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EYEPORT ®

User Guide
from Exercise Your Eyes, Inc.
Dear Friend,

Congratulations! You’ve just made a significant investment in your well-being. The


EYEPORT® is the first electronic vision trainer patented and clinically proven to
improve visual performance.

By using the EYEPORT, you will train your eyes to develop better visual attention,
optimizing your performance while reading, using the computer and playing your
favorite sport. It’s safe, simple and takes less than 10 minutes a day.

In 2003, the EYEPORT was evaluated by Pacific University College of Optometry.


The results of this study showed that using the EYEPORT over a three week period
yielded significant improvements in the ability to aim, track, focus and use the eyes
as a team, as well as improving reading efficiency and comprehension.

In 2004, a second independent study was completed on the effects of the EYEPORT
exercises on the batting performance of little league baseball players. The results of
this study demonstrated a 90% improvement in batting performance after only three
weeks of use. Shortly after the completion of the study, this team emerged from the
loser’s bracket to win their first league championship.

In 2005, a third study was completed with the Maui County Police Department.
The results of that study demonstrated significant improvement in visual memory,
speed and span of perception and marksmanship after use of the EYEPORT.

In 2006, the EYEPORT received 510-K clearance as a medical device from the Food
and Drug Administration (FDA).

For the past 30 years, I’ve had a dream of creating a tool that could improve visual
performance naturally. The EYEPORT is the result of that dream. So, please allow
me to be your personal vision coach and guide you through a few simple exercises.
In just a few minutes, you will see how easy it is to set up and program your unit as
well as start your first exercise session.

From reading and learning, to how well we perform on the job, the playing field and
in our everyday life, how we “see” holds the key to better results. But don’t take my
word for it. Exercise your eyes — and see!

Sincerely Yours,

Jacob Liberman, O.D., Ph.D., D.Sc. (Hon.)


EYEPORT ®

User Guide
By Jacob Liberman, O.D., Ph.D., DSc. (Hon.)
Before you begin, be sure to register your product at
www.exerciseyoureyes.com

Copyright © 2005, Exercise Your Eyes, Inc. All rights reserved.

Exercise Your Eyes is a registered trademark, and EYEPORT is a registered trademark of


Exercise Your Eyes, Inc.

Medical Indications

The EYEPORT® is indicated for the treatment of poor accommodative and vergence facility,
convergence insufficiency and large accommodative lag (in non-presbyopic subjects).

Please Note: The EYEPORT Vision Training System is a medical device designed to help you
train the speed, accuracy and efficiency of your eyes. The EYEPORT is not to be used as a
substitute for medical diagnosis or treatment. Always ask your doctor any questions you may
have regarding a medical condition affecting the eyes. If you have pre-existing health prob-
lems affecting your eyes, consult an optometrist or ophthalmologist before use of this product.
As with any new program, do not over exert yourself. If you feel discomfort or pain, STOP
use immediately. Read the EYEPORT User Guide carefully before using this product, as it is
important to follow closely all instructions for use. When using this product with its AC
Adaptor, make sure to unplug product after use. The reversible red and blue glasses
enclosed are intended ONLY for use with the EYEPORT System.
Table Of Contents
Table Of Contents
Section 1: Expanding Your Vision
There’s More To Vision Than Meets The Eye . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3
How Your Eyes Are Meant To Be Used . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3
What Makes the EYEPORT Unique? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3
Exercise Your Eye Power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4
Section 2: Contents And Features
What Comes With Your EYEPORT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5
Features of Your EYEPORT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6
Factory-Set Exercises . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6
Factory-Set Speed Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7
Auditory Feedback Option . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7
Control Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8
Reversible Glasses With Red And Blue Lenses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9

Section 3: Before You Begin Your Exercise Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10


Section 4: How to Use Your New EYEPORT
Setting Up Your Unit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11
Using the Weekly Exercise Schedule . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12
Programming Your Unit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13
Performing the EYEPORT Exercises . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13
Storing Your Unit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18
Weekly Exercise Schedules . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19

Section 5: Healthy Vision Habits


Throughout the Day . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .27
While Working, Reading and Studying . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .27
When Traveling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28
During Leisure Time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28

One-Year Warranty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .29


Contact Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30
Dr. Jacob Liberman . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .31

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Non-Medical Indications

Use of the EYEPORT® can improve visual attention, aiming, tracking, focusing, teaming, reading
efficiency and comprehension and athletic performance.

