switching focus between distant and near objects.
I was driving between my Warden office and the other office in the other
days. I realized that my focusing ability is not very good when I look at the
distance for a while, although my glasses correction is up to date. I then
remembered that although I am far from approaching 40 yo, and have yet to acquire presbyopia, I have not done my eye training lately.
There are a group of people that can use visual training to improve their eye’s focusing ability. (Only helps if you are under 40yo, before Presbyopia kicks in)
1. You do a lot of near work: accountant, pharmacist, lawyer, any others that work with the computer for more th 6 hours a day.
2. You want to improve your sports vision, especially if you play with basketball, volleyball, baseball, tennis, badminton, and squash.
3. Your eyes are slugglish in bringing the two images to perfect alignment, although the images are not far enough to cause crossed eyes (turned in or turned out eyes).
Try frequently changing focus between your computer screen and a picture hanging on the wall across the room, or a scene outside the window. This not only helps your focus flexibility, but it also can relieve eye strain caused by extended time on the computer.
Ask us at Warden Optometry about visual training on your next eye exam!
Dr. Yan L. Liang, BSc, OD