We all spend far too much time in front of computers and televisions which is something our ancestors didn’t have to worry about and because of that more people are wearing glasses. Some people claim you can reverse this trend, I’m not sure about that but I do know that a few simple eye exercises go a long way to making my eyes feel more rested and I definitely notice a difference in my vision once they’re done. The problem for me is turning the exercises into a habit, I hope you have better luck with that. It takes just a few minutes and you may just benefit from them. So I offer up a few gentle eye exercises that may mean you can give those hard working eyes a break and possibly (bold claim alert) save you some money at the opticians. What have you got to lose?
- Focus to about 3 meters in front of you and imagine a figure 8 and trace the figure with your eyes, this should strengthen your eye muscles, all of our muscles need a work out occasionally.
- Warm your hands and cup your palms over your eyes, keep your eyes covered for approx 30 seconds, imposing darkness will allow your eyes to completely relax. Do not apply any pressure, make sure you can still freely blink under cupped hands
- Focusing is really important, hold your finger in the air approx 9 inches in front of your face and focus on it, breathe steadily and when you take your next breath focus on something approx 9/10 feet away, and then return to focusing on your finger. On every breathe change your focus, do this for about 2 or 3 minutes. This is a brilliant exercise.