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Vision for Life: Ten Steps to Natural Eyesight Improvement

Vision for Life: Ten Steps to Natural Eyesight Improvement

by Meir Schneider


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In Vision for Life, natural health pioneer Meir Schneider shares ten essential principles of healthy vision discovered in his forty-year personal and professional journey. Born almost blind, Schneider taught himself to see and developed an innovative program of healing and recovery that has helped thousands of people regain and improve their health.

Vision for Life is packed with exercises for a natural eye health routine, which you can immediately incorporate into your life, and includes a set of eye chart posters to use together with the book. This program is not only strengthening but also restorative and deeply relaxing. You will learn how to reverse developing issues before they cause damage and how to remedy existing problems including near- and far-sightedness and lazy eye as well as cataracts, glaucoma, optic neuritis, detached retinas and tears, macular degeneration, and retinitis pigmentosa. Vision for Life is not only for people who see poorly and would like to improve their vision, but also for those with 20/20 vision who wish to maintain their perfect eyesight as they grow older.

Clients of the Meir Schneider Self-Healing Method experience their own capacity to bring about recovery, reversing the progress of a wide range of degenerative conditions such as arthritis and muscular dystrophy as well as eye disease. Based in part on the established Bates Method of eyesight improvement and in part on his own professional and personal discoveries, Meir Schneider's pioneering approach has helped thousands of people successfully treat a host of eye problems, including nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism, lazy eye, double vision, glaucoma, cataracts, macular degeneration, retinal detachment, retinitis pigmentosa, and nystagmus.

Born blind to deaf parents, Schneider underwent a series of painful operations as a young child and was left with ninety-nine percent scar tissue on his eyes, resulting in his being declared incurably blind. At the age of seventeen, he discovered how to improve his vision from one percent to fifty-five percent of normal vision with the eye exercises presented in this book. Today Schneider drives a car, reads, and proves time and again that vision can and does improve with exercise. His contributions to the field of self-healing are recognized by alternative health practitioners and medical doctors alike.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781583944943
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
Publication date: 10/02/2012
Pages: 216
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Named one of the ten most inspirational people of Israel by a top national Israeli news program, MEIR SCHNEIDER is the founder and head teacher of the School for Self-Healing in San Francisco, which offers programs that satisfy the continuing education requirements of the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA) and the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB). The School for Self-Healing has helped hundreds of thousands of people seeking solutions to chronic health conditions, including many people with vision problems. Born blind, Schneider taught himself to see and over 40 years developed a pioneering program of healing and recovery for the sighted and the blind, sharing his remarkable results not only at the School for Self-Healing, but also in popular books, CDs, and DVDs.

