Setting Your Sights on Better Vision

In "Rebuild Your Vision: A 30-Day Program to Better Eyesight," Orlin G. Sorensen begins his eye-opening tale by describing how, in the course of one month, he managed to improve his "uncorrected" vision from 20/85 to 20/25. To put such an accomplishment into perspective, when Sorensen began his visual "training," he "could clearly see from 20 feet what a person with normal vision could see at 85 feet." Thirty days later, he had made a sixty-foot improvement in his vision.

As someone who started wearing glasses when I was six years old and whose uncorrected vision is now a horrific 5/400, I wanted to know just what it was that had helped this commercial airline pilot finally pass the United States Navy fighter pilots' visual acuity exam. What was the secret to his success? Was it possible for someone like me - someone who had to be standing a mere five feet away from an object that most people could distinguish at 400 feet - to have the same type of results?

Sorensen immediately conveys, quite successfully, that he isn't trying to take any undeserved credit for his Vision for Life training program. He acknowledges that what he has put down in writing is merely a compilation of information that he has gathered on the subject of numerous vision improvement techniques, exercises, programs, and eye care lessons. After tweaking the data that he obtained for his own personal use and practicing the methods he felt would be the most successful, he now simply wants to share his knowledge with the visually-impaired.

Sorensen not only presents eight visual improvement exercises, but also provides three very specific "training routines" based on these exercises. Such routines are geared towards individuals suffering either from nearsightedness and/or astigmatism, aging vision and/or farsightedness, or aging vision and/or nearsightedness. Included with the purchase of the book are five very sturdy laminated charts, a "string of beads", and an eye patch that are to be used in conjunction with the exercises. The user-friendly descriptions detailing the exercises, the associated line drawings for example purposes, and the training routine charts are all presented in a manner that leaves the reader with few, if any, questions.

While Sorensen avoids coming across as someone who has a bone to pick with the medical community, he does however present numerous interesting quotes and statistics from the "world of optometry" which would seem to indicate that the medical community has been somewhat "shortsighted" on its use of visual training and/or therapy. Sorensen even goes so far as to compare the use of stronger corrective lenses to the ever increasing needs of an alcoholic or drug addict. Such a correlation might sound harsh or too far-fetched for some people to comprehend, but it was actually something that I had personally questioned for many years. For the last 32 years of my life I had never left an eye exam without a stronger prescription for corrective lenses in my pocket.

Sorensen's explanations pertaining to how and why the components of our eyes malfunction or become misshapen are easy to follow and understand. I found myself nodding my head in recognition of concepts and ideas that I had never really given much thought to but that now seemed extremely relevant. I also found myself looking forward to trying each exercise to get an idea as to whether or not I believed they would be valuable in correcting the "refractive disorders" that had led to the loss of coordination, strength, and flexibility that were causing my visual problems.

After making just one attempt at each exercise, I came to the conclusion that the initial monthly time expense of 25 minutes per day spent on the exercise regime of my choice would be time well spent, even if the end result was simply maintaining my correct vision level. I would not be surprised though if I actually experienced some amount of improvement given enough time. I say that only because I believe that people such as me, who have extremely poor vision, would potentially require a greater long-term time commitment to see any type of results.

The cost of purchasing the kit is justified when one considers the cost of continued eye care, including stronger eyeglass or contact prescriptions. The time investment also seems trivial compared to the potential long-term benefits of such a program. I plan on putting my money where my eyes are; my sights are set on Orlin G. Sorensen's excellent new information product.

To learn more about this affordable vision improvement program, please click > "Rebuild Your Vision: A 30-Day Program to Better Eyesight" by Orlin G. Sorensen


Donna McLaughlin Schwender is the "soul proprietor" of One-Eared Dog, Ink. As a freelance writer living in upstate New York.