I recently came across this post while looking for something unrelated:http://flowingzen.com/4068/fix-your-eyesight-with-qigong/
I was wondering if these techniques have any real value, because I haven't ever heard of them. Naturally, some of the advice here is quite good. For instance, reducing eyestrain and getting enough sleep is something that I'm sure any ophthalmologist would suggest. However, I seriously questioned the idea that glasses are necessarily crutches. I need to wear my eyeglasses for most things, but my eyesight has actually improved. Indeed, it was improving before I began practicing Qigong in earnest.
Interestingly enough, I was also performing eye exercises before I practiced Qigong. I suffer from a double vision condition called convergence insufficiency that stems from a weakness in eye muscles. Simple vision therapy exercises have been extremely helpful for me. Looking at far distances and the like has helped to partially alleviate other symptoms. Nevertheless, I felt that some of the claims in the article seemed mildly fantastical, and I wanted to ask the YMAA community here how they felt about what the author is saying.
For the record, though the author makes several mentions to vision corrective surgery, I am actually opposed to any invasive procedure to the eyes unless absolutely necessary.