How To Heal Your Eyesight Naturally | Vishen Lakhiani

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I’m sharing this because way too many of
my friends have come to me to ask me how
to help them improve their deteriorating
eyesight. And they dread the thought
of someday wearing glasses. When
I tell them that I healed my eyesight
in about two weeks, from 20/40 to 20/25,
that’s around a two lines improvement
in an eye chart, they want to know my
secret. So I created this video to help my
friends and to help you guys on the
Mindvalley channel understand how you too
could improve your eyesight. Basically,
I was able to go from wearing glasses 40%
of the time to 4% of the time. So, my
issue with eyesight started when I was
9 years old. I started wearing glasses and
my eyesight rapidly deteriorated to the
point where my myopia or shortsightedness
was -7.00. That basically means I couldn’t
recognize a face this close to me. Now,
when I was around 28, I finally had LASIK,
and LASIK restored me to 20/20 eyesight.
But as you know, when you go for surgery,
sometimes things go wrong.
That’s what happened with my
LASIK surgery. Basically, it went
awry in my left eye and this left
me with astigmatism.
Over the next 12 years,
my left eye started getting worse and
worse, and then my right eye decided that
it too had to deteriorate to catch up with
my left eye. And 12 years after my LASIK,
I found that I needed glasses once again.
And so I had to go back to the doctor and
figure out what to do. Now,
the doctor told me that as a man
in my 40s, LASIK would no longer be an
option, so I was faced with two choices.
Deal with wearing glasses,
which I totally disliked,
or try to heal my eyesight myself.
Now, what happened then was,
I was in a conversation with my friend
Dave Asprey, the famous biohacker,
the founder of Bulletproof coffee. And
Dave told me how working with a vision
coach for one hour a week for 12 weeks
totally got rid of his bad eyesight and
allowed him to function without glasses.
I was intrigued, so I started researching
the natural healing of eyesight. What
I’m going to share with you is what I
found and what I’m going to share with you
is my advice for what you can do to help
restore your eyesight so you can,
if not get rid of your glasses,
reduce the amount of time
you do have to wear glasses.
Now, I’m still experimenting. I’ve
been doing this now for over a year
and although it’s not perfect yet,
I want to share with you what I know
because I believe this is going to
help a lot of people. So, in this video,
I’m going to cover a number of different
things, but if you’re looking to prevent
bad eyesight developing in your kids,
or if you’re looking to heal your vision,
or if you’re looking to prevent the
onset of age-related vision problems
like farsightedness, or if you’re
looking to reduce your use
of glasses, pay attention because I’m
going to share with you everything I’ve
just learned. So the first big mistake
people make is that they go get their eyes
checked at a store that sells
glasses. This is never a good idea.
The machines at that store are not
accurate. I did a simple experiment.
I had my eyes checked at one of these
stores and then I went to a real clinic,
a real doctor, and the difference was
almost 40%. I decided to take the doctor’s
prescription, as should you. You see,
your eyesight varies from day to day,
from year to year. Some studies on
children found that a child could
naturally move from shortsightedness
to farsightedness year over year,
but here’s what happens,
if you picked that particular slice
of time where your eyesight is, say, 0.25,
and you go to an optician and you get
glasses for that, it locks you in.
The glasses become a crutch.
So what you want to do is go to a real
doctor. A true vision checkup could take
up to an hour. In an eyeglass shop, right,
they’ll do it in around 15 minutes because
they want to move you through and sell
you glasses. Go to a doctor and get your
vision properly checked.
Now, the second tip is this,
after you get your actual prescription
from the doctor, get a lens that is one
step lower because like I said,
your eyesight actually fluctuates.
You could be at 0.5 in one day when
you’re really stressed out and after
a relaxing weekend, your eyesight could
actually improve. Studies are now finding
that emotional states, that
stress influences your vision.
So if your doctor tells you that
your eyesight is, say, 0.5 myopia,
shortsightedness, don’t get
a 0.5 lens. Get a lens that’s 0.25,
