We exercise to burn calories, to develop biceps and triceps, and moreover to evade the impending doom of multiple illnesses. So why not perform a few trouble-free eye exercises and pave the way for a spectacles-free life? Myopia, a universal problem that enhances blurry vision can be gradually mitigated by merely implementing a couple of effortless eyes exercises. Infamous for marching into the lives of school kids, myopia, if not hereditary is largely attributed to incessant reading, and several hours of watching television and computer browsing.
Eye exercise for short-sightedness correction irrefutably draws a person suffering from the condition closer to liberation from the clutches of man-made lenses and away from the ordeal of a frightening laser surgery. In six to nine months, the world can still be a visual treat, but solely if the clinically recommended exercises are religiously practised! Gone will be the days of seeing double on a sober night, and perhaps you could soon bid adieu to the hideous brown coloured rim spectacles. But don’t dismiss the relaxing exercises that follow!
Eye Exercises To Treat Myopia
Keep It Rolling
Rolling your eyes up and down is an exercise that ophthalmologist would vouch for relieving eye strain. This is a very simple exercise and all you would have to do is to sit, relax and roll your eyes in a circular motion for about 5 to 10 times. Do not rush yourself for danger of falling off your chair due to acute dizziness. Once you’re done, shut your eyes and breathe deeply to enable relaxation of your eyes.
Blink And Wink
Blinking every now and then can do wonders. It’s a reflexive instinct, one we tend to resist. While working closely with computers, blinking regularly lubricates and energizes the eyes, thereby flagging chances of further wear and tear.
Either stand or sit with your feet shoulder width apart. Keep your hands at your sides and bend your knees slightly. Then, picture a horizontal figure eight or the infinity symbol lying ten feet ahead of you. Let your eyes trace along the figure eight without moving your head; first trace in one direction, second in the opposite. Release any tension in the jaw, if present. Tracing the figure eight help increase flexibility of your eye muscles.
The Hot Dog
Inhale and exhale twice. Stand or sit as you did for the figure eights exercise. Affix your eyes towards a distant target. While looking at this target, touch your index fingertips together and bring them eight inches in front of your eyes and into your line of sight. As you aim your eyes at the far-away target, calmly picture a mini hot dog between the tips of your fingers. Do not allow the visual splendour of the hot dog to distract you. Continue staring at your target and after a few minutes, pull apart your fingertips to observe the hot dog floating in the air. Now keep the hot dog for two breaths, then shift focus to your fingers. The hot dog disappears! Do not retrieve the hot dog for two breaths and then, envision it floating in the distance again. Switch back and forth for two minutes.
Sit back and take a deep breath. Next, rub your hands together to stimulate friction and for few minutes, place your warm palms over your closed eyes. Gently, press your palms on your eyelids and don’t exert any pressure. Your entire body must be calm and relaxed. Repeat this over and over for around ten minutes each day to discover a phenomenal difference!
Our eyes need energy and what would be a better a remedy than natural sunlight? Without facing the sun directly, lie down on a beach bed and let the sun rays permeate your eyelids and forehead. Later, slowly move your head from the right to the left and vice versa. Carry on this process, popularly known as “sunning” for 2-3 minutes. As you feel the warmth of the sun relax your face, eyes and neck, you shall begin to see clearly in bright light as well as in minimum light. “sunning” can thus, help reduce the incidence of myopia.