HARRISONBURG, Va. (WHSV) -- If you're between 40 and 60 years old, one new app claims it could replace your reading glasses.
The app is called "Glasses Off."
It starts with a vision test and after that, the app creates a program for you to train your eyes so you won't need to use reading glasses.
Dr. Michael Gowen with Shenandoah Eye Care said it could help your eyes a little bit, but the effects likely won't last.
"These types of exercises for people also involve straining. And again, the point that I made, is what tissue in the body is it good to strain? Not one. And you have the eye, why would the eye be different? Straining the eye is not a good thing," said Gowen.
Gowen said if the app starts to give you headaches, you should stop using it.
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