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Doctor insights on: Eye Exercises For Convergence Insufficiency

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I have tired eyes from mild convergence insufficiency. Are there other options beside expensive in office therapy or shady looking websites?

I have tired eyes from mild convergence insufficiency. Are there other options beside expensive in office therapy or shady looking websites?

Exercises or glasses: Convergence excises such as near point focussing performed several times daily can strengthen your convergence , your other choice would be reading glasses with weak prisms to alleviate symptoms they would be prescription and not over the counter. ...Read more

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Convergence insufficiency after prk?

Not caused by it: Prk does not cause convergence insufficiency. It was probably there before, and just showed up after surgery. ...Read more

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Why do not all optometrists specialize in convergence insufficiency?

Why do not all optometrists specialize in convergence insufficiency?

Why should they?: Why can't optometrists and ophthalmologists choose their focus of practice? We are not a communist country, y'know. ...Read more

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Doctor says that my nine year old has convergence insufficiency and should go for vision therapy instead of Prism in her glasses. Agree?

Doctor says that my nine year old has convergence insufficiency and should go for vision therapy instead of Prism in her glasses.  Agree?

Get another opinion.: I will make a guess that the doctor who said that is an optometrist and not an ophthalmologist. Many well designed research studies have proven that vision therapy is not effective (and it's usually expensive). Please take your child to an ophthalmologist -- if there is an eye muscle imbalance, they can explain what treatments WILL be effective. ...Read more

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Can convergence insufficiency be the cause of my daughter's nystagmus? it only presents when looking near and all her tests have came back normal.

Can convergence insufficiency be the cause of my daughter's nystagmus? it only presents when looking near and all her tests have came back normal.

No: Convergence insufficiency is a common cause of visual complaints such as the following list on a standard screening questionnaire.

* one eye drifts or aims in a different direction than the other (this can be subtle). This is significant even if it only occurs when tired or stressed.
* turns or tilts head to see
* head is frequently tilted to one side or one shoulder is noticeably higher
* squinting or closing or covering of one eye
* excessive blinking or squinting
* short attention span
* daydreaming at school/work
* poor handwriting
* poor visual/motor skills (often called "hand-eye coordination")
* problems moving in space, frequently bumps into things or drops things
* clumsiness

While reading or doing close work:
* holds the book or object unusually close
* closes one eye or covers eye with hand
* twists or tilts head toward book or object so as to favor one eye
* frequently loses place and fatigues easily
* uses finger to read
* rubs eyes during or after short periods of reading
* reversals when reading (i.e., "was" for "saw", "on" for "no", etc.)
* reversals when writing (b for d, p for q, etc.)
* omitting small words
* confusing small words
* transposition of letters and numbers (12 for 21, etc.)
* loss of place when reading, line to line and word to word.
* child's ability to learn verbally surpasses his ability to learn visually.

Frequent complains of:
* only being able to read for short periods of time
* headaches or eyestrain
* nausea or dizziness
* motion sickness
* DOUBLE VISION!
It is not a cause of nystagmus. If your daughter has true nystagmus she should have an examination by an ophthalmologist to determine the cause. One can have both conditions but the CI does not cause nystagmus. ...Read more

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I am a 20 year old college student who might have convergence insufficiency (ci). Can this be considered a learning disability?

I am a 20 year old college student who might have convergence insufficiency (ci). Can this be considered a learning disability?

Probably not: It is not likely to be considered a learning disability. I would consult an ophthalmologist to get assistance with this. ...Read more

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Can doing eye exercises improve your vision?

Can doing eye exercises improve your vision?

No: This will not help the health of the eyes or improve your vision. ...Read more

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What are some eye exercises to improve vision?

What are some eye exercises to improve vision?

None.: I don't know of any eye exercises that are proven to improve your vision. If you are 43 you are probably becomming presbyopic, losing your ability to focus your eyes to see up close. Unfortunately, i know of no exercises that will reverse the aging process. ...Read more

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Can there be any eye exercises that can improve vision?

Can there be any eye exercises that can improve vision?

No: The heart of this question is whether eye exercises or dietary modification and/or supplements can affect the need for eyeglasses. The answer is that these have been proven to have no effect. What you have, is what you have and you will need eyeglasses, contacts or lasik surgery to correct them. ...Read more

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Can eye vision conditions can be repaired by doing eye exercises?

Can eye vision conditions can be repaired by doing eye exercises?

Not likely: Almost all eye conditions, if they respond will improve with correct eyeglasses, proper medication or surgery. Eye exercises cannot do any "repair" of vision. Most are a waste of money and time. ...Read more

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Are there eye exercises or natural ways to make my eyesight better?

Are there eye exercises or natural ways to make my eyesight better?

Eye doc first: Then look into the Bates Method for helping eyes. Greg Marsh has a website called www.bettereyesightnow.com but see doc first. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Can Eye exercises help with Esophoria?

Can Eye exercises help with Esophoria?

