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Biohacking eyesight

Discussion in 'Biohacking 101' started by NeilBB, Aug 1, 2014.

  1. Tanya

    Tanya Gold

    That is great, Sally! A friend recently shared with me this joke: the optometrist asked his patient "can you tell me what letter I am showing you?' and the patient's response was "where are you, doc?":p
     
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  2. Lahelada

    Lahelada New Member

    Hey Tanya, I will sue that optometrist. I thought that consult was confidential....;)
     
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  3. Tanya

    Tanya Gold

    Yes, that optometrist should thank his lucky star - the patient probably got lost somewhere en route to his lawyer....lol
     
  4. nonchalant

    nonchalant Silver

    Are eyeglasses similar to shoes? Forced conformation, and sensory deprivation as well?
     
  5. Lahelada

    Lahelada New Member

    Lol,if it is then I am half a rebel. I am wearing one contact lens to see what effect it has,if any.
     
  6. sjoshua

    sjoshua New Member

    I've been trying to minimize my sunglasses usage lately... noticing some improvements in eyesight/clarity and focusing as well. Hoping its one more crutch I can eventually ditch completely sans the rare extremes.
     
  7. Penny

    Penny New Member

  8. Stella

    Stella New Member

    Interesting thread. Too late for me as I had LASIK years ago. I've got another question about cataracts. In one of the last blogs I read that cataracts form to protect the eye from loss of DHA from excess blue light. But once cataract is there and causing vision problems, is there any way to reverse it and restore vision? Anyone had any success with this?
     
  9. nonchalant

    nonchalant Silver

    If it were my eyes, I'd try high DHA levels, good hydration, and good sleep (autophagy) to reverse cataracts. Red-shifted light, like from morning and evening sun, and of course avoid blue light. I've read that glare and muted colors are common symptoms of cataracts, and I noticed big improvements in both soon after starting daily seafood.
     
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  10. ssj3

    ssj3 Silver

    Could the resources mentioned in this thread help with Pellucid Marginal Degeneration?
     
  11. I am a developmental optometrist who treats patients with in office vision therapy. This is much more intensive than the Bates model and would glad to give you some input. For nearsightedness (myopia) you can reduce your prescription some if you are willing to put in a lot of work. Much of what you gain by doing this type of work is not a reduction in refractive error (eyeglass power) but and improved ability to interpret blur. All myopes have some extra focusing they are not relaxing and are in a sense wearing too strong of a prescription. This is only about 10% of most prescriptions. It goes away typically in late 40's or early 50's. For someone who is 60 you will not change your prescription but might get better at blur interpretation. My personal opinion and that of the patients I have personally worked with who tried these methods is that they are not worth the time invested. If you have a child with a new myopia diagnosis find a doc that does Ortho-K and stop it in its tracks. As far as presbyopia that is going to happen with all of us. It occurs because the lens gets too big and the zonular system no longer works. We used to think it was hardening of lens or weakness of muscle but neither of those are the major issue. All near point focusing is stressful to humans. Reducing that stress with lenses is very helpful. Quit reading or get the proper lenses if you want to be optimal. If you want to find a functional optometrist search at oepf.org or covd.org. As far as improving visual function there are nutritional issues and following all Dr. K's advice is critical but one proven method is to increase the lutein and zeaxanthine in your macula. Find someone who does MPOD (macular pigment optical density) testing to see if you are low and need fortified supplementation.
     
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  12. ssj3

    ssj3 Silver

    Does anyone have any insight into the effectiveness of Holcomb C3-R Cross Linking (Dr. Brian Boxer Wachler) vs Transepithelial CXL?
     
  13. Lahelada

    Lahelada New Member

    Why do we blink? Childen areclairvoyant which really only means clear seeing when they play the outstaring game?
    Doing exercises on the bus today I noted that I saw reasonably well for my standards but could not recreate my no blink record. In fact I could only manage to go 10 seconds instead of my usual 20.
    Dopamine can be measured by assessing blink rate. If that is the case and it is also true that need for rapid blinking is related to clearer good/better vision does that mean there is a high dopamine clearer vision link.
    Further when happy eyes seem to have darker shade of colouring or after crying. Any idea why?
     
  14. Lahelada

    Lahelada New Member

  15. nonchalant

    nonchalant Silver

    I've noticed that occasionally while looking at the sun that I can't blink rapidly. The last time I noticed, it was early morning. Later that morning I could blink pretty quickly.
     
  16. WereBear

    WereBear New Member

    The last couple of months, taking progesterone, I am herxing* like a mad beast and had to buy higher magnification.

    I expect that to get better at some point.

    *Herxheimer reaction
     
  17. Jenny S

    Jenny S Gold

    Neil did you ever work this out?
     
  18. nonchalant

    nonchalant Silver

    More vision improvements: Yesterday my trip to the optometrist yielded a new prescription, -2.75 (R) and - 3.00 (L). Half a diopter improvement in both eyes in the past year and a half. He said with my focusing ability, I can actually wear a range of prescriptions, but I'd probably need something closer to this current prescription to see most comfortably at night. As if I drive at night, heh. It's interesting that my weaker eye is so close to my stronger eye. Maybe I'm using it more.

    He wasn't very interested in my talk about sunshine and seafood though.
     
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  19. caroline

    caroline Moderator

    I have a lazy eye ..... and hoping to see some improvement. I often cover my good eye and then look at the sun for some time ....all the while begging the sun to do it's thing...lol
     
  20. bionaut

    bionaut New Member

    This is anecdotal and I have good eyesight, so I am not sure this counts. This summer I experienced hyper sharpness in my vision when I practiced wim hof breathing then headstands and breathholding while in that pose. Lots of blood to the head, I was surprised the first time when I did this because details were razor sharp. Happened each time post, the effect faded over a few days but returned each time I practiced this.
     
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