Just because we are getting older doesn’t mean we have to resolve ourselves to losing ground with our vision. It is medically proven that with regular exercise of the eye muscles you can minimize eyestrain and maintain or even improve your vision. Perhaps the single greatest reason why people in today’s society suffer from chronic eyestrain and deteriorating vision is the amount of time that is spent staring at computer monitors and television screens.
Your eyes are obviously made to move regularly. Frequent movement of your eyes promotes optimal blood flow and nerve tone to your eyes and the six muscles that control your eye movements.
Here are 4 simple eye exercises that you should do to keep your eyes and vision as healthy as possible:
1. Look as far to your right as possible for 3-5 seconds, then as far to your left as possible for 3-5 seconds. Rest for a few seconds, then repeat this sequence several times.
2. Look as far up as possible for 3-5 seconds, then look as far down as possible for 3-5 seconds. Rest for a few seconds, then repeat this sequence several times.
3. Slowly roll your eyes in a circle, first clockwise, then counter-clockwise. Rest for a few seconds, then repeat this sequence several times. Be sure to roll slowly – it should take at least 3 seconds for you to roll your eyes in a full circle.
4. Hold a pen in front of you, about an arm’s length away. Focus your vision on the tip of your pen for 3-5 seconds, then shift the focus of your vision to an object that is farther away for 3-5 seconds. The greater the distance between your pen and the distant object, the better. If you are indoors, look out a window to find a distant object to focus your vision on. Repeat this sequence of going back and forth between your pen and a distant object several times.
These exercises should be done with your eyes so keep your head and neck still while performing them. If you are interested in improving your vision you might pick up:Relearning to See: Improve Your Eyesight – Naturally!
Beyond doing the exercises described above on a regular basis, another way to reduce eyestrain and promote your best vision is to use your fingers to apply gentle pressure to three acupressure points that can help promote healthy blood flow to your eyes and the muscles that surround your eyes. You can read which points and how to do this at Drbenkim.com.
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