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Eyesight hacking and improvement (myopia) | Eyefix

I was listening to a podcast this morning by Tim Ferriss.  This particular one was about decision making and how having to make decisions can affect your productivity as your brain has effectively been zapped of some of it's brainpower.  (I'm seriously paraphrasing here.  Listen to the Podcast it's a lot better than what I've summed up it to be!)  The one I listened to doesn't have show notes yet (as it's the latest one Ep 44: How to Avoid Decision Fatigue) but you can find the podcasts here:
http://fourhourworkweek.com/podcast/

Anyway I'm a mini fan of Tim Ferriss and a few years back read 4 Hour Body.  I love that he experiments and has hacks for different things.  I was tempted to ask if he can do an eyesight hack or experimentation on how to improve eyesight (myopia in my case).  But then I thought that I had the tools at my disposal and really should be doing my own experiments.  Which I have been doing.  But they have been terribly implemented in that I try things on an ad hoc basis rather than doing it consistently.  And seriously when I research on the internet it seems as if others have the same problem where they try things and fall off the wagon.  It's one of those things that is so hard to do for most people they give up (and just get laser surgery or continue on the way they have been!)  Others who 'succeed' are the ones holding seminars etc but they seem miraculous and doesn't seem that repeatable.

Eyesight hacking and improvement


So here are all the known options for my ongoing eyefix ... journey.  I'll go into each of them in a bit more detail in subsequent posts (I was going to do it here but now it's become too long!).  The detail will describe how I have been affected by them or how and what I've tried using these.  The one biggy (cos I'm lazy!) that I've not done and is all over the internet is the Bates Method.  So if you are here for the Bates Method and how it may have worked for me... you are in the wrong place :)

Stuff I've tried for eyesight improvement

Ortho C - this has worked for me the best so far
Leo Angart (Pranic healing)
Peter Grunwald / Eyebody (Alexander Technique)
Jen Jolan Blinking
Binaural Beats
Hypnosis for eyesight
Cayenne and Eyebright
Plus Lens therapy
Medicated Eye patches with Palming
Pin hole glasses
Massage and acupressure
Acupuncture
Eye exercises
Not wearing my glasses/contacts or wearing weaker ones

Food and herbs for eyesight improvement

Cayenne
Taurine
Reishi

But there are a heap of other things I haven't tried... which I should but for whatever reason I just haven't.  So more of these can be added to the experiment too.  However if I find something that works I'll probably just stop ;)

Other treatments not yet tried

Carrots
Ghee (rubbed into eyes?!)
Chlorophyll
Bates Method (eye exercises)
Lemon mixed with orange juice, with a capful of ACV added.
Glutathione
Chromium
Bilberry
Reduce sugar, aluminium use, fluoride toothpaste


Hmm... as mentioned above I won't be covering the eyefix treatments I've tried in this blog post but will do so in subsequent ones.

As part of a structured eyefix experiment I should take just one and do it for a fixed period of time and measure the improvement.  Since this is a hokey experiment I will do it based on an eye chart I have at home.  I can't control the light too much in the room but I will do my best and try and do it in similar lighting circumstances.

I currently use 1 Day Acuvue Moist  as I find them very comfortable.
Left eye -3.75
Right eye -3.50

A couple of side notes:

  • I use to have astigmatism contact lenses but after doing the Leo Angart sessions and some 'tests' my astigmatism wasn't apparent.  It certainly hasn't hampered me by using the non astigmatism lenses.
  • I wear weaker lenses to try and improve my eyesight in both contacts and glasses
  • My last eye test was with Jenny from Concord Eye Care as she is the only one I found in Sydney that advertised (on the internet) natural eye improvement!
  • I started this journey into this eyefix / eye improvement back in 2008/9 so at 5 years you would think I'd have nailed it!  But as they say persistence and iteration is the key.  I just haven't done either well.
  • I currently take a number of herbal supplements including Fo-Ti and Taurine
  • I have blogged about this topic in the past and in particular the Ortho C work.

The next blog post will outline the structure of the experiments and schedule of the eyefix experiments.  I'll also be starting detailing the things I've tried and the results.

At the very least this will get me writing again on my personal blog.  I really should start my own life hack series as there are things I've learned that I wish I knew years ago.  More to blog about woohoo!

Photo courtesy of Ken of www.SeniorLiving.Org

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