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Use of Eye Exercises to Improve Vision

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03054597
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : February 15, 2017
Last Update Posted : October 6, 2017
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):

February 13, 2017
February 15, 2017
October 6, 2017
February 2012
April 2012   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Eye Muscle Endurance [ Time Frame: 2 weeks ]
The time spent exercising prior to eye strain
Same as current
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  • Peripheral Vision [ Time Frame: 2 weeks ]
    The lateral degrees at which the test subject could see a blank card
  • Peripheral Reading Range [ Time Frame: 2 weeks ]
    The lateral degrees at which the test subject could read the letters on a card
Same as current
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Use of Eye Exercises to Improve Vision
Novel Way to Strengthen Eye Muscle and Enhance Peripheral Vision
Children in the United States watch an average of twenty-eight hours of television and play around thirteen hours of video games per week. The objective of this experiment was to see if a specific eye exercises could strengthen the eye muscles and improve the peripheral vision range of children and adults.
Children in the United States watch an average of twenty-eight hours of television and play around thirteen hours of video games per week. When their eyes are focused, people tend to blink their eyes less, exacerbating the problem of eye fatigue or stress. The objective of this study is to see if a novel exercise technique can increase eye muscle strength and widen peripheral vision. Experiments were conducted by asking the test subjects to follow, with their eyes, a set of blinking LED lights on 3 vision exercise devices. These LED lights were laid in circular or diagonal configurations, and programmed using a microcontroller to blink or 'move' in certain directions and at certain speeds. An endurance score, measured as total time that the test subject completed while following the blinking LED lights before his/her eyes became tired, was recorded. Nineteen test subjects aged 12-81 were asked to exercise their eyes four times over 2 weeks using the devices for as long as they could until they experienced mild eye fatigue. Endurance scores, peripheral vision, and peripheral reading ranges were assessed before and after the training sessions.
Interventional
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Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Supportive Care
Eye Strain
  • Device: Circular light motion
    Exercise with circular light motion
  • Device: Diagonal light motion
    Exercise with diagonal light motion
  • Device: Peripheral light motion
    Exercise with peripheral light motion
  • Procedure: Exercise
  • Experimental: Adults

    The arm consisted of adult participants who underwent:

    Circular Light Motion exercises: 4 times over 2 weeks Diagonal Light Motion exercises: 4 times over 2 weeks Peripheral Light Motion exercises: 4 times over 2 weeks

    Interventions:
    • Device: Circular light motion
    • Device: Diagonal light motion
    • Device: Peripheral light motion
    • Procedure: Exercise
  • Experimental: Children

    The arm consisted of child participants who underwent:

    Circular Light Motion exercises: 4 times over 2 weeks Diagonal Light Motion exercises: 4 times over 2 weeks

    Interventions:
    • Device: Circular light motion
    • Device: Diagonal light motion
    • Procedure: Exercise
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*   Includes publications given by the data provider as well as publications identified by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number) in Medline.
 
Completed
19
April 2012
April 2012   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Able to read English

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Cannot be colorblind
Sexes Eligible for Study: All
12 Years and older   (Child, Adult, Senior)
Yes
Contact information is only displayed when the study is recruiting subjects
United States
 
 
NCT03054597
ACSEF2012JB
No
Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Drug Product: No
Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Device Product: No
Plan to Share IPD: No
University of California, Davis
University of California, Davis
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University of California, Davis
October 2017

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