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Fortunately, there are easy
eye exercises that can relax and even
strengthen the eyes. No exercise can
cure an eye ailment, but doing the
following exercises regularly can be
benefcial if a weakness or imbalance of
the eye muscles causes vision problems,
especially eye strain:
Eye push-ups
This exercise trains your eyes to work
together to aim at the same task, which
can help prevent eyestrain.
Hold a pen in front of your face, about an
arm’s length away. Move it toward your
nose slowly, staring at the same place on
the pen. Bring the pen as close as you
can to the tip of your nose before you see
a double image.
Change your focus
This exercise helps you cut down on eye
fatigue.
Hold a book or newspaper as close to
your eyes as you can without the print
becoming blurred. Stare at the words
for 15 seconds. Then, look at an object
approximately 10 feet away and stare at
that for 15 seconds. Repeat fve times.
The eye roller coaster
This exercise improves the fow of blood
and oxygen to your eyes.
Close your eyes and slowly roll them in a
complete circle. Then, move them from
right to left. Repeat three times.
Palming and cupping
This exercise relaxes your eyes.
If you wear contact lenses, remove them. Close your eyes and put the feshy part of your
palms over them. Press gently for a few seconds. Then, cup your hands over your open
eyes. Keep your eyes open and look into your palms as you breathe slowly through your
nose for 30 seconds.
It happens
when you stare at a road for a long time, work too long in front
of the computer, watch too much television, or focus on any task that requires you to
look up close for any length of time.
Although it might seem
simplistic, blinking and
yawning are also benefcial
because they produce tears
that lubricate the eyes.
And you can also help your
eyes by taking nutritional
supplements that contain
bilberry, vitamin A and
lutein.
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