Please Note: The EYEPORT® has not been evaluated for dyslexia or other specific reading disor-
ders. Furthermore, non-medical claims refer to the improvement of visual capabilities in normal,
non-pathological eyes.

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Expanding Your Vision

Section 1: Expanding Your Vision


There’s More To Vision Than Meets The Eye
Most people think that vision is eyesight. But your eyes are more than mere organs of sight.
They are actual extensions of the brain responsible for approximately 90 percent of the infor-
mation you take in during your lifetime. In fact, of the three billion messages sent to your
brain each second, two billion come directly from your eyes.
Everyone knows that exercise increases speed, strength, flexibility, endurance, and perform-
ance. But very few people know that exercising your eyes might be the most important exer-
cise you’ll ever do. You see, the eyes guide every move you make. So when you train the eyes,
you directly train the brain to respond faster, more accurately and more efficiently—ultimately
translating into better performance on all levels.

How Your Eyes Are Meant To Be Used


Every day your eyes are naturally and continuously exercised by merely looking at, focusing on
and following anything that moves through your field of vision. Looking at things far away
allows your eyes to relax. Looking at things up close causes them to contract.
Unfortunately, many modern-day activities demand that you “hold” your eyes at close distance
for prolonged periods, forcing them to overwork. Over time, this chronic stress causes the
muscles in and around the eyes to become cramped, decreasing your vision fitness. Imagine a
daily 10-minute “total vision workout” specifically designed to strengthen the vision skills
needed for high-level performance in the classroom, on the playing field and on the job. When
your eyes are working at their maximum potential, your performance on all levels is optimized.

What Makes The EYEPORT Unique?


The significant difference between the EYEPORT and all prior approaches to vision training is
its innovative use of alternating red and blue lights. Due to the scientifically documented phe-
nomenon known as chromatic aberration, the eyes naturally increase their focus when looking
at red and decrease their focus when looking at blue.
The focusing system works hand in hand with the aiming system. Anything that affects one
system automatically affects the other. Since viewing red and blue light creates opposing
effects in the eyes, alternately looking at these colors creates a rocking action that stimulates
and relaxes the eye’s aiming and focusing mechanisms. By using alternating red and blue
lights in a vision training program, you are able to effectively exercise your eyes in a way
never previously done.
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Exercise Your Eye Power
Eye power is the ability of your eyes to accurately and efficiently aim, track, focus and work
together as a team. When they do this, your brain receives a clear three-dimensional image of
what you see. By training your eyes, you can sharpen these skills to a high level.
Eye power at school and work can improve your ability to focus on tasks at hand. You’ll read
more efficiently without tiring, your comprehension will improve and you will feel more comfortable
and productive working at your computer.
Eye power at play can fine-tune your eye-hand coordination and help you improve your game.
You’ll hit the ball better, respond faster and judge speed and distance more accurately. By
optimizing your visual efficiency, you’ll see and experience the game as never before.

The new EYEPORT provides the technology for developing the visual skills underlying your ability
to perform optimally. But don’t take our word for it — exercise your eyes and see.

Please Note: The EYEPORT® has not been evaluated for dyslexia or other specific reading disor-
ders. Furthermore, non-medical claims refer to the improvement of visual capabilities in normal,
non-pathological eyes.

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Contents And Features

Section 2: Contents And Features


What Comes With Your EYEPORT
Now that you know why exercising your eyes is so important, you will want to make sure that
you have all the necessary tools before you start. Please make sure your kit contains:

1. EYEPORT unit

5. “Look Up” bookmark


2. Stabilizing leg attachment

6. AC adapter
(only in North
American model)

3. Red and blue glasses

7. Adjustable lanyard
4. 4 AA batteries

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The next step is to familiarize yourself with the features of your new EYEPORT.

