Do the exercise in which you stare at a letter or word far away from you can close your eyes and imagine it sharper then repeat. 10 minutes twice a day.W.H. Bates
stated quite a number of times in his publications that staring lowers vision
. You shouldn't stare at anything at all
, including a letter while doing any exercise. Instead of staring it's better to shift your gaze from one side of the letter to the other (and move your head along with the eyes).Better Eyesight MAGAZINE, June, 1930, Stop Staring
To break the habit of staring:
(1) Shift consciously from one part to another of all objects regarded, and imagine that these objects move in a direction contrary to the movement of the eye. Do this with letters on the test card, with letters of fine print, if they can be seen, and with other objects.
If you stare while doing the exercise you may though have little temporary progress in vision improvement, but it won't be significant until you eliminate staring
30 mins palmingBetter Eyesight MAGAZINE, December 1924, Palming
It is well to realize that palming may be done properly, or it may be done wrong.
If palming doesn't rest your eyes, if after palming you feel even worse then before it - then obviously palming is done wrong.
In fact, all exercises may be done in a wrong way and in a right way. If doing some exercise brings you strain - you're doing it wrong and it won't improve your vision. In such case you should read more (if it's possible) about the specific exercise to find out what exactly went wrong. If you can't find the answer - try to do some other exercise.