Eyes: Weak Vision - Editor's Choice

Over the years, Earth Clinic readers have sent us many reports about their treatments for Eyes: Weak Vision. The editors at Earth Clinic consider the below posts to be some of the most helpful and informative and have named them 'Editor's Choice'. We hope that you will find this useful.

Wearing Contact Lense in 1 Eye  

Posted by Katrina (Carmel, Ca) on 05/06/2017
5 out of 5 stars

I went to the eye doctor recently for my annual contact and glasses check up. My Dr. said, "Keep doing what you are doing! " My eyes have gotten better the last 5 yrs when most others get worse. There are 2% of the population that never needs readers, according to my eye doctor. I have been nearsighted since 7th grade. I switched from glasses to contacts right out of college.

About 5 years ago my sight, what with contacts in and doing tons of work on the computer, was blurry. I was like dang my eyes are changing but they are getting better! So, as an experiment I started to wear just 1 contact lense in my eye needing a stronger prescription - the left eye. It is just for long distance vision (not a bifocal lense). In time, I was able to see the computer just fine as well as drive! It took a few days for my eyes & brain to get used to wearing one contact lense instead of 2.

I sometimes switch the contact to the right eye for driving. I began to think that the body really is amazing and it adapts. My vision for contacts went from 275 and 250 to 225 and 200. Both eyes have gotten stronger regarding my distance vision! I do not use reading glasses anymore. Small print is very clear. My eye doctor told me it's 20/15.

My vision hasn't been at these numbers since 1987. I checked my records! Hope this helps someone else.

Oil Pulling  

Posted by Tony (Michigan) on 05/10/2015
5 out of 5 stars

Several years ago ( after turning 40 ), my eye sight started to fail miserably. I also had been diagnosed with periodontal disease that had all but loosened all of my teeth to the point of being able to move them with my tongue. While browsing Earth clinic, I came across a post that someone had mentioned Oil pulling in. After further investigation, I went to my local grocer and found "cold pressed " sunflower oil. I started every morning on an empty stomach, swishing the oil through and around my teeth and gums for 20 minutes. After a couple of weeks my teeth felt like someone had put a string around them and tugged on it. I could no longer move them. They were so solid in my mouth and there were no more stains. I was wearing bi-focal glasses to read because my eyes had gotten so bad. I couldn't read my bible or anything else without them. After only a few months, I had forgotten my glasses and discovered that they were no longer needed. I have continued to oil pull for the last 6 years and have nothing but positive results. Please do yourself a favor and try it. A friend of mine who had psoriasis since she was an infant tried it and it went away until she stopped and it came back again. Thank you for all of your posts.