Eye exercises to improve vision: Do they work?

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Eye exercises to improve vision: Do they work?

Question

Can eye exercises improve vision?

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Answer

There are no eye exercises that will help you see better or that will prevent or improve nearsightedness or farsightedness. Some companies have used misleading or fraudulent advertising to promote self-directed eye-exercise programs that supposedly improve your vision or reduce your need for eyeglasses or contact lenses. Although these eye-exercise programs appear to be fairly sophisticated at first glance, there's little or no scientific support for their claims.

Last Updated: 01/25/2007
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