A 44-year-old member asked:
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If you're near-sighted or have astigmatism, do eye exercises really help?

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Dr. Niraj Patel
26 years experience in Ophthalmology
Astigmatism: These are refractive errors that are usually corrected with glasses or contact lenses. Eye exercises will not usually help correct for this. A detailed examination with an eye care provider is essential to determine the extent of your refractive error and whether glasses or contacts are necessary to optimize your vision.
Answered on May 28, 2014

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