Eye Exercises for Nearsightedness

Eye Exercises for NearsightednessNearsightedness or short sightedness is a condition that many people will experience during their lifetime. The inability to focus on objects far away is due to weakened vision that is often a result of the natural aging process of your body. Also known as myopia, nearsightedness is usually rectified with a number of different methods.

The most common methods are glasses and contact lenses and in some cases people even resort to eye surgery to fix the problem. However, a lot of people dismiss the idea of doing eye exercises for nearsightedness!

Remember that your eyes are a muscle and that muscles need to be worked regularly to stay in good condition. Your eyes can really benefit from doing some regular exercises. The vision drills explained in this article can be done in the comfort of your own home and will really help to improve your vision.

Just How Helpful Can Eye Exercises for Nearsightedness Be?

There are many different causes of myopia and if it’s caused by visual fatigue then eye exercises can be very helpful for you. If myopia is either genetic or heredity, eye exercises are going to be less effective. However, it doesn’t necessarily mean that exercises won’t have any benefit for your vision.

Eye exercises can help in a number of different ways:

  • Increase eye function and help you focus better

  • Reduce eyestrain

  • Reduce sensitivity to light

  • Increase or strengthen your eyes

  • Help with other aspects of vision such as hand-eye coordination, depth perception, peripheral vision, etc

Are Eye Exercises Guaranteed?

Where myopia is caused or heavily influenced by genetics and not visual fatigue, the exercises won’t be completely effective. But they can help in other instances as outlined above and in some cases they can also help slow down the effects of myopia over time.

Your lifestyle will also play a big role in the effectiveness of exercises. If you continue to have poor visual habits, like looking at a computer screen for prolonged periods with no breaks, then the effectiveness will also be reduced.

Moreover, the amount of nutrients you are getting in your diet might also cause a diminished effect on your vision. Your eyes, just like any other part of your body will really benefit from a healthy lifestyle where you get the right amount of vitamins and minerals in your diet. If you are not getting these vitamins and minerals then your eyesight will deteriorate much more quickly.

Eye Exercises for Nearsightedness

Here is a range of different exercises to combat nearsightedness. Make sure that you do these tasks every day to get the maximum benefit from them. And don’t forget, you want to complete each exercise fully before moving on to the next and you’ll also want to ensure that you can complete the entire eye regime without being interrupted.

Eye-Finger Exercise

This exercise will help you to focus on objects that are far away from you. You’ll need to stand in the middle of the room and keep your back straight. Face a picture on the wall and hold your index finger a couple of inches away from your nose. Focus on your fingertip and ensure that your eyes are fully focused before moving on to the next step.

Now you should quickly move your vision to the picture of the wall. At first the image will be distorted. Keep looking until your eyes have correctly focused on the picture. As you get better at it, increase the distance between yourself and the image.

Focus Exercise

For this exercise you’ll need to be sitting down and you will also need a pencil. Hold the pencil about six inches away from the tip of your nose. Don’t stare at the pencil, instead quickly glance at it and then change your vision to an object which is on the opposite side of the room. Do this for a few seconds and then go back to the pencil for a few seconds.

Repeat this process 10 times and do it every day. As your eyesight starts to get better, start focusing on objects that are further away from you.

Another Pencil Exercise

Here you’ll again need to be sitting down. This time, hold the pencil away from your eyes until it gets to the point where it starts to double in your vision. Hold it just before this point. Imagine that there is a transparent tic-tac-toe board just in front of you.

Now move the pencil and touch each of the imaginary squares and bring the pencil back to the original position. As you’re moving the pencil, make sure that you track its movement with your eyes.

Again, perform this exercise at least once a day and you should start to notice a gradual improvement in your vision.

Room Scanning

Find a comfortable chair to sit in and make sure that you sit somewhere where there are a lot of objects to look at. Maybe this could be in your living room or your garden. Now start at one side and slowly scan everything in the room. Look at each object in great detail, make sure that you outline the entire object, then move on to the next one.

For this exercise to work, you will want to look at things in a slow and steady motion. This will help you to focus on things that are both close to your and far away from you.

Benefits of Eye Exercises

If you stick to these exercises you should start to notice the benefits quite quickly. If you want to further improve you vision, you can add more eye training drills to your repertoire. Take a look at our Rebuild Your Vision Program and you’ll get a full range of different exercises that you can carry out to further improve your nearsightedness.

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About Orlin Sorensen

My vision started to get blurry as a young teenager. Soon I was wearing glasses for just about everything. This was a hard blow for me because I had always dreamed of becoming a U.S. Navy fighter pilot which required perfect vision without glasses or surgery. But I wasn't ready to give up on my dreams, so I looked into every possible alternative which led me to eye exercises. Through daily vision training and eye exercises, I improved my vision from 20/85 to 20/20 and passed the Navy's visual acuity test. In fact Men's Health declared this one of the "Greatest Comebacks of All Time!" Now, I'm sharing exactly how I did it with the program that helped me so people like you can improve your vision safely and naturally, without glasses, contacts or laser surgery.

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  1. larry #

    perhaps you could change your website text colors from light grey to dark black text to make it easier to read as I start to get eyestrain due to lack of contrast of the text from the background

  2. john #

    thank you so much for doing all this, it helped me a lot so far, my vision have improved from worse than 20/70 to 20/30 in about a year, it’s amazing! I am now focusing on the last part, to make my vision perfect :)

  3. Chelie #

    Thank you for your help. I have ordered a program and my vision is currently 20/50 in 1 eye and 20/40 in the other. Since I’m a dancer, I need to have good vision and I hope this program will help!

  4. mark #

    hi sir please can any body tells me if eye exercise really works and how time should i do them a day
    please send me back please

  5. Anonymous #

    If my vision is 20/100 will this still improve it and how long will it
    take?

  6. kavyapeddineni #

    I started practicing these exercises.I hope they may be useful for me to improve my vision.

  7. hameedkhan #

    Hi sir I can’t improve my eye sight can u tell me all in 1 step .

  8. rising light #

    Question: is it best to wear my glasses, contacts, or neither when doing these exercises? My vision is poor (-4.5) so I can’t seem to ‘focus’ on things more than a couple feet from me. Thank you!

  9. larry #

    my vision also poor at R = -5.5 D , L = -4.5 D
    this means that my farthest distance focal point = 39.37/5.5 = 7.2 ” , 39.37/4.5 = 8.8″
    Practicing eye exercises to reduce the myopia one would want a slightly blurry
    focus ~ 0.5 – 1.0 Diopter less then correct clear focus point so that the eyes can
    improve the 0.5 – 1.0 Diopter amount. Example for right eye only I would want to focus at
    4.5 D point = 8.8″ rather than the clear focus at 5.5 D point of 7.2″.
    When using both eyes this gets tricker because now this involves the convergence of the 2 eyes
    at close focus points and the convergence is yoked in with the eyes focus.
    meaning that higher convergence causes a closer focus.

  10. subhashini #

    Hellow Sir,
    I have myopia 1.75 vision. Will these exercise help me? I sm 29years old. Please guide me.

  11. Anonymous #

    I, m 18 year guy and my power is -2.25 , is this exercise can cure me naturally ????

  12. pranjal #

    are we supposed to do this with corrective lenses or without them??

  13. Ohanuka Casmir #

    I will start the training…follow me up.

  14. Lee #

    Can we do this exercise while wearing our glasses or must we take it off ?

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