More than ever, people are spending so much time staring at computer monitors, cell phones, and television screens, which puts a lot of stress and strain on the eyes. Stress and strain are the main causes of common vision problems (e.g. farsightedness, nearsightedness, presbyopia, astigmatism etc.) that affect most people today.
If you’re suffering from a vision problem, you’re probably already using glasses or contact lenses to improve your eyesight. Or better yet, you’re considering having eye laser surgery to correct your problem. What you may not know is that wearing contact lenses or glasses only worsens your sight over time instead of making it better, as your eyes get used to the new lenses and require even stronger lenses to function properly.
The good news is that you can regain your natural clear vision without the need for glasses, contact lenses or expensive lasers according to this following information. But I guess you really don’t know for sure if something will work until you or others have tried it.
This may sound quite controversial to some people and a lot of people are opposed to this advice when I have given it.
Opticians are people of some authority so why would someone listen to me rather than someone who has had years of training and years of experience and has big fancy machines to test your eyes. The simple answer is that 90% of opticians would not be required if everybody did some sort eye exercise on a daily basis.
Of course, there are exceptions and a lot of people might need glasses or contacts due to congenital problems or some kind of trauma, however, I believe most people who wear glasses do not need them or did not need them in the first place.
By doing regular exercises on the muscles that control your eye movement and visual sharpness, you can significantly reduce eye strain and improve your vision fast and naturally.
3 Exercises to strengthen your eye muscles and improve your vision
Blinking is an often overlooked yet simple way to keep your eyes fresh and being able to focus longer. Computer users and television watchers tend to blink less, especially when they are intently focused on something. Try it just now as a simple exercise. For the next two minutes blink every 3 – 4 seconds. After you have done this for two minutes, mentally take note of how your eyes feel, are they strained, relaxed, tired. Now try and not blink for 30 seconds at a time for two minutes. Do you feel any difference?
Whenever you blink your eyes are going into a brief period of darkness which helps to keep your eyes fresh and discharges previous information ready for new information, this helps to reduce eye strain.
Your blink rate can also help with your communication skills. Think about someone who looked at you intently and you possibly felt threatened by them. What you may have missed is the fact that they had stopped blinking. When someone stops blinking and stares at you when you are talking it’s a sign of aggression. However whenever you are talking to someone and they are blinking at a 3 -4-second interval it’s a sign of a relaxed and friendly listener. Check out people’s blink rates the next time you are talking. Check out this article for more info Dramatically improve your eye contact skills
This is done to relieve stress around the eyes and as a way to relax your eyes whilst taking a computer break.
Instructions for palming
1. Take a few deep breathes before you begin.
2. Make yourself comfortable whilst leaning forward on a desk or with your elbows resting on your knees. Close your eyes.
3. Place your two hands over your eyes with the cup of your palm covering your eyes, your fingers on your forehead and the heel of your hand will rest on your cheekbone. Make sure you can blink freely and you are not putting too much pressure on your eyes.
That’s it. Palming gives you the opportunity to rest your mind and your eyes for a few minutes at a time. It may not sound much of an exercise but it can make a big difference in your working day if you stop for a few minutes and do this exercise.
3.Near and far focussing
This is one of my favorite exercises as you can do it almost anywhere, I say almost as I couldn’t imagine doing it on the underground without getting strange looks from those around me.
Instructions for Near and far focusing.
- Sit in a comfortable position, or stand, this will only take 2-3 minutes at a time.
- Put your thumb about 10 inches in front of you and focus on it.
- Now focus on something else about 10 – 20 feet in front of you.
- On each deep breath switch between focusing on your thumb and the 10-20 feet object in front of you.
This will strengthen the muscles in your eyes over time and improve your vision overall.
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