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HOW AND WHY EYEROBICS WORKS!
KEEP YOUR EYES HEALTHY AND FIT WITH PHYSICAL
THERAPY FOR THE EYES
TO LAZER OR NOT TO LAZER, THAT IS THE QUESTION!
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SURGERY OR NOT-- READ THIS ARTICLE!
In this article:
How and Why The Method Works
Dr. Bates' Discoveries
Current Research Of The Bates Method
Dr. Taber's Own Story
Eye-Robics, Dr. Bates Original Course
Learn the cause of nersightedness(myopia),farsightedness(presbyopia), astigmatism, glaucoma, cataracts, astigmatism and all other eye problems. Learn how you can restore your vision to normal using a completely natural process of physical therapy for the eyes.
There is a way to keep your eyes healthy and fit, whether you have a minor eye problem or a severe eye progblem, such as myopia (near sightedness), presbyopia (farsightedness), astigmatism or any other eye problem. such as glaucoma, cataracts , hyperopia, amblyopia, nystagmus, macular degeneration, strabismus (lazy eye), ptosis (drooping eyelid), bells’ palsy, eye fatigue, headaches, dry eyes, light sensitivity or computer eyestrain.
If your vision is 20/20 and the demands on your eyes are not causing you physical strain and discomfort in your eyes, head, neck and back, then you have healthy eyes. If you are not seeing clearly and experience getting stronger and stronger lenses every year or two then you need to consider a healthier alternative.
If you look around you and in care homes, you will find that the “Golden Years” are not so “Golden”. So many older people have glaucoma, cataracts, macular degeneration, ptosis (drooping eyelid), etc. Most all of these conditions are a result of stress which causes lack of functioning and circulation over time. Glasses allow you to see but inhibit functioning and circulation which does not add to the health of your eyes. Wearing lesnses.over a period of time causes deterioration.
The Cause And The Cure
Over 100 years ago Dr. Wm. H. Bates, ophthalmologist, felt there was something wrong with prescribing glasses to patients who came to him for their eyes. "Why," he asked, "if glasses are correct must they continually be strengthened because the eyes, under their influence, have weakened? Logically, if a medicine is good, the dose should be weakened as the patient grows stronger".
So many people experience their eyes becoming worse every year with stronger and stronger glasses or contacts. This need not be the case. If eyes can get worse, then they can also get better. Dr. Bates spent many years and did research to prove his findings
Dr. Bates discovered in the early 1900’s that tension in the mind interfered with the involuntary focusing muscles of the eye. In the normal eye whether you look near or far, the eye automatically focuses where you put your attention. This is called eye-mind coordination. We see with our mind first directing our attention. Vision is 9/10 mental and 1/10 physical. The eyes are tools of the mind. Just as ulcers and heart attacks are caused by prolonged stress (psycho somatic illness), so is the vision affected by stress. These stresses are always accompanied by changes. People moving, changing schools, a divorce, a death, career changes, a difficult relationship. These changes create stress and an element of the unknown which evokes fear. This fear is usually repressed as a survival mechanism and never dealt with again.
As opposed to a medical or mechanical approach, Eye-Robics training is based on the principle of relaxation. Eye-Robics teaches specific techniques and skills for relaxing mental stress, releasing muscle tension and restoring muscle flexibility. Eye-Robics releases the strain that keeps you from seeing clearly and re-educates the mind and body in good seeing habits. Eye-Robics is easy, safe, fun and it’s for everyone, regardless of age or strength of glasses.
How And Why It Works
In the normal eye there are six extrinsic (outer) muscles, four top and bottom and each side and two belting around the eye. The eye works like the camera, it changes in focal length. It flattens for distance seeing and elongates for close seeing. Muscles only pull and relax. When you look into the distance the four recti muscles contract and flatten the eyeball. When you look up close, they relax and the oblique muscles contract and elongate the eye for near tasks. This all happens by your thoughts and attention, eye-mind coordination, that is if you are mentally relaxed.
Complete Program Of Re-Education
Eye-Robics is a complete practical program of visual re-education. It teaches physical and mental drills to release muscular tension, improve acuity, accommodation, coordination and peripheral awareness. It utilizes visualization techniques to develop and enhance visual memory and imagination and stimulates the use of the minds eye, the highest level of visual functioning. Eye-Robics relaxation techniques develop a deep sense of relaxation and well being.