Features of Your EYEPORT


Your new EYEPORT unit:
• Is portable, hand-held and powered by 4 AA batteries.
• Displays 12 alternating red and blue lights connected by a white stripe.
• Comes with 3 factory-set exercise programs and 10 different speed settings, plus a change-
able speed option. The unit also offers the choice of having an auditory stimulus each time
one of the lights goes on.
• Is equipped with a special battery-saving function that automatically shuts the unit off when
it sits idle for more than two minutes.

Factory-Set Exercises
Your new EYEPORT unit has 3 factory-set exercise programs that gradually increase in difficulty
as your skill level improves. Each exercise program turns the 12 lights on in a different
sequence. For simplification, the lights are numbered 1 through 12 below. (Figure 1)

Figure 1

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Contents And Features

How each exercise program works:


• Program I (Beginner)
The 12 lights turn on in succession, moving from one end of the unit to the other and back.
• Program II (Intermediate)
The 12 lights turn on in an alternating sequence from one side of the unit to the other.
• Program III (Advanced)
The 12 lights turn on in random order.

Factory-Set Speed Settings


Your new EYEPORT unit has 10 different speed settings and a changeable speed option:
• Zero (0) is the slowest speed. (Each light stays on for 2.5 seconds.)
• Nine (9) is the fastest speed. (Each light stays on for .20 seconds.)
• As the speed setting increases from 0 to 9, the speed at which each light turns on gradually
increases.
• The setting following number 9 is the changeable speed option, indicated by the letter (C).
This setting randomly changes speeds between speed settings 2 through 5.

Auditory Feedback Option


The auditory feedback option provides an audible stimulus that sounds each time one of the
lights turns on. By allowing you to hear, as well as see the program, it reinforces your eye’s
ability to accurately locate the target. However, it can also be turned off. Your weekly exercise
schedule outlines how and when to use auditory feedback for training. This is how it works:
• 10 beeps inform you that an exercise is about to begin.
• One beep at the end of each exercise lets you know that the exercise is over and it’s time to
begin a 30-second rest period.
• Two beeps at the end of the 30-second rest period inform you that it is time to begin the
next exercise.

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Control Panel
Your new EYEPORT has a 3-button control panel and LED display. The 3-button control panel
allows you to program your unit. (Figure 2)

Figure 2

The Power button (center) manually turns the unit on or off.


• The unit will automatically shut off anytime that it sits idle for more than two minutes
after being turned on.
• When shut off, the unit automatically deletes all prior user settings.

The Select button (right) lets you select the exercise program, speed and auditory feed-
back option you desire.

The Enter button (left) records your choice of program, speed and auditory feedback options.
• After you have chosen your program needs, press the enter button again to start the 10-
beep auditory countdown before each exercise.

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Contents And Features

Reversible Glasses With Red And Blue Lenses

Figure 3

Your new EYEPORT comes with a special pair of reversible glasses with non-corrective red
and blue lenses (Figure 3).
• When these glasses are used with your new EYEPORT unit, they create a cancellation
effect. The eye behind the red lens only sees the red light, while the eye behind the blue
lens only sees the blue light.
• This unique effect allows you to alternately exercise the ability of each eye to aim, track
and focus. At the same time, it helps you train your two eyes to work as equal partners.
Important:
• If the red and blue glasses feel too loose on your face, attach the lanyard in your
kit to the end of the temples on your glasses. Now, put the glasses on and tighten
the adjustable strap until the glasses fit comfortably. Remember, you will need to
loosen the adjustable strap fully in order to reverse the glasses in between each
exercise.
• Do not try to fold the temples flat against the frame, as they are not designed to
do that.

