Beginner Morning and Evening Vision Improvement Routine

The secret to achieving anything is to work at it consistently. That’s absolutely true when it comes to improving your vision.

You can make big mistakes with vision improvement that result in wasted time, and worse, you getting frustrated and giving up.

Do yourself a favor and follow the instructions of someone who has been there and knows what he’s talking about. I hope you’re liking some of my own videos too (I’ll have 2 more soon!), but another thing I like to do is acknowledge other people who are doing great work to help people with this process.

See Nathan’s top video on Youtube below, the routine he recommends as you wake up in the morning. This will get you started, or it will get you on track if you’ve been floundering around with this.

What do you think of this routine? Watch it through, and leave a comment below!


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David
I founded iblindness.org in 2002 as I began reading books on the Bates Method and became interested in vision improvement. I believe that everyone who is motivated can identify the roots of their vision problems and apply behavioral changes to solve them. I am into spirituality, lucid dreaming, archery, hang gliding, health and fitness. I own a gym equipment store and gym equipment blog.
David

Author: David

I founded iblindness.org in 2002 as I began reading books on the Bates Method and became interested in vision improvement. I believe that everyone who is motivated can identify the roots of their vision problems and apply behavioral changes to solve them. I am into spirituality, lucid dreaming, archery, hang gliding, health and fitness. I own a gym equipment store and gym equipment blog.

31 thoughts on “Beginner Morning and Evening Vision Improvement Routine”

    1. I don’t think diabetic retinopathy is something he focuses on in his programs. Bates found that eye diseases were responsive to his methods.

    2. As a naturopath & Yoga teacher I believe anything that can relax your system can help, even if indirecly. Diabetics is an extremely stress-related disease.

    1. Indirectly, it may… as eye exercises can reduce tension .. and high tension contributes to high blood pressure.

  1. The best high blood pressure treatment is going vegetarian for at least a month. a drop of 20 points is guaranteed, I even began having low blood pressure since I stayed way way too long on it. If you can’t resist meat, then you’re doomed! your health is in your hands!

  2. Many people are now stumbling across [can Google] Natural Vision Improvement processes. Rationalizing there must be an alternative. Nathans approach is excellent for many and there is something for everyone, Unwrap his You-tube . However individuals vary so [by nature] and have different starting points – for the skeptical or plain curious need to know How? DOES IT WORK!!! For those with hectic lifestyles need to just start! The restorative aspects Palming sunning and [splashing the eyes with water not mentioned] Vision educators remove the emphasis from BAD eyesight to WEAK focusing muscle power and NVI principles and habits guide you back in “easy to do” steps. Some people do want to jump in at the deep end and get started without understanding the relaxing principles underlying the process. Coaches do have a challenge with those who want to do the ‘advanced stuff’ correctly with a TO DO checklist. When you have been introduced to the basics you can do all the necessary things while driving – walking in nature – even up and down the shopping aisles with your specs on! Routines need to be done without glasses. Bates also says see the blur.
    Nathan’s introduction get into a position to see [without specs] the horizon is perfect and works so well. Add blinking to the contrasting shapes and colours within the full field of view and watch-witness what happens.
    Best wishes to all starting the journey to improving your vision skills – towards a goal of integrated stereoscopic vision. Regain perspective in your life.

    1. Thanks for your comments, Christopher!
      I’m curious what you mean about the advanced stuff and the to-do checklist? Do you mean that new people want to do lots of exercises without understanding what they’re doing?
      I find that many people give up too quickly, within a couple weeks, instead of asking, “What could I be doing wrong? How can I adjust this?”. I feel like part of it is we have taught people to have short attention spans, with this amount of technology and so many distractions with it, and they aren’t inclined to focus on something for long enough to get results. But of course part of it I’m sure is I’m not always giving them good enough help to see results right away and be encouraged to continue with it.

