In other words, the condition is the result of a degenerative process.
It’s not like a cold or the flu, that you catch at one moment in time.
Instead, it’s an on-going process of decline that probably began long before the condition was detected by an eye doctor.
As with most other degenerative processes normally associated with the aging process, Macular Degeneration can respond to effective action that can slow down, control, and even reverse, the aging process.
That’s been my philosophy for years.
Now, I’m so glad to see that researchers are finally beginning to discover the same thing.
A recent article reported in the Archives of Ophthalmology (May 2008) studied the benefits of vision therapy with diseases of the macula.
After four months, the 64 patients who received vision therapy experienced a significant improvement in all aspects of visual function, including reading ability. Significant improvements in functional ability for mobility, visual information processing, visual motor skills and overall ability also were seen in the treatment group.
The group that did not receive therapy saw both their vision and functional ability decline over the four-month follow-up.
Because of this decline, the doctors who conducted the research concluded that vision therapy should be started as early as possible.
Click here to read about another study demonstrating the value of exercises.
It may sound obvious, but it’s true: Your eyes are like the rest of your body, and respond to exercise, training, relaxation and nutritional supplements.
So, do something good for your eyes today – and every day!