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Profession glasses for extra eye protection

July 20th, 2010

Many people may find that their regular eyeglasses are suitable for all routine activities in daily life. But they can not function well during certain tasks linked with their special professions and personal hobbies. When it comes to the latter consideration, sports glasses are the right choice and these people may need to get an additional pair of sports glasses if they want to get free enjoyment. In fact, sports eyewear has been a big market for many years because these products are very helpful in protecting athletes and amateurs’ eyes during games. For their particular function of eye protection, sports glasses are considered as a sub-set of safety glasses. There are some other specialty glasses used by people with certain professions. They are exactly called professional glasses.

Professional eyeglasses cover a wide range of products that offer extra eye protection in some fields involving dangerous factors. To some extent, sports eyewear can also be grouped into this category, based on the fact that these glasses help greatly professional athletes shield their eyes. Of course, professional glasses have much wider applications. They can be used during shooting, hunting and so forth. Carpenters, plumbers, pipe fitters, machinists, millwrights and laborers are target users of professional eyewear. These jobs always involve risky sources that may seriously hurt the workers’ eyes. Some tasks require the use of side shields, goggles and full face protection. People who work in such an environment must wear a pair of protective glasses.

The most significant difference between professional glasses and regular glasses is the enhanced impact resistance. Eyeglasses for professional usage must conform to a higher standard of impact and shatter resistance. Moreover, both the frame and the lenses should be made according to this standard because they may be hit or attacked randomly. All eyewear products used in risky professions should meet specific criteria. Regular eyeglasses even with a high durability do not qualify as profession eyewear. In general, there are several frame tests for protective eyeglasses. They include high mass impact test, durability test and high velocity impact test. And these tests can group professional spectacles into basic impact and high impact types.

Eye exercise in oriental country

January 18th, 2010

Eye exercise is a kind of vision therapy. For example base-out prism reading, stereogram cards, computerized training programs, and the wearing of convex or concave lenses. It is usually used by orthoptists and ophthalmologists for strabismus treatments or convergence insufficiency treatments. But it is believed that it can’t purely improve monocular visual acuity such as amblyopia. Sometimes, eye exercise simply by moving eyeball from left to right or up and down can relax the eyes.

China has developed special eye exercise related to acupuncture point for the relaxation of eye muscles. There are about ten couple acupuncture points around the eyes, for instance, “Yuyao” are the point located at the medical aspect of the eyebrows, “Zanzhu” are the poinst located at the nasal bridge, and “Shibai” points are on the cheeks about 4cm below the centre of pupils. Chinese student usually do eye exercise daily before they begin class. The eye exercise involving four steps with the eyes closed. The first step of eye exercise is massaging of “Yuyao” point with the thumbs pressing against the 2 points in a circular movement to a count of 8 beats per cycle. Repeat 8 circles. The second step of eye exercise is massaging of “Zanzhu” points with two fingers of one hand, also repeat 8 cycles. The following step is massaging of “Shibai” points with the index fingers. The last step of eye exercise is pressing on “temple” points with the thumbs while sliding round the upper and lower eye sockets with the knuckle of the index fingers.

Eye exercise can not be used as the treatment of serious eye disease.

Can Eyesight Be Restored Naturally?

November 30th, 2009

To those who are nearsightedness, eyesight naturally improved is impossible. Ways to restore eyesight, in their mind, are either wearing eyeglasses or contact lenses, or have eye surgery. However, both of the two ways are not able help improve eyesight, but weaken. Because when you wear glasses or contact, they accomplish all the work to present clear image before your eyes, while the eye muscles become weak day by day, for not frequent use. And although eye surgery seems to greatly help eyesight restoration, it is temporary. More problems will probably emerge later, especially during the process of aging.

Actually, there indeed exists natural ways to correct vision and this is what I want to introduce. That is the Bates Method, which was created by Dr. William in 1880’s after his various experiments on his patients. His experiments show that one of the main causes of eyesight failing is stress and most patients are able to improve their eyesight by doing relaxation exercises regularly. What’s more, Dr. William also figured that eye strain, and diet can be also causes of eyesight problems.

Then, some may ask why does Bates Method work? Actually it is a simple principle. As mentioned above that, eye muscles can hardly be used when eyeglasses or contact lenses are worn, therefore doing eye exercises 5-6 seconds everyday will increase the flexibility of the muscles in and around to help them strengthened. Thus eye strain is reduced to the extent which will not affect eyesight.

That is the reason why many native people living in the Amazon can always see things clear. In some degree, some of them can even see what most people living in societies would need a microscope to see.

Also here, I also want to correct a wrong idea that poor eyesight can be born with. The truth a research has proven that most newborns have normal eyesight; therefore genetics have no ability to bring abnormal eyesight. Thus, it is important to keep an eye on children’s habit in reading, watching TV and something that would affect their eyesight.

