Do eye exercises work?

Generally not. However exercises or "orthoptics" may be useful in some cases of strabismus or amblyopia.
Sometimes. Only a few eye problems respond to exercises. Exophoria and convergence problems may.
Mostly not. Eye exercises have been reported to valuable for many things, lessening the need for glasses, improving reading ability, improving grades for school children. Unfortunately when these exercises were studied scientifically, no validity of the claims was found. Sorry, they are a waste of time and money.

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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

Unfortunately, . Unfortunately, eye exercises will not help macular degeneration. However, there are things you can do. Your lifestyle can play a role in reducing your risk of developing amd. 1. Eat a healthy diet high in green leafy vegetables and fish. 2. Don't smoke. 3. Maintain normal blood pressure. 4. Watch your weight. 5. Exercise. If your mother develops the "wet form" of macular degeneration, there are medications that can be injected into the eye that may help slow or halt vision loss. Taking areds vitamins may help slow the progression the dry macular degeneration. Read more...
Unfortunately, . Unfortunately, eye exercises will not help macular degeneration, although exercises can help some eye conditions. Macular degeneration is a decline in the blood vessels and other cells in the back of the eye. In some cases medication or laser treatments can be helpful. Read more...
No. There are treatment options for both the wet and dry forms of macular degeneration; "eye exercises" (?) play no role in treatment. Read more...
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...