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Is it possible to improve vision naturally with exercises or other ways?

Is it possible to improve vision naturally with exercises or other ways?

Unfortunately, no: The eyes are basically video cameras. They have both a fixed lens (cornea) and a lens that can focus to some degree (lens). Eye exercises may strengthen the muscles that move the eyes themselves, but they have no effect on the focusing ability of the eyes - especially after the age of 45 when the lens of the eye hardens and becomes relatively immobile. ...Read more

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
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Vision (Definition)

Vision is a feature of a person's brain that allows him to see. He must have normal eyes, optic nerves (that stretch from the eyes to the back of his brain), and visual cortex (the vision center in the brain), in order to see properly. An ophthalmologist is a ...Read more


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Do eye exercises really work? My mother-in-law has macular degeneration. Her doctor told her it's untreatable, so she has turned to the internet and found claims that eye exercises can "improve your vision naturally!" she even made me watch a youtube vid

Do eye exercises really work? My mother-in-law has macular degeneration. Her doctor told her it's untreatable, so she has turned to the internet and found claims that eye exercises can "improve your vision naturally!"  she even made me watch a youtube vid

Nope they don't help: Eye exercise plays no role in the treatment of macular degeneration. Subretinal neovascularization or abnormal growth of vessels is treated with injections of vascular endothelial growth factor inhibitors into the eye. There are a number of investigative drugs for treatment of the dry form of macular degeneration none of which are available for wide release or FDA approved at this time. ...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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Can you tell me how I could naturally improve my vision?

Can you tell me how I could naturally improve my vision?

Genetically determin: There are no "natural" ways to improve vision. Vision is genetically predetermined. Eye Disease & some systemic diseases may affect visual health, and many sight saving treatments are available. Most individuals require some type of aid to improve their focus (vision), and this is generally accomplished by glasses, contact lenses, and more recently, elective laser corrective surgery for some. ...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 you tell me about improving thier vision naturally?

Can you tell me about improving thier vision naturally?

Make sure you have a: healthy diet, don't smoke or drink, and eat a lot of organic vegetables, and supplements specific for the eyes that are very good. There are EyeVitamins available, and make sure to wear sunglasses when out in the sun. High vitamin C protects the lenses naturally. Exercise helps with blood flow to the head and eyes. So, basically, a healthy, balanced lifestyle will also help your eyes! ...Read more

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Are there any exercises for improving close up vision ?

Are there any exercises for improving close up vision ?

No: Exercises won't help this because it is caused by a stiff lens. Your options are glasses, contact lenses or surgery. ...Read more

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I was just wondering how can I naturally improve my vision?

I was just wondering how can I naturally improve my vision?

Age old query: 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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How much could vision improve without any kind of surgery/exercise?

Not much: It is almost impossible to consciously strengthen the muscle that are responsible for vision. In fact attempting to do so may cause them to deteriorate even faster. Surgery or eye glasses are still the most predictable way to correct vision. Speak with an eye specialist for advice on your best options. ...Read more

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I asked a question before saying "can vision be improved with lifestyle changes".Ok the answer was yes. What kind of diet and exercises can I do 4 it?

I asked a question before saying "can vision be improved with lifestyle changes".Ok the answer was yes. What kind of diet and exercises can I do 4 it?

I say : Perhaps there is a miscommunication. If I understand correctly, you're asking about diet and exercises to correct a refractive error. I predict you will be disappointed with any diet and exercises that you're offered. However, staying physically fit and eating sensibly are important to your overall health and well-being. Would some of my colleagues like to weigh in? ...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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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 can one improve the strength of your eyes thus improving the quality of your vision naturally?

How can one improve the strength of your eyes thus improving the quality of your vision naturally?

Not really effective: This has been a hope for the last 100 years that somehow exercising the muscles that move the eyes, can somehow affect focusing. There is no evidence for this but you can spend a lot of money on such programs for no effect. You will see better with eyeglasses or contacts and discuss with your ophthalmologist whether lasik or prk would be helpful. ...Read more

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How can I make your eye vision naturally with eye exercises better?

How can I make your eye vision naturally with eye exercises better?

Not really useful: Eye exercises have been suggested for decades to improve vision. The problem is they do not work. But the hope that they might is always in the minds of many and there are "therapists" who will take advantage of that hope to make money. Save your money and consider LASIK surgery as an option. ...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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Do eye exercises and wearing a weaker prescription work for improving your vision?

Do eye exercises and wearing a weaker prescription work for improving your vision?

No.: Eye exercises have not been proven in any legimate scientific study to improve vision. Wearing weak glasses will make your eyes tired and give you a headache. They will not improve your vision. ...Read more