Phase 2  EYE MUSCLE STRENGTHENING

Begin Phase 2 only after the safe completion of Phase 1 and/or you have been advised to include these exercises. These exercises must be performed either on an unstable surface, like a Wobble or Stability Disc or while performing another neuro-task like standing in a Romberg position.

Use a Stability Disc or Wobble Cushion to perform eye exercises

By Neuro-loading you make the exercise more demanding on the brain.

Stand in a Romberg position with tight legs
or a Modified Romberg ,Heel to Toe,
to perform eye exercises

By Neuro-loading you make the exercise more demanding on the brain.

Convergence Training

Sit upright on a wobble cushion and/or obtain a balanced and controlled posture in a Romberg position. Slowly bring a pen (or your finger) to midline (your nose), eyes following the whole time. Once you reach midline, hold for 20 seconds. Slowly bring pen out—maintaining eye focus. Repeat for a total of 5 times.

Small Circles

Sit upright on a wobble cushion and/or obtain a balanced and controlled posture in a Romberg position. Perform slow, small eye circles with a pen (or your finger). Maintain eye focus the entire time. Perform for 30 seconds—1 minute. Perform the exercise in front of the weaker eye. 

Large Eye Circles

Sit upright on a wobble cushion and/or obtain a balanced and controlled posture in a Romberg position. Perform slow, large eye circles with a pen (or finger). Using each hand do both directions Hold gaze at the “outside” of the circle for 20 seconds. Perform 5 rotations.

Saccades

Sit upright on a wobble cushion and/or obtain a balanced and controlled posture in a Romberg position. Keeping your head straight, hold your fingers straight out in front of your shoulders (just outside your head). Quickly look back and forth between your fingers, without moving your head. Repeat for 15-30 seconds. It's a good idea to have someone observe you while performing the exercise to ensure no head movement is taking place.