Contents of Strengthening The Eyes

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  • Preface
    ...It is scientific and practical, and has been proven conclusively to be of inestimable value. It should enable you to so strengthen your eyes that glasses will not be needed later in life...


  • Chapter I - Strong, Beautiful Eyes
    ...A perfect digestion, a healthy and energetic circulation of the blood, a delicate nervous poise, are all physical prerequisites to beautiful eyes...
  • Chapter II - The Anatomy of the Human Eye
    A simplified exposition of the structure of this wonderful organ...
  • Chapter III - How We See: The Physiology and Physics of Vision
    ...In the eye, the rays of light, coming from the object seen, traverse the eyeball and fall upon the sensitive retina...
  • Chapter IV - Asthenopia: Weak Eyes
    ...the eyes are a fair indication of the condition of the stomach and of the whole system. Excessive eating, drinking, smoking, worrying or other debilitating practices are sure to be recorded sooner or later in these delicate and sensitive structures...
  • Chapter V - The Imperfect Sight of the Normal Eye
    ...The reading of small distant familiar letters, for a few minutes at least every day, is very successful in preventing these fluctuations of sight, as it tends to prevent strain in looking at unfamiliar objects. Not only the Snellen eye chart, but a calendar, a sign with small letters, or even a single small letter, may be used for such practice...
  • Chapter VI - Errors of Refraction: Their Cause
    ...Errors of refraction are responsible for most cases of defective vision and often lead to actual disease of the eye. These errors fall into four classes: Myopia, Hypermetropia, Astigmatism and Presbyopia...
  • Chapter VII - Errors of Refraction: Their Cure
    ...no refractive condition is ever continuous. Eyes with ordinarily normal sight may suffer from errors of refraction at times, and eyes which are ordinarily near-sighted or far-sighted or astigmatic, may become less so, or even normal...
  • Chapter VIII - Amblyopia
    ...Most physicians at the present time believe that amblyopia is incurable, but it has been proved that it can be successfully treated by means of new methods of eye training. During the last ten years numerous patients, ranging in age from six to seventy-five years, have secured normal vision by this means...
  • Chapter IX - Color Blindness
    Both because of its scientific interest and its practical bearings, this curious defect of the eyes occupies a large place in ophthalmological literature...
  • Chapter X - Strabismus: Squint
    ...Squint can be cured by the same methods recommended for errors of refraction, and it is also helpful to learn how to squint voluntarily. These methods not only straighten the eye, but...
  • Chapter XI - Saving the Sight of the Children
    ...Ever since the introduction of popular education it has been recognized that the system was disastrous to the eyesight of the rising generation...
  • Chapter XII - Common Diseases of the Eye


    In addition to "errors of refraction," there are certain diseases of the eye and its appendages which require special mention...

  • Chapter XIII - Injuries to the Eye
    ...This chapter will treat of the most common of the accidents to which it is liable, and of the speediest and most efficient measures that can be adopted in such cases...
  • Chapter XIV - Eye Exercises
    Nothing could be more evident than the fact that exercise of the eyes will strengthen these organs just as exercise of any other part of the body will strengthen that part...
  • Chapter XV - Eye-Focusing Exercises
    ...designed to strengthen the power of accommodation, that is, the power of changing the focus of the eyes for vision at different distances, and will be particularly valuable to those who are either near-sighted or far-sighted...
  • Chapter XVI - Exercises for the Pupil of the Eye
    ...Exercising the pupil of the eye. This is best done in a dark room. At first...
  • Chapter XVII - Eye Massage and Resistance
    ...Massage is known to be beneficial in its effects upon all parts of the body. The nerves are stimulated, the blood stirred into greater and more active circulation, and the muscles and tissues generally stimulated into more vigorous life...
  • Chapter XVIII - The Eye Bath
    It is a good plan to follow the massage of the eyes with an "eye bath."...
  • Chapter XIX - Eye Strength Through Sunlight
    ...suggests caution in attempting any home treatment of this kind. The policy of "safety first" has come to be a recognized principle of modern life...
  • Chapter XX - Constitutional Improvement for Strengthening the Eyes
    If your eyes are weak or your sight impaired in any manner whatsoever, one of the first requirements for improvement is to build up a better state of the general health...
  • Chapter XXI - Exercises for Constitutional Improvement
    ...Now, nearly all exercises partake of this twofold purpose. They strengthen and enlarge the muscles and, at the same time, they build up the general health through their effect upon the heart and lungs, the digestive and eliminative systems...
  • Chapter XXII - Eating For Health and Strength
    If your eyes depend largely upon the condition of your general health and your general health depends very largely upon the condition of your stomach, you will see that it is highly important that you make no serious errors in the matter of what, when and how you eat...
  • Chapter XXIII - Eye Rest Through Sleep
    ...Sleep restores the reserves of nerve force and gives an opportunity for exhausted tissues to rebuild and refresh themselves, and at the same time usually affords rest for the eyes...
  • Chapter XXIV - Fresh Air, Bathing and Other Health Factors
    ...Great numbers of people can measure the average amount of time spent daily in the open air in minutes, whereas it should be measured in hours...
  • Chapter XXV - Eye Hygiene
    ...The fact is that the eye is a much less fragile instrument than we have generally supposed it to be. If properly used, it is fully able to withstand all the strains of modern life...
  • Chapter XXVI - Test Your Own Eyes
    It does not require any special training, or even any expensive apparatus, to test the vision. With the aid of a Snellen test card any one can test his own sight...
  • Chapter XXVII - A Final Word to Those Who Wear Glasses
    ...There remains, however, a considerable minority who insist on doing their own thinking, no matter how much their conclusions may be opposed to the teaching of tradition and authority, and who are willing to take as much trouble as may be necessary to preserve that most precious of all possessions, their sight. To them this book is addressed, and on them we must depend to lead the way where a new generation will follow...


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