Improve Your Eye Health By Enhancing Peripheral Awareness
Learn how to expand your peripheral vision to enhance your health, safety, comfort and coordination.
What you'll learn:
- Increase awareness of peripheral vision, and the processes that increase and sustain it, as well as the interferences and how we can self-correct for accelerated self-healing and personal growth.
- Increase awareness, acceptance and ownership of the integrated, coherent sensorium as an integral ground of the self
- Practice appreciation and gratitude for the unified field of vision in every type of circumstance
- Boost awareness, motor coordination, sensory integration, memory, cognition and relaxation
- Open mind
- Ideally 5 to 30 minutes a day of active, intentional practice
- Intermittent attention throughout the day to integrate and apply the concepts and principles
- Some advanced and supplementary activities may require printing of supplied materials or use of other easily obtained materials.
We have a fundamental problem with our eyes and vision...
It's a problem that your eye doctor will probably never talk about...
That's because it's a problem that eyeglasses, contact lenses and even surgery can never correct.
Only that rare breed of Doctors of Optometry with a special affinity for Functional (Behavioral, Developmental, or Holistic) Vision Care are even interested to take the time to consider the basic principles I am about to share with you here...
By the way, I was named "Holistic Optometrist of the Year" by the International Society for Holistic Optometry...
Here's the problem:
Visual stress and even visually related stress tightens your eye muscles...
This subtle strain on your 12 extraocular muscles restricts circulation in your peripheral retina because it drains through the vortex veins which go through those very muscles...
It's a catch 22...
The more stressed you are, the less you are aware of...
The lower the quality of your visual input, the harder it is to see...
The harder it is to see, the harder we tend to look..
But the harder we look, the more we tighten our extraocular muscles...
The more those muscles tighten, the less blood flow we allow to carry essential oxygen and nutrients to our peripheral retina...
We absolutely have to break this cycle to restore both better vision and eye health.
In addition to being foundational for maintaining or restoring our eye health as we mature, this process is also critical to breaking the rampant cycle of attention deficit and underachievement in our younger generation...
I began learning about all this as a C student in 2nd grade, who shot up to straight A's when my father put me through his world renowned Visual Training program that summer...
Just for the record, my father, J. Baxter Swartwout, O.D., F.A.A.O., F.C.O.V.D. was named to replace A.M. Skeffington, the father of Functional Optometry, as president of the Optometric Extension Program Foundation, the largest post-graduate continuing education organization in the eye care field...
Now, experience the real solution:
To help you clear up your eye health issues, your eyes need their full circulation, because your retina is the most oxygen demanding tissue in your whole body...
To clear up your vision problems, you also need to open up that peripheral vision, which means learning how to see more and see easier, by looking less hard and focusing less intensely...
Is it possible that you could effortlessly and instantaneously see more by simply looking less?
Try it right now.
Without doing anything differently with your eyes or body, shift your mind to thinking about what you are seeing out of the corners of your eyes.
Does that feel like a whole new way of seeing?
If you notice a difference, it means that you have not been using your full peripheral vision.
You just accomplished your first peripheral vision exercise.
Now stop being extra aware of your peripheral vision...
You can't, can you?
That is the reason this program works so well, and so effortlessly.
Once you bring your consciousness to feeling your feet on the floor right now...
There is a residual effect of increased awareness and vitality that lingers on.
The same is true for the eyes and your vision.
We will start with peripheral vision because it is the first to be lost under any kind of stress.
And it is the most important foundation for building efficient, stable high level visual abilities as you progress into future courses.
Peripheral Vision Exercises
This course is designed as the foundational course for improving eye fitness and vision performance. Peripheral awareness, or the volume of active, real-time spatial perception in our consciousness, is the foundation of every higher order visual ability that we want to restore, maintain and develop. Peripheral vision is the context for any visual content we are interested in. It is the ground for every figure that we discern. It is the space in which we have the freedom to think and move. It is the space inside the box, and the room to think outside the box as well. When it comes to movement and physical performance issues, such as are challenged at a high level in sports, it is the peripheral awareness that becomes the database from which we can program and coordinate all movement. It determines the quality of input that determines the reliability and ability to recall our visual and other embedded memories. Our relationship to our visual space guides us in navigating the social sphere, and leads our journey into the transcendent connection with our non-local source, as well as our mission of manifesting that transcendent nature here and now in this life for the benefit of all.
Who this course is for:
- You may be experiencing some decrease in visual performance related to overuse, stress or aging.
- You may be concerned about loss of visual fitness due to eye strain or fatigue related to heavy reading, book work or computer and digital device usage.
- You may be an avid learner, full time student or dedicated athlete who wants to improve your game and your learning abilities.
- Perfect for you if you use your eyes hard at school or work, or are experiencing a decrease in your visual comfort, efficiency and eye health.
Course content: 11 lectures
Total time: 01:13:37
Natural Vision Improvement 101: Introduction to Peripheral Vision Awareness
Expanding Your Peripheral Vision Awareness
Grounding Visual Attention: Occupy Your Whole Self:
Owning Your Visual Space World Through Acceptance
Focus on Your Attitude of Gratitude:
Connect to Your Visual Space World From Your Heart
Color Your Thoughts With Meaning:
Mind and Meaning: Digesting Qualia & Structuring Thought
Vision Governs Movement Via Your Will:
Develop Your Visual Memory With Coherent Intention
Envision Your Potential:
Visualize Your Navigational Map While Seeing the Terrain
Navigating Social Space:
Develop Your Insight: Seeing Others As Reflections of the Self
Seeing Beyond Infinity to the Non-Local:
Contemplating the Divine Essence
Manifesting Your Future Self:
Fulfilling Your Mission
Overview: Seeing the Big Picture:
How to Continue the Cycle