How To Get Better Vision Quickly
Did you know you could get better vision within a matter of minutes just by jumping on a rebounder or mini-trampoline?
Here’s how it works.
When standing on the trampoline, you need to be inline with two objects that have some distance between each other. I typically position my rebounder so I can see out of a window that has a horizontal bar in the middle. Behind the bar, I look for an object outside of the window. In the example below, there is an old shed that I see across the yard that is inline the horizontal bar of the window.
Now comes the fun part! When I first start jumping on the trampoline, I stare at the center of the horizontal bar. As I jump up and down, I notice that the shed in the background appears to move up and down in my peripheral vision. I’m not looking directly at the shed, I’m just looking at the horizontal bar but noticing the movement of the shed in the background. I do this for about 5 to 10 jumps.
Next, I stop staring at the horizontal bar and look at the shed in the background. As I jump up and down, the shed will appear to be still, but now the horizontal bar, that’s in my foreground peripheral vision, will appear to move up and down. I do this for about 5 to 10 jumps.
Now I switch staring at the foreground object and background object every 5-10 jumps. In my case, it’s the horizontal bar from the window and the shed outside in the background. I typically do this for about for 2-3 minutes. Then I’ll take a break and do another round. If you can jump longer than that, great! Go for it!
After I’m done jumping, I simply close my eyes for 5-10 seconds to give them a rest. When I open them, I notice immediately improved sharpness and clarity! That’s right, better vision within a matter of minutes!
Why does this work?
I’ve noticed that jumping on a rebounder works on four major things.
- From the Bates Method, it’s called central fixation. You’re staring at one particular point where your vision is the sharpest.
- It works on is your awareness of peripheral objects that move when you’re not directly looking at them. This is important because we as humans were not meant to be stationary for long periods of time! When we’re stationary too long, we can lose our awareness of motion of the objects around us.
- It works on your ability to transition from near and far objects. This is also from the Bates Method known as shifting.
- It helps realign the extra-ocular muscles, so it’s great for working on astigmatism correction.
There are some other benefits of using a rebounder.
- It can stimulate your lymphatic system to flush out toxins
- It’s low impact
- It’s a full-body workout
- It can improve your balance
- It supports bone density, bone strength, and bone formation
What if you don’t have a rebounder? That’s not a problem. You can sit in a chair and move your body up and down. You can stand and do short squats up and down. You can even do calf raises if you can’t squat. If you’re really ambitious, you can jump up and down as well, but warning this is a higher impact on your knees!
I have often talked about rocking to improve your vision, but bouncing also works just as well. Instead of seeing only horizontal movement, jumping works on seeing vertical movements. Trying it to see if you can get better vision in 5 minutes.