Tired eyes come with lots of other symptoms. Puffiness, redness, a feeling of tiredness, heat or pain, suggesting inflammation. But I’m not going to go into all the medical info on tired eyes. That isn’t what this article is about.
When do your eyes get tired? Usually after a long session of reading, studying, or maybe even some outdoor activity that doesn’t involve close work.
Tired eyes are a symptom of a more general issue. The issue is probably not nutrition, and it doesn’t primarily have to do with close work. The fact that some people can read for extended periods of time without eye fatigue proves that it isn’t the activity itself that causes your tired eyes, but how you do it. Wouldn’t it be nice if you could learn how to work or read without getting tired eyes?
Your eye doctor most likely won’t tell you about this, but it is not a mystery. The solution to this is already known by people seeking the truth. If you misuse your eyes, they will exhibit symptoms of being abused or strained beyond their limits. It isn’t because you’re over-using your eyes; it’s because you’re pushing them to work in a way that is unnatural. The volume of the work is not the problem.
The methods promoted on this website help you to learn to use your eyes without undue effort or strain. If you have tired eyes, you almost certainly have other issues with your vision as well, whether it’s a form of blurry vision or another visual disorder that troubles you when your eyes get tired. That’s no coincidence. Your visual system is quite sensitive to your thoughts and the subtle ways you direct it to function. The eyes are sensitive organs that move many times per second and do a heap of work. Seeing requires a lot of energy, the system has to do a lot of things right for it to work at all, much less focus perfectly and not cause dysfunction or disturbances.
Interested? Read a more complete introduction to the method here.
And worth mentioning, although it isn’t part of the Bates method, the Lemon Juice Eye Bath might be of some relief.
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