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Eye Exercises To Correct Long 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.See 1 more doctor answer
Maybe u can: Depending what type of disease/trouble you have. If it mostly control issues, certain exercises may help by improving eye movement control, eye focusing and coordination, and the teamwork of the two eyes. Refractive (how eyes reflect light) problems cannot be improved with exercises. I would check with your eye doc for an eval and be given appropriate therapy for you. Good luck.
Not really: Refractive errors are intrinsic to the eye structure and are best corrected with glasses, contact lenses or lasik. In some cases of early presbyopia or difficulty reading, reading glasses may be delayed a bit with accommodation exercises but inevitably patients will require reading glasses.See 3 more doctor answers
No: Eye exercises have been promoted by optometrists for years but have been proven to have no useful purpose and certainly will not correct vision problems. Only one exercise is of value called "pencil pushups". For insuffiency of convergence, the medial recti can be strengthened by focusing on the number on a pencil at arm's length and bringing the pencil slowly towards the eyes. 10 reps 3 x a day.
Not many: True double vision is caused either by a problem with the way the nerves send messages to the eye muscles, something preventing the muscles from moving, or something partially blocking the vision in one eye. None of these can be treated by exercises. Double vision that does not go away after a few minutes should be evaluated by a doctor.See 1 more doctor answer
Only in the young: Amblyopia is a condition in which an eye which is otherwise normal, sees less well. It is almost always caused by some eye malposition or refractive differencies between the two eyes in infancy and early childhood. The pattern of amblyopia becomes fixed if not treated by age 8 years. After that, exercises, etc. Cannot correct the condition.
No: Proper treatment involves evaluation by an ophthalmologist & specific use of patching, lenses or surgery. Exercises are a waste of time.
No: They have no evidence based value & their pursuit could delay worthwhile treatment & increase the chances that the condition will be permanent.
No: Eye exercises have no proven benefit in treating lazy eye.
Unknown: Over the years, there have been many claims regarding eye exercises and improving vision. Except for one well-documented exception, that being the improvement in convergence insufficiency with "pencil pushup" exercises, none of those claims has been verified by any well-designed study. Hence, the best answer is, no one knows...Yet!
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