge of your nose.
- Give yourself a mini-nap. Gently tilt your head backwards while closing your eyes. Relax and rest
for a minimum of three minutes.
2. Modify Your Diet for Optimal Eyesight
Enhance your eyesight by eating the proper diet. Our eyes need various nutrients in order to
perform their best. Here are the specific nutrients our eyes require on a regular basis to stay healthy.
- Antioxidants including lutein, beta-carotene, and zeaxanthin, all help to shield the macula from the
harmful rays of the sun. These specific antioxidants come from such foods as egg yolks, carrots,
sweet potatoes, pumpkin, yellow peppers, and dark leafy green vegetables. Do you see the color
patterns? The most recent research studies illustrate the importance of consuming green and yellow
vegetables to help discourage age-associated macular generation which is the primary cause of
- Foods abundant in lecithin, cysteine, and sulfur help protect the eye's lens from forming cataracts.
Superb food choices include shallots, capers, onions, and garlic.
- Foods rich in anthocyanin including goji berries, grapes, and blueberries all contain antiinflammatory and antioxidant properties that help to improve vision.
- A fatty acid called DHA is present in coldwater fish such as cod, mackerel, sardines, and wild
salmon. DHA is effective in providing the structural support needed for cell membranes which
boosts the overall health of the eyes.
3. Give Your Eyes Some Much Needed Rest and Relaxation
- Throughout your workday, give your eyes a short breather once every hour. Take ten minutes to
rest your eyes for every fifty minutes you spend reading or sitting in front of a computer screen. If
your eyes feel extra fatigued, place refreshing cucumber slices over both your eyelids while lying
- Adequate rest/sleep is vital for good eye health. Sleep lets your eyes completely repair and recover
from the wear and tear of everyday living. Inadequate sleep will likely weaken your vision over
time. Therefore, getting eight hours of sound sleep a night is essential to keeping your eyes strong
Understanding the Differences of
Farsightedness and Nearsightedness
A good number of people have difficulty recognizing the difference between farsightedness and
nearsightedness and exactly how those differences relate to their eyeglass choices and overall
vision. Farsightedness and nearsightedness are entirely two different vision problems and have
many distinctions between them.
Farsightedness is referred to as hyperopia while nearsightedness is known as myopia. The key
biological difference between the two is that in hyperopia, the images are focused in the rear of the
retina instead of on top of it; in myopia, the viewed images are focused in front of the retina instead
of directly on it.
How Farsightedness and Nearsightedness Affects Your Vision
If you are nearsighted (myopic) items nearer to you appear clearer while items viewed farther away
appear blurry. When looking at something far away such as a blackboard, television, or a street sign,
you may notice you are squinting in order to see it clearly. Many nearsighted students find
themselves squinting when trying to read the blackboard. Nearsightedness typically begins during
childhood and often runs in families. It has a tendency to worsen at a steady pace until the person
reaches their twenties, when at that point it begins to stabilize to some extent.
When someone experiences farsightedness (hyperopic) they may find it easier to read a book by
holding it farther away. Also, it may be hard to read words on medicine labels or fine print. A
billboard down the road may be easier to read than one close by.
Children typically outgrow mild cases of farsightedness as soon as their eyes develop into adult
size, since farsightedness stems from the eye lens being too short. By the time a child reaches the
age of five, their eye volume virtually doubles and lengthens by as much as one-third since they
Farsightedness and nearsightedness can both be bothersome and interfere with school, work, and
safe driving standards along with the overall quality of life. Enduring uncorrected vision, no matter
if you are farsighted or nearsighted, will quite frequently lead to chronic headaches and irritating
eyestrain. Furthermore, if you fail to correct your vision problems with the appropriate eyeglasses
or contacts, your level of vision will inevitably deteriorate at a much quicker pace. Call your
optometrist as soon as possible to get a complete eye exam if you are experiencing any of these
How Farsightedness and Nearsightedness are Corrected
Both farsighted and nearsighted vision may be corrected with prescription eyeglasses, contact
lenses, and many times laser refractive surgery.
