Can EYESIGHT Improve with Fascia Release? Scalenes, SCMs and The Internal Carotid Artery

Can fascia release improve eyesight? 

This theory came about in my private practice, after several clients noticed their eyesight improve after an upper body session in which we released their anterior neck (specifically their scalenes). 

Eyeballs are fascia-rich, nerve-rich and definitely require healthy blood flow to function optimally so it made sense to me that this could be possible. 

After this was brought to my attention, I noticed that sometimes my eyes would get blurry while trail running. 

What are most trail runners doing with their head and neck? Looking DOWN! If not consistently, at least a lot. The hillier and more rocky the terrain, the more I’d be looking down and the blurrier my eyes became. 

So I began experimenting with releasing my scalenes and SCM’s – and my blurry eyes improved! 

As so many people do these days, I look down a lot – at my clients when I’m stepping on them to release fascia, at my computer when I’m writing blogs and emails and I’m just as guilty of looking at my phone as you probably are. 

When we look down a lot, we tighten the fascia of the anterior neck – specifically those SCM’s and most of all, the scalenes. 

Guess what lives here? The internal carotid artery, whose branches (primarily the opthalmic artery and its branches) bring blood flow to the orbit (eye). 

Fascia wraps blood vessels and muscle fascia, in addition to nerve endings…so there’s a TON of fascia in our necks, particularly near the base of the neck near the clavicle and into the armpit (where the enormously important and large brachial plexus lives). 

When this neck fascia becomes restricted, theoretically it could begin to “strangulate” blood vessels, hindering the free flow of blood. But blood ALSO travels via the fascial system, which also carries the body’s WATER content. 

Water is also critical for good eyesight, as every cell and nerve relies on a water rich environment to glide, communicate and conduct brain/body communication (via nerve impulses). 

Below are links to my top recommendations for releasing fascia in key areas that have the potential to improve your eyesight. 

SCM AND SCALENE fascia release using your hands

SCM AND SCALENE fascia release using a peanut ball

LYMPH DRAINAGE to improve eyeball venous flow.

EYEBALL fascia release using your fingers

CHEST AND PEC MINOR fascia release (to open the brachial plexus fully).

This is an opportunity for a group citizen science experiment – if you try these recommendations and notice improvement in eyesight, PLEASE share your results so we can establish if this is a truly credible theory! 

COMMENT BELOW with your results and/or thoughts on this theory 🙂

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  • Eli says:

    100%, I used to have 1/4 off in my left eye in college, now,
    turning 50 in a few months, 20/10 vision.

    I have been doing an extensive full-body fascial release continuously for the last 6 years.

    Of course 100 other miraculous-seeming things have happened over these
    6 years, but the vision improvement was one of the more interesting.

  • D. Rojano says:

    Holy cow, I just had my first fascia release treatment for neck pain, and when I got home and got on my computer I realized I could see better! This is crazy to me that no one has mentioned it. I just kept getting stronger and stronger contacts and glasses. My neck definitely feels better too and I can’t wait to see the extent to which I can heal with fascia release. Thank you for posting this video and I am going to check out all your other videos on YouTube.

  • Tesa S. says:

    Greetings Elisha, I was really excited to discover this blog post a few days ago. I have been studying several natural methods for eyesight restoration (eliminating myopia) for the last two years, and despite some significant differences between them… they generally share the premise that myopia originates in ciliary muscle spasm from (1) too much close-up, (2) too much strain and stress and not enough relaxation in one’s way of looking at things, and (3) a deficiency of attention to the depth of field, and the periphery, and (4) progressive weakening through insufficient stimulation and course-correction (due to leaning on glasses + contact crutches). Some (particularly following the Bates method) encourage certain movements (like the Long Swing exercise) to increase range of visual perception… but I don’t think such movements would help with fascial release. It makes a lot of sense to me that releasing fascial constriction in the neck would really help relax and expand range of motion and help move out of tunnel vision posture (in addition to increasing blood flow etc). I suspect some of the main teachers in the field of natural eyesight restoration (most of them Youtubers like you) would be interested to consider your hypothesis here. I will definitely add the exercises you recommend to my own toolkit!

    • AB says:

      are you doing endmyopia and myopiaismental?
      It definitely works, and your post is correct. I was wondering about a fascia link too. Stereograms helps becoming aware of z-axis tension and it helps pushing the focal point and convergence tension ‘forward’.

  • Carl J. LMT says:

    I have been thinking the same thing! I’m also curious if this same fascia tightness is affecting my hearing. Thanks for posting your theory.

    • AB says:

      I think this may be a cause of tinnitus.

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