by Kara McNabb, N.H.E.There was once a time when eye doctors didn’t prescribe eyeglasses to those with weak eyesight. Instead, they gave patients exercises to strengthen their muscles.These exercises varied depending on near- or far-sightedness. One technique, for instance, leveraged a piece of cardboard with a pinhole. Held up to the eye, you’d be able to read a letter when it’d otherwise be blurry.Glasses cause muscle atrophy. With the eyes getting weaker and weaker, a stronger and stronger prescription is needed. One who experiences this will benefit from the exercises in the book The Bates Method for Better Eyesight Without Glasses by William H. Bates, M.D.Bessheen Baker, N.D., says, “For those with an astigmatism, also work on a diet that reduces candida, and you’ll do great.”What you ate last night can affect your eyesight today. Pay attention to whether your eyesight is blurrier, or your eyes more tired, and see if there are correlations to the types of food you’re eating.“The eyes are the sacrificial lamb to the liver,” Bessheen said. For symptoms of macular degeneration and cataracts, it’s imperative to work on the liver, as the eyes reveal warning signs of liver weakness.Eye doctors of the past gave exercises, so you wouldn’t have to repeatedly come back spending your had-earned money. Nowadays, many optometrists aren’t aware of this history. But give the exercises a try. Bessheen said, “A client with cataracts declared legally blind followed the recipe below paired with eye exercises and was able to drive again. His vision had been restored!”Take two capsules of Nature’s Sunshine EW internally twice a day. Then, every few days, open two capsules and bring to a boil in 2 Cups of water, and then simmer in for 20 minutes longer. Strain through cheesecloth. Use solution for next three days as an eyewash. It’ll sting at first, but do it twice a day. Goop will come out by the next morning, and you’ll start to see vision restored. Refrigerate between uses. This process takes a few months, but when combined with eye exercises it can be very successful!Eyebright is an herb in this Nature’s Sunshine formula. It was named for it’s medicinal properties effective for diseases of the eye. The herb is also very effective on the liver. Clean the liver, improve eyesight!