Helps even more with: exophoria to train the eyes to see or pull together to see straight when you have intermittent exophoria. Need to find degree of esophoria you have before entertaining eye exercises. Check with your eye specialist. ...Read more

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Can eye exercises improve the eye sight?

Can eye exercises improve the eye sight?

No: Eye exercises can make the eyes feel more comfortable, and might have some effect on eye misalignment, but they will not change the basic eye power needs for eyeglasses or contacts. ...Read more

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Could eye exercises help vision correction?

Could eye exercises help vision correction?

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. ...Read more

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How to reduce dark circles through eye exercises?

How to reduce dark circles through eye exercises?

Does not work: Unfortunately eye exercises will not reduce dark circles. The most commonly performed treatments include in-office dermal filler treatments to plump up hollows under the eye or lower blepharoplasty to remove lower eyelid "bags.". ...Read more

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Are there any eye exercises to develop eye focusing?

Are there any eye exercises to develop eye focusing?

Not really: There are a number of (frequently expensive) programs which promise correction of vision by various forms of eye exercise and manipulation. These do not work but will be quite successful at ridding you of your cash. LASIK surgery is so successful that you really should discuss that if you want to get rid of your lack of focus. ...Read more

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Can eye exercises be used to help relieve tired eyes?

Can eye exercises be used to help relieve tired eyes?

Sometimes: The main cause of tired feeling eyes or eyestrain may well be from staring at computers and screens for hours on end. This in turn leads to surface of the eye drying out, so a series of strong power blinks where you squeeze the eyes shut for 5 seconds, then open them, and repeat this about 10 times, should re-lubricate the surface and relieve tired eyes. ...Read more

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What are some good eye exercises to relieve tired eyes?

What are some good eye exercises to relieve tired eyes?

Unfortunately none: The feeling of tired eyes is usually related to straining for long periods of time, as well as dry eyes. The best way to help relieve the feeling is to take breaks when working - 5-10 minutes every hour - and to use lubricating eye drops. ...Read more

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Can eye exercises (yoga) work when eye power is unequal?

Can eye exercises (yoga) work when eye power is unequal?

No: There are specific treatmentsexercises for certain eye muscle conditions. Nonspecific yoga exercises are just that=nonspecific. ...Read more

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Can natural eye exercises work for correcting short sightedness?

Can natural eye exercises work for correcting short sightedness?

No: Near-sightedness cannot be corrected by any type of eye exercise. However, there are suggestions that near-sightedness is made worse with prolonged accommodation (using your eyes muscles to focus at close distances) in children. Wearing bifocals may slow its progression. At your age, the near-sightedness should be stable and cannot be influenced by anything you do. ...Read more

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Are there quick and easy eye exercises while i'm using my computer?

Are there quick and easy eye exercises while i'm using my computer?

Yes: Most important is to periodically (every 10-20 minutes) look away from the close computer screen and look off into the distance (across the room, out the window, etc.) for 5-10 seconds before resuming the computer work. Be sure to see you doctor if your symptoms do not improve. ...Read more

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Isn't it unusual to to get really bad eye pain after doing eye exercises?

Isn't it unusual to to get really bad eye pain after doing eye exercises?

Eye exercizes: There is no reason to exercize the eye that i can think of. It will not imporve vision are do anything else of benefit. I would be curious to know what you are doing that you say are exercizes and why you are doing it. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how I could have motivation and discipline to do eye exercises?

Can you tell me how I could have motivation and discipline to do eye exercises?

Exercise: love thyself do it for yourself and not because you are trying to impress anybody. If you were recommended by your Opthalmologist then just do it it will make you feel proud ...Read more

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Can you tell me if a lot to do with my frequent use of a computer. Are there any eye exercises i can do to strengthen my sight?

Can you tell me if a lot to do with my frequent use of a computer. Are there any eye exercises i can do to strengthen my sight?

Refraction lubricate: First make sure that you have the proper refraction. At age 45, patients may start to develop presbyopia, the need for glasses to focus close-up. When you use your computer your blink rate will be reduced. This will contribute to dry eye. If your eyes feel scratchy after using your computer for a while i would suggest a lubricating drop prior to and during computer use. No exercise to stengthen. ...Read more

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Are there any proven eye exercises I can do to improve my vision? (or prevent it from getting worse). What else can I do to improve vision?

Are there any proven eye exercises I can do to improve my vision? (or prevent it from getting worse). What else can I do to improve vision?

Get regular exams: Eye exercises have not proven to improve vision if the issue is the need for glasses. There are some exercises which can train your eye hand coordination which have some degree of success with athletes but these are not useful in ordinary visual activities. The best protection is regular eye examinations and the use of protective gear when engaged in any visually threatening activity. ...Read more

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Are there eye exercises that work for ptosis?

Are there eye exercises that work for ptosis?

No: None that really work. Best to see an eye doctor for other options like surgery. ...Read more