As we get older, our eyesight is likely to change but if you’re worried about it deteriorating to a point where you’re unable to see easily, you might want to try out a new smartphone app that promises to improve your vision.
The GlassesOff program has been designed to help you put your reading glasses down for good by enhancing the image processing function of your brain. It’s aimed at people who experience vision problems when reading, such as fatigue headaches, eye strain or blurred eyesight, as well as those who are worried about their vision deteriorating in the near future and want to prevent the need for reading glasses.
The app itself was developed by a team of neuroscientists specialising in solutions in the field of human vision. Once you’ve had your five-minute vision evaluation, you can start training three days a week. Apparently, you can expect to see results after 20 sessions – and if you do have concerns about your vision, it certainly couldn’t hurt to try it out.
Advice from the developers to help you train your eyes includes doing a session when you’re alert and not tired, and using dim lighting conditions. Hold the device around 40cm from your eyes and no more for best results.
If you use reading glasses, don’t wear them during training and try not to use them throughout the day. If you use distance glasses, you should wear these each time you start a training session.
To help you avoid using your glasses during the day, increase the font sizes on your computer and your smartphone, and use strong lighting when reading.
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