How long have you been sitting by your computer today? And yesterday? And the day before? How often do you work by your pc? Every day? Answer these questions and you will see, how often and for how long you strain your eyes and risk your eye health. The more you are sitting there, the more stressed your eyes become. Sometimes you experience headaches, eyestrain or even blurred vision, right? We all are humans and we all have to earn money, even if we have to sit by the monitor all day long. And yes, we all need some rest after work. Doesn’t matter, if this rest is also spent by the screen. But, please, don’t worry. I’m not here to say, you do something wrong. I would like to help you. How? I want to share with you some eye exercises, which will let your eyes have a little rest.
Why Eye Exercises Are Important for Healthy Eyes
Many eye problems occur because of the loss of tone in the eye muscles. The symptom of this is, for example, when one experiences slow refocusing when looking from the screen to distance objects. It means, that the eyesight has become weaker. Another problem is the tension itself. While you are looking at the screen, you are straining your eyes a lot, you may feel your eyes irritated and dry, occasional doubling of vision or even changes in color perception. If it is happening often and for long periods of time, finally you may get a general feeling of tension and anxiety, your work may become less efficient. Both eye and general tension can be effectively reduced by eye exercises. Eye exercises also help prevent nearsightedness and other eye diseases. Try them, they are very simple, you can do them even at work. Relax your eyes, give them rest they deserve.
Eye Exercise 1
First of all, sit down in a comfortable position. Cover your eyes with the palms of your hands. Don’t press the eyeballs. Try to relax and watch the darkness for 30 seconds. Breathe quietly and deeply all the time.
Eye Exercise 2
Sitting in the same position, look up and hold so for 5 seconds. Then release. Now look down hold so for 5 seconds. Then, again, release. Make 5 repetitions.
Eye Exercise 3
Now look right, hold for 5 seconds and release. Then look left, hold for 5 seconds and relax your eyes. Make 5 repetitions.
Eye Exercise 4
If you have enough time, you can do the exercises very similar to the previous two: look up left and down right, and then up right and down left with the same periodicity. It will only help more.
Eye Exercise 5
Close your eyes as tightly as you can, hold so for 5 second and release. Then open your eye as widely as you can, hold for 5 seconds and relax. Make 5 repetitions.
Eye Exercise 6
Rotate your eyeballs 5 circles to the left and relax your eyes. Then rotate them 5 circles to the right and also relax.
Eye Exercise 7
Look at the tip of your nose. Don’t be afraid, cross your eyes! Hold for 3 seconds and relax. Then look up at the ceiling without moving your head, hold for 3 seconds and relax your eyes. Repeat 5 times.
Eye Exercise 8
Find any object which is near you, for instance, the “escape” button and focus on it for 2 seconds. Then focus far away through the window for 2 seconds. Repeat 10 times.
Eye Exercise 9
Standing in one corner of the room (or sitting where you are), scan the objects in the room with your eyes. Focus on the table, then on the clocks, lights, doors and so on. Do this for one minute.
Some Useful Tips for Your Eyes’ Health
While you are doing these eye exercises, take a few seconds to blink your eyes before you start doing the next exercise.
Wash your face and eyes with cold water from time to time.
Your eyes will also like a gentle massage of the eyelids and the surrounding areas.
Make sure you consume enough vitamin A, which is good for the eyes health.
Try to sleep enough.