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Product Details

  • Paperback: 128 pages
  • Publisher: Touchstone; 1 edition (November 7, 1996)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0684814382
  • ISBN-13: 978-0684814384
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.4 x 8.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (98 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #38,605 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Customer Reviews

This book has a great method for anyone who is interested in improving their vision at all.
Alex Wu
Even if I stop improving, the exercises, as the book states, are just plain good for the health of your eyes, whether you intend to improve your vision or not.
Mica
Both my reading and distance vision improved right away after I began doing all the exercises, and my eyes feel better every day.
"bob5c"

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182 of 190 people found the following review helpful By Creative Writer on August 9, 2000
Format: Paperback
I started doing these eye exercises on June 1, 2000. After a week of very gently doing the recommended progressive myopia booster sequence listed in the book, I was unable to wear my strongest power contacts and glasses. It HURT to put them on. So out came my 1994 contacts and glasses. They weren't strong enough, but at least it didn't hurt to wear them.
After doing some (not all) of the eye exercises in this book for 2 1/2 months I finally went in to see the optomitrist. The results of the eye exercises were a definite improvement; from -12.75 in the right eye to a -10.75, and -12 in the left eye to -9.75. And this after only doing some of the exercises from this book a half an hour 3 days a week. I can hardly wait to see what happens when I do more of the exercise techniques! Makes me wonder what kind of eyesight I would have had if my eye doctor had prescribed eye exercises at age 8 instead of thick glasses.
My only criticism about this book is that explanation of how and why the exercises work would be nice.
If you are truly interested in improving your vision, buy this book and use it. It works.
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128 of 133 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on July 30, 2002
Format: Paperback
I would recommend this book to anyone who wants to improve eyesight. The book is straightforward with complete instructions on the eye exercises. It is true that everyone can improve one's eyesight by doing eye exercise. Although the method does work, it takes time. Don't expect a quick fix. You have to be patient and persistent. I think the book has exaggerated the speed of results. I believe, for someone who has low a prescription, they can improve to see perfectly in a short period of time because I saw a big improvement in my vision for the first 3 months after I did the exercise. However, it levels off. To reduce a high presciption like me, it is slow. In my case, I was -8.75. After exerersing for a year and half, my vision has been reduced to -7. I am still doing it beliving that I will one day, many years from now, do not have to wear contacts.
By the way, don't buy the "See Clearly Method" program. It is exactly the same program described in this book but is packaged with additional video/tapes and fancy marketing for over ten times the cost of this book. Buy this book instead.
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90 of 95 people found the following review helpful By Mica on April 18, 2005
Format: Paperback
... Actually, there are two catches:

1) You need the discipline to do the vision therapy (VT) exercises religiously every day, or at least a few times a week.

2) You need an optometrist who will agree to support you and give you progressively undercorrected lenses. (This, of course, takes some $, although optometrists who believe in this technique will probably work with you and offer discounts).

I bought this book from an alternative health expo in my city last summer and played around with some of the exercises, but I knew that, although my myopia might stabilize, I wouldn't see any improvement unless I found an optometrist willing to give me undercorrected lenses. I finally found one (to my knowledge he's the only behavioral optometrist in my area), using the following site: [...]

I went to my first appointment with him five weeks ago, and he said that my eyes had not changed from my lenses at the time of -5.75 and -5.50 (I believe the exercises up to that point helped to stabilize me). He agreed to undercorrect me to -5.25 in both eyes, if anything to relieve nearpoint stress even if I didn't do VT, and I committed to doing the VT exercises out of this book on my own. I did the exercises for 15 to 30 minutes every evening, and noticed a dramatic improvement in the first two weeks, after which I stabilized. I know this because the book instructs you to measure your "blur zone," the point for myopes at which things become blurry, from the bridge of your nose every week to see your progress. I started out at 5-1/2 inches. After two weeks, I was at 6-3/4 inches - an improvement of 1-1/4 inches!
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51 of 52 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on April 11, 2000
Format: Paperback
I bought this book a while back whilst still in london. This book is absolutley amazing. The information is accurate and concise. I was at -4.25 in each eye and went to -3.00 in a month, just by doing the excercises for 30 minutes daily! I know others with worse conditions who have done the excercises for 2 hours a day and improved dramatically (-6 to -2 in 6 weeks! ) Also once reading this information I actually had a discussion with my optometrist- He eventually admitted that it was possible using the information in this book that someone can fix their eyesight! BUY THIS BOOK BUT MORE IMPORTANTLY, USE IT!
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46 of 47 people found the following review helpful By Sunny Reader on November 8, 2005
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This book is informative, interesting, and to the point. It is easy to read with no fluff. Hence the reader can grasp basic concepts and start doing the eye improving methods immediately.

Vision therapy is not just eye exercises. It includes correct eyesight habits. Once you understand how the eye was intended to be used, all of the info in the book will make sense. Furthermore "good eyesight" is much more than just the ability to see near and far. The book will educate you about other traits that are important.

I only wish that the author had included some benchmark technique for measuring one's eye condition improvement.

My own improvement was revealed when I lost my glasses and had to get a new pair. The optomitrist remarked that my prescription had improved, and asked me if I had been doing anything different. I had been practicing vision therapy for almost a year. That is the first time in my life that my prescription improved.

Also my night vision has improved, I can wear my glasses much less than before, and I have been able to diffuse that blurry/dizzy effect when spending lots of time on the computer or reading books for long periods of time.

I highly recommend this book for those who want to take an active role in improving their eye condition.
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