Read again without glasses a book telling you how to get rid of your readIng glasses

William H. Bates M.D., the grandfather of Vision Training, was himself severely presbyopic. He cured himself and then went on to develop his own methods of Vision Training. In his book "The Cure of Imperfect Sight by Treatment Without Glasses", chapter XX (1919), he says:

"The truth about presbyopia is that it is not a normal result of growing old, being both preventable and curable. It is not caused by hardening of the lens, but by straining to see at the near point. It has no necessary connection with age, since it occurs, in some cases, as early as teen years, while in others it never occurs at all."

Willian H. Bates, M.D.

You can also read again without glasses!

Presbyopia is caused by stress, not age. Consequently, if stress and strain are relieved, the ability to read and see at the near comes back.

Presbyopia - what is it?

If you are reading this, perhaps with the help of your reading glasses, then you have no doubt heard the common explanation. Either your lens loses its elasticity or the ciliary muscle around the lens loses its power. You are told that this is only to be expected as you get older, and by the way, it's not curable. The only way you will be able to read is with the help of reading glasses. A depressing scenario.

How would it fell if you could read without glasses?

These theories come from Helmholtz's paper published in 1855 and Donders in 1864. Helmholtz suggested that presbyopia is caused by hardening of the lens and Donders thought it was a weakening of the ciliary muscle which is the muscle around the lens. This theory is widely believed and often stated as a fact.

So what are the facts?

Hardening of the lens.

Firstly, about 63% of the lens is made up of water and there are no noteworthy change with age. R.F. Fisher and B.E. Retter (1973) concluded that there is no significant change in the lens with age and that stiffening of the lens is not the cause of presbyopia.

Source: Fischer, R.F. and Retter, B.E. (1973). Presbyopia and the watercontne of the human crystalline lens. J. Physiol 234; 443-447

Weak muscles

Concerning the strength of the ciliary muscle, Saladin and Stark (1975) studied the power of this muscle and discovered that the ciliary muscle actually continues to contract after accommodation is achieved. Tamm et al. (1992) concluded that the power of the muscle would be "zero" at age 120, in other words, it has power even greater than that required to relax the fibers that holds the lens in place.

Source: Saladin, J. and Stark, L. (1975): Presbyopia; new evidence from impedance cyclography supporting the Hess-Gullstrand theory. Vision Res. 1(5); 537-541.

Can exercises help you to read?

Your eye care professional will most likely say no, it's just not possible. Since optometry is mainly about selling glasses, this response is understandable. To their chagrin, optometrists are already loosing business with trading glasses now going for a song is drug stores and supermarkets.

Your museum of old glasses.

The prevailing belief is that accommodation (or focusing) of the eye cannot be trained, yet everyone knows that you can practice your golf swing or your tennis serve and expect your game to improve. In other words - training leads to superior performance. This is a concept we are all familiar with. So why shouldn't it be possible in the case with the eyes? After all accommodation or focusing also involve muscles.

Vision training for presbyopia

The idea behind Vision Training is very simple. As mentioned earlier everyone knows that training improves performance. So, the focus of Vision Training is to restore the normal function of the eyes by means of a series of specific exercises.

The problem with presbyopia is that the near point of clear vision slowly creeps further and further away from you. Little time will have elapsed before your arms just aren't long enough. We want to bring this near point backwards so you can once again read clearly at about 15 cm. from your eyes.

The second problem is that reading small print becomes more and more difficult. Usually this is the reason you go and buy reading glasses in the first place. So if you need to train your eyes to read small print again. There are exceptionally effective Vision Training exercises that will do just that..

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"This book really does offer the opportunity to read again without glasses. At first I thought this was a fanciful idea but the book clearly and eloquently gives evidence to back up the claim. It debunks many of the myths around eyesight which, unfortunately, most people see as true. Having the book and DVD together is great as it offers the next best thing to going to an actual workshop. Even through the exercises are easy to follow they are still very effective. The book and the DVD leave you more information about your specific vision condition, with practical steps as to how to improve it."

"If you are prepared to do the exercises in a non-judge mental way ( I.e. By asking how can my eyes improve without laser surgery?) You will definitely reap the benefits."

"I highly recommend this book to anyone."

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