Astigmatism Explained

When the cornea is misshapen, as is the case with astigmatism, vision problems will occur. Some people think that astigmatism is a permanent condition, but that’s not true. Astigmatism happens when the eye muscles pull unevenly, wrinkling the surface of the cornea. What a wrinkled cornea does is fracture the light rays as they pass through so they hit the retina in multiple places distorting the image and making it blurry or even creating multiple images of the object you are observing.

Some time ago, when I exercised, I used to walk on my treadmill that was in front of a window. There was a house across the street that had a dormer window, but with astigmatism in both eyes, I saw two peaks and two windows. It was a way for me to keep track of my vision progress as I did the activities that eventually eliminated my astigmatism! I had this validated by an ophthalmologist! It was a mystery until that exam that explained why the glasses I had prescribed to me weren’t working so well once the astigmatism was eliminated. The optometrist had prescribed “cylinders” be ground into my glasses to make up for the astigmatism. The cylinders just bend the light to compensate for the distortion, and direct it to the right place on the retina. But cylinders don’t make any healthy changes in the eyes.

The first thing to do is to find a way to get the eye muscles to relax and return to a balanced state so the natural curvature of the cornea is restored. This is actually quite easy to do and will relax your eyes and help you to see more and more clearly! The technique is an eye activity that is like training in ballet. Your eyes will stretch the tight muscles, tone the lax muscles and they will all learn to work together in balance and harmony.

The result is a reduction or elimination of your astigmatism which helps Reverse the Blur!