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Before You Begin Your Exercise Program

Section 3: Before You Begin Your Exercise Program


Please read the following recommendations before you begin exercising your eyes.
1. Before using your new EYEPORT unit, answer the questions on the Measuring Success
Questionnaire on page 26. To assess your progress, re-check your responses to these
questions every 2 to 4 weeks.
2. If possible, remove your glasses or contact lenses while doing your eye exercises.
3. Only use the red and blue glasses when exercising your eyes in the horizontal, vertical and
diagonal positions, and only as suggested in your weekly exercise schedule.
4. When exercising your eyes, remember to keep your head steady as you allow your
eyes to move effortlessly from one light to the next.
5. Only follow the suggested speed settings if you can do the exercises without feeling stressed
or holding your breath. If you feel like you are working too hard, use a slower speed setting
until you are able to do the exercises easily. Then increase your speed.
6. Spend more time on program 1 and use a slower speed setting when working with
children or others who prefer to work at a slower pace. It is more important to do the exercises
correctly than to do them fast.
7. If you decide to use a slower speed setting during a specific session, record it next to the
suggested speed setting listed in your weekly exercise schedule.
8. After each session, use the space provided on your exercise schedule to keep a record of any
important observations.
9. If you notice that a certain exercise is difficult to do, consider repeating that exercise before
going on to the next one.
10. You may find it difficult at times to do the far-near exercise at the same speed as the other
exercises. If so, after doing your daily session, program the unit again at a slower speed setting
and then repeat the far-near exercise.
11. Do the suggested exercises for six days straight, rest on the seventh day and then begin again.
Now it’s time to start your first weekly schedule of eye exercises. Remember to relax, breathe and
have fun!

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How To Use Your New EYEPORT

Section 4: How To Use Your New EYEPORT


Setting Up Your Unit
1. Straighten out both arms until they lock into place. The unit will now look similar to the
letter “T.” (Figure 4)
2. Insert the enclosed 4 AA batteries into the battery compartment located on the back
side of the handle.
• The positive polarity of the two
batteries on the left should
face up, towards the “T.”
• The positive polarity of the two
batteries on the right should Figure 4
face down, towards the bottom
of the handle. (Figure 4A)
This will allow you to run your
new EYEPORT unit as well as to
properly balance it. Remember,
the 4 AA batteries must
always be in the unit to
properly balance it.
3. Set up a chair so that the back-
rest is approximately three feet
from the edge of a desk or table.
Be sure that the room you are
working in is comfortably lit, but
not too bright. Use a desk or Figure 4A
table with a square rather than
rounded edge. This allows you
to easily rotate the EYEPORT
unit into the different exercise
positions.

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Figure 5

4. Attach the stabilizing leg. To do this, hold the handle so that you are looking directly at
the control panel. Slide the stabilizing leg attachment down into the groove at the top of
the handle and press down firmly with both thumbs until it locks into place. (Figure 5)

Using the Weekly Exercise Schedule


The user guide provides you with 12 weekly exercise schedules, outlining the exact program,
speed and auditory settings for each session. Please do not rush ahead of the recommended
weekly schedule. Each week’s recommendations have been designed to provide you the
maximum benefits available from doing this program. If possible, do your exercises without
your glasses. However, if removing your glasses or contact lenses feels uncomfortable, wear
them until you feel confident doing the exercises without them.

Please note that each column designating the position of the EYEPORT unit during a specific
exercise will be indicated by the symbols , , , and . Under each of those
symbols an R/R or R/L will indicate how the reversible red and blue glasses are to be worn
during that exercise. R/R (red over right) means that the red lens should be worn over the right
eye. R/L (red over left) means that the red lens should be worn over the left eye. An asterisk (*)
under the columns designating the position of the EYEPORT unit indicates that no red and blue
glasses ( ) will be used during that exercise. You are now ready to program your unit.

