Years ago, I had heard about this but didn’t try it. I was as skeptical then as I was this time. So, what am I talking about? Without your glasses, focus on an object in the distance for six seconds, then on an object close up for the same length of time. Repeat the process several times, once or twice a day. That sounds simple, and there is nothing to buy.
Think about it. The promise of improved vision in less than a minute and a half each day. The price was right, free. I thought, why not try it.
My distance vision is good, but I couldn’t read text messages or anything close up without glasses. So, I started the challenge. The process sounded simple enough, but I wanted a way to gauge if my vision would really improve.
Each morning, my wife and I walk about three miles. There is a sign near an intersection on our trek that states, “ROAD WORK AHEAD.” Before I started the six-second exercise, I could clearly see the individual letters on the road sign at twenty-one steps. It seemed the perfect standard for my test.
I counted each step when I placed my left foot down. That might be slightly off based on how I felt each day or how fast I walked one day compared to the next. So, I counted my steps for several days. It was consistently twenty-one steps. That was my baseline.
A month has passed, and here are my results. I counted my steps this week for several days. The letters of the road sign are now clear at fifty steps. That is an improvement of twenty-nine steps. I can now read text messages without glasses. These are my results. It is enough improvement that I will continue with the exercise. I’m starting this week with both eyes open about five or six times, then each eye separately.
What am I not saying? Well, as with any exercise, results will vary. Some people will have better results than others. By doing the exercise, you will probably still need your glasses. I do. I just need them less than before.
Think of it this way, what have you got to lose, a minute and a half a day? It has been worth it for me. Why don’t you give it a try? Better vision is always a good thing.
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