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Vision for life | Dr. Meir Scheider
Dr. Meir Schneider is the founder and head teacher of the School for Self-Healing in San Francisco, and the author of Vision for Life. Dr. Schneider was born blind and taught himself to see, and now shares his remarkable findings and results regarding vision and eyesight.
Dr. Schneider explains that your flexibility and strength, including that within your eyes, depends on you. As people have begun staring at computer screens and using fluorescent lights over the years, eyesight has declined. In the 1970s, 25% of children wore glasses. This figure is 48% today.
To combat this, Dr. Schneider explains that there are nine principles of vision that people can improve to aid their vision. First, Dr. Schneider states that people are not relaxing their eyes enough. Emotional tensions and overstimulated vision can cause fatigue of the visual system. Palming is a technique that can be used to relax the eyes.
Dr. Schneider recommends not wearing sunglasses, as they tend to weaken the pupils. He also suggests looking into the distance for four to six minutes at a time throughout the day. This is a great way to prevent cataracts and drain fluid from the eyes. People should also pay more attention to visual details and their periphery. Balanced use of each eye is also important.
People also need better blood flow to the eyes. Unless there is enough blood flowing to the optic nerve, brain, and the whole visual system, the eye exercises will not be successful and vision may be hampered.
To improve overall vision and eyesight, Dr. Schneider recommends blinking often, taking frequent breaks from the computer, and integrating the periphery. Never strain to see. Rest your eyes on a regular basis by rubbing your hands over the eye orbits and visualizing darkness. Don’t let fatigue build up throughout the day. Look out into the distance. These practices will give the eyes life again. To learn more about Dr. Meir Schneider or his book, visit www.self-healing.org.