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How To Use Your New EYEPORT

Programming your unit


1. While holding the EYEPORT unit by the handle and looking at the control panel, press the Power
button. You will notice that a letter “P” (for program) comes up on the display.
2. Press the Select button once. A number 1 (for program 1) comes up on the display.
NOTE: Each time you press the Select button, it automatically progresses to the next
program. After you reach program 3, press Select again to return to program 1.
3. Press the Enter button once to record your selection of program 1 (as recommended by your
sample exercise schedule). Once recorded, an “S” (for speed) will appear on the display.
4. Press the Select button once for speed setting (0).
NOTE: Each time you press the Select button it automatically progresses you to the next speed
setting. After you reach (C), changeable speed, press Select again to return to speed (0).
5. Press Enter once to record your selection of speed setting (0), as recommended by your sample
exercise schedule. Once recorded, an “A” (for auditory) will come up on the display.
6. Press the Select button twice.
NOTE: The first time you press Select, the display will show the (0) setting, which means no
auditory feedback (no beeping sound). The second time you press it, auditory setting (1) will
come up on the display. Setting number 1 indicates auditory feedback (beeping sound).
7. Press the Enter button to record your selection of auditory 1.

Performing the Eye Exercises


Position the unit near the edge of a
table or desk. You want to be able
Figure 5A to sit and look slightly down at the
center point of the unit. Your eyes
should be approximately 24 to 30
inches from the unit. (Figure 5A) If
you are comfortable, take off your
eyeglasses for the exercises.

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Exercise 1 ( )
1. Put on the reversible red and blue
glasses, with the red lens over the
right eye.
2. Sit down and press the Enter button
once again (after having programmed
the unit). You will hear ten beeps and
then the program will begin. Figure 5B
• Once the program begins, keep your
head steady and allow your eyes to effortlessly move from one light to the next.
• Be sure to relax and breathe gently.
3. When the exercise ends, you will hear a beep.
• Just close your eyes, breathe and allow the mind to rest.
• When you hear another two beeps, it is time to begin the next exercise.

Exercise 2 ( )
1. Rotate the unit clockwise (right) into the vertical
position ( ) until it locks into place. (Figure 6)
2. Reverse the red and blue glasses so that the red
lens is now over the left eye.
3. Press the Enter button again.You will hear
ten beeps.
4. Begin tracking the lights on the unit up and down.
When the exercise ends you will hear a beep.
• Close your eyes again, breathe and allow the
Figure 6 mind to quiet.
• When you hear two beeps, it is time to begin the
next exercise.

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How To Use Your New EYEPORT

Exercise 3 ( )
1. Rotate the unit counterclockwise (left) into the
diagonal position ( ) until it locks into place.
(Figure 7) Figure 7

2. Reverse the red and blue glasses so that the red


lens is now over the right eye.
3. Press the Enter button again. You will once again
hear ten beeps.
4. Begin tracking the lights diagonally. When the
exercise ends, you will hear a beep.
• Just close your eyes, breathe and relax.
• When you hear two beeps, it’s time to begin the next exercise.

Exercise 4 ( )
1. Rotate the unit counterclockwise (left) again into
the diagonal position ( ) until it locks into
place. (Figure 8)
2. Reverse the red and blue glasses. The red lens is
now over the left eye.
3. Press the Enter button again. You will once again
hear ten beeps.
4. Begin tracking the lights diagonally. When the
exercise ends, you will hear a beep. Figure 8
• Just close your eyes, breathe and relax.
• When you hear two beeps, it’s time to begin the next exercise. But first, take off the
red and blue glasses. They are only used when exercising your eyes horizontally ( ),
vertically ( ) and diagonally ( ).

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Figure 9
Exercise 5 ( )
1. Reposition the leg attachment so that it supports the unit under the arm.
• Place the thumb and first two fingers of both hands on either side of the leg attachment.
• Position the ring and little finger of both hands under each of the legs and gently apply
upward pressure until the leg attachment releases. (Figure 9)
• Once released, insert the protruding tab at the top of the leg attachment into the hole
underneath the arm of the unit. This allows you to appropriately position the unit for
Exercise 5. (Figure 10)
2. Reposition the height of your chair and
your distance from the edge of the table,
so that the end of the unit easily touches
your nose or upper lip without you
having to raise your chin. (Figure 10)
NOTE: If you prefer, you can also
hold the unit with both hands (with
the control panel facing to your right)
and have it resting against your nose Figure 10
while sitting or standing.
3. Press Enter again. You will once again hear 10 beeps.
4. Begin tracking the lights with your eyes from far to near.
NOTE: As the lights begin to move closer to your nose, you should notice the appearance
of two white lines converging directly at each light you are looking at. Since the white lines
are an accurate projection of where your eyes are pointing, they allow you to directly
observe how well your eyes are aiming. You will also be able to see how quickly your eyes
are able to focus from one light to the next.

