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<a href="http://www.iblindness.org/" target="_blank">http://www.iblindness.org/</a>

has eyesight been linked to genetics?

just an interesting point of view, never really thought about this...what do you think?
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Makes perfect sense to me. Bad eyesight is mainly just a distorted cornea or other tissue in the eye, so if you can grow a regular eyeball, your eyesight should be fine for the most part. I imagine though that there are still environmental factors that even genetics can't control in that situation. Nothing's perfect.

As far as the training your eyes to get better eyesight, I think it's certainly possible, but the results are probably limited. You can probably "shape" your corneas to some extent just like you can distort them by looking at TVs and computer monitors too long. (But this Bates Method sounds more like it's treating psychosomatic problems with eyesight more than the physical problems.)

Me? I wear glasses even though I could have corrective surgery or wear contacts. I figure the more I cover my face, the better for everyone else.

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only one in my family with better than perfect vision (yes, sounds werid, but i had 20/10 vision as a child and it is now 20/15 at 41...meaning a can read at 20 feet what a person with 20/20 vision can read at 15 feet)....i don't take it for granted...it is a wonderful thing to see and see well all the time....my younger brother had bifocals at 2 years old and my older brother got glasses at about 5...of course he stopped wearing glasses at about 20 because he was the lead singer in a punk band and didn't think glasses fit with the image nor the lifestyle...over the years he "seems" to have retrained his eyes as he hasn't worn glasses since, even though he was legally blind in one eye when he had glasses...not sure i trust driving with him at night, but he says his vision is fine and he seems to do well, so who knows.....g
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post #4 of 12
I should point out that once you start wearing a new pair of glasses or contacts, your eyesight gets a little worse right off the bat (but stabilizes). So there's something to be said for the opposite phenomena, which makes me think that this has some truth to it.
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<a href="http://www.quackwatch.org/01QuackeryRelatedTopics/eyequack.html" target="_blank">This is well-known quackery.</a> Vision problems are caused by structural, physiological problems in the eye, not some kind of psychosomatic condition.

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Contrary to scientific fact, Bates taught that errors of refraction are due, not to the basic shape of the eyeball or the structure of the lens, but to a functional and therefore curable derangement in the action of the muscles on the outside of the eyeball. All defects in vision, he said, were caused by eyestrain and nervous tension; and perfect vision could be achieved by relaxing the eyes completely. Bates warned that eyeglasses cause the vision to deteriorate; he also deplored the use of sunglasses. Bates claimed his exercises could correct nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism, and presbyopia (the inability of older people to focus their eyes on nearby objects). They could also cure such diseases as cataracts, eye infections, glaucoma, and macular degeneration. His exercises included palming (covering the eyes and attempting to see blackness) and shifting or swinging the gaze from object to object.

It should be obvious that these exercises cannot influence eyesight disorders as Bates claimed. Nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism, and presbyopia result from inborn and acquired characteristics of the lens and the eyeball -- which no exercise can change. As for eye diseases, the only thing the exercises can do is delay proper medical or surgical treatment and result in permanent impairment of vision. The claims Bates made in advertising his book were so dubious that in 1929 the Federal Trade Commission issued a complaint against him for advertising "falsely or misleadingly."<hr></blockquote>
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Wank less, see more.
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post #7 of 12
:cool:

Now I know where I was going wrong... <img src="graemlins/lol.gif" border="0" alt="[Laughing]" />
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post #8 of 12
my parents etc dont wear glases ... about all my cousins do.

i was really a geek looking till 3 years ago. so i had those bottoms of the bottle - glasses - i looked more intelligent maybe but definitelly more geek. i got bored of that as i had the glasses since i was 9, so i had my eyes lasered. that went ok, so i dont wear the glases anymore xcept for sun <img src="graemlins/smokin.gif" border="0" alt="[Chilling]" /> .. that jsut reminded me i have to see a doc to ask the certificate to take away from my drivers licnce the need to wear them.. i mean, to not have that on the new licence as i still am with the french piece of paper written by police to be as my temp licence..
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[quote]Originally posted by Matsu:
<strong>Wank less, see more.</strong><hr></blockquote>

<img src="graemlins/lol.gif" border="0" alt="[Laughing]" /> Well, what do you know! That might explain my hands too.
post #10 of 12
[quote]Originally posted by thegelding:
<strong>only one in my family with better than perfect vision (yes, sounds werid, but i had 20/10 vision as a child and it is now 20/15 at 41...meaning a can read at 20 feet what a person with 20/20 vision can read at 15 feet</strong><hr></blockquote>

Just to pick a nit, 20/20 vision is not perfect vision. It is considered "normal" vision by the very definition that you gave.

Just my $.02.
post #11 of 12
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any awy to figure out ur vision without going to an optomitrist?

would like to know mine but havn't gone to the eye doctor since i was like 9...never had to sight is fine (school eye exams but they just tell u if u failed or not...i never did)
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post #12 of 12
there is a way even without...
so practically eyes are muscles - and the other way is to use your muscles. so a program to your eyes (moving them and focusing them) - i guess there is something about it in the net as well.
then, you should eat quite well during that eye training period (lots of veggies etc. they should have the insturctions)
also.. can help if you are not like an owl.. so you can stay without the glasses for the time you exercise yourself. i wanted to try this but .. as i couldnt see my fingers without the glasses surviving a month or two without the glasses would have been quite a sure way to kill me.
if i find sth i post the link..
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