6 EYE EXERCISES TO IMPROVE YOUR VISION-WITHOUT GLASSES OR CONTACT LENSES
Like our body, our eyes need exercises as well. Our eyes need to be regularly exercised just like any other muscle in the body. Doing a couple of exercises will help you keep your eye vision and function healthy.
The following exercises will assist you strengthen your eye muscles and improve your eye movement, focus, and stimulate the vision center.
Try the following exercises:
- Focusing– strengthen the muscles in your eyes and maintain your current vision level. Sit in a chair or stand in front of a blank wall. Place your thumb or a pencil in your hand at 10 inches in front of your face and try to focus on it for 10-15 seconds. Afterwards, try to focus on an object which is 10-20 feet in away without moving your head for 10-15 seconds. Finally, return the focus to your thumb for 10-15 seconds.
- Zooming – with this exercise you will constantly adjust the focus on an object from certain distances. Start by sitting in a comfortable position and stretch your arm out with the thumbs in the hitchhiking position. Focus on the thumb of the stretched arm and then start bringing the thumb closer to you, focusing until the thumb is about 3 inches in front of your face. Move the thumb away until you fully outstretch your arm. The exercise has to be repeated more times once a week. The exercise can be done by holding a pencil, instead of using the thumb. Move the arm slowly to your nose following the pencil with the eyes until you can’t focus on it any longer.
- Figure 8 – with this exercise you will practice controlling physical movement of the eye. You will need to imagine a giant figure 8 on the floor on 10 feet in front of you and then start tracing it with your eyes slowly. First trace it clockwise for a few minutes and then counter clockwise for a few minutes.
- Rhythmic eye movement – in this way you can strengthen your eyes and your hand-eye coordination. You can test your brain’s ability with the bar swing exercise by trying to focus on an object with your eyes and maintain balance and coordination. Stand in front of a fence or something else with evenly spaced vertical lines and focus on a distant object on the other side of the bars. Try to relax your body and transfer your weight to the other foot. Continue like this for a period of 3 minutes. The other exercise is called road swings and it will strengthen your peripheral vision. Try to focus on a distant object which is close to the ground and sway like in the Bar swings. Keep the gaze on the same object and use your peripheral vision to observe the surroundings while you sway. Continue the exercise for 2-3 minutes.
- Directional eye exercises – sit or stand upright, looking straight ahead. Look on the left, focusing on what you see and then do the same procedure to the right. Move the eyes side to side for 5 times in 3 series. You can also try to look down without moving your head and focus on what you see. Afterwards, focus on what you see by looking up. Repeat it 3 times. Another way to exercise your eyes is to look straight ahead without moving our head and then look down and to the left, focusing on what you see. Move the eyes diagonally and look up and to the right, also focusing on what you see. Repeat the exercise 5 times. Finally, look straight ahead and do the same exercise looking down and to the right, hen looking up to the left. Repeat it in 3 series.
- Palming – this is a good way to finish and relax your eyes after the session. You may end the workout by closing your eyes and keeping them shut in a dark and quit room for couple of minutes, letting them cool down and rest.
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