With regular eye exercises, perfect vision can be restored even if a certain degree of vision problem is already present. How long does it take? It depends on the level of deterioration, the length of time the problem has been present, and also the length of time the child has been wearing glasses. It is an absolute necessity to perform eye-conditioning exercises on a regular basis. This should include learning how to exercise and relax the eye, as well as changing bad habits related to incorrect vision. FITFIVE gives you the complete roadmap to the correct use of the eye!

When attempting an eye exam, both the current health of the eyes and the complete physical condition of an individual needs to be evaluated and recounted up to a year back. Unfortunately, doctors often cannot perform this type of comprehensive examination and there are rare cases when giving a prescription for glasses is simply not justified. This misdiagnosis is not the doctor’s fault. The physician’s decision is based on the current status of the patient’s vision, physical status of the eye and by the recollection of the patient. The parent is the only person who is in a position to monitor the deterioration of the...

Sleeping itself does not relax the eye muscles. Conscious relaxation has to be learned and practised a few minutes each night before going to bed. Making this relaxation a habit will make the nightly regeneration of the eye muscles more effective.

Control your eyes often! If you notice that you have started staring at something, make sure to relax your eyes – that is the only way to prevent catatonic staring. Control blinking the same way, and remember to blink more rather then less. Regularly adjust your eyes from focusing on something close by to something farther away. Look at things, examine objects well, in other words, try to see things, and not just simply look at things.

I recommend adults wear glasses only when they need sharp vision. This is not always possible to carry out with children since they are often not responsible enough to care for their glasses; they can easily lose them or break them when away from home. However, when they are at home, you should make sure that the child wears glasses only when it is absolutely necessary. If your child insists on wearing glasses because you or another family member wears glasses, try buying him or her a pair of glasses with transparent plastic lenses. Make sure that he or she does not wear them for more than 5-10 minutes a day. This short amount of time...

Reading is not only a mental activity but also a very strenuous physical exercise, therefore correct sitting posture is extremely important. The ideal posture for reading is a position where the head is held upright and the person holds their book at a right angle in front of their eyes. Since many children usually read or study at a desk, this advice is hard to follow. However, if the child sits with his or her knees pulled up, the position becomes possible. The act of looking down creates a gravitational pull that puts an unnecessary strain on the globe of the eye. Reading while looking sideways is also not recommended. It is very...

You should always try to focus on the moving tip of the pen instead of the written text when writing. When you are sitting at a computer, focus on the keyboard and not the monitor! Unfortunately, when the rules of office work were created, many of these golden rules were not considered. A good example is the common teaching of typing blind, which means that we must stare at the monitor and not the keyboard while typing. Hence, the eyes stare at the monitor and progressively deteriorate.

Place the monitor in a location where disturbing reflections are not seen. Also, make sure that the view of the monitor is directly in front of your eyes and the distance is approximately 20 - 28 inches (50 to 70 cm). For longer work or for playing games, the recommended screen size is between 15 and 17 inch with a font size of 12.

Encourage your child to play games that actively work the eyes, such as games involving balls. Let the child play with a toy that moves on the ground and as a result the child will be forced to follow its movements on the ground.

Explore the world surrounding you. Observe everything that is in motion.

On a train, bus, or in the car, most people look out the window with a wrinkled forehead and blank look on their face. You should not follow this bad example. Instead, get comfortable (but with a straight back), relax your face and discover new things while alternating focus from close to far away.

The first mistake we can make in connection to the development of a newborn's eyes occurs when we hang a static mobile above the crib and leave the baby to stare at it rigidly. This causes the eye muscles to stiffen instead of exercising those muscles. A much better idea might be the use of coloured strips of paper instead of toys. The slightest breeze easily moves the light strips of paper and the baby will follow the movement with his or her eyes. Small children like to marvel at new and interesting objects. If you notice that your child is staring, show him or her another object more distant from the previous one straight away.

Vision is closely linked to memory and imagination. Everybody knows that searching for an object we are familiar with is much easier since we can picture its image in our heads. Thus, it is all the more important to nurture our child's memory and imagination. Small children need to explore new objects as much as possible with our help. The shape of the object as well as its colour and size should be pointed out to the child for development of analytic abilities and for memorising purposes. Perfect vision develops easier if we help the development of imagination as well.