Bates Method: A Simple Way to Improve Your Eyesight

November 29th, 2009

Bates method, developed y Dr. William Horatio Bates during the early 20th Century, is a series of simple eye exercises done to improve eyesight. The emergence of Bates method provides people another way to help them restore eyesight without having an eye surgery. It is especially a good way for those who can not afford eyesight correction surgeries, which are rather expensive.

The principle of Bates method improving eyesight problems is on the basis that eye problems are caused by psychological problems. Dr. Bates, an ophthalmologist, states that stress constitutes the main cause of eye problems as that for psychological problems, therefore the best way to solve the problem is to suit the remedy to the case and relaxation exercises are able to relieve stress and pressure from both the mind and body.

However, the point is that many people do not believe Bates method effective and they prefer to have an eye surgery from which they can get an instant result. That is because they never persist in exercising everyday, for Bates method, like taking Chinese herbal medicine, is a step-by-step process. Surgery, which seems to be effective, actually exist hidden troubles. They safety of a surgery is the first and foremost issue worthy reconsidering. Although it is said that eye surgeries are of high safety, the possibility of eye complications is inevitable, which may result in either slight or sever eye problems, or even completely blindness.

Therefore, no matter whether you have ever tried Bates method or not, if you want to save your money and have safer way to improve your eyesight, Bates method should be the best way for you. As a matter of fact, many people have benefited from Bates method, which proves that without surgery, one is able to improve their eyesight.

Care Your Eyes

November 27th, 2009

Maybe you’ve never thought how you will be if you can not see, and you have never felt how your life will be without eyes, but if you have read the book Three Days to See, you will find how important our eyes are and how precious the gift that the God endows us is.

However, a few people have read this book, and some of those who have read never realize to care their eyes. What they do, or what we do is to lay stress on eyes consciously or unconsciously.

What I want to remind to all people is that Care Your Eye, or one day you will get personal experience as the author of Three Days to See.

As a matter of fact, ways to care our eyes are really simple and no trouble. Here below are some tips which are believed to be able to relax and protect your eyes:

Get enough sleep. Sleep is the best way for eye care.

Wear Sunglasses to protect eyes from harmful rays and dust when outdoors.

Do not stay before a computer or TV for a long time. If you have to, do some eye exercises at intervals. Anti glare screens are necessary as well.

Do not wipe eyes with hands but handkerchief or directly wash them with water.

Check your power every six months, if you are a glasses wearer.

Go for a doctor, if any discomfort emerges, and do not try to treat it yourself.

Get a complete eye check up twice a year.

The deterioration of eyes with aging is inevitable, but we are able to get the deterioration in our control by the above simple tips. What are you waiting for, for you eyes, take action now!

Bates Method: Natural Cure for Lazy Eye

November 25th, 2009

There is a good news for people suffering from lazy eye, or say cross eye or strabismus: they don’t have to wear corrective glasses, which makes them awkward, any more, for there is a natural cure for lazy eye. That is Bates Method, a kind of eye exercises developed by Dr. William Horatio Bates during the 1920s.

Dr. Bates creates Bates Method curing eye problems on the principle that eye health is closely related to what happen to the whole body. He holds that the healthy condition of each part in a body can not be separated and some indisposition of certain part may be the inducement of problems of other parts, for example, the eye problems. As a result, Dr. Bates advocates people to go out doing exercises more. The fresh air will do well to both your body health and eye health as well.

Additionally, Dr. Bates thought that one’s state of mind is also concerned with eye health. That is to say, if one is under stress or pressure all the time, his or her eye will be indirectly affected. Thus, Dr. Bates proposes a series of eye exercises to relax eyes, which are believed to be the all-natural method to cure lazy eyes rather than wearing corrective eyeglasses and having surgeries. Therefore, one of the ways to relieve eye problems, of course, including lazy eyes, is to keep up a good state of mind.

If you are still afflicted by lazy eye, why don’t you have a try of Bates Method. For one thing, it is a very safe method; for the other, it costs little. What is more, bates Method has been proved to be able to cure various kinds of eye problems, let alone lazy eye.

Actions you take to remove your glasses

November 24th, 2009

Wearing a pair of glasses is a common way that people to get a clear vision. Definitely, it is an easy method to wear glasses and adjust the vision. But its defects are obvious that it is uncomfortable and the glasses are easily to become dirty. And whatever how often you clean them, they always seem to become dirty again and again. But there is a very simple way to put away your glasses and keep you away from eye doctor forever.

There are some basic steps you should follow to get better vision. First of all, you should get enough sleep in order to rest your eyes, which is something important but we all forget these fast paced days. When you get enough sleep you can see clearer.

Another way to see clearer is eye exercises. It takes little time to do eye exercises, just blink very fast for three seconds and close your eyes tight. It will help your natural eye correction and dig up your eyes’ full potential. It will just cost you very few time a day and the procedure is also very simple.

