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Your Questions About Eye Exercises To Improve Vision

March 11, 2012
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Sandra asks…

Exercises or foods to improve vision?

Ive been wearing some glasses for some time now and the doctor said its because of my eye shape, but is there any tips or advice besides contacts or laser eye to help cure my vision problems?

admin answers:

Like footprint said, don’t waste your time. I have wasted enough time trying the same thing. I have tried and researched a lot of methods and found them to be based on pseudo science and exaggerated testimonials. I have tried stuff for several years and have only gotten worse vision. Natural vision teachers make it sound like if you don’t improve vision it is your fault. This is the self-blame game that always works if you believe them.

Contrary to natural vision improvement teachers, the eye care industry is under no conspiracy. They understand that sometimes vision does improve but that is in rare cases usually with people who do nothing but wear their correction. I have actually talked to one person that had this happen. Also some smaller vision improvements can sometimes occur with no change of the distance of the eyeball. Of course you can never make up for a refraction error.

Email me if you have any other questions. Because I stubbornly refused to listen to others, I went through a lot of heartache and self blame. I don’t want anybody to go through the same disappointment I went through.

Ken asks…

How can I improve my vision?

I really want to improve my vision, and my family can’t afford surgery (I’m 15). I wouldn’t mind getting it, but it just can’t happen now. I’ve read that if I stop wearing my glasses, take bilberry extract, and do eye exercises, my vision will improve. Is that true? And how long will it take before I notice improvement, or don’t even need my glasses anymore? Also, where can I find bilberry extract?
Well, that sucks. Then if I can’t improve my vision on my own, how old do I have to be to get corrective surgery?

admin answers:

I disagree with Eyegirl. Bilberry may be useless, I don’t know for sure but I wouldn’t waste time trying it. But eye-exercises DO work, believe me. I had a significant level of nearsightedness and so far I’ve reduced it by a half and I’m still improving albeit slowly. The real problem is to find the right exercises and unfortunately the web is so full of methods which cost a lot and do nothing. You can easily recognize them by the fact that they promise miracles . Miracles do not exist. You have to work hard for a long time, there’s no alternative.
I found a book that promised just that, hard work. I studied it (not easy , I have to say) and started practicing the exercises in addition to the correct use of glasses (undercorrections are as important as the exercises).
If you have the patience to do all the necessary things for a long time, you could try it. Otherwise if you prefer easy and quick solutions, there’s only glasses/contacts and surgery.

This is the book I’m using:

http://www.amazon.com/Secret-Perfect-Vision-Prevent-Nearsightedness/dp/1556436777/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1254924159&sr=1-1

Susan asks…

Are there any exercises to improve the vision that work, or should I just go get glasses?

Lasik surgery, that scares the heck out of me, having someone with a knife cutting my eye. So I have to say no to that.
Thank you CJ, you always make me smile, and I need that! Thanks

admin answers:

Just get glasses they are like an accessory now they could look HOT! HOT! HOT!

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Your Questions About Eye Exercises For Better Vision

March 10, 2012
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Chris asks…

Do you know any particular exercise for eyes?

Coz i dont have a good vision. I have eyeglasses but i dont want to use it. Maybe there are exercises that can make my eyesight clear…

admin answers:

There are no eye exercises that will alter astigmatism, hyperopia, myopia or repair retinal detachment, change macular degeneration, or reverse retinopathy. In short, exercises will not improve vision. This is hype without a scientific basis.

Charles asks…

How can I improve my eyesight?

I want my eyesight to be better so that I can see things more clearly. I have glasses, but I only wear them for reading. Is there anything to do so that I can improve my eyesight? I’ve heard there are certain eye exercises that you can do to improve your vision.

I don’t really like glasses. The reason why I have worse eyesight is because I’m growing, so I have to wear glasses for reading for several years. They said that my eyesight would be back to normal once I’ve grown. I’m still a teenager.

Anything except:
- Laser surgery
- Contact lenses

admin answers:

Millions wear glasses and would all like their sight to be better without surgery…but, that’s life.

Be realistic, if there was a simple way, don’t you think it would be common knowledge by now ?

You just have to accept the fact that your vision is what it is, and live with it.

It must be your first time here, because 100 people a month ask the same thing.

Ken asks…

Can you fix your eyesight to get 20/20 vision?

