The most common symptoms of farsightedness are difficulty seeing and working up close, as with reading or painting. Other symptoms include blurred vision; eyestrain; and headaches.People who are farsighted often also experience an inability to read for any length of time, even when wearing prescription lenses.
Farsightedness occurs because the eyes become shorter than normal and/or the cornea becomes too flat. Insufficient muscle tone in the ciliary muscles that control the lenses of the eyes is another common cause of farsightedness.
Shortcomings of Conventional Farsightedness Treatments
As mentioned above, the only conventional treatments available for farsightedness are corrective prescription lenses or surgery. Both are not without shortcomings, however, and can potentially result in serious complications.
Corrective Prescription Lenses—Corrective lenses in the form of glasses or contact lenses are the most commonly prescribed conventional treatment for astigmatism, farsightedness, and nearsightedness. While they can certainly improve symptoms caused by all three of these vision disorders, they can also worsen them as well, and usually do over time, by leading to long-term dependency on lens wearing due to decreased sensitivity of the eye muscles that result from wearing corrective lenses. Other side effects of corrective lenses include increased sensitivity to artificial light, and loss of depth of perception.
Contact lenses can cause additional problems, including a significant increase in the risk of developing microbial keratitis, an infectious condition characterized by inflammation of the cornea.
Surgery—In recent years, surgical procedures to correct astimatism and far- and nearsightedness have become popular. The two main types of surgeries for this purpose are Lasik surgery and photorefractive keratomy (PRK). Lasik surgery is conducted using an extremely thin blade, with which the surgeon cuts a flap near the top of the cornea. A laser is then employed to burn away part of the cornea, after which the cornea flap is reattached. PRK also reshapes the cornea using a laser, without the need for first creating a cornea flap, but usually requires a longer waiting period before patients experience improvements in their vision.
Though many patients report improved vision after undergoing Lasik and PRK surgeries, both procedures can cause the following side effects:
- Free radical damage caused by the laser that can result in an unhealthy thinning of the cornea and damage to its structural integrity.
- Chronic dry eye due to a diminished capacity to produce tears.
- A sensation of halos around lights.
- Impaired visual acuity.
- Tear in and detachment of the retina.
- Holes in the macula (the central region of the retina), which lead to macular degeneration.
- Damage to the optic nerve.
Emphasize a diet of organic, whole foods, with a daily abundance of fresh fruits and vegetables. Choose from a wide variety, focusing on those foods rich in antioxidants. These include red, orange and purple bell peppers, carrots, celery, dark-green leafy vegetables such as chard, kale, collard, spinach and richer colored green leaf lettuces, parsley, tomatoes and yellow squash. Fruits high in anti-oxidants include berries, especially raw or juiced Acai berries, Goji berries and dark colored berries, purple and red grapes, plums, cherries, mangos, melons and citrus fruits. For a sweet treat or to help curb chocolate cravings, enjoy the anti-oxidant rich unsweetened cacoa. Mixed with natural sweeteners such as raw honey or agave syrup, cacoa is a scrumptious alternative to the typical refined sugar in conventional chocolate products.
Organic egg yolks are also recommended because they are rich in carotenoids, an important class of antioxidants. It is best to eat soft, rather than hard cooked egg yolks to preserve the heat sensitive valuable carotenoids. Soft boiled, poached, sunny side up, or raw eggs are best. Raw eggs may be eaten if they come from a reliable organic source and are washed prior to cracking. Samonella travels on the shell of the egg and enters the egg from the outside, so washing eggs with hot sudsy water minimizes exposure.
Avoid all processed and fried foods, sugar and sugar products, refined, simple carbohydrates, alcohol, and unhealthy hydrogenated and partially hydrogenated oils. Milk and dairy products should be consumed sparingly, and preferably raw and organic. Avoid conventional flesh foods and overcooked/grilled meats. In addition, test for food allergies and sensitivities and eliminate those foods that test positive. Also be sure to drink plenty of pure, filtered water throughout the day, at least half your body weight in ounces, to help flush out accumulated debris in the eye drainage channels. Proper hydration is also essential for maintaining the suppleness of the eyes’ lenses. Fresh raw green juices are also an important addition to one’s daily food plan. See the recipe section for green juice suggestions.
It is important to not add further toxicity to your system so try to adhere to the following:
- Do not consume any artificial sweeteners, such as Splenda, NutraSweet or Aspartame
- Do not consume high fructose corn syrup or mono-sodium glutamate.
- Do not drink any carbonated beverages.
- Avoid all fast food restaurants.
- Avoid all canned food.
- Eliminate conventional dairy products. The best dairy products are raw, unpasteurised and homogenised dairy from grass fed cows. If this is unavailable, then buy organic dairy.
- Avoid conventional beef. The best beef is organic grass fed beef. www.grasslandbeef.com/StoreFront.bok?affld=104400 The second best is organic meat; this includes beef, veal, lamb, chicken and turkey.