  3. Thanks to everyone for all the feedback and encouragement. The reason people give up quickly is not the current technology. It’s the way we have been brainwashed since birth to expect any change within hours!! This comes with allopathic medicine. We feel unwell, we go to the doctor. The doctor gives us the magic pill and we feel better. The same can be applied to vision. We cannot see too well, we go to the optician. He gives us lenses and it’s all sorted until we realise that it only leads to making things worse!! And when we finally find a solution we want it to work as fast as the lenses did! The issue here is it took our eyes years to learn to adjust to the vast array of lenses we put them through so we cannot possibly expect them to CHANGE back overnight!!! Bates does mention cases in which people regained their vision incredibly quickly, so anything is possible but since we are all different we have to expect different times to recover our eyesight. Sadly, once we open our eyes to new approaches we are still stuck in the I WANT IT TO HAPPEN NOW frame of mind, like when we take a pill and the headache goes. Yet, it doesn’t work like that!
    I am still miles away from achieving much. I had stumbled across the above video months ago and I have to admit I didn’t try it out….but I will surely watch it again now and put it into practice. I am not giving up. I know I could see when I was younger and I will see clearly again one day whether it’s tomorrow or in a year’s time or whenever. That I know for sure but at times I get down and wonder if I am missing something! Or if am not getting it at all. Not because I don’t see many results but because I have a feeling that there’s more to it than just doing the exercises. Am I wrong?

    1. Just knowing you have been programmed to want things to happen NOW. Is an excellent starting point, leading your self daily requires daily reviews and a pre-commitment strategy. Journal-ling is an excellent process to reflect on the days achievements. How you rest your head on the pillow before sleep takes over is important for those precious waking moments – being still lets you edit every thought… skip most but all are there to be assessed in due course. Self discovery comes before mastering anything… when did you last do something for the first time? Important things require scheduling – urgent things field fears and sense of being overwhelmed often set up guilt if not done. Life is ever forgiving, on return to balance. Its about the daily journey not the results. We need to become human beings not human doers. Connect and respond to the amazing opportunities presented daily.

    2. Along with expecting instant results, we have learned to expect everything else around us to change without changing ourselves. It’s expecting our vision to change without practicing changes in our daily habits in the way we work, the way we handle stress, the way we hold our body, and the way we look at things. Exercises are necessary to practice, but they are meant to teach you about the small adjustments you can make for the rest of the day. Sometimes a subtle change can have a big effect on your vision in a matter of a minute or an hour.

    1. I would only say from experience that timing is of the essence. For individuals the time has to be right. Good intentions before a blitz on a relaxing holiday is not necessarily a remedy for success. Practice must be done in stressful times during the day. After a podcast or You tube *** again you may feel this is for me. However action is required sometimes out of your comfort Zone, [taking off your glasses – or leaving them off over a weekend.] Action taken immediately [just] START! often works well. Also when practices are in a flow – and routines in place [without glasses] Stop… for a while – rest ponder what to do next while palming between activities.
      *** After a 1 on 1 session with a Vision educator {You Tube etc}- journalise [write down] your emotional memory of the event note expectations ALL within 24 hours. You will be surprised how much can be recalled after 72 hours barely 15% is recall-able. A coach needs feed back – questions arise and easily forgotten. all the practices can be developed according to personal needs. Enjoy your achievements embrace the Method. A good teacher unravels your sense of inquiry and empowers you to experience vision moments. Lets you discover your why – [NOT] start now!

    1. Daniela, I wore glasses very reluctantly for 9 years – 13 to 22. i was myopic with strong astigmatism. My vision educator Michael Ronan in London 1972, directed my vision restoration in 5 sessions in 5 weeks i can remember the final weeks exercise program vividly and i haven’t worn glasses since. What worked for me was chart work and blinking. Back in 1990 i was introduced to AutoCAD computer Aided design packages and within weeks needed to wear glasses, again. I dug out my old chart and within a week had better than 20/20 vision again. by 1993 most of my colleagues were wearing glasses. I started reading up about the Bates Method realized i had only been introduced to the tip of the iceberg. Then started a part time Better – Vision practice a year later. I again needed to apply vision fitness principles about 2002. Now I am working on old age sight again noting my vision improves dramatically after a good night sleep and i still design furniture and residential upgrades on AutoCAD – palming is wonderful its like a shower and a change of clothes in 3 minutes. The best thing is being energized daily by sunlight… walking the dogs at sunrise and sunset. Clear stereoscopic vision can be activated during that walk to counteract the 2 dimensional computer activity.
      So my achievements include working with several thousand individuals. In small groups, adult evening classes Families and weekend workshops. Inspiring listeners in radio interviews. Its possible, U Can do this. Its simple but challenging – requiring a different belief system.
      Finally – yes there was a likely cause of my astigmatism – I was dyslexic; that was another journey i had to conquer.
      I hope that gives a little insight and spurs you on to put more of the vision habits in place daily and understand the principles of staying focused. Fully appreciating the capacity of eyesight.

