Simple Eye Exercises for Eye Strain
Here are simple eye exercises for eye strain that you can do anywhere. I've worked with computers for 25 years, and I've tried a lot of exercises to keep my eyes happy.
Here's the one I learned about 25 years ago. If you are working at your computer, turn your screen off. If you are reading a book, save your place and close your book.
- Every hour spent at the computer, take a break and look at something at some specific point or small object, at least ten or more feet from where you are.
- Now look back at your blank computer monitor, and look at some specific point on the monitor.
- Do (1) and (2) over and over for about three to five minutes, each time with a different specific point or object.
- Doing this every hour while working at the computer can be considerable help to reduce eye strain.
Reading or Detail Work
- Every hour spent at reading or other detail work, take a break and look at something at some specific point or small object, at least ten or more feet from where you are.
- Now look back at your reading material or your work, and look at some specific point about the same distance from your eyes as your material is. It should be some point around the area of your material, not your material.
- Do (1) and (2) over and over and each time with a different specific point or object for about three to five minutes.
- Doing this every hour while reading or doing detail work can be considerable help to reduce eye strain.
A variation of this can be done outdoors. I find something to look at far away (like the tip of a tall tree in the distance). Then I look at an object that is close to me (like a spot on the ground or a nearby leaf). It definitely helps to relax my eyes.
Oh yes, I take off my glasses when doing these eye exercises. If you have trouble seeing without your glasses, don't stress to see. The idea is to just look at whatever you can see at a distance or close up, even if blurry. Just do this in a relaxed manner. Just put your attention on the area and see whatever you can see and then back and forth as in the other exercise for three to five minutes.
Many More Eye Exercises
My favorite book on eye exercises is "Help Yourself to Better Sight" by Margaret Darst Corbett.
I've always wanted to learn how to improve my own eyesight since I was in my 40's when I had to start wearing glasses. I looked into it pretty thoroughly and even bought and wore the "pin hole glasses" off and on for a couple of years. I didn't find them as effective as the advertisements indicated.
I've not repaired my eyes to the point of eliminating glasses, but I haven't given up. I'm doing some more research having to do with eye exercises, healthy foods and special water.
Food for the Eyes
I highly recommend a standard basic healthy diet to support eye exercises. A few foods that I have on a regular basis also are non-hybrid carrots, green leafy vegetables, hemp seed, tomatoes and dulse.
- Carrots - provides Carotene which the body can make Vitamin A out of. (non-hybrid carrots are more able to do this since they are able to take more minerals out of the soil than hybrid carrots)
- Protein - easy to digest (Sun Warrior is the best rice protein powder I've found - it's very digestible)
- Green leafy vegetables like kale, parsley, dandelion greens, collard greens (Good source of calcium, potassium, )
- Fruits like citrus, and berries (I only eat fresh to ensure the vitamin C which is reduced as it contacts oxygen.
- Hemp Seed is a great food as it is rich in Vitamin E and essential fatty acids like Omega 3. (I eat it every day.)
- Spinich, cabbage, tomatoes cauliflower and orange peel supply Vitamin K which helps the eyes to recover from or avoid being bloodshot.
- Sea Vegetables like Kelp or Dulse are a source of good organic minerals ( I usually eat the Dulse flakes as I enjoy the taste)
- Mt Capra Goat Whey Minerals is another excellent source of organic minerals with less sodium than the sea vegetables. An organic source of minerals is important
It's good to get the healthiest foods for the eyes so I eat mostly raw organic vegetables.
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