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About six years ago, I had a choice of reading glasses or vision therapy. My vision was at 20/25. I chose and completed three months of vision therapy. My vision improved to 20/15 (better than 20/20) and my depth perception also improved. I am happy with my decision.
There were people of all ages at these classes, but many were children, as the vision therapy can make a huge difference in school and sports.
My doctor prescribed twenty minutes of reading per day and a vision exercise to be completed daily also. I have not been religious about keeping up with this, but usually manage to complete these tasks twice a week.
I recommend that you try to look away from your computer, phone, tablet or book at least every two pages or five minutes, whichever applies and look out at the farthest distance you can see. In a room, it may be a corner, but if you are lucky enough to be near a window, it may be a cloud or mountaintop. After this rest your eyes for a few seconds, closing and relaxing them. I’ve read that imagining blackest black (I always think of black velvet) is a quick way to relax the eyes.
I highly recommend the work of Dr. Jacob Liberman, who is the man who trained my doctor and is a pioneer in vision therapy. His book, Take Off Your Glasses and See, is fascinating and is what spurred me to try vision therapy. The book is full of interesting information–did you know that your vision can be affected by stress? Did you know that your results on a vision test will vary throughout the day? The book is so good, that I may have to revisit it in another blog post.