Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Eye Floaters

Eye floaters -- some say it's a condition we all suffer from. Although I wear glasses to read, and seem to need them more and more, I have not been hampered by eye floaters.

I was recently asked to review a product to get rid of eye floaters. One of the main sections of the ebook talked about the psychological issues involved. I'm a firm believer that mind over matter can often cure us of things that ail us. I know mental stress can become a physical ailment. I see this all the time in my massage therapy practice. I also know that once there is an injury, that that body part is likely to be a sore spot from then on.

Being open-minded to the physiological-physical relationship is a necessity. The eye floaters ebook stresses this as well.

The ebook says, "People who wear glasses are more prone to
being Sufferers of Eye Floaters. This is primarily because these are people who have a greater awareness of their eyes and their vision. They have had to question the quality of their eyesight and thus are more aware of the changes that can be noticed when
pertaining to their eyesight."

The ebook says eye doctors are apt to not be able to do anything for eye floaters. I'm not sure how true this is because I have no personal experience.

Assuming, though, that it is true, then the methods outlined in the ebook might be worth trying for those who do suffer from eye floaters. Like all ailments, looking outside the box beyond conventional Western medicine is a good idea. Too often drugs and surgery are choices of medical experts in the United States. While drugs and surgery have their place, they are not always the best solutions nor should they necessarily be the first choices.

Medical care is a personal choice. Second opinions should be sought. And taking responsibility for yourself is a must.

"Again, doing such things and others that evade the problem of Eye Floaters is counterproductive. They do not help and they demand lifestyle changes that are just not right," the Eye Floaters ebook says.

The ebook touches on surgery and supplements. But for the most part the author of the ebook is all about mind over matter. I can't see why it would hurt to try this. Diet is another concern. I certainly agree that what we put in our bodies can play a significant role in how our body operates.

Go to www.eyefloaters.info for more information.


Michael Edson, MS, L.Ac. said...

People who are nearsighted are more prone to eye floaters. Excessive computer use or near work may contribute to the onset of floaters as well. As one ages, the vitreous gel (which helps maintain the shape of the eye) starts to liquefy, adding more stress on the connective tissue between the vitreous sac and retina, thereby increasing one’s risk of getting eye floaters.

Sometimes an eye floater may be simply debri left over from fetal development where blood vessels no longer needed did not completely dissolve, leaving bits of debri in the vitreous gel. This debri may have just been out of "field of focus", then for whatever reason floated into view.

Anyone experiencing a sudden increase in eye floaters should get examined by their eye doctor.

Diet, lifestyle, and specific nutrient supplementation can play a role in preventing eye floaters.

Based on Chinese medicine, there is an energetic system within the eyes that slowly works on breaking down the eye floaters. This energetic system can be enhanced by cleansing and tonifying the Liver (meridian). The Liver meridian in Chinese medicine “opens to the eyes”, and is the main channel of energy responsible for overall healthy vision.

Daily eye exercises also help maintain healthy vision. For a demo of 3 great eye exercises by Dr. Grossman, one of the Country's leading behavioral optometrists, go to http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W10j2fL0hy0

For more information on eye floaters and ways they may be prevented and possibly helped, go to Natural Eye Care for Floaters

Shady Grove Eye Vision Care said...

Most spots and floaters in the eye are harmless and merely annoying. Many will fade over time and become less bothersome. People sometimes are interested in surgery to remove floaters, but doctors are willing to perform such surgery only in rare instances.