Presbyopia & Hyperopia
(Need for reading glasses)
How to Improve Eyesight.
1. a) Read with a reduced prescription
b) Pinhole glasses
c) and/or a Therapeutic Reading Lamp.
2. Learn about the 8 visual skills and practice them.
There are Eight Visual Skills that are interrelated and allow us to have our best vision possible. Optometrists tend to focus on measuring just one - visual acuity - but other skills such as eye-teaming and accommodation affect visual acuity in very important and sometimes dramatic ways.
VISUAL SKILLS LACKING in Presbyopia/Hyperopia
Acuity, Eye Teaming, Accomodation, Visual-Emotional Awareness & sometimes Visual Memory & Perception.
Lack of Eye Teaming for reading - also called "Convergence Insufficiency", which is the inability of the eyes to work together at a near point is the number one skill lacking in those with Farsightedness (Hyperopia/ Presbyopia). Test Your Eye Teaming
Top 3 Therapeutic Tools to help you rehabilitate your eyes and and Read without Glasses
(besides the visual skills and habits of relaxation you need to implement)
Prescription Reduction Referral Letter for Step-Down Glasses/ for reading.
Tool #1 Pinhole Glasses
People who use pinholes can see improvement after consistent use usually within 1-2 months.
Here is a Video Link to How They work: How to See without Glasses by Minute Physics
The difference between pinholes and regular prescriptions is that you have to participate more. Your eyes need to move more and you need to breath and relax for them to be of benefit. Pinholes encourage your eyes to actively engage in seeing again in a relaxed way. Unlike prescription lenses that have a focal point that tends to reduce eye-movement, pinholes reinstate natural saccadic movement. READ MORE
Tool #2 Nose Card
After wearing full strength prescriptions for many years, this is an important vision therapy tool for many people.
The Nose card is a simple and effective way to crete more balance between the eyes. Lime Green is a visual relaxant to a dominant eye and the Red/Orange is a visual stimulant that says "wake up" to the other eye. Together the colours improve visual processing by reducing stress induced by eye imbalance.