eye exercises for myopiaMany Optometrists  address myopia or nearsightedness using glasses,  but is there an argument for using eye exercises for myopia?

To  understand this question we  should  consider the  beginnings of  nearsightedness, because if we can understand why something happens we  could attempt to stop it from happening again (makes sense doesn’t it).

In our society we are seeing a  significant  rise in short sightedness, and this  is because of the marked  rise in sustained near vision tasks such as  computers, hand-held  devices and reading in general. This jump in the amount of myopia,  particularly amongst children and  teens,  has actually confirmed  exactly what we have actually known for a long time, that a large amount of sustained concentration on close activities particularly screens can cause nearsightedness to occur as a result.

Prolonged concentration on near tasks, which  could occur while studying, reading, working  and even playing  video games, triggers stress and tension within in your eyes. Do it enough and you will give yourself headaches or sore eyes, unless your vision discovers another method to deal with the tension.  Nearsightedness, letting the distance go blurred while close objects remain clear and comfortable, is one such  method!

So, due to the fact that near tension is the major source for a lot of nearsightedness, eye exercises for myopia can be really effective,  especially in the early stages of the problem.  I use a range of eye exercises to manage short sightedness, and we obtain really good outcomes for  some kinds of nearsightedness.  Other kinds do not respond well to eye exercises, so claims that you can do exercises and throw away your glasses are either exaggerated or completely false!

Many of the eye exercises for myopia we have actually use do a good job because they work on relaxing or releasing the strain on vision during  focused near work. They include anything from specialized massaging around the eyes and shoulders, right through to lifestyle modifications such as taking breaks and  looking up when doing close work.

Effective treatment for nearsightedness involves decreasing the strain on eyesight when doing huge amounts of reading or computer  job or games.  It  could  include lifestyle  modifications, taking breaks and looking up  in to the distance regularly,  yet it can  additionally  include specialized eye exercises for  nearsightedness,  along with  often glasses.  Making use of tried and true approaches using the right lenses and/or eye exercises can  reduce or control nearsightedness and  occasionally  even reverse it.  Sometimes it can even allow you to throw your glasses away!

So i you are starting to see the distance go  fuzzy, don’t  ignore it!   Come to Eye CU Optometrist and get the right advice.  We can help you and  see that you  properly  decrease the  strain of excessive computer work and reading.  Come and talk to us about how you can use eye exercises for myopia control, reduction and reversal today!

Behavioural OptometryBehavioural Optometry is an area is holistic, looking beyond the ability to see to include the ability to comprehend and process information via the eyes and visual system.  It is usually connected with kids and developing vision, and for this reason is typically referred to as developmental optometry.

Behavioural Optometry was once considered by conventional Optometry as being somewhere between reading tea leaves and reading palms!  When I started behavioural practice a long time ago, I felt like my fellow Optometrists saw me as weird and eccentric, but much has changed since then.

Nowadays other Optometrists send patients they may be unsure about to me!  In my area on the Sunshine Coast Behavioural Optometry is being embraced by established practitioners and recognized for what it is, a unique specialty or discipline within our profession which can provide real answers to children struggling at school.


Academic Support for Behavioural Optometry

Academics are actually discovering solid support for what Behavioural practitioners have been working with for years, and this has increased the credibility of this mode of Optometry.

Yet it does not stop there!  As a Behavioural Optometrist, I can now supply answers for most patients and many conditions, notably the efforts we’re pursuing to stop the progression of short sightedness or myopia.  This means that we don’t have to sit down by and watch our children’s prescriptions get stronger and their lenses thicker through the years!  Sometimes we can even reverse it, and the principles we build such treatments on are based upon longstanding Behavioural Optometry premises.

Another area which works well is in the treatment of turned eyes and lazy eyes, where conventional Optometry holds few answers and loads of frustration.  As Behavioural Optometrists, we can help the eyes to actually function together.

However, the actual power and attraction of this discipline is in the area of learning disabilities, where we are able to not just increase concentration and decrease frustration in our children, but we could also train them in the skills they need to learn, and hence see rapid and sustained improvement in their learning abilities.

So now could be the time when this branch of this profession is coming into it’s own!  There is a sound and powerful tool that can be used to assist children with learning disabilities, turned eyes, lazy eyes and increasing short sightedness, and this tool is known as Behavioural Optometry!