that will still give you an adjustment,
but it gives you room for your vision
to improve. If you get 0.5,
your vision cannot go below 0.5,
it has to get worse. So, what’s
happened is you’ve effectively
created a crutch. You’ve created a
barrier to your vision getting better.
So always go one step below. So
this was the first thing that many
vision therapists recommend. And
this was one of the tools I used
to get my shortsightedness from 0.75 to
0.25, which pretty much means I don’t need
glasses most of the time. Now, the
next thing you want to do is that you
want to install a basic eye chart in your
home. So I have something like this on the
door of my study. William Horatio
Bates, who lived in the early part of the
20th century, did a study on school
classrooms. He would hang an eye chart
on a pillar in school classrooms and what
he found is that in classrooms where kids
had that eye chart, and the teachers were
trained to get the kids to go and just
look at the chart and see how far
they could read once a week,
the amount of cases of nearsightedness
was dramatically reduced.
At the beginning of that period,
6% of the children were nearsighted.
By the end of the year,
only 1% were nearsighted.
Now because of the success in this one
school, the system of using an eye chart
in classrooms was introduced to all
schools in Grand Forks, North Dakota,
where Bates worked. These schools
used charts continuously for eight years
with as many as 2,000 schoolchildren.
And there was an unexpected result.
The kids actually began to see better than
normal. Children who already had normal
sight, 20/20, were now able to read
at 20/15 or 20/10. It was nuts.
You must have an eye chart installed
in your home for you and your kids.
Adults can do the same thing. Now,
here’s another really important tip.
Studies on kids found that if you allow
your children to sleep in a room that is
absolutely dark, that means no
nightlight, no door ajar with a light
out in the corridor, your kids
are less likely to develop
vision problems in the future.
Now, this study blew me away.
It was done by the University of
Pennsylvania on around 479 kids.
Now, what they found is that sleeping in
a dark room, if you have your kids sleep
in a pure dark room, they
are less likely to develop
bad eyesight. So here’s what happened.
They divided these kids into three groups.
Kids that slept in a dark room,
kids that slept in a room with
a nightlight on, and kids that slept
in a room with the lights turned on.
And then they traced these kids to see
what type of vision problems these kids
would develop. Now, they found this.
Of the kids who slept in a darkened room,
only 10% developed nearsightedness.
Of the kids who slept in a room with
a nightlight on, 34% developed
nearsightedness. And of the kids who slept
with the lights on, 55% developed
nearsightedness. So this is an important
conversation you’ve got to have with your
children if they are afraid of sleeping
in the dark. The dark is phenomenal for
sleep and science is showing that it has
a correlation with helping kids retain
good vision. Now, the final tip is this.
Hire a vision coach or take an online
vision course. There are numerous vision
courses out there. I’ve been experimenting
with many of them. I even have a vision
coach who has helped me. We’ve
spent around five hours together
and the results have been
really, really, really promising.
Now, a course means you got to
have the discipline to do it yourself.
Typically, you’ve got to do these courses
every day. If you do a vision coach,
you’d spend an hour with them a week and
then you’d spend around five minutes a day
going through the exercises that they
prescribe. Whereas on a course,
you typically are spending between 10 to
20 minutes a day watching a video and
doing the eye exercises which are
being prescribed. Now my tip is
don’t get obsessed with the Bates
Method. The Bates Method was popular
in like the 1930s, and a lot of people
talk about the Bates Method because it was
the first method to really heal vision.
So much more research has happened.
It’s been almost 90 years since
that book was released. And today,
modern vision therapists and newer
courses on vision know so much more.
So, avoid the Bates Method. It works,
but it works slow. There are much faster
ways to improve your vision that have
been developed in the last 90 years.
So I hope these tips helped you.
Go ahead and share this video with other
people whom you feel need to
hear this to improve their vision
and good luck on your vision quest

