Subject: Friend, need to improve your vision?

Hi Friend,

I found this article and was so impressed with it I had to
pass it on. It's the story of a young man's dreams taking
flight after being told he would never achieve them. If
you have bad eyesight or know anyone that does, you have
to read this.

Everything Old Is New Again: Rebuilding Your Vision

Glasses, contacts, or surgery. These are the usual choices
offered to those of us with bad vision. Orlin Sorensen, though,
needed an alternative. A commercial airline pilot who found himself
in jeopardy of being downsized after the 9/11 tragedies, Sorensen
decided to go for broke and pursue his lifelong dream of becoming
a Navy fighter pilot. The only catch was that Navy fighter
candidates were required to have near-perfect, uncorrected
vision -- no surgery allowed.

As for so many who seek different medical options, it was
word of mouth that led Sorensen down a different path: a
fellow pilot suggested eye exercises to naturally correct
vision. Turns out, the exercises weren't so much the "road
not taken" as the "road not taken in a while." Sorensen's
research revealed that natural vision training, in fact,
had been around for almost a century.

Natural vision correction involves performing eye exercises
and relaxation techniques daily to increase optical muscle
strength and coordination. With a 30-minute daily routine,
after just a month Sorensen improved his vision from 20/85
to 20/20; he went on to pass the Navy's visual acuity test.
In 2001, he founded a company, Rebuild Your Vision, to share
his knowledge with the general public and to challenge the
widespread belief that surgery is the only method of
correcting vision. As more and more people turn to alternative
medicine -- one in three people in the U.S., according to the
New England Journal of Medicine -- Sorensen's company has
proven to be visionary in more ways than one.

A wholistic orientation to health

Studying, watching TV, computer use, reliance on optical correction
from glasses and contacts, as well as the normal aging process,
all contribute to weak and distorted vision. Integral components
of the eye are not stimulated but instead suffer from a narrow
range of use, in the same way that repetitive mousing and typing
tasks on the computer can lead to tendonitis in the arm and,
eventually, carpal tunnel. Just as you exercise your body at
the gym or practice yoga in order to improve muscle tone,
agility, range of motion, and flexibility, so too do the eyes
benefit from daily exercise. Designed to reverse the stresses
placed upon the optical system, the vision-rebuilding process
fortifies your eyes in ways that would never be achieved through
normal daily activities.

Sorensen's Rebuild Your Vision program provides multilevel goals
and strengthening tools that challenge and stimulate different
parts of the visual system. Customized training programs are
available for those suffering from nearsightedness, astigmatism,
and aging vision (presbyopia). The program's simple drills and
exercises can be done at home, in the office, or on the road,
thus enabling the practitioner to integrate them as part of an
overall healthy lifestyle. It's no accident that Sorensen is
from Seattle, a city surrounded by natural beauty whose residents
are perennially voted as some of America's fittest.

An idea takes flight

Not only has Rebuild Your Vision become a success -- according
to surveys from customers worldwide, the program boasts over a
90% success rate in improving vision problems -- but the medical
establishment has also done research supporting the theories that
the program is based upon, as in this excerpt from the Journal of
the American Optometric Association describing the results of
subjects who underwent natural vision training: "Subjects often
stated that they had experienced the ability to make eye contact
(without correction) with people across a room or street; they
could see buildings and windows clearly without glasses many
miles across San Francisco Bay, or in the case of high-diopter
myopes (> -4.0 diopters) they were able to read books easily
at arm's length."

Unlike eye surgery, natural vision correction is noninvasive
and risk-free. And unlike glasses or contacts, it an active
process rather than a palliative measure. So it's no wonder
vision rebuilding seems to strike a chord with health-conscious
people today, who are increasingly choosing organic foods over
fast foods, meditation over confrontation, and lifestyle changes
over potentially harmful quick fixes. Ironic, but sometimes we
need to take the long view to really appreciate what we're seeing.

To learn more about the Rebuild Your Vision program please visit
their website at

Until next time,

Have a nice day.

Dr Alimari, OSCEhome.