From years of observation and study, I am convinced that the primary cause of poor eyesight is the habit of reading in the dark or with dim lighting. To maintain excellent eyesight for a lifetime, please be sure to read under bright full-spectrum lighting whenever possible.
Eating 100% raw plant foods will definitely halt a continuous degeneration in eyesight. Eating 100% raw foods can gradually restore poor eyesight, but this can take years. My colleague Fred Patenaude gave up nearly a decade of wearing glasses after 10 months of eating 100% raw plant foods. His eyesight, though not perfect, is gradually improving.
To heal the eyes, stop eating cooked fasts - especially animal fats. Large molecules of cooked fat, devoid of their lipase enzyme, can lodge in the fine capillaries of the eyes creating blockages and weakening the eye's fine-tuned motor muscles. John McCabe, in his excellent resource book Surgery Electives, cites a 1995 study of 2,000 people which linked the consumption of (cooked) saturated fat to blindness. He also concludes that a vegan diet can improve some vision imparities.
Also, to help improve poor vision, only drink distilled water or fresh juices for liquids. Inorganic minerals from tap and spring waters can enter the body, filter through the system, and damage the fin capillaries in the eyes. For more information on this, read Dr. Norman Walker's book: Water Can Undermine Your Health.
Avoid all caffeine (coffee, tea, soft drinks) as it damages the fine nerve tissues in the eyes.
Table salt should be avoided as it tends to raise the blood pressure. This puts excessive pressure on the tiny capillaries in the eyes.
Several books describe specific programs include eye exercises you can do to restore eye strength and vision. Relearning To See by Thomas R. Quackenbush may be beneficial for you to study.
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