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String of Beads Eye Exercise

Sophie, IndiaHow the String of Beads Eye Exercise Improves Eyesight

This eye exercise will work on fusion and 3D vision, encouraging the eyes to work together as a team, helping to  create clearer eyesight. The beads exercise strengthens the eyes’ extraocular muscles and helps to train the fine motor skills needed for good vision. Over time the brain will learn to use both eyes equally.

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String of Beads Eye Exercise Summary

While holding up the string of beads you focus on the first bead and observe that the other beads appear to be two beads on two strings. Then look to the second bead and finally the third.

Eventually you will quickly shift from bead to bead in different patterns. This will help strengthen the muscles responsible for fusing a single image.

String of Beads Eye Exercise Step-By-Step

  1. Remove any corrective lenses i.e glasses and contact lenses.
  2. Hold one end of the string at the tip of your nose and either tie the other end to some fixed object or give it to someone else to hold.
  3. Position the first bead a few inches from your nose and evenly space the others as far away as you feel comfortable.
  4. Focus on the farthest bead so that you see one clear image. If this is too hard bring it closer.
  5. While looking at that farthest bead you should be seeing two images for all the other beads.
  6. Notice whether you can see two strings coming into the bead forming an X  Are both images of the string equally strong or is one faded or coming and going? If you cannot see two strings equally, open and close each eye to remind your brain to use both eyes.
  7. Repeat the previous three steps for each bead on the string.