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This is the second post of a 4 segment series entitled Myths Behind Bad Eyesight. Click here to read the first post.
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Myths Behind Bad Eyesight: Part 2

Last month we posted about the five common misconceptions that lead people to think that eyesight cannot be improved:

1. Poor vision is inherited.
2. Vision inevitably deteriorates with age.
3. Poor vision is caused by certain visual activities.
4. Weak eye muscles cause poor vision.
5. Seeing is solely a physical, mechanical process.

Let’s examine myth #2 in greater detail.

(This information applies to functional vision problems - nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism, eye imbalances, lazy eye, etc. Click here for information on cataracts, and here for macular degeneration.)

2. Vision inevitably deteriorates with age

The second misconception is that vision inevitably deteriorates with age, and that everyone will eventually need glasses for reading.

The visual system - just like any other part of your body - can deteriorate with age. This is certainly true if nothing is done to retain its inherent youthfulness and flexibility, and if years of accumulated tension and rigidity are not released. But this decline is not inevitable and it is not irreversible. In fact, nothing is further from the truth.

As just one example, The Cambridge Institute for Better Vision recently received a letter from a remarkable 89-year-old man who had been using the Program for Better Vision. He said in his letter, “I had been wearing reading glasses for 50 years, since I was 39. Now after 2 months of using the Program for Better Vision there are times when I can read without my glasses and it’s completely clear and effortless.”

That’s a pretty amazing change, but the part of the letter that was the most striking was when he said, “I learned that I can succeed in helping myself and I’m looking forward to more changes in the future.” Now, that’s a youthful attitude!

Your eyes and your visual system respond to exercise, relaxation and stress relief. It all depends on the attitude you have and the concrete steps that you take to retain your vision.

In fact it is our experience that middle-aged sight (presbyopia) responds very quickly to training. Many people who start to use the Program are able to not only halt the decline of their vision but also return it to its former degree of clarity.

Don’t let misunderstanding or myths about your eyes get in the way of your path to better vision.

Our next blog post will dive deeper into the third myth behind bad eyesight.