Being either farsighted or nearsighted does not invariably determine the type of glasses you may
wear or whether or not you can readily wear contacts. Providing your optometrist gives you the
green light for contact wear, you may choose either one. Primarily, this determination will depend
on the shape of your eye and astigmatism.
Selecting the best pair of glasses or making the choice between glasses or contacts, will greatly
depend on your specific lifestyle. Deciding factors include how comfortable you are wearing either
glasses or contacts, how sports oriented you are, and how concerned you are with your appearance.
The decision is solely yours as long as you get approval from your optometrist.
Causes and Treatments of Poor Night Vision
Millions of people have problems seeing at night. Poor night vision may result from a number of
factors. Many times, night vision problems may be easily treatable. Other times, however, the issues
are more serious in nature.
Frequently with age, our vision tends to decline - especially night vision. Quite often, vision
problems due to aging are caused by presbyopia (farsightedness that typically occurs in middle and
old age). Problems with night vision could be an early indication of cataracts, and therefore
corrected with cataract surgery. Other night vision concerns including light glares, halos, and night
blindness, may stem from such issues as vitamin deficiency, congenital problems, or perhaps
Frequent Causes and Treatments of Poor Nighttime Vision
Vitamin A and Zinc Deficiency Vitamin A is an essential component for retina health. Although vitamin A deficiency rarely causes
poor night vision or actual night blindness, it is frequently seen in patients suffering from Crohn's
disease, cystic fibrosis, pancreatic insufficiency, or celiac disease. Green and yellow leafy
vegetables along with carrots are chocked full of vitamin A. Make sure your diet is sufficient in
vitamin A by eating the proper vegetables if you struggle with any of these diseases.
Zinc is a vital partner to vitamin A. Zinc's presence allows vitamin A to be a more effective agent
throughout the body. Poultry, beef, nuts, and beans are all rich sources of zinc. Consider taking a
zinc supplement if you do not eat a lot of meat or you're a vegetarian.
Cataracts Cataracts are likely the most frequent cause of nighttime vision problems. Poor night vision is an
early indication of cataracts in aging adults. Essentially, cataracts are the clouding of the eye lens. A
decline in night vision is quite often the first sign of cataracts. Several cataract sufferers will see
light glare or halos, particularly at night. Cataract surgery is the likely solution in this case.
Diabetes Diabetic retinopathy progressively deteriorates the eye retina. Decreased night vision may be an
early indication of retinopathy. Another sign of retinopathy is an extensive vision adjustment time
after being outdoors in bright light. Diabetic retinopathy may be prevented by controlling blood
sugar levels through proper diet and/or medicine. Also, laser eye surgery can be performed in order
to eradicate the small blood vessels produced by retinopathy that may damage vision.
Complications from LASIK Surgery Although it's rare, a few people may experience poor night vision after LASIK eye surgery. Typical
problems include seeing halos and glares surrounding lights or other objects. A handful of people
tend to develop nighttime vision problems following LASIK. Discuss your level of risk of
developing night vision issues with your doctor or practitioner prior to undergoing LASIK laser eye
Sunlight Exposure The rays of the sun can be quite harmful to the eye. An extended exposure to the sun's brightness
can affect your vision at night by as long as two days, although is not permanent. When spending
time outside, consider wearing a high-quality pair of sunglasses to protect your eyes from the
intense sun rays.
Retinitis Pigmentosa Retinitis Pigmentosa is a rare genetic disorder that affects people younger in age. An early warning
sign is nighttime vision problems. The disorder causes a slow deterioration of the eye's retina.
For the sake of your vision, it is in your best interest to get a comprehensive eye exam if you find it
difficult to see at night. Visiting your eye doctor is crucial for early detection of a more serious
problem due to poor night vision.