Eye Exercises

Try these Simple Eye Exercises

Learn about the benefits of Eye Exercises in this article: Improve Your Vision with Eye Exercises.

List of Eye Exercises:

Blinking
Palming
Focusing
Zooming

Simple Eye Exercise 1: Blinking

Instructions

Dry eyes can lead to blurry vision, headaches and eye strain and often stem from continued TV or computer use. That’s because the average blink rate drops from 16-20 blinks per minute to 6-8 bpm while looking at a screen.

The simple way to combat this is to blink more, especially when doing computer work.

  •  Blink as fast as you can for a few seconds.
  •  Close your eyes tightly, open and repeat.

Do this exercise 3 to 4 times daily.

If you start to feel eye strain coming on – blink! This lubricates your eyes.

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Simple Eye Exercise 2: – Palming

Instructions

This is an eye relaxation exercise for when your eyes are feeling tired from doing work close-up.

  •  Cup your hands over your eyes and create a gentle pressure around the bone  around the eye socket. Don’t put any pressure on your eyes.
  •  With your eyes closed, stare into the blackness as if you are staring into space.  See how far you can focus into the distance.
  •  Allow all colors to fade to black – this helps “reset” your vision, allowing your  eyes to relax fully and lubricate again.

Note:  Do this for as long as you like, usually at least 30 seconds is needed. Your eyes will feel rejuvenated when you take your hands away!

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Simple Eye Exercise 3: – Focusing

Instructions

  •  Hold one finger a few inches away from your eye.
  •  Focus on the finger.
  •  Slowly move the finger away.
  •  Focus far into the distance and then back to the finger.
  •  Slowly bring the finger back to within a few inches of the eye.
  •  Focus on something more than 8 feet away.
  •  Repeat 3 times.

Ideally all four points are along the same line of sight so it’s just a subtle change in focus.

Spend about 1-2 seconds on each item.

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Simple Eye Exercise 4: – Zooming

Instructions

  •  Hold your thumb out at arm’s length and focus on it.
  •  Bring your thumb closer to you until it’s three inches in front of your eyes,  maintain  focus.
  •  Move your thumb out again.

Do this for a few minutes to strengthen your focusing skills.

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