Is there a sort of exercise you can use to get your eyes to work better?
I have a low prescription for nearsightedness. Can I fix this?
I do not want to get surgery!

admin answers:

I’m not sure if you can “fix” it, as you say. I have really poor eyesight (mine apparently is -4 and I literally cannot see clearly beyond my nose). My optometrist a few years back showed me an exercise that would help me adapt to the strong prescription of my new glasses. She told me to focus on near and far object alternately, which i did using a pencil and another faraway object like a wall. You hold the pencil close to you eyes, not too close but close enough to have a clear view of it, and then you look beyond the pencil to the object in the distance. Then you return your gaze to the pencil again, and you do this over a few times more depending on how comfortable you find the exercise. You’ll find the muscles in your eyes have to adjust substantially each time your gaze shifts, and this exercises the muscles. I found it helped a little in my case, but my eyesight is terrible, so it might help you more than it did me. She also gave me a card with letters of the alphabet on it, and made me hold that up and then recite the first line, and then look at the wall, then go back and read the next line, which also got my eyes to adjust and focus quickly. Hope this helps and maybe others can tell me if this advice was appropriate…btw i am going for laser surgery soon:) if your eyesight isnt too bad, im sure you can improve it with more eye exercise, a proper diet and some “eye rest.”

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Your Questions About Eye Exercises For Myopia

March 9, 2012
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John asks…

How should I eat in order to improve eyesight?

I have been struggling with myopia (nearsightedness) and have tried doing eye exercises that are supposedly are able to help with my problem, but I have been doing them for a year now and seen very little results. My diet consists of whole grain pasta, fruits, vegetables, and occasional lean meat and dairy sources for protein like fat free cottage cheese and lean turkey breast and egg white. The problem is, I don’t know how much of each vitamin to consume to help my eyesight, considering I am an athlete on a 4,000 calorie diet. I have been wearing glasses and contacts for 7 years and want to make a change, and I am willing to be patient and consistent. Thankyou for any response that may offer help to me.

admin answers:

Vitamin A.
Daily requirement (DR) in adult: 3000 to 4000 IU.
Rich sources: All vegetables, yellow fruits, tomatoes, ghee, butter, milk, yellow of eggs, fish oil.
Essential functions: Growth, health of eyes, health of the skin and mucose membrane.
Deficiency symptoms: Retarded growth, night blindness, susceptibility to infections, changes in skin.
Eye care professionals most commonly correct myopia through the use of corrective lenses, such as glasses or contact lenses. It may also be corrected by refractive surgery, but this does have many risks and side effects.
Practitioners and advocates of alternative therapies often recommend eye exercises and relaxation techniques such as the Bates method. However, the efficacy of these practices is disputed by scientists and eye care practitioners.

George asks…

vision exercises for mypoia – working for me so far?

I have read a lot of criticism about vision exercises. After reading the positive reviews for this book – Improve Your Vision Without Glasses or Contact Lenses by Steven M. Beresford – on Amazon.com, I decided to give them a try. I only started 3 weeks ago, but I am seeing clearly out of my old contact precription of -6.5 (I had a -7 contact before to help my -7.25 and -7.5 eyes). I am going to try to go down to a -6 soon, with the support of my eye doctor. Myopia is because the eye ball is too big, so how are these exercises working for not only me but for all the people who reviewed the book on Amazon.com? The book does not explain how these exercises work.

admin answers:

Some portion of the myopia is attributed to the long eye, but a good chunk of the myopia is due to other things like tonus and near-point stress. The exercises help to help to alleviate the latter conditions. (Tonus is when the eye muscles become lazy as a result of using glasses all the time…think of it as a stiff muscle trying to focus.)

Laura asks…

I have cvs , can you help me ?

I work on my notebook for lots of time , and i have problems with my eyes . My vision is blurry , my eyes are wet … Overall i am shortsighted . But i don’t know if its myopia or cvs (computer vision syndrome) ? What should i do ? Should i were glasses or maybe contact lenses ? Should i do eye exercises and limit my time spent on computer . Or would a doctor help me ? Answer as quickly as you can , cause this is a dire matter .

admin answers:

My first stop would be wikipedia or google for a quick reference. I actually had a similar question not even 5 days ago, but I couldn’t find the answer. If it’s possible, try getting help from someone with more knowledge/experience/expertise, like a professional if it’s possible. This can be pretty important.

I saw a forum with this online, but I didn’t have time to read it all. Try checking it out. I want to help out more, but I’m not 100% sure about the answer. Sorry I’m not much help. I hope you found your answer! Good luck! JS

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Your Questions About Eye Exercises For Lazy Eye

March 8, 2012
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Betty asks…

My glasses are giving me headaches :( ?

Well I went to my options for my yearly
cheek up and he said I need stronger glasses so I got them and there on order and he said I needed to were them for loner them I am normal wearing them for. I normal were them for reading, computer, when I am working at school and close up stuff. So the next day I google how to improve ur eyes site and I found eye exercise to do because my eyes are getting lazy of the glasses so I have been doing them for about 5 min each day so I have been doing then for 3 days and now my normal glasses give me headaches is it to do with my eyes getting stronger of the exercise or weaker

admin answers:

You probably need different glasses for both your computer and reading. Your computer screen will be a different distance away than your books. A lot of people who work or play with computers have 3 pairs of glasses, – ordinary ones, reading glasses, and VDU glasses for computer work.

