Magic eyes vision training for children is a simple yet highly effective way to restore normal vision in children. We will teach you some simple exercises that you can do together with your child. The success of this project depends a lot on parent child teamwork. Love, fun and games are the key ingredients. When vision training becomes a task it ceases to be effective.
Magic eyes classes does not bind you to lengthy and often costly therapy sessions. Our approach is to teach you exercises that are proven to be effective for your child's particular problem. No need for expensive equipment. There is nothing you have to buy or take to be successful. All the exercises are perfectly safe and can be done at home.
However, we do expect you to take the time to exercise witrh your children, It's a team work
Magic eyes vision training for children is effective for near sight (myopia), far sight (Hyperopia), astigmatism, amblyopia (lazy eye), strabismus (wandering eye) and coordination (eye teaming) problems.
The Magic eyes program is developed in response to the immense need for an easy and effective methodology to address the growing prevalence of vision problems in children all over the world. Research shows that virtually all children (98.8%) at age 6 have normal eyesight. However from age 7 or 8 to the mid teen years children with near sight (myopia) skyrocket to about 25% at age 16. In some Asian countries more than 80% of school children are near sighted. One study showed that 87% of high school children in Taipei, Taiwan, was near sighted. Clearly something has to be done or in a few generations we all become totally dependent.
Magic eyes program focus on what makes a difference.
The parent child relationship is the focal point.
Natural clear vision is a birthright and everyone has it.
Vision skills are like any other skill - it's learned.
If one child can do it then everyone can do it.
The common approach to vision problems in children is to fit them with glasses. Parents know that these glasses needs to be changed sometimes more than once every year. The lens power keeps getting stronger and stronger. Obviously the solution to good eyesight is not found in optics. The glasses do correct for the lack of vision, but you are still near sighted when you take the glasses of. Nothing has been done about the real problem.
The typical childhood vision problems like near sight (myopia), far sight (hyperopia), astigmatism, eye-coordination, lazy eye (ambliopia), and deviating eye (strabismus) all respond to vision training. Magic eyes classes are especially effective if they are introduced early on.
The Magic eye program focus on the fundamental principles that works. No expensive equipment is needed, there is nothing you need to take, no surgery, only simple exercises you can do with your children at home. Think of Magic eyes exercises as "Tai Chi"for the eyes. If the exercise are too complicated or require various equipment then it becomes a therapy or rehabilitation. In some cases this may very well be what's required. However, in most cases and especially if the problem is addressed early on, children respond beautifully and walk away with Magic in their eyes.
The appropriate exercise done for a few minutes but many times, at least 10 times, during the day is far more effective than one or two hours a week. Physiologically most children can easily adapt and will respond very quickly. If it's fun they will do it!
Be part of the force that enables our children to sees their future clearly.
Leo Angart developed the Magic eyes program in response to the enormous need for simple and effective ways of dealing with the typical childhood vision problems. The outcome of Vision training is to completely restore the natural ability to see clearly and use the eyes fully.
The Magic eyes program consists of a series of fun games and exercises that are designed to develop and restore normal visual function in children. We have chosen the workshop format because we have found that this enables us to reach a large group of people and thus help as many children as possible. The more time consuming and more expensive therapy model is more suitable for difficult to treat problems. However, the waste majority of childhood vision problems can practiced safely at home.
The first Magic eyes workshop, 3 hours, focus on discovering what the vision status is. The very first activity involve checking distance visual acuity with an eye chart and then draw a maze reflecting where a child start and will subsequently monitor the progress.
Parents and children will learn simple ways of relaxing the eyes. A lost of vision problems have their root in eyestrain so it is very important to have ways of getting the energy to flow in the eyes and brain.
You will discover exactly what your child's eyesight is. If there is a difference between the eyes and of course you will learn neat exercises for restoring normal eyesight. One of the problems that often go unnoticed is eye-coordination. This is a very important visual skill for reading. Research show that as many as 80% of children diagnosed with reading disability, including those labeled Dyslexic, lack proficiency in one or more basic vision skills.
At the end of the first day you will get homework consisting of one or two basic eye exercises that are particularly important for your child. It is now the challenge for parents to encourage and motivate the child to do the exercises. Leo Angart recommend that you do eye exercises for only a few minutes at a time, and exercise at least 10 times a day or more. Short but frequent exercise is what makes the big difference. Make time for doing as many exercises as possible during the time between the workshop days. And make it fun and rewarding for the child.
