For centuries, people have enhanced eye exercises as a natural cure for vision problems, including eyesight. There’s very little credible scientific evidence suggesting that eye exercises can improve vision. However, exercises can help with eyestrain and may prevent your eyes feel better.
People with the most common eye diseases, including age-related macular degeneration, cataracts and glaucoma, also will see little enjoy eye exercises. Eye exercises likely won’t improve your vision, but they will help with eye comfort, especially if your eyes get irritated at work. A condition referred to as digital eye strain is common among people working at computers all day. A few simple eye exercises may aid you to improve digital eye strain symptoms.
How to Exercise Your Eyes:
They are a few various types of eye exercises that you can try, depending on your needs.
This exercise works by challenging your focus. It should be done from a seated position.
- Hold your pointer finger a few inches away from your eye.
- Focus on your finger.
- Gradually move your finger away from your face, holding your focus.
- Look away for a moment, into the distance.
- Focus on your outstretched finger and slowly bring it back toward your eye.
- Look away and focus on something in the distance.
- Repeat three times.
Near and Far Focus:
This is another focus exercise. As with the previous one, it should be done from a seated position.
- Hold your thumb about 10 inches from your face and focus on thumb for 15 seconds.
- Find an object roughly 10 to 20 feet away, and focus on it for 15 seconds.
- Return your focus to your thumb.
- Repeat five times.
This exercise should be done from a seated position also. Select a point on the floor about 10 feet in front of you and focus the floor. Trace an imaginary figure eight with your eyes. Keep tracing for 30 seconds, then switch directions.