Why Would I Need Eye Exercises?

  • Posted on: Jan 15 2019
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Eye Exercises | Lynwood, CAIt’s always exciting to dig into a topic and learn about all of the little things you don’t hear at first. For example, when you look into the eyes, you may find that people are always trying to find ways to improve vision. And though they’re still looking, there are some exercises that people use to keep their vision healthy. For example, did you know that people who train to be snipers in the military use exercises to control stress and to help them focus on objects far away? Even if you’re not planning on joining the army, you may be curious about supporting your own eye health with exercise. Keep reading to learn why you may benefit from regular eye exercises.

Overall, if you’re looking for a quick fix to get rid of glasses, we have to disappoint you. 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, since exercises aren’t shown to improve the shape of the eye. That means that if you’re near-sighted or far-sighted, the misshapen cornea of your eye is going to stay misshapen. Exercises that you may benefit from include those that encourage the eyes to work better together. We know that some exercises or tips can be extremely useful for patients. For example, when you’re young and your eyes are still developing, you may benefit from an eye patch to help overcome a lazy eye.

What may be helped with eye exercises:

-blurred vision

-sensitivity to light


What may not be helped with eye exercises:


-eye spasms

-excessive blinking

-paralyzed eye muscles

Though you may not have a condition that may benefit from eye exercises, there are some conditions that may be treated with the right exercise. If you work on a computer, and many of us do, it’s recommended that you give your eyes a break every twenty minutes to look at an object twenty feet away for around twenty seconds.

If you think you have an eye issue that may benefit from regular exercise, it may be worth investigating. Please call 310-638-9391 for our Lynwood location, 562-862-4444 for our Downey location, 562-690-8887 for our La Habra location, and 562-464-0590 for our Whittier location.

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