Use Eye-Opener to improve your peripheral vision while reading

You probably noticed that we added a new setting in the latest version of Eye-Opener. Now you can adjust the speed of the moving bar in both directions separately.

In this post I want to explain how you can use this setting to help you improve your peripheral vision while reading.

First you need to estimate how much time it takes you to move your eyes to the left and to the right when you read. This may vary depending on the physical dimensions of your book or your e-reader.

Let’s say, it takes you 2 seconds to read one line and 0.5 seconds to move your eyes to the beginning of the next line.

Adjust the settings of Eye-Opener accordingly:

  • animation speed in one direction: 2.0 sec.
  • animation speed in the opposite direction: 0.5 sec.
  • moving bar direction: horizontal

Now place the cell phone in your peripheral vision and hit the start button. Start reading and at the same synchronize your head movement with the moving bar in Eye-Opener.

It may take you some time to learn this skill – being able to follow your book and move your head in the same rhythm as the moving bar.

In addition to this rhythmic head movement, use Eye-Opener as you usually do. As soon as you detect that the moving bar disappears or changes direction, you need to tap the screen.

Eye-Opener is a free mobile app to help you improve your peripheral vision. It is available for both iOS and Android devices.