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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