I asked the eye doctor if exercises will help my aging vision and he said basically that the benefits of eye exercise are inconclusive. I looked on Skeptics and found that this was discussed 3 years ago in several posts (linked below). One wonders if our understanding has improved over the last three years? Then I looked around the internet for something that looked reliable and found at the American Optometric Association that it helps in the cases of:

Research has demonstrated vision therapy can be an effective treatment option for:

  • Ocular motility dysfunctions (eye movement disorders)
  • Non-strabismic binocular disorders (inefficient eye teaming)
  • Strabismus (misalignment of the eyes)
  • Amblyopia (poorly developed vision)
  • Accommodative disorders (focusing problems)
  • Visual information processing disorders, including visual-motor integration and integration with other sensory modalities


The Skeptics research so far is at (3 years old): Are there any "exercises" for your eyes that will help with near or far sightedness?

Strange way of improving eyesight -- Could it work?

So, the question is: Has our understanding of this subject grown enough since 3 years ago to decide the efficacy of eye exercises?

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  • This is a duplicate. I will ask a question on meta.skeptics about how we would like to deal with these issues. – Oddthinking Apr 26 '14 at 1:04
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    If you would you might also consider that several "old" topics are research/study dependent and science, obviously, is not static. thus, what is true a few years ago may not be accepted today. – user144668 Apr 26 '14 at 2:47
  • 3 years in Computers is not long (I just bought a 3 terrabyte hard drive for $100) ... 3 years in mathematics is not long (major theorems are being proved) ... 3 years in education is not long (states have gone to common core and some are leaving it). With the internet everything is accelerated anyway. – user144668 Apr 26 '14 at 17:43
  • @user144668 I'd suggest leaving a comment asking for updates at the old question, or offering a bounty to trigger more attention there. – user5582 Apr 26 '14 at 21:01