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• As the light you are looking at approaches your nose, the two lines will look like an
“X” with the light at its intersection. (Figure 11)

Figure 11

• As the light you are looking at gradually moves away from you, the two lines will
appear more like a “V.” (Figure 12)

Figure 12

• If both your eyes are working together as a team, the light you are looking at should
always be located where the two lines intersect. The goal with this exercise is to stay
relaxed and always be able to see two white lines converging directly at the light you
are looking at.
• If the two white lines appear to cross in front of the light you are looking at, it might
indicate that you have a tendency to perceive things closer than they actually are.
(Figure 13)

Figure 13

• If the two white lines appear to cross behind the light that you are looking at, it
might indicate that you have a tendency to perceive things further away than they
actually are. (Figure 14)

Figure 14

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• If the light you are looking at appears doubled, it might indicate that your two eyes have
difficulty working together as a team. If at times you only see one line, it may indicate
that under certain conditions you only use one of your eyes. As your skill level improves,
you may notice that you are more consistently able to see two white lines converging
directly at the light you are looking at. By using this feedback, you will be able to moni-
tor how well your eyes perform from moment to moment.
4. When the exercise ends, you will hear two beeps and the unit will automatically shut off.
• Now shut your eyes and sit quietly for a few minutes.
• When you open your eyes, gaze into the distance, notice how your eyes feel, and if
possible, leave your prescription glasses off until you need to do something that requires
you to wear them.

Storing Your Unit


Many people enjoy displaying their new EYEPORT System. However, if you wish to store it, press
the two round buttons located on each side of the handle. At the same time, gently fold down
the arms (Figure 4B). Once both arms are folded, you can store the unit in its carrying case or
in most briefcases.

Buttons

Figure 4B

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Suggestions After Week 12


1. Now that you have completed the 12 suggested weekly exercise schedules, you may wish to
consider:
• Designing a daily program that specifically works on strengthening your weakest areas.
For instance, if you have the most difficulty doing the far-near exercise, consider spending
an entire session working on just that exercise.
• Sitting closer or further away from the unit while exercising in the horizontal, vertical and
diagonal positions. As you move closer to the unit, you begin to gently stretch the eye
muscles while expanding your awareness. As you move further from the unit, you begin
developing greater fine-motor control. Remember, your distance from the unit will always
remain the same when doing the far-near exercise. (See Figure 10)
• Designing your own exercise. Here is an example.
i. After selecting program 1, speed setting 0,1 or 2 and auditory feedback, position your
unit in the horizontal position and press Enter to begin the exercise.
ii. When the exercise begins, alternately shift your focus from the light on your unit to a
target way off in the distance and then back again to the next light that comes on.
iii. Continue alternating back and forth, looking at distance, then near and then distance again.
iv. You can also do this exercise with your unit positioned to do the far-near exercise.
To do so, alternate your focus from the light on your unit to a target far away and
then back again to the next light that comes on.
2. If you are an athlete, consider doing the far-near exercise while holding the unit by the handle
and pointing it in the direction where your eyes must work most accurately. For example,
if you’re a golfer, set a ball on the ground and position yourself as if you’re going to drive or
putt the ball. Then, program the unit and hold it with both hands by the handle, as if it were
your golf club. Now, do the far-near exercise in that position, while creating an imaginary
straight line between your eyes, the unit and the ball.
3. Once you are able to comfortably work with all three programs at various different speed
settings, try using each program with the changeable speed option.

