Everybody sees an eye specialist at some point. Whether it’s at an opticians or seeing an ophthalmologist, getting our eyes regularly tested helps make sure they are healthy and can warn us of any conditions we may have, like diabetic retinopathy.
However, very few of us realize that we can help make sure the vision test results we get are as accurate as possible. It was Dr. William Bates who first shared with the medical field the discovery that the eye changes under different environments.
A good example of this is having poorer vision when we are stressed and anxious. If you think about it, many of us go into the eye exams worried about our vision deteriorating and whether or not we have to buy a new pair of glasses. This anxiety increases as we age.
Therefore, we want to be in the best mental place as possible for best vision test results. This means trying to be relaxed when doing the eye exam vision test. Another way is to download the free eye chart we have in our resources section and practice at home.
Other ways of preparing for your vision test is to perform the Palming Eye Exercise before going to the vision test. This will help rest and relax the eyes and reduce any strain before getting the eye test done.
You can also perform the Distance Looking Eye Exercise before entering the building where you are going to have your vision tested. This will help relax the eyes and warm them up before the vision test.
Developing on the idea that you can warm up your eyes with pre-eye exam exercises, the Sunning Eye Exercise is also a great way to wake up your cone cells and constrict the pupils fully to allow for better acuity.
Good luck with your eye exercises this week and happy healing!
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I can certainly vouch for this. My vision has improved significantly since I started doing eye exercises.
That’s great that you have seen such improvements with your eyesight and still improving from what i see. I enjoyed reading your website and good luck continuing to improve your eyesight!
I didn’t know that stress can cause poorer eyesight and that being relaxed during an eye exam is important to accurate results. One of my friends from my book club is needing to get a driver’s license screening soon for her eyes. I’ll make sure to tell her to mentally and physically relax before going to get the best results.
Lot’s of distance looking and Palming! I hope your friends does well! 🙂
I hv RP n am depressed. Pls help some eye exercises. I m 61 and only found out abt it a week ago. Currently I hv reasonably good vision but I know it will progressively go. I live in malaysia.
Hi Christina, sorry for the delayed response some how this comment went under the Radar. To help keep my work affordable here is a link to one of my latestest coaching sessions in regards to maintaining and improving peripheral vision. This way you can take your time getting to know the material and then reach out when you’re ready for some one-to-one coaching. Once you get the basics down I recommend following the program in “full” everyday for 30 days and then email me with your observations of improvement 🙂 Best wishes, Will Fuller https://vision-body-mind-academy.thinkific.com/courses/awaken-your-periphery-now