Table of Contents

Foreword M. Fernanda Leite Ribeiro xi

Preface xiii

List of Materials for Getting Started xviii

Introduction xix

Chapter 1 Healing Myself of Blindness 1

Discovering the Bates Method 4

Seeing the Light 6

Chapter 2 Ten Steps to Better Vision 13

Step 1 The Long Swing 13

How to Do the Long Swing 14

Step 2 Looking into the Distance 17

Looking into the Distance Can Help Prevent Cataracts! 19

Step 3 Exploring the Periphery 19

Periphery Exercise 1 Look at the Distance 21

Periphery Exercise 2 The Small Pieces of Paper 22

Step 4 Sunning and Skying 24

Sunning 24

Skying 26

Step 5 Night Walking 27

Step 6 Palming 28

Preparing to Palm 30

How to Palm 32

How Long Should You Palm? 33

Visualization While Palming 33

Breathing While Palming 34

Relaxing the Ears 34

Benefits of Palming 35

Combining Palming with Other Exercises 36

Step 7 Shifting 36

Practicing Shifting 37

Look at More Details 38

Read the Fine Print 41

The Ink is Black and the Page is White 45

Comprehension Problems with the Weaker Eye 48

Step 8 Blocking the Strong Eye 49

Cheap Sunglasses 51

Look at Details One More Time 55

Step 9 Blink 57

Step 10 Vision and Body 60

Walking Correctly 61

Rest Your Eyes 61

The Power of Breath 63

Loosen Your Neck 63

Stretch Your Eye Muscles 67

Enjoy the View 69

Don't Squint 70

Ready to Move On 71

Chapter 3 Computer Use and Relieving Built-Up Fatigue 73

Chapter 4 Improving and Correcting Errors of Refraction 79

Suggestions for Using This Part of the Book 80

Where Do Corrective Lenses Fit into These Exercises? 81

Correcting Myopia and Hyperopia 83

Myopia 84

Exercise Program for Myopia 85

An Additional Note about Myopia 89

Hyperopia 90

Exercise Program for Hyperopia: 90 Minutes a Day 91

Correcting Presbyopia 93

Exercise Program for Presbyopia: 60-90 Minutes a Day 94

Extra Exercises for Presbyopia 95

Blinking One Eye 95

Reading in Dim Light 95

Look Near/Look Far 95

Headlines and Large and Small Print 96

Creating Controlled Stress on the Ciliary Muscle for Strength 101

Unfreezing 102

Correcting Astigmatism 103

Note for Astigmatic Readers 103

Exercise Program for Astigmatism 104

Extra Exercises for Astigmatism 104

Headlines 104

Glow in the Dark 106

Chapter 5 Overcoming Cross-Sightedness and Lazy Eye 109

Correcting Cross-Sightedness 109

Exercise Program for Cross-Sightedness: At Least 90 Minutes a Day 111

Extra Exercises for Cross-Sightedness 112

Rotate the Eyes; Look into the Darkness 112

Mirror Images 112

The Melissa Exercise 114

Beads on a String 118

Holding Double 119

Two-Color Exercise (Beak Glasses) 120

Red and Green Glasses 121

Object and Line 123

Card Game 125

Chapter 6 Pathology Conditions 127

Correcting Cataracts 127

Exercise Program for Cataracts 130

A Note about Cataract Surgery 130

Extra Exercise for Cataracts: Bounce and Catch 131

Correcting Diabetes 132

Exercise Program for Diabetes: 40 Minutes Daily 133

Extra Exercises for Diabetes 133

Tapping 133

Waving 134

Patch the Strong Eye 135

A Note about Laser Treatments 135

Cataracts and Diabetes 136

Correcting Glaucoma 136

Exercise Program for Glaucoma 141

Physical Exercises for Glaucoma 141

Special Instructions for Palming with Glaucoma 142

Exercises for Glaucoma 142

Correcting Optic Neuritis 150

Correcting Detached Retinas and Retinal Tears 152

Exercise Program for Retinal Detachment 154

Extra Exercise for Retinal Detachment: Darkness and Light 154

Correcting Vitreous Detachment 156

Correcting Macular Puckers and Holes 159

Exercise Program for Macular Puckers and Holes: 80 Minutes a Day 159

Extra Exercise for Macular Puckers and Holes: Pinhole Glasses 160

Correcting Retinitis Pigmentosa 161

Exercise Program for Retinitis Pigmentosa 163

Extra Exercises for Retinitis Pigmentosa 165

The Mask of Zorro 165

Waving Lights in the Dark 167

A Final Note about Peripheral Exercises 169

Chapter 7 The Blind Spots of Conventional Wisdom 171

The Hidden Danger of Sunglasses 171

The Dangers of Corrective Lenses 173

Conclusion: The Real Cost of Vision Problems 179

Index 183

Acknowledgments 193

About the Author 195

What People are Saying About This

From the Publisher

"I have been impressed with the work of Meir Schneider for many years, having personally seen the improvements in vision of those who have worked with him."
—August Reader III, MD, FACS, Clinical Professor of Opthalmology, California Pacific Medical Center, San Francisco and Clinical Associate Professor of Ophthalmology, University of Southern California School of Medicine, Los Angeles

"Meir Schneider's mastery empowers the reader to move beyond the 'incurable diagnosis' toward the profound process of self-healing."
—Dr. Jacob Liberman, author of Light: Medicine of the Future

"What a book! Meir Schneider has created a magnificent, inspiring, and empowering work. This book is an essential and joyful treasure for all those looking for a teacher to help them heal and create health. I highly recommend it."
—Raymond Francis, author of Never Be Sick Again

"This remarkable true story is a tonic for everyone who believes in the creative power of the human will."
—Marilyn Ferguson, author of The Aquarian Conspiracy

“Based on the Bates Method, Meir Schneider’s self-healing system has complemented my practice in those cases where our traditional medicine has its limitations.”
—Leonardo Verri Paulino, MD, ophthalmologist and anterior segment surgeon at ABC Medical School, São Paulo, Brazil
“Working with my patients has verified that many sight problems get better and heal by taking up the right habits. Meir Schneider presents us with a complete guide to doing so.”
—Amelia Salvador, MD, ophthalmologist, Alicante, Spain

"Meir Schneider's courage to rise to life's challenges with determination and deep personal confidence is an inspiration for us all. His personal story demonstrates that deep commitment to hard work can pay dividends that may seem impossible and that almost anything is possible if you believe in yourself."
—Len Saputo, MD, founder and director of Health Medicine Institute

“[Vision For Life] comes from an author born legally blind, who taught himself to see and in the process developed an innovative program of healing that has helped thousands of others. Exercises are designed to create healthier eyes, reserve developing issues before they cause damage, and help remedy common problems from near- and far-sightedness and lazy eye to glaucoma or macular degeneration.”
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I first read the book and praticed one of the exercises as I was reading. My reading vision improved after just one effort. It takes different excerises for different eye problems. I am excited to start improving my vision instead of having it get worse year after year. Steve H.