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Can poor eyesight be improved with eye exercises?

Many muscles atrophy through lack of use. Could the same be true for our eye muscles, and if so, could exercises restore poor eyesight?

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Deepak Chopra    Inventor of Quantum Healing
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[One of the many eye exercises are taken from Dr. Chopra's audio tape set Magical Mind:] This exercise improves flexibility, pliability, and elasticity to the lens. Focusing - To change the focal length of the lens & improve the internal muscles of the eyeballs, look at an object up close and then at a distance. For example look at your hand 6 inches from your face and then look at an object on the horizon. Repeat this exercise for 15 times without straining.
01 Jan 1993    Source


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Russell Worrall    Optometry Professor
Jacob Nevyas    Optometry Professor
Stephen Barrett    Psychiatrist
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Since ancient times, many people have held the mistaken belief that poor eyesight can be cured by special eye exercises. This belief was brought to its highest state of fruition by a one-time reputable physician, William Horatio Bates, M.D., who in 1920 published The Cure of Imperfect Eyesight by Treatment Without Glasses.
12 Sep 2007    Source


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Despite continued anecdotal reports of successful results, Bates' techniques have not been shown to objectively improve eyesight, and his main physiological proposition – that the eyeball changes shape to maintain focus – has consistently been contradicted by observation.
01 Jun 2010    Source



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