Eye Exercises for RP

Written By: ingridricks - Nov• 18•13

I first learned about the importance of acupressure and eye exercises five and a half years ago, when I started on Dr. Damon Miller’s Better Eye Health program.

His do-it-yourself home treatment program, developed by Grace Halloran—a woman who led the charge in alternative eye health for RP before her death—features a series of eye exercises (many of them similar to those taught in Qi Gong, a practice Dr. Rosenfarb has recommended to me) and acupressure points designed to increase blood flow and stimulate the eyes.   Because it was a hassle and I didn’t fully understand the correlation, I didn’t do either the eye exercises or acupressure until I started my eyesight healing quest earlier this year.  Since then, I’ve been doing them every morning – creating my own combo that incorporates eye exercises I learned from Dr. Miller, those I purchased from the Wellspring Clinic web site, and a couple of key acupressure points that Rosey, my local acupuncturist, has stressed.

I can’t say that I’ve seen a big improvement in eyesight. But I do experience a significant boost in blood flow (feels like a tingling sensation) while I’m dong the acupressure.  And, it makes sense to me that eye exercises would strengthen eye muscles in the same way push-ups strengthen my arm muscles.  So I’m just going to keep on going.

To see my daily eye exercise/acupuncture routine, click on the video above. NOTE: This is NOT a professional video. My husband and two daughters laughed so hard they nearly cried when they watched it. So it nothing else, it should make you smile.


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  1. Lori Irwin says:

    Your family was laughing? What do they know?? 🙂 You looked TOTALLY PROFESSIONAL!! 🙂

    In all honesty, I would much rather learn from someone experiencing the same disease and/or disability, that I have, than to learn from a “professional” who may have therapeutic experience and book knowledge but no “real” experience. I have learned so much from my disabled peers, in addition to what was learned from doctors and therapists. Really, both are invaluable. I continue to learn from both sources and make a point to help others when possible.

    I’m guessing that these eye exercises and acupressure points, would be beneficial for anyone. Is there such a thing as eye muscles that are too strong, or eyes with too much blood circulation? I wrote the 11 AP points down as well as the exercises. I can’t imagine that it will hurt…

    It was great to see you AND hear your voice! Let’s meet in person, soon! In the meantime, keep on keepin’ on and helping others in the process.
    Lori xoxo

    • ingridricks says:

      Thanks, Lori. The truth is..I laughed pretty hard too when I watched the video of myself. But hey, if it helps someone, that’s all that matters. Yes…the eye exercises and acupressure points are beneficial to anyone wanting to help their eyesight. Would love to meet in person. In the meantime, here’s to you keep on keeping on as well.

  2. Cindy Adkins says:

    Thanks, Ingrid. I’m going to add these to my daily routine.

  3. Alysa S. says:

    I think the video is a great idea! It’s akways better to have an actual demonstration of something, instead of just a description. I think this will be a valuable resource for a lot of people. Bravo for making it! And as always, best wishes.

  4. Erin says:

    Thanks for posting this!! Love reading your blog! I have Ushers and have found your blog to be inspirational as I start on my journey to health!

  5. Pete says:

    Here is a good resource with eye exercises

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