The World Health Organization (WHO) states that approximately 80% of all visual impairments worldwide are preventable. Taking care of our eyes is vital. Unlike other organs, eye transplantation is not possible. Therefore, we must take care of the pair of eyes we have! Join us to learn these important eye exercises. We recommend that you do these exercises every day. So you can relieve eye pain with exercises and also strengthen your eye muscles.
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What causes eyestrain
Eye strain (or eye fatigue) is a symptom of prolonged visual activity. Eye strain and eye pain can occur when you look at a computer screen, mobile device, or printed text for long periods of time. Our eyes do a lot of work for us every day. That’s why it’s a good idea to keep them in good condition. Learn more about the best eye exercises you can do to reduce eye strain and have healthy eyes!
Relieve eye pain with exercises: Eye Rolls
Eye rolling is great for relieving eye strain. And if you do it often, you’ll exercise your eye muscles along the way. Just as lifting weights strengthens the muscles of your body, this exercise also strengthens your eyes.
- To perform this exercise, sit up straight. Make sure you are facing forward with your shoulders relaxed.
- Look to your right and then roll your eyes upward toward the sky. Then roll your eyes down, to the left, and then to the ground.
- Repeat the process in the other direction. Aim for 10 repetitions, twice a day.
- Ideally, you should not be looking at a screen during this exercise. Rotate your chair so that you are facing the wall when doing the exercise at your desk.
The palm eye exercise
The palm exercise is a great exercise for healthy eyes. It also relaxes your eyes when they feel tired .
- First, place your hands on the sockets of your closed eyes. Stare into the back of the dark room. You will notice that the various residual tones in your field of vision slowly turn black.
- Do this simple exercise for at least 30 seconds. It serves as a reset button for your vision and refreshes your eyes.
The eye press to relax
This exercise also uses your hands to relax your eyes. Close your eyes and take a deep breath.
- Place all your fingers on your eyelids and press gently. Apply gentle pressure on your eyes. Hold it for about 10 seconds.
- Slowly release your eyes. Hold them open for a few seconds while your vision comes back into focus. You can blink a little to realign your eyes.
- Then repeat the eye squeeze. Try to do this 10 times for maximum eye relief.
The exercise with palm presses
Palm squeeze is one of the best eye exercises you can do to relax tired and exhausted eyes. It’s like a warm eye compress on the go!
- Rub both palms together until they are nice and warm. You can also wash them in very warm water to warm them up.
- Then place both palms on your closed eyelids. The warmth of your hands will gently warm your eyes. You will feel the muscles of your eyes begin to relax. Hold your palms until all the heat has been absorbed by your eyes.
- Repeat the process once (or twice) for best results.
Relieve eye pain with exercises: Zoom
Another great exercise for healthy eyes is zooming. This exercise is great for anyone who looks at a computer screen all day at work.
- Sit on a chair in your best posture. Hold your arm straight out in front of you with your thumb pointing up.
- Keep your thumb in your eye. Slowly bend your elbow to bring your thumb closer to your eyes.
- Repeat 10 times, at least 3 times a day.
Write eights in the air
- Sit in optimal posture with your feet flat on the floor. Place your hands flat on your knees.
- Then raise your right hand straight in front of you with your thumb pointing up. Keep your head still and look at your thumb.
- Draw a figure eight in the air with your thumb while keeping your arm completely straight. Perform the movement clockwise and counterclockwise for a total of 5 repetitions.
- Then repeat the exercise with your left thumb.
Writing words on the wall
This is a good exercise to strengthen and train your eye muscles. First, stand or sit in front of a blank wall at least one meter away. There should be no pictures or windows on the wall.
- Then imagine that your eyes are lasers! Then use them to write words on the wall.
- In this exercise, your eye muscles move very quickly in different directions. This will stimulate and exercise even the weakest eye muscles.
- Write words with your eyes for about 20 seconds and then take a short break.
- Repeat for a total of 2 minutes for best results.
One of the negative side effects of looking at a screen all day is that we don’t blink very often. Blinking is important because it helps to ensure that our eyes are adequately moisturized. This exercise supports the health of your eyes. It is also a wonderful way to refresh tired, itchy and dry eyes.
- Look straight ahead at a blank wall. Then slowly close your eyes. Keep them closed for half a second. Then slowly open them again.
- Repeat this slow blinking 20 times in a row. You will feel your eyes being refreshed with each blink. Also, your eyes will immediately feel better moisturized.