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Measuring Success
Before using your new EYEPORT unit, please answer the following questions using the grading scale below.
To assess your progress, re-check your response to these questions every 2 to 4 weeks thereafter.

Grading Scale: never (1), rarely (2), occasionally (3), often (4), always (5) Please circle one

1. My visual performance is worse at the end of the day 1 2 3 4 5


2. I have difficulty judging distances 1 2 3 4 5
3. I lose awareness of my surroundings when concentrating 1 2 3 4 5
4. I am easily distracted 1 2 3 4 5
5. I have a limited attention span 1 2 3 4 5
6. I have difficulty concentrating while reading. 1 2 3 4 5
7. I feel restless after sustained visual attention 1 2 3 4 5
8. I read slowly compared to my peers 1 2 3 4 5
9. I avoid reading or working at close range 1 2 3 4 5
10. I have difficulty completing my assignments 1 2 3 4 5
11. My vision blurs with prolonged reading or computer work 1 2 3 4 5
12. I have difficulty retaining what I have just read 1 2 3 4 5
13. I feel restless during reading or computer work 1 2 3 4 5
14. I skip words, lines, or lose my place while reading 1 2 3 4 5
15. I get headaches during or after reading/computer work 1 2 3 4 5
16. Words move, run together or double during reading 1 2 3 4 5
17. Words blur or go in and out of focus while reading 1 2 3 4 5
18. I have to re-read material to understand it 1 2 3 4 5
19. My eyes tire while reading or working on the computer 1 2 3 4 5
20. I get headaches while driving 1 2 3 4 5
21. I feel clumsy and uncoordinated 1 2 3 4 5
22. I have difficulty tracking moving objects with my eyes 1 2 3 4 5
23. I have difficulty catching or hitting a ball 1 2 3 4 5
24. I have difficulty with eye/hand coordination 1 2 3 4 5
25. My athletic performance is inconsistent 1 2 3 4 5

Please Note: The EYEPORT® has not been evaluated for dyslexia or other specific reading disorders. Furthermore,
non-medical claims refer to the improvement of visual capabilities in normal, non-pathological eyes.

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Healthy Vision Habits

Section 5: Healthy Vision Habits

Photocopy these healthy vision habits and post them in an area you regularly look at to remind
you to make healthy vision habits a daily practice. Feel free to provide copies to your family
and friends.

Throughout The Day


1. Take at least 20 “one-minute vision breaks” during each day. During these vision breaks,
close your eyes. Bring your attention to your breath. Breathe deeply and notice how
your chest rises and falls. If your mind wanders, just bring your attention gently back to
your breath.
2. While doing your vision exercises, allow your eyes to move as a reflex action, instead of
mentally trying to anticipate the movement of the light.
3. Remember to breathe, blink and look softly throughout the day.

While Working, Reading And Studying


1. When possible, do not wear your distance prescription lenses while reading or working at
the computer.
2. Try not to read, study or work at the computer for longer than fifteen minutes without taking
a quick break. During your break, look out a window or up at a distant object, allowing it to
come into focus. If possible, get up and just walk around for a minute or two.
3. Make sure you have good lighting while reading or studying. Whenever possible use natural
or full-spectrum lighting.
4. Have your desk facing into a room or out of a window. Remember to take frequent breaks to
look off into the distance while working.
5. Choose a chair that does not limit movement. Your feet should be flat on the floor and point-
ing straight ahead.
6. When you read, make sure that you are seated in a comfortable chair with your back erect.
Poor posture often leads to holding reading material too close.
7. Notice the distance from the knuckles on your hand to your elbow. This is the approximate
distance you should hold your reading material from your eyes.

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8. When reading, tilt the book up about 20 degrees and look up at
a distant object as you turn the page.
9. Use your “look up” bookmark whenever reading or studying. This
wonderful tool prevents over-concentration. It will encourage you
to look up periodically, keeping your eyes more relaxed and flexi-
ble. Place it two pages ahead of the page you are on, and follow
the instructions every time you reach it.
10. Take a one to two-minute break from reading or studying every
15 to 30 minutes. It will allow you to read for longer periods
of time.