Useful nutrients include vitamin A, vitamin B complex, vitamin C, vitamin E, beta-carotene, flavonoids, lutein, N-acetyl-cysteine (NAC), riboflavin, selenium, taurine, zeaxthanin, and zinc.
- Take Vitamin D3 50,000-100,000 International Units a day for periods of 4 weeks at a time.
- Wholefood supplements are the best way of ensuring your nutritional needs are met. The best we know on the market is Kevin Trudeau’s “KT Daily” product. You can find more details here kevintrudeaudailylifesessentials.com/
- Take an Omega 3 supplement:
Prescription and non-prescription medication:
What non-prescription and prescription drugs are you taking? Your non-prescription and prescription are partially the reason that you have this illness or disease – you need to get off these medications but do so only under the guidance of a licensed health care practitioner.
We know that when the body is out of balance, energy doesn’t flow, leading blockages and eventually dis-ease. Here are some things you can do to combat stress and restore balance:
- Go to a Dr Morter BEST (Bio-Energetic Synchronisation Technique) Practitioner.
- Sign up for Energetic Re-Balancing: 2 practitioners to consider are:
- Stephen Lewis, founder of the Aim Program. Find out more by clicking here.
- . Find out more by clicking here.
- Consider using Mary Millers Iching System Products – ichingsystemsinstruments.com
- Reiki healing is very powerful in releasing stress and emotional baggage. Find a practitioner here.
- Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) has had remarkable results in dissolving stress. Find a local practitioner here (link) or go to www.thetappingsolution.com orwww.tftrx.com
- Try Hypnotherapy to relax the mind. Find a practitioner here.
Restore and maintain good vision naturally: www.naturalnews.com/032193_eye_health_vision.html
Simple exercises to improve your vision: www.naturalnews.com/035506_eyesight_exercises_presbyopia.html
Traditional Chinese Medicine – Ancient Healing www.naturalcures.com/healthblog/traditional_chinese_ancient_healing.php
The best way to cleansing and purification of the body www.naturalcures.com/recommends/
Mother Nature’s Natural Germ Fighters naturalhealthdossier.com/2012/03/mother-natures-natural-germ-fighters/
Heal Your Body and Raise Your Consciousness – Qigong(from August 2012 newsletter)
Health Care that Won’t Cost You a Single Penny – EFT (June 2012 newsletter)
Become Master of Your Mind – taking charge of your reaction to stress (Oct 2012 newsletter)
Jump for Joy – Rebounding is a great stress busting workout (Oct 2012 newsletter)
Hypnotherapy for stress management – why it is so effective www.naturalcures.com
Improve your eyesight with Carina Goodrich: www.naturalcures.com/healthblog/regain_reading_clarity.php
Ayurvedic home cure for weak eyesight: www.homeveda.com/eyes/natural-ayurvedic-home-remedies-for-weak-eyesight.html
EFT for treating disease www.garythink.com/eft/physicial.html
Lasik critics say surgery can cause lasting problems: www.naturalnews.com/005773_Lasik_surgery_eye.html
Genetic causes for sight problems: www.naturalnews.com/011419.html
An apple a day can lead to better sight: www.naturalnews.com/037211_apples_pesticides_peeling.html
Further Information (links and books)
Prescription for Nutritional Healing, Fifth Edition: A Practical A-to-Z Reference to Drug-Free Remedies Using Vitamins, Minerals, Herbs & Food … A-To-Z Reference to Drug-Free Remedies) by Phyllis Balch
Aromatherapy: A Complete Guide to the Healing Art by Kathi Keville and Mindi Green
Detox and revitalize by Susana L. Belen
The Secret Language of Your Body by Inna Segal
The Healing Herbs: The Ultimate Guide to the Curative Power of Nature’s Medicines by Michael Castleman and Prevention Magazine
Vision Sense, NorthStar Nutritionals
www.drdavidwilliams.com (800) 888-1415
Vision Essentials, Health Directions
www.drwhitaker.com (888) 886-8213
Vision Clear Formula, Vibrant Life
www.ivlproducts.com (800) 218-1378
Program for Better Vision, Real Health Breakthroughs
www.realhealthlabs.com (800) 565-6656
www.altoonamedicalsupply.com (800) 442-8367
Vision Formula, Vita-Vision
www.vitalmaxvitamins.com (800) 815-5151
Carina Goodrich [email protected] – eyesight specialist
Andrea Butje | Aromahead [email protected] – aromatherapy
Carrie Vitt [email protected] – organic food recipes.
David Spector-NSR/USA [email protected] – meditation, stress
judith hoad [email protected] – herbalist.
Kath May [email protected] – reiki, tai chi.
Lillian Bridges [email protected] – Chinese medicine, living naturally.
Monika [email protected] – aromatherapy.
Rakesh [email protected] – Ayurvedic Practitioner.