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Why Would I Need Eye Exercises?

Eye Care | Jacksonville, FLMany people utilize eye exercises to keep their eyes sharp. And though you may not be familiar with eye exercises, you may know people who use them. For example, did you know that snipers often utilize a small set of exercises that help them focus on objects far away, and which also support stress management? Though you may not have the army in your future, you may still have eye conditions that benefit from regular exercise. Keep reading to learn why you may benefit from regular eye exercises.

Overall, we do not suggest trying exercises to help support the improvement of vision issues that are caused by the irregular shape of any part of the eye, as exercises are not known to change the shape of the eye. If you’re near-sighted or far-sighted, for example, the cornea of the eye is misshapen, which then causes your vision to be blurry. This is why we wear glasses. What we may recommend, though, are exercises that support the eyes working together better. Certain exercises or tips can be extremely useful. If you were a young kid with a lazy eye, you may have had to wear an eye patch, for example.

What may be helped with eye exercises:

  • blurry vision
  • sensitivity to light
  • eyestrain

What may not be helped with eye exercises:

  1. squinting
  2. eye spasms
  3. excessive blinking
  4. eye muscles that are paralyzed

Additionally, it’s worth noting that dyslexia will not be helped with eye exercises, as we know that dyslexia is caused by the brain, as opposed to an issue with the eyes.

What kind of exercises you might be asked to try:

  • Adjust focus from an object near to an object far away
  • Cover one eye and look at various objects
  • Focus on a single object

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If you think you have an eye issue that may benefit from regular exercise, it may be worth investigating. Exploring all of your options can help you find the right treatment for you. Take note that some conditions will require corrective lenses or even surgery to fix. Call us today at (904) 355-5555 to schedule a consultation.

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