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A 37-year-old member asked:

Do eye exercises really help vision correction?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Ilan Cohen
Ophthalmology 26 years experience
Depends: Depends on how you define vision. Certain eye exercises can help one's ability to use the two eyes together and to improve the eye's focusing system. No eye exercises can improve visual acuity (your ability to resolve detail).
Dr. Gary Turer
Specializes in Ophthalmology
No: eye exercises do not have a place in changing ones refractive error. This is a ruse practiced by some optometrists. Eye exercises, however, are useful in the treatment of some issues regarding accommodation and strabismus.

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Could eye exercises help vision correction?

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 53 years experience
No evidence: This has been a long standing hope of those who wear glasses that something simple like eye exercise can improve vision. There is no evidence that this will work. Don't spend any money on such programs.
A 46-year-old member asked:

Will eye exercises help to improve my vision?

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Dr. Richard Scartozzi
Ophthalmology - Retinal Surgery 20 years experience
No: The only eye exercises that are helpful are "pencil pushups" for accomodative insufficiency.
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