100 comments

  1. Have you experimented with vision correction?

    We would love to hear what you've tried – drop us a comment below.

    Remember to watch Vishen's FREE masterclass here👉https://go.mindvalley.com/bl

  2. I didn't need reading glasses until I was 48 but at 63 i am at more severe cateracts. How do I heal this condition naturally?

  3. For natural correction of myopia, check endmyopia.org . I am using te method outlined in endmyopia and have reduced from -5.75 to -4.00 .

  4. Any of this apply to keratoconis. I am suffering from this and sclera lens seems to be only solution to 20/20. Costing roughly 3000 a year. And a real pain and frustration to my everyday life.plz help out with any advise.

  5. My kids were given glasses when they were young we moved to a new province and took them for eye tests and were told they didn’t need glasses just exercises which I did with them there eyesight is still perfect. My husband wears glasses and the optometrist told him he probably also never needed them just exercises just goes to show

  6. I have a problem with my right peripheral vision due to brain hemorrhage. Do i still have a chance to get my vision back?

  7. Back in January I experienced a medical crisis. Unknowingly I was experiencing ulcerative colitis and in turn I lost a lot of blood through my stool in the course of three days. Now it doesn't take a rocket science to figure out that if you lose blood….it can also cause your BP to drop. Well me being stubborn thinking eventually I can bounce back. Aaaaaaah no! I was hospitalized. I noticed after the second day that there was some changes in my vision. I reported it to all medical staff. Some didn't take me serious and some say it maybe due to meds that they are giving me and that the vision problem is isolated and temporary. It wasn't until after my discharge that I found out I have bilateral optic nerve damage due to loss of blood and low bp. Now I can see pretty good with my glasses. But I do have problems with my right eye lower peripheral vision.

  8. I dont believe you, sir. Stop saying slow is bad. The human body has one speed when it comes to healing. Slow progress is not bad. Is natural. Bates is good, and maybe your exercises too. But they re also slow. Stop selling me the fast way. There isnt one.

  9. His words: "Go to an actual eye doctor and have your eyes professionally checked"

    Okay, and while I'm at it, I'll ask the doctor if "eye exercises" are a scam… Hmmmmm 🤔🤔🤔

  10. Dr. William Bates, a brilliant American physician with a strong interest in ophthalmology, develope a readily established regime of Eye Exercises to enhance/improve eyesight. Dr. Christiane Northrup MD explains in this short 3 min., who is Dr. Bates and his method. https://www.drnorthrup.com/video/bates-method/

  11. This video is like it is giving u hope with the first two points and then takes back that hope with the third point because there is no concept of vision doctor or trainer where I stay.

  12. Hello Vishen, can you let me know some link of online course you mentioned how to improve or reverse eyesight naturally, especially for my case go vitreous turbidity. Thanks so much! Francis

  13. I disliked this video, because it was bullshit.

    the tips about getting glasses from a real doctor
    getting a lens 'one step lower' than prescribed
    sleeping in the dark
    using a chart at home daily
    are all decent. In a different video (one that is not hyped as 'healing your eyesight in just 2 weeks'), I would have liked to hear all of that.

    But the tip that actually Might 'heal your eyesight in just 2 weeks' comes very last, and it is a damn advertisement (that really leaves a bad taste after watching a 9min video); 'hire someone, or buy a course, don't use the bates method, and go get yourself scammed because I wont tell you what to use instead'. If you are going to give us an ad, how about telling us what courses are good, instead which ones are bad and wasting my time? This sounds like bullshit.

    P.S. I wasn't going to be such an ass about this originally, I was just going to ask 'did I miss something, what method do you recommend?', but I think the vid earned it.

  14. i can give you some tips on how to restore your eyesight. you can approach it from a few angles. 1. diet, 2. mindset 3. social habits.

    1. basically if you get super healthy with your diet and get all your vitamins and minerals your eyesight will improve.
    2. People with bad eyesight tend to have frozen eyes,tight eye muscles and bad posture. Relaxation, yoga, and eye exercises will help that
    3. Some parts of the world its common to find people with bad eyesight. Singapore and china are examples. If you hang out with the wrong type of people, copying their habits you will become like them.

    If it wasnt obvious already do not wear glasses at all. In an emergency you can carry a pair of pinhole glasses or just create a pinhole with your fingers to see something clearly. It felt like a massive decision to not wear glasses anymore but now i see that as a joke because that predicament was down to listening to bad advice and really bad lifestyle choices. People often choose to avoid responsbility and hard work but when it comers to your health and mindset you will always be the best person to handle it.

  15. Even though he may have said a lot, there’s still key Info on here that’s helpful. I’m finding out that through this video and others: glasses can be a crutch.

  16. I done lasik 2 years ago in eye Q hospital surat. Now i facing many problems after lasik related my eye and headque problem and also eye strain, glare and many more. I visited many time my lasik doctor but He not give me proper solution and just interested in money not interested to solve my problem. So please any one give right solution.