    2. 8888 – I mistakenly replied to Daniela which has been posted. With a coach / Vision educator 46 years ago empowered me to clear a severe astigmatism and myopia in 5 sessions over 5 weeks. I was recommended to do a lot of chart work . which became fun when i could control blurred vision and double vision. At the time i was being challenged in my architect course work finals doing drafting for 16+ hours a day in 2 x10 hour shifts! Was i stressed – no as i already had meditation on my to do list?
      The cause possibly dyslexia. palming and sunning well in London a 200 watt bulb.
      Now Daily doses of day light / sunlight where the colour intensity at sunrise and sunset energize me… while walking my dogs. I palm when i have done too much computer work . and if that isn’t enough splashing the eyes with warm and cold water works wonders. As a vision educator i have worked with several thousand individuals.

  4. Great input – thanks everyone. Just what I needed. At times I feel stuck in a black tunnel and the posts and comments help me on this path. Thanks again.

  5. This black hole thing! perhaps some of these questions may help you review accurately your weak vision perception / condition! There is a world of difference between minus 2, minus 7, and minus 15 conditions of myopia. Equally tunnel vision may describe clarity of vision in only a small section of the full field of vision. Bottle thick glasses whats wrong with me… mindset – people staring – self image. and utter dependency for a working life style on optical correction. Equally the speed of progress getting there, very disconcerting fear of loss of wide angle vision… memory of how it was, my family don’t understand my grandmother had the same condition etc. I have had several workshops at the Helen Keller institute and always have had blind people in my circle of friends. the use of a kindle with ability to shift font sizes can be a very useful to practice reading without glasses. equally one eye may be considerably weaker than the other – chartwork for high numbers of myopia require reading from a chart with white letters on a black background. Get creative in a word document get anything you like on a flash drive off your computer and get the photocopy shop pay for the black ink!!! chart work needs to be done at different distances I use a Roman font K and Arial K to fit on to an A3 size sheet size of letter on a free way for work at 3 to 6 meters . Small case letters are also useful not the optometrist crazy font style. You do the monitoring. Best wishes.

  6. Thank you so much Christopher for telling us your story. Very very interesting and uplifting. When I lived in Italy I had a wonderful orthoptist who always brought “clarity” back into my vision (I was wearing glasses back then but always for work – used to drive without them, etc. etc.). After I got married and moved to the UK (near London!) my exercises stopped of course and my eyesight got progressively worse! I can’t believe that back in 1972 you found such help and I always knocked on the wrong doors! C’est la vie, I suppose!
    I then started attending Bates group classes in London but I never felt like they helped me much… and here I am now.
    What I like about your story is the awareness that you have about your eyes/eyesight and the knowledge that you have accrued and gained throughout the years. The fact that you recognize what is going on with your eyes and your immediate/automatic almost innate response to bring them back to their natural state.
    Thanks again Christopher for sharing this :0)

    1. Regarding exercises stopped of course! The outcome of Vision fitness routines is that the practices become 2nd nature”? Don’t have to be done deliberately – can become automatic, each activity in your lifestyle requires detail sight seeing tactics. There is a world of difference between driving working behind a computer screen and threading a needle… Central fixing zooming in to detail; Our eyes are designed to see moving objects with a foreground and background blurred. Don’t focus on the problem see beyond [Patch Adams film do you see or focus on 4 or 8 fingers!] connect… see what nobody else sees – memories are combined with emotional content. They are recall able. There is so much to integrate with thumb work and perspective stereoscopic vision which is constantly changing within the rhythm of walking which comes naturally with wide peripheral vision perception. Or we see a series of photographic stills. which are two dimensional usually unconnected with circular thinking processes.
      the profession of orthoptics is closest to understanding the Bates method.

  7. Hello 8888, no my mum always told me what a good birth I had. But I have always been very sensitive and from a young age I always found it difficult to deal with aggressive behaviour. My right eye is the weaker one and my left one wanders up. The exercises at the orthoptist were especially to bring back convergence.

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