Eye exercises do not work.

Joseph asks…

Vision Therapy Question?

so i recently found out that my left eye is slightly lazy and i’ve been depending on my right eye for most of my life. my doctor gave me glasses (not to help me see better though) and instructed me to put an eye patch on my right eye to exercise my left eye daily. he told me to engage in activities such as computer games to enhance this eye… what are some other activities that would be good to do while wearing my eye patch to exercise my left eye? do you know of any good computer games that would exercise my eye? so far all i’ve been using is this game: http://www.members.iinet.net.au/~pontipak/redsquare.html

thank you so much!

admin answers:

Reading, staring at distant scenes, viewing photos, all those sorts of daily things that you normally have been doing with your right eye, just patch your right eye for and do with your left eye. Any video games with action, like platformers, shooters, racing games, etc will make your eye track around the screen and are what you’re looking for.

Not a whole lot more you can do. Just… Do some visual tasks!

Mary asks…

my eyes get too big when I am reading?

So, my eyes are almond-shaped and pretty wide. because of that I have a problem where the white shows too much at the top. what i mean is that the irises of my eyes do not touch he upper lids and most of the time people will think i am surprised or scared when in fact I’m just being normal. I’ve trained myself since i was in 4th grade to rest the upper lids a little so that they look normal. I figured that what to me feels like a lazy eye looks in reality normal to people . that solved my problem a little and honestly people around me just got used to the way my eyes are so i forgot about it. It’s not scary just odd. the only problem is that I tend to go back to the normal eyes when i am reading or watching TV or even in a deep conversation where i forget about them so they really open wide. this didn’t bother me until recently where i went for training to become a news reporter. The woman who was training me told me that my eyes are a huge problem since they keep popping every time i read the teleprompter . I looked at the tapes and she was right. When i was reading I thought i was keeping my lids at a normal level but when i looked at the tape, i looked like i was getting chocked or seeing my own death coming my way. My question is, is there an exercises or something that i can do to fix this habit/problem? the woman told me it seems to be a habit that i grew up with and i do it involuntarily. I always thought it was just the way my eyes are but I started wondering maybe it was a habit and ive gotten used to this. I wear lenses and i have been wearing them since 4th grade. I am not sure if I do this because of the lenses. My eye sight is very low (-5.5 out of 7) so im practically blind and never had a day without lenses. I also don’t wear glasses. I am upset because this little thing has come between me and the career I wanted and there must be something I can do. it’s a muscle and i believe there is a solution to this. Your help and suggestion is much appreciated.

admin answers:

Stop reading

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Your Questions About Eye Exercises To Improve Vision

March 7, 2012
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Thomas asks…

how can i improve my eye vision?

first of all is it possible? how ? i dont want 20/20 i want beyond that i want to see perfect but eye vision is a lil blurry and advice or tips or exercises?

admin answers:

Some people have actually had huge success with natural vision correction techniques such as eye exercises. There are numerous different methods to use like, blinking, zooming, palming, figure of eight etc.

You can read more about these methods here. Http://www.rediscoveryourvision.com/do_eye_exercises_work.html

Ken asks…

Do eye exercises work?

Do eye exercises help to improve vision?
I wear pretty thin glasses for nearsightedness but recently I have noticed that my vision is getting worse. I was wondering if eye exercises would help to make my prescription perfect again.

admin answers:

Eye exercises are generally not for improving vision, but for improving eye-to-hand coordination. When my son was little and first started wearing glasses, his eye-to-hand coordination sucked. He also had trouble keeping his eyes focused straight ahead. The doctor ordered special lenses for his glasses which had an invisible prism down the center. The eye can’t see it, but the brain can. This kept his eyes from constantly darting around. He also attended Vision Therapy sessions. This was for his eye-to-hand coordination problems. Actually, I found that video games (back then it was Atari) did more for his eye-to-hand coordination than Vision Therapy did. Luckily insurance paid for the bulk to of the therapy.

Ruth asks…

Do Eye Exercises Really Work?

Do eye exercises really improve your vision so much as to not need glasses or contacts?

admin answers:

When I began doing the exercises my prescription was -5, now it’s -3. Is it a miracle ? I don’t think so and I’ll keep doing the exercises until I can throw my glasses away.
When it comes to exercises there are 2 very big problems: 1) Not all exercises/methods are equally effective and some of them are totally ineffective. It’s really hard to find the right ones because as you can see from the other answers, no eye doctor will help you. These kind of things have not been studied scientifically, so it’s quite normal that eye doctors don’t know much anything about them. I just wonder why they despise something they don’t know …

2) Even the most effective methods require a long time and tons of patience. In my opinion this is the main reason why most people will always prefer glasses /contacts and surgery.

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