Does Regular Exercise Improve Eyesight?

Everybody is aware of the importance of regular exercise for keeping the body and the mind fit and healthy. But do you know that it can also improve your vision? Here’s how exercise can help you see better:

It Reduces Intraocular Pressure

Cardiovascular exercises play a significant role in lowering the intraocular pressure, the pressure in your eyes. This reduction of pressure protects the retinal ganglion cells in the eyes. Cardio exercises also help promote the flow of blood to the retina and optic nerve, having a further positive effect on vision and overall eye health.

Keeps Blood Pressure and Cholesterol Levels in Check

High blood pressure and high cholesterol levels are two of the major causes of eye diseases and vision problems. Regular exercise and a healthy diet are the best way to keep your blood pressure and cholesterol levels in check, thereby reducing your chances of developing vision problems.

Reduces the Risk of Developing Wet AMD

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a degenerative disease in which macula (the light-sensitive cells at the back of the eye) stop working. This disease is a leading cause of vision loss in people over 60. There are two types of AMD: dry AMD and wet AMD. Dry macular degeneration causes thinning of the macula and results in blurred or reduced vision. In wet macular degeneration, abnormal blood vessels begin to grow under the macula and begin to start leaking into the retina. This condition ultimately results in the loss of vision. Regular exercise decreases the risk of developing wet AMD to a significant extent.

Considering the aforementioned benefits of physical exercise, you should make it a point to maintain an active lifestyle no matter how young or healthy you are. Even though you exercise for overall and vision health, you still need to protect your eyes from outside irritants. The i-Chek™ Illuminated Eye Examination Mirror gives you the ability to see in ultra-high definition at high magnification to detect scruf and debris. 

Unfortunately, exercise can’t protect your eyes from blepharitis. From one of the inventors of the first doctor’s treatment for blepharitis, The AB Max™ is a new advanced doctor’s treatment for Anterior Blepharitis*. The AB Max™ offers the same forward and reverse functionality as our competitor, but also has a patented PULSE mode specifically engineered to remove even the most tenacious scurf and debris, while massaging the outer eyelid margins for better patient outcomes – at less than ½ the cost. For more information contact us at (800) 721-8006 or

*Anterior Blepharitis is blepharitis of the outer eyelid margin, including the eyelashes.