The eyes do not exist in solitude. They stand for part of a whole - the complete and entire you exerting and acquiring a robust influence on and from the mind and body.
All ingredients of the visual system - your eyeballs, the lens, the retina, cornea, fovea and other parts of the eyes, the neurological path to the visual cortex and the brain itself- are extremely sophisticated and hence have to have a great amount of accuracy and control to operate properly. Considering it operates in this way it is very susceptible to stress, emotional tension and tiredness of any kind, irrespective of whether its bodily, emotive or psychological. Nutritional standards also play an important role in determining the functioning of your visual system.
A holistic model of how to improve your eyesight
includes these three components:
1. Physical eyesight
2. Inner seeing
3. Emotional eyesight
1. Physical eyesight is a hell of a lot more than just twenty twenty vision. In truth there are 3 important sight skills.
In the first step, your mind does the job of filtering out unnecessary information from your total field of view and allows you to focus on what you decide to focus on. (SKILL ONE: Peripheral Awareness and Central/Peripheral Balance)
Following this first step, your eyes carry out the process of visual focus, where you are able to see one particular object with precision and clarity. This second skill is that of Convergence
After this, your eyes take action through specific muscular contractions that allow you to achieve a state of clear focus. (SKILL THREE: Accommodation/Focusing)
During these steps, the muscles of the eyes need to be free of tension and strain.
Tension, stress and imbalance in any of the three visual skills can lead to other visual difficulties in addition to focusing problems. Some of the more common such difficulties are: eyestrain and fatigue, headaches, glasses and contacts never feeling right, difficulty concentrating, poor eye-hand coordination and depth perception and eyes always feeling tired.
2. Inner vision is the Mind’s Eye in all its different aspects: dreams, memory, attitudes, imagination. Training your inner vision and mind's eye will take you miles beyond 20/20, by improving your concentration, imagination, memory and ability to visualize and think creatively. You will be able to take control of the images in your mind in a positive way that gives you positive results in the real world. You will replace limiting images of yourself with a clearer and more positive sense of who you are.
3. Emotional seeing speaks about our recognition of the eyes as both a way to express how we feel and a way to connect to other people. Improving your emotional vision is to truly open those 'windows to the soul', giving you the ability to 'speak' with your eyes, with your eyes being in perfect synchrony with your feelings and your body language.
Two important factors that are involved in poor vision include stress/tension and the acquiring of harmful visual habits over time. Some of the conditions you can get from stress and poor visual habits include near sightedness, far sightedness and astigmatism.
You may think that artificial lenses get rid of the problem of poor eyesight completely - since you can see perfectly clearly when you put them on. They don't however, play any role in improving your eyesight by taking away the poor visual habits and stress & strain that caused your vision to fade in the first place. They do nothing to release the underlying stress or change the underlying patterns that caused the problem in the first place.
The best method to natural visual enhancement, is to re-learn good visual habits and discover how to relax your eyes in a way that allows them to function as well as when you were a baby. You can learn to do this by following this link: Vision Therapy Exercises At Home