by Elizabeth Abraham
‘There are as many hours in the day to use the eyes well as to use them badly.’ W. H. Bates MD
Our eyes, like every other part of our body, function better or worse depending on how we use them. But what are we taught about how to use our eyes?
Virtually nothing. All we know is that when we complain of blurry vision – whether we are 8 or 80 – we are given glasses. When we can no longer see as clearly through those glasses, we are given a stronger pair. Glasses compensate for the fact that our vision is blurry, but do nothing to change the reason why we stopped seeing clearly in the first place. We need to learn how to use our eyes well so that they can function well.
What do our eyes need? Our eyes function better when Continue Reading