Something Interesting I Learned from Quora Today…

Quora is one of my favorite places to hang out online. No matter what mood I’m in, I’m learning I can both ask and answer some really great questions. It’s like Yahoo Answers with better moderation and a more passionate userbase. Now that Twitter has gone public (i.e. – greedy), Quora is my new interactive social playground.

Here’s a great lifehack I learned from Quora today, courtesy of Dia Dave – feel free to show it to any blind people you know who may need it…

People have a hard time believing  that I gained vision in one of my eyes by doing just some yoga/exercise.

When I was 6 me and my friends decided to play the pirate game. I was one of the pirates so I wore a pirate patch on my right eye. Then only I realized that I had very little vision in my left eye but I kept it to myself as I thought it was natural, all left body parts were not supposed to work as good as right ones.

Yeah, I really preferred to apply my logical brain instead of asking to someone… huh.

Well, it went on for two years but then I decided to tell this to my mother as I was really uncomfortable with only one good eye. When I told her she scolded me for not telling her earlier, though I think she was partially at fault, how a kid was supposed to know everything 😛

We then consulted a doctor and he told me this concept that when a child is born he/she has very little vision in his/her eyes and as the child grows and uses his/her eyes vision grows. In my case I used only my right eye. I tried medicines, some exercises but nothing worked and then I gave up until I had an accident in college in which I nearly lost my only good eye. I was more scared of being almost blind for the rest of my life than the bleeding and pain I had.

I did some research and came to know about this Yoga for eyes. I practiced it for like a year and to my surprise my eye sight improved, a lot. In fact my right eye is now 6/6 and I have no problem in playing pirate game 😉

Here is the yoga/exercise that I did, in case you are interested.

Imagine a clock on your face, raise your eyeballs up to 12 O’clock position, hold for a second and move them clockwise, repeat it for 5-10 time as per your ease. Do the same anticlockwise.

Now take a break of few seconds and move your eyeballs as shown in the picture for 5-10 times, again as per your ease.

Practice this daily, morning is the best time to do this yoga.


Dr. Brian Penny is a former Business Analyst and Operations Manager at Bank of America turned whistleblower, troll, and freelance writer. You can find his work in Cracked, High Times, HuffPost, Lifewire, Forbes, Fast Company, and dozens of other places, although much of it is no longer under his name. Dr. Penny loves annoying fake media.

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