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A 36-year-old member asked:

Are there any proven methods to strengthen vision?

2 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Andrew Shatz
Ophthalmology 27 years experience
Unfortunately, no: People with nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism, or presbyopia (the need fro reading glasses) are not experiencing a disease. These are related to the shape of the eye or the natural changes occuring in the lens, and can only be treated by correcting the prescription (glasses, contacts, lasik, catract surgery). Don't lose money on products that claim to work - they don't.
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 53 years experience
You are so right. So many have spent $$$$ trying to avoid errors of refraction that have no possibility of success.
Jan 30, 2012
Dr. Paul Holmwood
Ophthalmology 36 years experience
No: An eye is not "weak" if it can be made to see 20/20 or better with glasses or contacts. If an eye cannot see 20/20 with glasses or contacts (and there is no other eye disease to explain it) there are no proven methods to "strengthen" vision.
Last updated Mar 17, 2016
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