Is it possible to improve your eyesight naturally? – Straight Dope …



I’m nearsighted and wear glasses all the time except for sleep and showering. I want LASIK but apparently my eyesight is still changing a bit so I have to hold off on it, at least for the next little while.

Anyway, I have heard about a couple of books (I will not mention their names) that claim to give you exercises to improve your vision.

I have read optometrists online have said this is BS, and it’s the way your eye is shaped that makes you see worse and you cannot just change that.
But one thing I am doing is focusing on further-away objects. Maybe it’s just my imagination, but I see to be able to see the alarm clock better in the morning without my glasses, and things better with my glasses too.

Is there any way one can improve their vision naturally? Maybe not 20/20, but somewhat? I seem to fee like glasses make my eyes “lazy” and they get used to them, and when I take them off everything is blurry but kind of normals out a little bit.

The other day I was with a friend of mine who had LASIK and we were reading something on her iPad together and she says, “I can’t read that, it’s too small,” and it was perfectly readable to me (mind you with glasses on). Maybe her eyes need to be re-touched up. But I am wondering if eye exercises really help improve vision.

Your thoughts?

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