During the second day of Magic eyes workshop we celebrate the progress everyone have made. Praise and encouragement are important teaching tools. We will also review the exercises as well as answer questions from parents and children.
Many children have astigmatism so we will check for that and teach you fun ways you can get rid of that problem. Astigmatism responds very well to Vision training exercises. In most caases with children astigmatism will be gone in a few days. We have more fun exercises designed to develop good cross lateral movement as well as improve your brain function.
We will teach you ways to continue improving your eyes beyond the common 20/20. Children under 12 can easily see the 20/16 line or better. So, just for the fun of it we will go for the 20/16 line as a minimum.
Finally, while the children draw pictures, we will summarize all the exercises as well as answer any last questions. Many children will already at this point no longer need their glasses. However, depending on how high a degree the child started out with, it may take several rounds of exercises to totally ger rid of the glasses. For example, if your child start with - 4.00 it is not impossible to go to nothing in just a few days. Therefore, we will do the exercises in stages. Reducing the glasses by 0.5 or 1.00 as the child improve.
Remember, children are born with Magic eyes.
"My son has been using Leo’s exercises for the past couple of years and has, by doing so, gone from a point where we were practically accused of child abuse by his school nurse for ignoring his deteriorating eyesight and not getting him glasses, to the point now where he is learning to drive glasses free, which thoroughly vindicates our belief in Leo’s methods.
This is powerful stuff which should be taught in schools – rather than carting kids off to the opticians to condemn them to a life behind glasses. I urge everyone who wants to solve their eyesight problems to try Leo’s methods. Attending his workshop is by far the best way of doing this but, If this isn’t possible, Leo has written 3 books covering his methods"
7月14日第一次到工作坊時，子敬有 300 度的近視，眼睛疲勞沒有神采，我們用 Leo 教授的繩索練習法和會聚力練習法回家積極練習，到7月15日的傍晚，子敬的近視已經降到 100 度以下了！簡直不可思議！7月16日第二次到工作坊時，看著 Leo 用視力表來訓練餘下的 100 度近視和用那有趣的小丑圖來治療省光，我已經由當初的半信半疑變到信心滿滿加上感激不已！
"My daughter Rebecca was diagnosed with strabismus, astigmatism, and long-sightedness at the age of 18 months. She was wearing glasses all day, every day from the age of 21 months. We had many stressful years of patching, drops, and exhaustingly long visits to the opthamologist, only to have her scripts get stronger over time. Rebecca could not be without her glasses, and as soon as she took them off, her left eye would turn harshly in.
As she grew older, Rebecca began to become more and more self conscious and felt that she stood out because of her glasses. She is passionate about her dancing, and has been performing since the age of 3. However, at the time of each concert she would express concern that she was the only one wearing glasses, and that you could not see her beautiful make-up properly! Yet she could not take them off as her eye would very clearly turn.
We discussed her concerns often, and she even tried contact lenses at the age of 8, however she resigned herself to the fact that she would always have her glasses. Her optometrist kept her hopes up by explaining that there was much research being done, and that operations were always improving. Her father and I were not comfortable with the thought of her eyes being operated on, and we explained that when she was older, the decision would be hers to make.
One night Rebecca saw an ad for a current affairs show which was airing a segment about getting rid of your glasses. She excitedly told me about it, and we made a point of watching it. Following the show, I made contact and booked Rebecca in for a children's workshop with Leo.
After many months of eager anticipation, Rebecca and I attended Leo's Magic Eyes workshop. Leo was able to quickly assess which exercises would be most important for each child in attendance, and we set to work!
The results of these simple exercises were almost immediate. Rebecca was so keen she was trying them in the car on the way home! After only the first session, for the first time in over seven years, Rebecca could take her glasses off and her eye would not turn!
This was a very emotional time for all of us, and we cannot thank Leo enough for his help. We have now been working on the exercises for a few weeks, and not only is Rebecca's turn rarely evident, her near points and far points have improved for each eye, and she has gone from wearing +4.5 lenses to +3 lenses. We still have a ways to go, but we are very determined!
Leo's knowledge is invaluable, and we only wish we had come across the techniques years ago. Our great dream for others is that Leo's strategies become the first point of call for children experiencing difficulties with their eyes.
All we can say is THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!
P.S. - Rebecca is keenly passing on information about the next workshops to others with glasses, even her teacher at school!