5 ways to improve your eyesight naturally
Staring at the small type and images on computer screens, televisions, and cell phones – which leads to eye fatigue and an increase in age-related eye problems. But diminished eyesight does not have to be an inevitable part of living long. Follow these five tips to sharpen your own vision so you can see your way to a future of longevity.
This is an eye relaxation exercise for when your eyes are feeling worn and tired from being at the computer (or any other near-point task). Cup your hands over your eyes and create a gentle pressure around your orbital bone – or the bone around the eye socket.
With your eyes closed, stare into the blackness as if you are staring into space. See how far you can focus on the distance. Allow all the residual colors to fade to black – this helps “reset” your vision, allowing your eyes to relax fully and lubricate again. Do this for as long as you like, usually, at least 30 seconds is needed. Your eyes will feel rejuvenated when you take your hands away!
Dry eyes can lead to blurry vision, headaches, and eye strain and often stem from continued TV or computer use. That’s because the average blink rate drops from 16-20 blinks per minute to 6-8 bpm while absorbed in the screen.
The simple way to combat this is to blink more and become conscious of the fact when you’ve stopped blinking, especially when working at the computer. If you start to feel eye strain coming on – blink! This lubricates the eye and refreshes your brain ready to receive new visual data.
Take your glasses off right now and focus on your thumb held close up, then your other thumb at arm’s length, then at something across the room, then at something really far away out the window. Ideally, all four points are along the same line of sight so it’s just a subtle change in focus.
Spend about 1-2 seconds on each item. Then flick back to your close-up thumb again. Try to obtain a clear image every time. This is a great exercise to improve your vision so do it for several minutes.
This is similar to focusing but is designed for people who suffer farsightedness or aging vision. Hold your thumb out at arm’s length and focus on it. Now draw it in until it’s three inches in front of your eyes, maintaining focus all the while. Then move your thumb out again. Do this for a few minutes and you will strengthen your focusing skills (also known as accommodation). This is really important if you have been relying on glasses to do all the artificial focusing for you.
This is a simple warm-up exercise which stretches your extra ocular muscles. It gets you out of the habit of just staring 1-2 feet in front of your face which is what most people end up doing at their computer all day long.
Face straight ahead, then look up as far as you can without moving your head. Then look down. Up, down, up, down. Then look at your top right – go as far to the edge of your vision as you can. Then bottom left, and alternate the two again. Finally look top left and alternate with bottom right a few times.
Source- Improve Vision Naturally