Eye Relaxation Exercises
Eye relaxation exercises are really important for improving vision naturally. They reduce eye strain which in turn can increases the flexibility of your eye muscles – a function which enables you to see clearly.
Scientists have stated that near-point stress is a major cause of vision problems like nearsightedness (myopia).
Armed with this knowledge, we have the power to reverse the damaging effects of eye strain using simple eye relaxation exercises. To benefit, you should consciously relax your eyes during times of near-point stress – such as working on the computer, reading, or doing any other close-up work.
The sooner you start incorporating these eye relaxation exercises into your daily life, the better chance you have of protecting your vision from further deterioration. This is critical if you use a computer for several hours a day.
Eye relaxation exercises are quick and easy to do. Your eyes should also feel better as a result. This one, called Distant Night, can be used for several minutes to reduce eye strain and fatigue. It works by allowing your ciliary muscles to relax and prevents the eye muscles from becoming fixed in a near-point focus. As a result, you may notice less tension and headaches caused by eye strain.
Step 1: Warm your hands up by rubbing them together for a few moments.
Step 2: Sit down, relax, and place your elbows on a solid surface, either your knees, or on a table. Slightly cup your palms and place them over your eyes. Your fingers will overlap across your forehead.
Step 3: The cups of your palms should gently rest above and below the bone surrounding your eye and cheek. Don’t let any part of your hand touch your eyeball (although your eyelashes may make contact).
Step 6: Open your eyes and make sure that no light is entering the sides.
Step 7: Close your eyes again and imagine that you are looking into the distant night. Allow your eyes to relax as deeply as possible. Imagine the distant stars and galaxies out in space, focusing as far away as possible.
Step 8: Allow the flashes of color to disappear as relaxation sets into your eyes. Your goal is to see nothing but black as you gaze into the distant night.
Step 9: Distant Night is a powerful eye relaxation exercise and can be used during times of eye strain for 1-2 minutes or more.
Teach this eye relaxation exercise to your kids when they are engrossed in hours of video games, computer work or study. In fact, people of all ages can benefit from it to reduce eye strain and entrain better vision habits.
Will Eye Relaxation Exercises Improve My Vision?
Eye relaxation exercises are easy to perform and play an important role in vision training. But they do not provide you with a complete workout on their own. Complete vision training requires a well-rounded routine of eye strengthening and relaxation exercises, such as those found in Rebuild Your Vision.
According to Rebuild Your Vision, most vision disorders are caused by refractive errors, caused by bad vision habits and chronic eye strain. Eye exercises teach you to undo these habits and get your eyesight back into shape, so that you can see clearly without glasses. Learn more here.
Eye exercises must be the best kept secret in optometry.
It’s a tragedy that we are brainwashed into wearing glasses (which studies show weaken vision over time) or having LASIK eye surgery (which comes with real risks like corneal damage).
Don’t give up on your eyesight just because you started wearing glasses all those years ago… try more eye relaxation and strengthening exercises.