Did you know that there are “tales” being told promoted by eye doctors?
Here is an example, told to many eye patients by their doctors: You need new glasses because, as you age, your eyeball changes its shape!
Yeah, right. The eyeball itself cannot change shape. Just think about this; Your eye socket is made of bone, the eyeball fits in that bone socket…. it will not change shape.
So, no, the real eye problem concerning most people is not the eyeball changing shape, like getting longer or shorter,ridiculous but, what actually happens is that the lens muscles get flabby and out of shape!
How is it that your lens muscles get out of shape?
The iris is a muscle and it controls the pupil. The job of the iris is to regulate how much light comes into the eye. But, it’s not about the iris, it’s about the muscles that change the actual shape of the lens (not the eyeball).
Now, proper focus simply means changing the shape of your lens allowing rays of light that enter the eye to hit the retina with total pinpoint accuracy.
Of course, looking from near point (close objects) to far points (far away objects) takes different focusing abilities.
And, because this comes so naturally it is not even noticeable to you!
So, How Can You Strengthen These Eye Muscles?
Your ciliary muscles (that’s the eye muscles that control the lens) will become weak. And mostly it is from lack of exercise. Now that is a surprise right? Muscles that become weak from lack of exercise. One way to exercise these muscles is: Alternate on a regular basis between looking from near to far. This will increase the flexibility of your eye lenses. Just like exercise increases the flexibility of other muscles.
One of the problems today is near point stress. That is, we are consistently looking at objects that are close (near), like computer screens, iPhones, screens etc.
One rule you can implement right away is the 10-10-10 rule.
EVERY 10 MINUTES, LOOK AWAY FOR 10 SECONDS AT AN OBJECT AT LEAST 10 FEET AWAY.
Near point stress, computer stress syndrome is a big problem in today’s society…. Want to know more about eye exercises? Check it out here, Improve Your Vision With Eye Exercises