Eye Exercises To Improve Vision
Nowadays, eye exercises to improve vision are becoming more and more widespread and valuable. With everyone looking at screens (like right now!) our eyes have started to get used to the bright, close focus that they provide. To improve your eyesight, here are a few exercises you can try:
- Look into the distance every hour. Every 30 minutes is actually preferable, but make sure to remember at least once an hour. Look at something far away, at least ten to fifteen feet for about 30 seconds, or as long as you would like to take a break.
- Focus, unfocus, focus. This exercise requires only your finger. Put your finger about a foot away from your face and close one eye, then focus on it with the other. Look away from your finger and focus on something in the distance, then back at your finger. Repeat this several times for each eye.
- Move your head up and down. Focus straight down, and straight up. Not only does this help as a focusing exercise, but it increases circulation to your eyes.
- Take a break from your glasses or contacts. If you have a day where you don’t need them, remove them and let your eyes take a breather. This will reduce the amount of strain on them, especially if you avoid screens or reading while you’re at it.
- Move your eyes about. Instead of staring at the same spot on the screen, exercise your eyes by moving them to one point on the screen and focusing, then to another, and continue this around about twenty times.
- Blink. Blinking is simple, but often times if we’re too concentrated, we do not blink enough. Blinking is what refreshes our eyes and makes sure they are moist. When they are moist, they can more easily deflect dirt and debris, which helps keep our vision focused.
- Cover your eyes. Think about when you’ve been exasperated or tired or just plain needed a break. You probably leaned your elbows on your desk and cupped your palms to your eyes. You may not have realized, but this actually helps improve your vision. By bathing your eyes in darkness and letting them relax, you are reducing the strain that your eyes have to endure.
- Figure eight. Repeatedly moving your eyes in a figure eight pattern helps to refresh them, as well as exercise the muscles to help improve your vision.
- Gently press your eyelids. While your eyes are closed, gently press down on your eyelids for a few seconds at a time. This helps relieve tension and strain in your eye muscles, and can help your vision if you’re muscles are tense enough to develop an eye twitch.
- Avoid straining your eyes! The best exercise to improve your vision is to not strain or damage your eyes. Do this by avoiding screens, or not reading in dull lighting. Take walks even, make sure to wear sunglasses as UV rays can damage your eyes over time. Take care of your eyesight, you’ll thank yourself later.