How The Eye Obstruction Exercise Improves Eyesight
It is a basic principle of vision improvement that we can see better using both of our eyes together than we can with only one eye alone.
Therefore, in order to use our eyes in a more balanced way, we need to obstruct our dominant eye and stimulate our suppressed eye through movement and by looking at details.
Eye Obstruction Exercise Summary
Using a small piece of card or obstruction glasses (a pair of sun glasses with one lens taken out and the other obstructed) you perform an activity such as throwing and catching a ball.
Eye Obstruction Exercise Step- By-Step
- Remove any corrective lenses i.e glasses and contact lenses.
- To determine your dominant and stronger eye see the exercise: Determining Dominance
- Buy a pair of inexpensive wire framed sunglasses and tape over the lens of your dominant eye using black tape.
- Remove the lens of the other eye so that your suppressed eye is free to look out through the open frame.
- Now you are going to rest your dominant eye and work the eye that you normally suppress by playing catch with yourself or someone else. Get a soft ball like a tennis ball and throw it up over your head and catch it or throw it back and forth with your friend.
- After a few minutes of playing catch take off the obstruction glasses. Notice how much clearer you can see once you are seeing more equally with both eyes.
- As an alternative to playing catch, take a walk in a safe environment wearing your obstruction glasses and notice details all around you. Count flowers on a bush or windows in a skyscraper. Again take off your glasses from time to time and appreciate how much clearer you are seeing.