Everyone wants perfect eyesight. It’s much easier and less expensive never to have to buy glasses or contacts (unless you are doing so as a fashion statement). Laser eye surgery is very effective to correct many vision problems. Some people believe that they can naturally increase vision correction through exercises and relaxation techniques. Can this be true?
Can I Correct Nearsightedness or Farsightedness Naturally?
The short answer is no. You cannot correct nearsightedness or farsightedness using exercises and other natural methods. A 2013 report published by the American Academy of Ophthalmology found that there was no improvement for people trying to use exercises and similar techniques to correct poor eyesight or other issues caused by disease.
What Can Natural Vision Correction Exercises Do?
Eye exercises may not be a magic fix-all for poor eyesight, but they do offer other benefits to some patients. Some eye doctors use this method as a physical therapy treatment that can benefit the brain and eyes.
Visual therapy won’t help things like nearsightedness, farsightedness, or astigmatism, but it can assist with other issues. Patients with convergence insufficiency may benefit. This condition means that the eyes have a difficult time moving together when focusing on an object that’s moving closer to the viewer. It can result in double vision and eye strain. Some believe that visual therapy can have a positive effect on this type of condition.
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