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Doctor insights on: Eye Exercises To Correct Long Sightedness

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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.

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Does doing eye exercises have any effect on long term vision?

Does doing eye exercises have any effect on long term vision?

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.

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Can eye exercises prevent or correct refractive errors?

Can eye exercises prevent or correct refractive errors?

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.

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Are there eye exercises I can use to correct vision problems?

Are there eye exercises I can use to correct vision problems?

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.

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Does anyone know of any eye exercises that can correct double vision?

Does anyone know of any eye exercises that can correct double vision?

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.

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Could lazy eye exercises correct amblyopia?

Could lazy eye exercises correct amblyopia?

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.

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Do lazy eye exercises correct amblyopia?

Do lazy eye exercises correct amblyopia?

No: Amblyopia is corrected by forcing the brain to use the weak eye more (not prune neural connections) -- so make the image sharper or remove double.

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Is it true that special eye exercises could correct lazy eye?

Is it true that special eye exercises could correct lazy eye?

No: Proper treatment involves evaluation by an ophthalmologist & specific use of patching, lenses or surgery. Exercises are a waste of time.

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Can doing lazy eye exercises correct amblyopia naturally?

No: They have no evidence based value & their pursuit could delay worthwhile treatment & increase the chances that the condition will be permanent.

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Do eye exercises work?

Do eye exercises work?

Generally not: However exercises or "orthoptics" may be useful in some cases of strabismus or amblyopia.

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What are good eye exercises?

What are good eye exercises?

There are none.: With few exceptions, eye exercises have not been found useful in medical studies. You don't really need to exercise your eyes anyway; they are used all day, every day, and if anything, they need a rest.

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Eye exercises to improve vision?

Eye exercises to improve vision?

Not useful: Various eye exercises have been proposed over the years to help eliminate the need for glasses. None have stood the test of time. They might make you feel a little better but will not affect the basic eye power in any way.

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Will eye exercises help to improve my vision?

Will eye exercises help to improve my vision?

No: The only eye exercises that are helpful are "pencil pushups" for accomodative insufficiency.

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How to improve eyesight through eye exercises?

How to improve eyesight through eye exercises?

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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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.

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Will eye exercises heip the problem of lazy eyes?

Rarely!: Eye excercises rarely are helpful. In few cases only it has been shown to help. Please see a pediatric ophthalmologist who may direct you towards better options.