  17. I have tried soooo many things! Prior to doing Lasik surgery i did the eye exercises(up down, left right, circles, etc), cupping with warmed hands, watching a candle flame for long stretches, juiced enough carrots to turn my skin orange… no change… had surgery in 2000… worked AMAZiNGly! black lines outlining everything, wake up and see the creation in high definition, vivid 3d!!!… YAY!!! fast forward… vision starts to go south about 7 years ago… slow decline… start to do a back burn, preventative stuff… tried "EasyClear Vision", did a video of the "no worky for me" update. After that, tried an "Aboriginal Inspired" diet of overload superfood diet of crazy to put together ingredients, the drinks were tasty! finding the exact ingredients, challenging… The last crazy crash and burn attempt was my own self-healing techniques being put to the test with craZy energy work post WimHofish styled pranayama sessions, DAiLY for 6 weeks, nothing… i was hoping for a bit more strategy V! if something works solid; please do a follow up…

  18. found about NAC eyedrops (Can-C) . (indian eyedrops called Isotine). thank you for the exercise and @sageonet on the commentaries also thanks for great tip

  19. My cousin used the NAC drops for his cataracts and the cataracts disappeared. It takes discipline to take them several times a day and keep still (I lay down, no blinking), Other things you need are good supplements, like Omega 3, Cod Liver oil, (( a good brand from unpolluted waters.) I bought a vision improvement kit which was not cheap, I believe it cost me a couple hundred dollars. When I bought it, they said in the informmercial that it would restore my vision. But when I read the manual, it only said it would only improve my vision and I might still have to wear glasses if I had been wearing glasses may years. It did include an eye chart, some exercises for my eyes and the advice not to squint when trying to see. Blinking is okay, and covering your eyes with your hands so no light gets in for 2 minutes. There were the exercises of looking downward in the corners of your eyes, upwards to the corners of your eyes rotating them clockwise, counterclockwise, looking at distant objects and then close up. Well, I improved my vision a couple of lines, but just not enough to go without the glasses. I needed to be able to see to find things. So I wear my glasses. They are stepped down. a peg. I did not go to an eye doctor, but I had my old prescription and told them I wanted my test to come out the same or lso the prescription wasn't as strong, I also try not to wear my glasses until afternoon. I'm nearsighted. Still having to wear my glasses. Everyone is selling something.

  20. My Father used the Bates method and no longer wears glasses. I do strongly agree with the part about not going to a eye Doctor that sells glasses….I went to both type eye Doctors and only the one who didnt sell glasses got my vision correct!!

  21. I have been wearing glasses/contacts since 1985. Two years ago at my last appointment I wore my new contacts form two weeks, took them out and could see. I only wear glasses when driving at night. No more contacts/glasses during the day.

  22. it doesnt apply for smokers and alcoholics and bad food eaters…otherwise you can improve eyesight with many herbs and ayurvedic remedy and balancing vata pitta and kapha in your body….dont buy this bitches crap this is some white trash

  23. Just wonderful, I been tryin to find out about "how to regain eyesight naturally" for a while now, and I think this has helped. Have you ever come across – Patlarny Quit Glasses Principle – (do a google search ) ? Ive heard some amazing things about it and my brother in law got excellent success with it.

  24. I went to a shop to get my sight checked but they didnt take about 15 minutes, they took closer to an hour. They sold me two pairs of glasses for my farsightedness, costing £100. No way can I afford to now go to an optician and have him tell me those glasses are worthless and I need another pair of glasses with different spec. Other than that, you've not said anything of much value in this video, except 'go hire a vision coach'. Really didnt need you to tell me that. Disappointing video. All talk and no substance.

  25. Many thanks, been searching for "yoga for eyesight improvement" for a while now, and I think this has helped. Have you heard people talk about – Patlarny Quit Glasses Principle – (do a search on google ) ? Ive heard some extraordinary things about it and my co-worker got amazing results with it.

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  30. Many thanks, been searching for "exercises to improve eyesight fast" for a while now, and I think this has helped. Have you heard people talk about – Patlarny Quit Glasses Principle – (Have a quick look on google cant remember the place now ) ? Ive heard some extraordinary things about it and my m8 got amazing success with it.

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  33. Thank you, I found this video to be very informative. As I grow older, I am realizing all the mistakes I made in my life with my health. Sometimes you need to know details of what has worked and what hasn't to fix the issue. Thank you again 🙂

  34. y’all should not listen to people online about your vision i know it’s a struggle but still don’t even if it sounds tempting

  35. What you say is interesting. I've also helped my eyesight enormously through nutrition and nutrients. Training your eyes is good, but we also need our eyes to be fed with the right nutrition and through this I've also made my cataracts brought on by medicated drops for glaucoma, dissipate completely. I wrote a blog about this. If you want to read what I did, let me know and I'll send you the link.

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