It vision can deteriorate; it can also rejuvenate when you understand the cause. We build our bodies by physical fitness and we can build our vision by this physical therapy developed by an ophthalmologist. Most all vision problems can benefit for the Dr. Bates Method, called Eye-Robics. .
Eye-Robics (the Bates Method) is physical therapy for the eyes. The process allows the muscles to return to functioning and therefore a healthy state allowing good circulation. The benefits are tremendous stress reduction on the autonomic nervous system. Dr. Bates says, ”All vision problems are nerve problems”. So the solution to all eye problems is the Eye-Robics program. Healthy eyes do not have eye problems. An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Eye-Robics teaches you how to have fit and normal vision again and how to keep your eyes healthy and fit for the rest of your life.
QUESTIONS ASKED ABOUT EYE-ROBICS:
Q. Why should I do Eye-Robics instead of surgery? Surgery sounds so appealing.
Ans: Yes it does sound appealing, but when you understand how the eye functions surgery is not so appealing. The fact that your vision can get worse and better due to stress makes surgery not so appealing. If the eye has been changing prior to surgery, what is going to change to prevent it from changing after surgery? Before surgery, eyeglasses or contacts change the focal length of the eye to correct vision. With Lasik surgery the surgeon changes the focal length of the eye by reshaping the cornea. The eye has been lazered to your current vision. Stress happens and the eye changes again so that the altered corneal curvature is not correct: many people end up in glasses again. Having more surgery is not the answer. Removing the cause, (stress) is the answer.
Q. What actually happens in the surgery?
Ans. The Lasik surgeon creates a hinged flap in the cornea using a motorized blade called a microkeratome. The flap is lifted up, and the ultraviolet laser beam reshapes the exposed underlying cornea. The flap is replaced and the focal length has been changed to clear vision or close to it. As many as 98% of patients end up with 20/40 vision and 80% end up with 20/20 vision.
Q. What benefits are there in doing Eye-Robics?
Ans: Because all vision problems are nerve problems, the process of releasing stress benefits the entire body. People with digestive problems are relieved, because the stress release affects the autonomic nervous system. Insomnia is relieved, hypertension, headaches, I have seen skin rashes go away and blood pressure go down, dry eyes come into balance A general sense of well-being is achieved, the world looks brighter and more friendly, emotions are cleared. Clear focus creates a clear thinking mind, and a mind and body at ease.
Q. Is the process of Eye-Robics difficult?
Ans: The Eye-Robics drills are simple and easy. It is fun to allow the body and mind to relax. As you master the simple drills of eye and mind coordination, memory, imagination and visualization, the muscles loosen up and begin their way back to functioning again. It takes some time as we are dealing with the nervous system, releasing stress and building vision. It is like physical therapy for the eyes: tight muscles must relax and build strength and tone through use.
Q. I have had lazer surgery, my vision has deteriorated from what it was after surgery, is there anything I can do, will Eye-Robics help me?
Ans: Yes Eye-Robics can help you return to the vision that was achieved at the time of surgery. The muscles have tightened up changing the corneal curvature. Through relaxing the tension in that group of muscles your vision can return to the point of clarity produced by surgery or better (see case history on website www.eyerobics.net). The relaxation techniques learned will allow you to be in charge of your life and tension. You learn how to manage and release tension.
The Dr. Bates Method Proven
by Current Research
In 1978 a research study was done at the Vision Training Institute to prove the Dr. Bates Method of Vision Training. This study was done by one of my students, Michael H. Mc Clay, in partial fulfillment of his Ph.D. in Psychology at the United States International University in San Diego, Ca.
FACT: VISION PROBLEMS CAN BE IMPROVED OR ELIMINATED!
The purpose of the study was to access a systematic relaxation approach to vision training that treats visual problems as the result of environmentally induced mental stress.
Results of the Study
Over half of the subjects attained normal vision (20/20). The remaining improved significantly. The subjects were balanced between myopia (nearsightedness) presbyopia (farsightedness), and strabismus. Some of the subjects also had astigmatism. Three of the farsighted subjects attained 20/20 vision for reading and distance.
This is the first study on record that shows that presbyopia can be normalized through vision training. This study had a very high statistical score of .01. Most researchers are happy with a 5.0 score. A statistical score simply says that the results were due to the vision training used and not other factors.