All about See-Clearly Eye Exercises

November 22nd, 2009

On one encountering eyesight problems, either myopia or hypermetropia, it firstly occurs to him/her to choose a solution by wearing glasses, contact lenses or undergoing an eye surgery. Few has ever thought to find a natural way to improve eyesight problems, nor have any ophthalmologist told them. In recent years, a rumour that there are some see-clearly eye exercises to improve eyesight is popular on net and many net friends state that they have tried such exercises and have benefited from it greatly. So today I want to, over this issue, to make a verification that there indeed exists a natural vision therapy that is believed to be able to help correct faulty vision.

This natural vision correction is principle-based on useing eye muscles more to make them stronger and flexible, reducing the power and stress to eyes, in terms of Dr. Bates’ opinion that the main cause of most eyesight problems is stress. This is also the reason why when people get to their 40s, no matter whether they have eyesight problems or not before, they tend probably to have blur vision and need to wear glasses.

Then you may ask where you can get any information concerning specific techniques. Firstly I want to say it is almost impossible to get such information from an ophthalmologist, because in some degree, it affects his/her career. The best place is on Internet where many sites display various specific techniques and a lot people who have gotten tremendous results share their experiences.

All in all, see-clearly eye exercises are able to relax eyes and strengthen eye muscles. As long as you keep on taking exercises everyday, you will certainly be far away from glasses forever. In addition, such eye exercises do no harm to eye health. This is another advantage that it should be more preferable than any other ways to correct vision.

20/20 Vision

November 20th, 2009

The purpose of standard eyeglass prescription is to give a person 20/20 vision, based on an arbitrary measurement developed by Hermann Snellen in 1862. It is much too strong. Except for students looking at the blackboard, when was the last time you needed to see inch letters 20 feet away? For daily living and most tasks 20/30 to 20/50 is enough. Automobile drivers with licenses legally require only 20/40. Only airline pilots require 20/20.

What is 20/20 vision? It means that when you stand 20 feet away from the Snellen eye chart and read the letters on the 20/20 line correctly; your vision is 20/20, which is considered normal. If you have 20/30 vision, it means that when you stand 20 feet away from the eye chart you can only see what a person with 20/20 vision can see at 30 feet. If you have 20/40 vision, it means that when you stand 20 feet away from the eye chart you can see what a person with 20/20 can see at 40 feet.

From the above explanation, we can see that the first number is always 20 which is the distance to the eye chart while the second number is the distance at which a person with 20/20 could read the line. The lowest line that you can read on the eye chart is your visual acuity. The larger the second number is, the worse your vision would be.

The Snellen eye chart is the standard on which most eyeglass prescriptions are based because it is considered scientific and infallible. However, in 1862 Hermann Snellen simply based his 20/20 vision measurement on the vision of an assistant whom he thought as a person with good eyesight, not very scientific as it is.

Nearsighted eyeglass check are focused on and prescribed for 20 feet because all readings of the Snellen eye chart are done at 20 feet. They are distance vision eyeglasses suited for looking 20 feet and farther because eyes do not have to focus at this distance. However, these distance vision eyeglasses are unsuited for looking closer than 20 feet because the eyes must focus to see objects closer than 20 feet.

By wearing 20/20 eyeglasses, the nearsighted eyes must adjust focus to see objects closer than 20 feet and must further adjust focus to overcome the eyeglasses prescribed for 20 feet. The eyes unnaturally doubly strain to adjust focus and these results in more nearsightedness that eventually requires bifocal eyeglasses.

The Snellen eye chart, upon which most eyeglass prescriptions are based, really measures one visual skill – our distance vision. This is only one small part of our vision. There is much more to our vision: near vision, peripheral vision, eye coordination, color perception, light sensitivity, endurance, etc. Basing our eyeglass prescriptions on 20/20 vision is unnecessary and ultimately harms our eyes.

A healthy way to improve your eyesight

November 18th, 2009

Eye is a very important part of the human body. An attractive eye may give a good impression to the people who you first meet. If you own a beautiful eye but with poor vision, it is a pity to get your eyes covered by the nerd glasses.

You may think a lot of way to improve your vision. Firstly, you come to spectacles and contacts for help. However, spectacle is not convenient and not fashionable, and contact lens is likely to hurt the eyes. Though eye surgery is improving with the time going, it also has some risks. No one would like to put our lovely eyes at risk.

So we must think other ways to improve your eyes. Many people feel passive about maintaining good eyesight, not to mention improve it. In fact, there are some healthy methods to improve our vision. A proper diet and a regular exercise are two effective and natural ways which can help. A proper diet, containing elements good for the eyes, such as carrot, is a cheap and simple method. Please remember that you eat the health food every day. A regular exercise is necessary, too. You can blink your eyes very fast repeatedly. You can look as far as you can to the left, right, up and down several times. You can also cover your eyes with your palm to relieve your eye pressure. Those are all beneficial eye exercise to help your eye muscles to relax.

Everyone prefers to see the world clearly in a natural way, without the help of glasses and contacts, or even surgery. Someone may think it impossible a few years ago. Actually, a proper diet and a regular eye exercise are two effective methods to improve our eyesight, and everyone can do it at home. After some time of practice, you may feel your eyesight is improved and you can say goodbye to your glasses.