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Illuminatus

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Meditation and Eyesight
« on: January 16, 2018, 01:38:55 PM »
For a while I have been claiming that my eyesight spontaneously becomes perfectly clear following meditation. This is a semi-widely reported phenomenon and I remember Absolutus making the same claim. The improvements in my vision are more or less permanent now, except following prolonged VDU use in which case it may take half an hour for my eyes to reset.

Anyway, work offered me a free eye test so I took it. Here is the result:

Old prescription (from around nine years ago):

-1.25 / +4.00

Today's prescription:

0.00 / +2.50

So, it would appear that not only is my brain handling the visual information better, but my eyeballs are also changing shape, with the left eye becoming close to perfect! (Tiny astigmatism, but that will probably disappear soon enough.)

Does anyone else have eyesight stories connected with meditation?

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Re: Meditation and Eyesight
« Reply #1 on: January 16, 2018, 01:59:33 PM »
I had a -0.75/0.00 prescription around 8 years ago.
I have always observed that my left eye seems to have a bettter vision after morning meditation. I discussed it with a few people but everyone dismissed it as: the eye is not too bad as it is/you are used to a worse state of vision due to heavy reading and computer work etc so a relaxed state helps. It was in connection to this that I commented on your blog post where you 1st mentioned this.
I didn't really feel a need for my spectacles so rarely used them. However, about 3 months ago I tried them on, and the lens did not seem to suit my eye. My vision has definitely not worsened atall, infact it feels better(I have also tried using small-letters-at-a-distance-stuff at home at regular intervals). I think it might be interesting to get an eye-test done.
My dad suffers from optic-neuritis(steroid induced disorder after a road accident) since a few years. This case is of interest to me because it is not the usual eye-lens-cilliary-muscle issue which deep relaxation/focus of meditation could seem to help, theoretically. But he seems to have maintained his vision at a decent level to the astonishment of his doctors. He says he just recalls his "original clarity" and wills himself into it "very subtly".
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Re: Meditation and Eyesight
« Reply #2 on: February 09, 2018, 08:13:15 AM »
Got a test done.
Prescription: -0.25/0.00

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Re: Meditation and Eyesight
« Reply #3 on: February 09, 2018, 03:16:29 PM »
Nice! :)

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Re: Meditation and Eyesight
« Reply #4 on: March 04, 2018, 06:23:42 PM »
I dropped 2 of my -6 Diopters most of my astigmatism correction when I started with Meditation and eye Training.I did vipassana meditation and some eye training at that time.
Most of it came within the first few weeks.
The following 5 years have been an up and down. My eyesight got slightly better or slightly worse, depending on lifestyle and practices.

Meditation, Relaxation and Joy do create short term improvements for me.

Eye training will be something I pick up again after getting into a regularly meditation habit and improving a more urgent issue.
I also started TaiChi which seems to have an effect.


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Re: Meditation and Eyesight
« Reply #5 on: August 20, 2018, 07:34:51 PM »
This seems to agree with our approach of relaxing ciliary muscles, reversing unnatural modern training of eyes due lack of "far field vision":

https://endmyopia.org/must-read-going-outside-to-improve-your-eyesight/

This guy claims to have reached 20/20 vision from -5.0 prescription.

This one is about presbyopia:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tbih9NGv7DE


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Re: Meditation and Eyesight
« Reply #6 on: August 20, 2018, 08:25:40 PM »
I was smoking a clove cigarillo earlier today and felt totally relaxed, my eye sight was on point, I could see insects flying an acre away.