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Can eye exercises help to reduce myopia?

Can eye exercises help to reduce myopia?

No: I am not aware of any controlled study demonstrating that eye exercises can reduce myopia. Over 30 years, I have not seen any patients in my practice who have reduced their myopia with eye exercises. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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I'm been suffering from myopia from almost 2 years. Whenever I do eye exercises i experience tears coming out of the eyes. Is it dangerous?

I'm been suffering from myopia from almost 2 years. Whenever I do eye exercises i experience tears coming out of  the eyes. Is it dangerous?

Near sighted: Probably no connection and no concern. Tears coming is probably caused by straining your muscles, contracting your tear ducts and forcing out tears. Having an eye exam may help put you at ease. ...Read more

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Would eye exercises prevent myopia?

Would eye exercises prevent myopia?

No: No scientific research to date shows any eye exercises that work to stop or reverse myopia. Some expensive eye training exercises have been tried to help alleviate far sightedness but if a cycloplegic (dilated) eye refraction is performed to put the ciliary muscle at rest a true prescription of the eye results and eye glasses are needed. Rarely, a far sighted person can reduce power of glasses. ...Read more

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Can you recommend eye exercises to cure nearsightedness?

Can you recommend eye exercises to cure nearsightedness?

No: Nearsightedness results from improper focus of the light rays. Exercises will not change that. ...Read more

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Please tell me what are some eye exercises for nearsightedness?

Please tell me what are some eye exercises for nearsightedness?

There are none.: Eye exercises have not been proven to be effective for nearsightedness. Glasses, contacts and laser are all effective ways to deal with nearsightedness. ...Read more

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What are the best eye exercises for nearsightedness?

What are the best eye exercises for nearsightedness?

None: There is no way to correct nearsightedness or farsightedness with any exercises. People who claim they help are trying to sell you something. Your optometrist or ophthalmologist can help you with things that do work. (glasses, contacts, lasik, etc). ...Read more

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Are there eye exercises that work for nearsightedness?

Are there eye exercises that work for nearsightedness?

No: Near sightedness is a function of the size of your eye with relation to the lens you have in it. There are no exercises that cause this nor none to fix it. One can look through a pin hole to see far away, but with a much smaller field. ...Read more

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