What is the worst thing you can do for your eyes? Staring and straining, something we do a lot, especially if you have to use a computer on a daily basis. The good news is that there are exercises to improve vision that are easy to do.
I’m sure you find that after a long day at work that your eyes are pretty tired. This is the time you should find a way to relax so that you can improve your vision. Dealing with the constant strain day after day only damages the eyes.
Here are some exercises to improve vision:
The Dot Exercise:
To do this exercise you will need to find a period or comma on a page and just focus on that image to make it as clear as possible. Now stare at it until it becomes in focus.
The idea is that after a few seconds the period or comma becomes less clear and may get blurry.
Try to relax your eyes by closing them for a minute or so. Open your eyes and look at the period. Do this without straining the eyes. You don’t want to stare and in fact let your eyes move around the page, over and around the period or comma.
Don’t just focus on the period or comma but let your eyes move around the page allowing your eyes to blink a fair bit. Now close your eyes and picture the period/comma in your mind and then look at it again. Now that the eyes are relaxed you should have no problem seeing the period clearly.
The Word Exercise:
In order to do this exercise you need to find a word on the page that has a least five or more letters. Stare at the word so that all the letter are visible but do not move the eyes around the page. You want to focus completely on the whole word as you are trying to get the image in your brain.
Again, you are going to concentrate hard by staring at the word until it becomes blurry. At this point you will need to relax your eyes and allow them to move slowly across each letter in the word and then blink. Don’t force your eyes to look at what you want, but allow the eyes to wander across the page. The word should then become clear when you look at it again.
The idea is to allow your eyes to move around the page which will help them work without strain.
Double Vision Exercise:
The idea behind this is exercise is to get your eyes to work as a team. Most of us only use one eye to look at something while the other eyes does something different. If you squint, your eyes will actually bring an object into focus using both of the eyes, however this can cause some stress to the eyes.
The way to reduce the stress is to relax the eyes. Then you can focus on the object in a calmer way and allow both of the eyes to focus together.
Using different exercises can help not only relax the eyes but help to ensure that you have great vision for years to come.