Blinking Is Essential for Healthy Eyes and Improved Vision
By Dr. Ben
you interested in taking optimal care of your eyes and experiencing
your best vision? If so, I encourage you to learn how to make soft
and frequent blinking a subconscious habit.
and gentle blinking is essential to the health of your eyes and
vision because it allows your eyelids to regularly coat your eyes
with three beneficial layers of tears:
first layer of tears lies right up against the whites of your
eyes, and provides an even coat of protein-rich moisture for
the second layer to adhere to.
middle watery layer helps to wash away foreign debris. It also
nourishes the cornea of your eyes with minerals, a variety of
proteins, and moisture.
third outer layer of tears is somewhat oily. It serves to prevent
the middle watery layer from evaporating quickly, and provides
needed lubrication between your eyes and your eyelids.
your eyes are not regularly coated with the three layers of tears
described above, they will be deprived of ongoing nourishment and
cleansing, and they will be unnecessarily strained.
of the reasons why many of us don't blink as often as we should
is that we don't see frequent blinking in mainstream media. Actors
and anchor-people are typically trained to blink as infrequently
as possible, so when we take in mainstream media, our subconscious
minds learn that it isn't normal to blink frequently.
optimally support your eyes and vision, it's best to blink softly
every two to four seconds, which translates to about fifteen to
thirty blinks per minute. By consciously making an effort to softly
blink at this rate, over time, your body will turn your conscious
efforts into a subconscious habit.
are some notes on blinking to promote optimal eye health and vision:
soft and natural blink should occur like the light flap of the
wings of a butterfly - this is a good image to visualize as
you make an effort to blink softly every two to four seconds.
should blink regularly during all activities, including reading,
working on the computer, and viewing a TV program or film.
lenses can discourage frequent blinking because the back surface
of your eyelids is not designed to rub over an artificial surface.
This is one of several good reasons why contact lenses should
be avoided whenever possible. For more information on this topic,
please view: Potential
Dangers of Contact Lenses
yoga and meditation instructors suggest doing exercises that
involve fixating your vision on one object, such as the flame
of a candle, and doing your best not to blink. If taking good
care of your eyes and vision is a top priority, I encourage
you to ignore the part about suppressing your instinct to blink.
It's quite possible to experience inner stillness and peace
while blinking frequently.
the primary goal of blinking regularly is to keep your eyes well
lubricated and nourished, another good tip for eye and vision care
is to keep your eyes closed whenever you are thinking about something
while you do not need your vision. For example, if you are stuck
in the middle of composing an e-mail message, close your eyes while
you think of your next sentence.
a more thorough discussion of the health benefits of blinking, as
well as comprehensive guidance on how to improve your eyesight naturally,
I highly recommend the following book:
to See: Improve Your Eyesight - Naturally!
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