NATURAL VISION IMPROVEMENT THERAPY – DOES IT REALLY WORK?
As a result of the rapid propagation of the idea that undergoing LASIK or any other form of eye surgery or wearing eyeglasses or lenses are the only ways to treat one’s vision problem, we are now at a juncture where the words “Natural Vision Improvement“are viewed with much cynicism and skepticism.
WHAT’S THE PROBLEM WITH LASIK?
The enormous marketing budgets devoted by the giant ophthalmic business houses have shaped popular opinion and triggered public acceptance of the above being the only alternatives to treat any or all vision problems. However, while most people believe that laser surgery is treating the cause of their vision problem, there is another reality happening here. Laser surgery only compensates for vision distortions and the actual source of vision problems remains unattended to. Most people’s vision problems occur because the six muscles that surround each eye are now out of balance and cause the eyeball to change shape. This change in shape could be either too long (nearsightedness), too short (farsightedness) or off-center (astigmatism). Laser surgery does not address any of this. Instead, laser eye surgery will remove a tiny portion of the lens where light first enters into the eye. This will change the refractory point of the incoming light and direct the light onto the “misshapen” eyeball. While many report wonderful initial results, (Wow! I can see the clock on the wall!), this might only be a short term fix.
WHAT’S THE PROBLEM WITH GLASSES OR LENSES?
When you break your arm you normally have a cast placed on the arm to splint the bones back into place. This stabilizes the bones to enable them to grow back together. After six weeks or so the cast is removed and it is no longer needed for healing.
When blurred vision first occurs, most people visit the eye doctor where a cast is prescribed for the eyes in the form of eye glasses. This cast is left in place for the rest of your life. Eye glasses or contact lenses only compensate for vision irregularities and keep the eyesight exactly the same without improvement – Placing a cast over the eyes cures nothing!
CAN NATURAL VISION IMPROVEMENT BE A VIABLE SOLUTION?
It was in the 1860’s that Dr. Hermann von Hemholtz theorized that there was nothing one could do to improve one’s eyesight and the cheap glasses online were the only alternative. He stated that he did not see anything else that might cause vision accommodation and became committed to his belief that the lens in the eye was responsible for vision changes.
In the 1920’s Dr. William H. Bates investigated this theory and proved that eye exercises, when practiced regularly, could vastly improve one’s eyesight and correct nearly all vision disorders. The majority of the medical community and vision care specialists have rejected Dr. Bates claims and instead have adopted the theory of Dr. Hemholtz—a theory that is nearly 150 years old.
However, off late we’ve come across a few trailblazers who are challenging this age-old belief. One of them being Dr. KK Goyal – Founder of Sanjeevan – For Perfect Eyesight, a natural vision improvement centre based out Mumbai. “Good Eyesight is a function of leading a healthy lifestyle”, he explains. Their proprietary system is based on the concept of holistic care of the eye through natural food supplements, eye exercises and stress alleviation techniques. While most people may have heard about eye exercises and wholesome nutrition being a key component of eye care, many fail to draw a connection between “stress” and their “vision”. Thus, we asked Dr. Goyal to spell it out for us. Here’s what he had to say, “The eyes are connected to the brain through the optic nerve, whose function is to transmit visual impulses to the brain for analysis and processing. Stress on the brain can be transmitted to the eyes, via the optic nerve, leading to a variety of eye ailments.” Over the years, Sanjeevan Clinic has developed a reputation of treating severe and seemingly untreatable conditions byimplementing this very system – These include Glaucoma Treatment, Keratoconus Treatment, Myopia Treatment, Diabetic Retinopathy Treatment, Retinitis Pigmentosa Treatment and Colour Blindness Treatment, to name a few.