- If you get blurred vision, struggle to focus, headaches and trouble driving at night, this is fantastic news…
- In just 15 minutes a day, these futuristic specs could improve your vision
On Thursday I wrote to you about my young daughter’s new glasses.
After I hit “send” on that email, a memory came rushing back.
Do you remember the kid at school with those glasses that had one lens covered in a patch?
I know that’s a weird thing to ask, as I have NO IDEA where or when you went to school.
But in my day most schools seemed to have one of those children running around in the playground.
At my school it was a boy in the year below called Ollie something-or-other.
Even back then I felt a bit sorry for Ollie. In the rough and tumble world of the school playground, an eye-patch is not an ideal look… unless you’re dressed as a pirate.
But there’s a lot to learn from Ollie. Because this is a vision-correction strategy that’s been around for many, many decades.
That’s because it really works.
Scientists in ophthalmological research have shown that covering one eye can strengthen your vision…
This is because when one of your eyes is covered the muscles in your other eye become stronger and more resilient.
Remember those eye exercises I recommended in my last letter?
These are known as ‘orthoptic exercises’. And this is another one of them.
But there’s an even more powerful modern way of using this technique.
If you switch between the two eyes, covering them up in turn, they’re repeatedly forced to focus harder… training them to become stronger over time.
Using this eye-covering technique over a long period, you can gradually strengthen your eyes, dramatically improving your vision and focus.
If you’d like to try this out and experience the benefits in a really easy way, then take a look at these amazing futuristic specs – they do something VERY clever: visual impairment therapy glasses
All you have to do, to improve your eyesight, is pop these glasses on for 15 minutes, perhaps three or four times a week.
There’s another benefit to this form of natural eye-therapy.
Get rid of headaches and eye-strain
Do you ever get headaches? Blurring? Strained eyes? Difficulty focussing?
I know I’ve had times when I’ve been driving a long time (especially at night), or researching medical papers with TINY writing long into the wee-small hours…
I get quivering in the eye-muscles and a piercing headache. It’s like my whole face is tense. In fact, last year I had to take days off work because of eye-strain.
Apparently staring at a computer screen for 10 hours a day is bad for you! Who knew? (It’s my fault, I’m an obsessive researcher and can’t pull myself away once I get stuck into something!)
Anyway, if this is something you recognise, then a visual impairment aid is something you definitely try out, even if you don’t need glasses.
Using visual impairment therapy glasses helps prevent the headaches, blurring, pain and strain linked to poor eyesight. It’s ideal if you do a lot of night driving, work at a computer or enjoy hobbies that require close focus, like sewing and reading.
It’s important you sort out this problem now, because if you don’t tackle the problem soon, your eyes will get weaker over time and eventually the blurring will become permanent.
In fact, one of the best ways to avoid needing glasses… is to use these glasses first!
The difference is that you really only need about 10-15 minutes each day with the glasses on, a few times a week, so it shouldn’t be something that causes you hassle or embarrassment.
Think of it like taking your eyes to the gym – but you’re at home, in your pyjamas, and you’re not breaking a sweat.
This website explains how the technology works. But to summarise…
The liquid crystals that help your eyes
The lenses in ActiveShade glasses contain transparent liquid crystals that switch from clear to dark every 2 seconds.
When the glass is dark in front of the weaker eye, the vision becomes blurred. Then a couple of seconds later it becomes sharp again.
This forces the weaker eye to learn how to focus again – without help from the better eye.
It’s a very neat bit of technology that’s worth checking out. If you go to this website you can watch a little video that explains it.
That’s it from me – now I’ve written this I should probably get away from the computer for an hour and go for a walk.
I will never learn!