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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. ...Read more

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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 on 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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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If you're near-sighted or have astigmatism, do eye exercises really help?

If you're near-sighted or have astigmatism, do eye exercises really help?

No: Eye exercises have not been proven to helpful for these refractive disorders. They are easily fixed with the laser. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...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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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. ...Read more

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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! ...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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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. ...Read more

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Will eye exercises help strengthen the weaker eye?

Will eye exercises help strengthen the weaker eye?

Possibly: Some eye exercises are sometimes prescribed to help improve the vision in children with a condition called amblyopia. ...Read more

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Can there be any free, natural vision eye exercises?

Can there be any free, natural vision eye exercises?

Not really: Except some rare conditions, ocular exercises really don't do anything. ...Read more

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Is it possible to improve vision with eye exercises?

Is it possible to improve vision with eye exercises?

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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What types of eye exercises can improve your eyesight?

None: Eye exercises are sometimes done for some eye muscle disorders. However, there are no eyen exercises that make you see better. ...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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Are there are eye exercises that can improve my eyesight?

Are there are eye exercises that can improve my eyesight?

Eye exercises: Eye exercises actually exist for some who have underlying unsuspected eye muscle problems or can make eye muscle surgery more successful. ...Read more

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What are some eye exercises one could do to improve eyesight?

There are none.: Eyes are not muscles that can improve in strength with exercise. Eye "exercises" have been around for a long time, but studies have not found them to be of any benefit. ...Read more