If you have to wear corrective lenses to see clearly, you may be tempted to purchase eye exercise kits or start on an eye exercise regimen in order to reduce your need for glasses or contacts. The truth is that there has been no scientific evidence that eye exercises can improve your vision if you have:
- Nearsightedness: good close-up vision but poor distance vision due to the shape of the cornea
- Farsightedness: good distance vision but poor close-up vision due to the shape of the cornea
- Astigmatism: blurry distance and close-up vision due to the shape of the cornea or lens
- Presbyopia (the need for reading glasses): blurry close-up vision due to the loss of elasticity in the eye lens
There is no scientific research that clearly proves that eye exercises will change the shape of your cornea, the shape of your eye or restore flexibility to the eye lens.
Nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism are caused by a refractive error that can be corrected through laser procedures such as LASIK in Longmont. This process uses a laser to alter the cornea’s shape so light is focused correctly on the back of the retina. Many patients can achieve 20/20 vision with this procedure.
LASIK, however, cannot fully correct presbyopia. Monovision LASIK is one alternative for presbyopia, which corrects one eye for distance vision and one eye for close-up vision.
Before you start an eye exercise program, consult with your eye doctor to make sure this is a safe alternative for vision improvement. If you are looking for a quicker and more effective method of vision correction, contact Eye Care Center of Northern Colorado to schedule a free LASIK Consultation in Longmont to find out if your eyes are right for the procedure. Call 888-702-1188 or visit eyecaresite.com to schedule an appointment online.