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Old 09-07-12, 06:11 PM
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Has anyone excercised their eyeballs?

Just wondering if anyone has good feedback from doing eye exercises. I technically should wear glasses sometimes to read stuff that is far away but I hate wearing them. I feel like my vision is slowing getting worse because I sit at the computer all day for work. My readings say they help but the internet says a lot of stuff.
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Old 09-07-12, 06:25 PM
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I fought glasses for a long time but it just made me fatigued, irritable and inefficient as I realized in (no pun) hindsight. A lot of my world is close-up.

My far vision is good - anything beyond the tips of my fingers - but for close work and reading, man, need those optics.
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It isn't a question of muscles, as your eyes get older the lenses get harder and don't deform as easily as they used to. The deforming is what causes them to focus. If you can't see distant vision then you are probably nearsighted a little bit. You would need glasses to correct that. I am slightly nearsighted, I have glasses to wear for driving but I don't wear them for anything else. I am old enough that I can't see up close very well either so I wear reading glasses or at least carry them with me most of the time. Since I am a bit nearsighted I can perhaps see close up better than average but for anything important I still use my reading glasses.
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I already know I'm nearsighted. I have glasses to see things that are far away or hard too see. I mainly use them for projections on the wall and what not in work meetings. Right now I can live without glasses but in some occasions they are nice. I knew someone who had moderate vision and got glasses but was on some program where he got weaker versions every so often to strengthen his vision. Life with glasses is nice since everything is crystal clear and I can see all the minor details in things but for right now they are more of a nuisance.
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I noticed that my vision was going south some years ago. I always had really good distance vision but then I would look into the night sky and see stars and things doubled. As it got worse I started to hit things with my car. Turns out it was cataracts and I had the surgury. I now have distance vision as good as I ever did but I need reading glasses to enjoy books or the computer.
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Yes, vertical, horizontal, oblique(upper left/lower right, upper right/lower left, circles going left and then going right, zig zag from the top to the bottom left to right then right to left, all one hundred times each. I was taught this in efficient reading (speed reading) so that the eye could keep up with the speed of the hand and page turning. At the end of the semester i could read at up to 10,000 words a minute with 98% comprehension. Its like a gas pedal on a car, you just go the speed you need. Also race car drivers do these exercises because it was found that their reaction time was slowed as the eye was slow. I still do them.
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Old 09-08-12, 02:11 AM
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As a kid, I tried a technique called Palming or the Bates Method, but it didn't seem help any. The idea is that you cover your eye, face the sun and then uncover it to force the iris to close quickly, then cover it up to open the iris and repeat. Kind of pushups for the eye was the theory.
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If I drink 5 gals of carrot juice I doubt my eyes would get better. I'm pretty positive I don't have cataracts. Palming imo seems worthless. I'm thinking doing figure eights and the looking at an object at certain distances. Guess if I stick to it I'll find out, eh?
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It isn't a muscle, doesn't really work like that. If you had a lazy eye it'd be different.
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