Astigmatism Treatment

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Understanding how astigmatism develops can be instrumental in astigmatism treatment and prevention.

What is Astigmatism?

Astigmatism is a visual defect which is caused by an irregularity in the surface of either the cornea or the crystalline lens.

When corneal or lenticular surface is regular, all the light rays entering the eye form a point focus. But if corneal or lenticular surface is irregular (Le., steeper in one plane and flatter in the other), the light rays entering the eyes form two separate focal lines.

Symptoms of Astigmatism

People with severe astigmatism will usually have blurred or distorted vision at all distance, while those with mild astigmatism may experience headaches, eye strain, fatigue or blurred vision at certain distances.

Testing for Astigmatism

To check whether you have astigmatism, you would need the Astigmatism Dial Chart

Do not use glasses in this test for Astigmatism.

(1) Cover the left eye with the left palm.

(2) Hold the dial chart in the right hand and stretch the arm so that the chart comes to lie far away from the eye.

(3) Slowly bring the chart closer to you until at least some lines are dark and relatively clear.

(4) Determine the darkest (clearest) and the lightest lines. Are they situated at right angles to each other ?

(5) Rotate the chart through ninety degrees. The spatial location of the most clear and most blurred lines should remain the same.

(6) Repeat the entire routine with the left eye, keeping the right eye covered with the right palm.

Evaluation of Your Test Result

If all the lines appear equally clear, it indicates an absence of astigmatism. If the line of a particular meridian appears darker than the rest and if the line perpendicular to it appears the least clear, it is an indication of astigmatism. The greater the difference in tone between the clear and the blurred lines, the greater the degree of astigmatism.

Guidelines for Eye Exercises

1. First, read and understand the steps of each correction exercise carefully.

2. Do not use glasses or contact unless you are instructed to.

3. Do the eye exercises in in non-glaring light. Vision chart or targets should be well lit at all times.

4. If the eye exercise requires you to close the eye, do so gently.

5. Do not strain your eyes while doing the eye exercise. The result would be better if you do not strain your eyes.

6. Rest your eyes after each eye exercise, and also at the end of the whole eye exercise. To relax your eyes, perform the eye relaxation exercises.

7. As our eyes are tired after a whole-day work, early morning is the best time for eye exercises.

8. If you do not have enough time to complete all the eye exercises for astigmatism, you can do some in the morning and finish the rest in the later part of the day.

9. Learn about the different stages that you will experience when you begin to build your visual habits: The different stages as you build your visual habit.

Eye Exercises for Astigmatism
... The Recommended Astigmatism Treatment for Week 1 and 2

Carry out the following warm up before the eye exercises for effective astigmatism treatment





To accelerate the progress of this vision therapy, we recommend that you download and practise "The 10 powerful visual techniques" daily:

(1) Warm up Exercise - Visualisation

(2) Warm up Exercise - Dodge Ball

After that, carry on with these eye exercises for farsightedness:

(1) Eye Exercise - Neck

(2) Eye Exercise - Alternate Near & Far Gaze

(3) Eye Exercise - Eye Pressing
This is an effective natural vision improvement method to relieve eye strain and fatigue.

(4) Eye Exercise - Distant Scene
This eye relaxing exercise works well for people suffered from Myopia (near sightedness) and Astigmatism. This particular group of people usually hold their focus too tight.

(5) Eye Exercise - Tracing
This Eye Exercise Program is one of the great techniques to exercise the muscles that move the eyes and to develop better eye-hand coordination.

Eye Exercises for Astigmatism
... The Recommended Astigmatism Treatment for Week 3 and 4

Continue these exercises to enhance the effect of astigmatism treatment. Remember to warm up before the eye exercises:

(1) Warm up Exercise - Visualisation
This is one of the simple but effective eye exercises to help improve vision.

(2) Warm up Exercise - Neck

After that, carry on with these eye exercises for Myopia:

(1) Eye Exercise - The Lion Pose
The Lion Pose is a fun eye exercise to improve vision. It stretches various parts of muscles.

(2) Eye Exercise - Distant Scene
This eye relaxing exercise works well for people suffered from Myopia (near sightedness) and Astigmatism. This particular group of people usually hold their focus too tight.

(3) Eye Exercise - Eye Pressing
This is an effective natural vision improvement method to relieve eye strain and fatigue.

(4) Eye Exercise - Alternate Near & Far Reading
This eye tracking and fixation exercise improves the flexibility of your crystalline lens of the eye, and thus improves your vision and relieve eye strain.

(5) Eye Exercise - Tracing
This is one of the great techniques to exercise the muscles that move the eyes and to develop better eye-hand coordination.



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