5 Simple Exercises to Strengthen Weak Eye Muscles
Eye fatigue can be an amalgamation of different reasons affecting our lifestyle. One such example is that in modern days we get strained eyes due to our work environment as the nature of our work is now limited to desk work involving a lot of screen watching and no physical movement or exercise. This and many other factors can be responsible for increasing your risk of weak eyesight, blurred vision and lead to deteriorated overall health.
To help you reduce eye fatigue and relax your eyes at work, below are some of the exercises which promise to improve the eye health. The best thing about these eye exercises is that they don’t take much time, require no equipment and are easy to do.
The “Palming” Exercise
This exercise is to relax your eyes and take away the stress. It is a short break where you cover your eyes with the cup of your palm and fingers on the forehead. Do not put too much pressure while placing your hands on your eyes. This exercise will help you rest your eyes and mind and take away the stress from your daily routine while working.
The “Blinking” Exercise
It is the epitome of laziness if someone needs to be reminded to blink eyes. When working with digitized media and poorer attention spans, blinking becomes a lost practice. Blinking is an exercise good for tired, itchy and dry eyes. Blink your eyes rapidly for about 5 seconds. You will feel immediate relief from the symptoms.
The “Roll your Eyes” Exercise
You are required to be seated comfortably. It is a 2 minutes exercise. Firstly roll your eyes in a clockwise direction while keeping your eyes open and then anti-clockwise. Do it slowly, trying to stretch the eyes as far as they can go. This exercise will make your eyes feel relaxed. Do this exercise for about 2-3 minutes and you would be able to focus much better.
The “Hot and Cold Compresses”
Take a bowl of cold water and hot water. Dip one end of towel or washcloth in each bowl. Then put hot compress first over your eyebrows and eyes respectively. Savour the warmth for at least 5 seconds and then move on to cold compress and let it there for 5 seconds. Do this routine for at least 5 times.
The “Focus Shifting” Exercise
This is another very simple exercise which can help in strengthening the weakened eye muscles. To start, focus on a nearby object for about 5 seconds. Then move on to distant objects and focus on it for another 5 seconds. This sporadic shifting gives strength to the eye muscles and refreshes them too. Initially, you might find shifting focus with your eyes quite difficult as your eyes have become Lazy. As you continue doing this day after day, you will find it much easier to do. Focusing on one object strengthens eye muscles and it improves concentration power. This is one of the natural ways of improving the strength your eye muscles if you remember to change focus and move your eyes to encourage relaxation.