FACT: VISION PROBLEMS CAN BE IMPROVED OR ELIMINATED!
The evidence is conclusive that the Dr. Bates Method of Vision Training (Eye-Robics) can normalize vision problems as well as improve significantly all types of vision problems.
I personally have worked with all vision conditions and had significant results in the past 38 years. I can honestly say that of all the people that I have worked with, everyone improved their vision significantly if they did not normalize to 20/20 or better.
I Was Trapped Like A Prisoner
Behind A Pair Of Glasses For Ten Years!
Hi. My name is Dr. Jerriann J. Taber. I am the owner and director of the Vision Training Institute LLC. I have been teaching the Dr. Bates Method of Vision Training, which I call Eye-Robics, since 1973. My Ph.D. is in psychology. I learned about the Dr. Bates Method of Vision Training through a friend who went to a health conference in Los Angles for a week-end. She came home and told me about the fact that a person could take lessons and actually regain clear eyesight.
I hated my glasses and when I heard that there was a chance that I could get rid of them I looked up a Bates teacher in my area. Fortunately I found one and began lessons immediately.
I also had the good fortune to find a teacher who had been trained by Margaret Corbett who was personally trained by Dr Bates in 1930.
I normalized my vision and was so thrilled with seeing clearly that I wanted to become a certified Bates Instructor and teach others how to see clearly once again. I was trained by my teacher the year before she retired.
Eye-Robics is the original complete
Dr. Bates’ training course.
I teach the course as taught by Dr. Bates. I have kept the Bates Method very pure as handed down from Dr. Bates. I have been teaching since 1973 and I can say that things have not changed much since then in regards to any other solutions when you go to an optometrist or ophthalmologist. They still only deal with the symptoms and not the cause.
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THE TRUTH ABOUT SUNGLASSES;
YOUR EYES AND THE LIGHT
As sunny days become more frequent and longer, many people get out their sunglasses or go shopping for the latest style. Why? Do we really need sunglasses? Or do sunglasses represent poor visual habits or just wanting to be fashionable. Sunglasses rob the eye of its natural function.
Eye-Robics offers techniques not only to help people rid themselves of ordinary glasses or contacts but also help people with normal vision get rid of their sunglasses. Sun sensitivity is the first symptom of mental strain.
Eye-Robics focuses on relaxation, on learning new habits of seeing and on changing mental habits which affect vision quality.
BENEFITS OF SUNLIGHT
The sun has many beneficial effects for the eyes. Those of you who have enjoyed sunbathing know how good it feels under the influence of its warmth. Nerves tendons and muscles just naturally let go. And so it is with the muscles of the eyeballs.
Working with light is one of the most important phases for the building of relaxation for the eye, also for the relaxation of the retinal nerves.
There are many people whose eyes are super sensitive to light. This super sensitivity is caused in most cases by fear of light rather than by the light itself. Unfortunately it is a common sight to see dark glasses worn in a lecture hall or other public gathering at night. What started as a fad some years ago has grown for some a necessity. The dark glasses are being made ornate and spectacular in decoration and shape to entice those who have never worn them. There are now glasses called transitions, that do all the work for you. They automatically change from dark to light automatically when you are in the sun or indoors. These glasses rob you of function even more and create more dependence on sunglasses.
SUNLIGHT AND THE OPTIC NERVE
The eye is the one organ in the body that is constructed by nature to receive light. The eyes need light to stimulate the nerves of the retina. Sunlight is the great stimulator of the optic nerve, also a relaxer of tense muscles. If there is tension and fear of light there will be almost an automatic reaction against it and immediately the dark glasses are put on or the shades are drawn. Sun starved eyes are dim of vision, their optic nerves are sluggish in circulation and unstimulated, their retinas are slow in the replacement of visual purple. Such a person when going from a darkened room into the outdoor sun may even feel pain in the eyes which will further convince him/her that the sun is harmful and do severe damage unless the eyes are protected.
Eye-Robics gently teaches the eyes how to receive light. Eyes can be trained by gradual work and a rational approach to the light problem. Once you fully understand that the eyes were given you for the use in light and that the sun is the eyes best medicine, you have taken the first step in overcoming this "photophobia" or fear of light.
Re-educating the mind and eyes to light must be done in short doses, gradually overcoming the fear as you do it. This will give you a sense of freedom and well being. The Eye-Robics program teaches you how to do that.
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