When Traveling
1. Avoid reading or other near-point activities while riding in a car.
Instead, look off into the distance and relax your eyes.
2. Whenever possible, take a short vision break by removing your
glasses when someone else is driving the car you are in.

During Leisure Time


1. Remove your glasses or contact lenses whenever you don’t really need them. Experiment
with this at home when you eat or talk on the phone. This will give your eyes a chance
to relax.
2. Do not sit any closer to the TV than 6 to 8 feet and sit upright.
3. When walking outdoors, view a distant object close to eye level. Look at it softly. Be aware of
your surroundings.
4. Spend some time outdoors each day without your glasses or contact lenses, so that your
eyes can experience natural unfiltered light. Remember, put safety first.
5. Do something that you enjoy every day without wearing your glasses or contact lenses.
This will give your eyes a short visual break, allowing them to relax.

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One-Year Warranty

This warranty covers any defects in materials or workmanship, with the exceptions stated below.
How Long Coverage Lasts
This warranty runs for one year from the date of original purchase from E.Y.E., Inc.
What is Not Covered
This warranty does not cover damage caused by misuse or use other than as intended and described
in the product manual, or loss or damage to batteries or removable parts.
What E.Y.E., Inc. Will Do For You
E.Y.E., Inc. will repair any defects in materials or workmanship. In the event repair is not possible,
E.Y.E., Inc. will either replace this product with one of similar features and price, or refund the full
purchase price of the product, whichever you prefer.
How to Obtain Service
Return the product and receipt, along with a brief explanation of the problem, to:
E.Y.E., Inc. Returns Department
1 Golfview Drive
Dove Canyon, CA 92679
If you have questions, please feel free to contact our customer service group at 1-888-343-5252,
10:00 am to 6:00 pm PST, or by email at custserv@exerciseyoureyes.com.
This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may have other legal rights that vary from state
to state.
© 2005 E.Y.E., Inc.
Due to continuing improvements, actual product may differ slightly from the product described herein.

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Contact Information
For customer service call: 888-343-5252

Hours of Operation:
Mon-Fri: 10:00 AM–6:00 PM PST

For more information on preventative and remediative vision


care, or to find a behavioral optometrist in your area, contact:
• The College of Optometrists in Vision Development
at www.covd.org or 1-888-268-3770
• Optometric Extension Program at www.oep.org
or 1-949-250-8070
• College of Syntonic Optometry at
www.syntonicphototherapy.com or 1-866-486-0190

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Dr. Jacob Liberman

Dr. Jacob Liberman received a Doctorate of Optometry


in 1973, a Ph.D. in Vision Science in 1986 and an
Honorary Doctorate of Science in 1996 for his pioneer-
ing contributions to the field of phototherapy. He is a
fellow Emeritus of The American Academy of Optometry,
The College of Optometrists in Vision Development, The
College of Syntonic Optometry, and The International Academy of Color Sciences.

Dr. Liberman’s first book, Light: Medicine of the Future, established him as
an authority in the field of light and color therapy. His second book, Take Off
Your Glasses and See, offers a revolutionary new approach to improving visual
performance. His latest book, Wisdom From an Empty Mind, is a compilation
of one-page essays on light, vision and consciousness.

For the past 35 years, Dr. Liberman has worked with thousands of individuals,
ranging from children with learning difficulties to Olympic and professional
athletes. He has been interviewed on hundreds of radio and television shows,
addressing audiences worldwide. Luminaries in the fields of science, medicine,
consciousness, and professional sports have enthusiastically endorsed his work.

In 2001, Dr. Liberman founded Exercise Your Eyes, Inc. and invented the EYEPORT
Vision Training System. The EYEPORT represents years of clinical research and
integrates Dr. Liberman’s pioneering discoveries in vision science into the first FDA
cleared medical device of its kind available to the public.

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