In this third and final blog in my Art of NOT seeing trilogy, I will be looking at how our societal behaviors have lead us to have poorer vision than we need have. This is partly due to using our eyes in a different modern day world than they were once designed, poor visual habits and lack of knowledge on this topic.
In the first post, I discussed how we overuse our central vision and underused our peripheral vision. In the second post, I covered how the dilation and constriction of the pupil is not being fully utilized, leaving us with weak iris muscles.
In this post we will be looking at how overusing our dominant eye and underusing our non-dominant eye can be a reason for poorer vision, and, more importantly a way of improving eyesight.
Everyone has a dominant eye which was decided as an infant. This eye, just like a dominant hand, is more efficient than the other. This is a great advantage in the wild when hunting, gathering and sporting danger.
However, today we still have this dominant eye but we overuse it to the point of fatigue. Those of you who have ever gotten a headache, itchy eyes and eye strain will know what I am talking about.
Fortunately, there is a simply solution to help prevent and overcome eyestrain and to help us improve eyesight. The eye exercise that I am talking about is the Obstruction Eye Exercise.
By obstructing the dominant eye from time to time, you are resting it from all the hard work it is doing. The Obstruction Eye Exercise is also working the non-dominant eye, keeping it active and telling the brain it is still an important part of our lives!
Good luck with your eye exercises this week and happy healing!
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