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Near position stereogram exercises

What is a stereogram exercise?

It is an exercise for  your child’s eyes to help them work together as a pair more effectively. This can prevent headaches or double vision.

A stereogram is 2 incomplete images which you join to make 1 complete image.

Drawing of stereogram exercise with 2 part complete cat drawings

How do I use it?

  1. Hold a pen or target at arm’s length in front of you level with your eyes
  2. Hold the card between your face and the pen or target so that you can see the pen or target just above the card
  3. Concentrate on the pen or target – keeping this clear and single
  4. You will notice that the cats start to move and you might be aware of 4 cats – 2 of each of those pictured.
  5. Slowly move the stereogram card forwards and backwards – keeping your concentration on the pen or target, the central 2 cats will start to come together to form one complete cat – with the incomplete images either side as below:

Drawing of stereogram exercise with 2 part complete cat drawings and 1 complete cat drawing

Initially the image will be blurred and you may not be able to hold the central image complete for very long but as you practice it will get easier

Remember to relax your eyes after the exercises by closing your eyes or looking into the distance.

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Please note this is a generic information sheet relating to care at Sheffield Children’s. The details in this resource may not necessarily reflect treatment at other hospitals. This information is not intended as a substitute for professional medical care. Always follow your healthcare professionals’ instructions. If this resource relates to medicines, please read it alongside the medicine manufacturer’s patient information leaflet. If you have specific questions about how this resource relates to your child, please ask your doctor.

Resource number: EYE71

Resource Type: Article

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