These are the top 5 exercises for improving eye vision, often recommended to patients by their opticians. They are simple and quick exercises. You do not have to do all five exercises at the same time you can fit them into your busy schedule when it is convenient for you.
Even if you are lucky enough to have perfect eye sight and do not need glasses or contact lenses these exercises help to keep your vision in top condition. These exercises are intended to refresh and relax your eyes. Eliminating eye strain helps to improve your vision.
Blinking is something that you may do without really being aware of it. In this exercise, you need to consciously control your blinking. Sitting comfortably, you should blink every 3-4 seconds for a period of two minutes. Do your eyes feel tired, relaxed or strained after this exercise. Now you need to spend the next two minutes, concentrating on not blinking. Note the difference in how your eyes feel.
The second exercise referred to as palming is especially beneficial for those who sit at a computer screen for extended periods. Lean forward and put your elbows on your desk or knees. Place your cupped palm over your closed eyes. Make sure you do not put any pressure on your eyelids with your palms, and that you can blink freely for a couple of minutes. This helps to refresh around your eyes, while resting them and your mind for a few minutes.
The third exercise is referred to as a figure of eight. It helps to improve the flexibility of your eye muscles. Sitting comfortably, focus on a space about 10 feet in front of you. Visualize a figure of 8 sitting on its side and trace the outline slowly in one direction with your eyes. Once you have completed a circuit of the figure, do the same in the other direction.
The fourth exercise is referred to as near and far focusing. It will help to strengthen the eye muscles and your vision. You can do this exercise sitting or standing, and it only takes 2-3 minutes. Hold your thumb 10 inches in front of you. Focus on your thumb while taking a deep breath. On your next deep breathe focus on an object 10 to 20 feet in front of you. Switch your focus after each deep breath between your thumb and the object.
The final fifth exercise is referred to as zooming. This exercise is designed to strengthen your ability to focus and your eye muscles. Sitting comfortably, stretch your arm out as far as you can with your thumb sticking up the way. Concentrate and focus on your thumb for a few seconds. Keeping focused, gradually move your thumb until it is just 3 inches from your face. Return your thumb to the out-stretched position, repeating the exercise for a few minutes at a time.
Whether you wear glasses, contact lenses or have perfect eye sight, your vision is important. Practicing these top 5 exercises for improving eye vision regularly should prove well worth the time and effort. So start today and see the improvements for yourself.