As noted on Mother Earth News, there are specific eye exercises that can be of great aid in improving the eyesight and address vision-related issues, including astigmatism, farsightedness, nearsightedness, and light sensitivity.
Nowadays, more than ever before, stress and anxiety, which may be caused by a long list of contributing factors, are the major reasons for a lot of serious health problems, including some eye disorders. In the U.S. solely, at least half the population wears glasses or contact lenses and 70 percent of American citizens experience vision problems without being aware.
This being said, today’s article will be focused on showing some beneficial ways to improve your vision and they may even help you get rid of glasses or contact lenses.
Visual Training Explained
Previously, vision experts considered that the eye can focus on several distances due to the fact that it can change the shape of the lens and therefore, most of the vision issues are consequences of a permanent deformation of the lenses and eyeball.
But, opposite to this belief, experts like Dr. Bates points out that the whole eye, not just the lens, adjusts itself with the help of the eyeball muscles. When tension and straining make them tighter, a slight dysfunction may happen. This being said, relaxing the tightened muscles with the help of proper exercises can be beneficial in alleviating numerous vision problems. Check out some of the eye exercises below…
5 Useful Eye Exercises
You can use a lamp or the sunrays. Close the eyes and gradually direct the light towards the face or face the sunlight. In case there is any discomfort, the light may be too close or too bright. Move away until you find it comfortable. Gradually, bring the light closer until it begins to feel like a pleasant warming sensation all over the face. And, imagine you are looking into an imaginary horizon and turn the head from side to side slowly. Repeat the movement for 3 minutes.
- Long swings
Look out a window or stand in a forest or a field, or simply in your room, and use a pointer such as a knitting needle or a long stick of the approximate length. Hold it with both hands in front of you with the tip pointing straight up or a bit away and at eye level. Gently begin to rock it from side to side and lift each heel from the floor in turn and begin to turn the upper torso and move the head and shoulders together in the same direction of the sway. Learn the remaining of the method here.
- Pencil swinging
This short swinging can be done in sitting or standing position. The object you will need may be your finger or a pencil. Hold the pencil or your finger vertically in front of the nose and while looking at it, swing your head from one to the other side and focus your vision on the motion of the pencil and on the background. From time to time, close the eyes and continue the same in your imagination. Then, open up the eyes and look at the pencil and at the background.
- Long swinging
While in standing position, put the hands on the hips and make turns with the hips, head, and trunk. Move the weight to the left foot when you turn left and keep the right heel a bit raised with the right foot touching the ground with its front. Once you turn right, the weight will shift to the right foot while the left heel is a bit elevated. Begin the movement with the eyes and then continue with the trunk, hips, and the whole body. Keep the sight still and blink comfortably.
- Flash practice
For this exercise, you will need some domino cubes or a pack of playing cards. Choose one card or one domino and take it into your hand and move it forwards and look at it for less than a second and blink as much as you need. Cover the eyes and try guessing how many dots there are on the cube or which card it is. Repeat the same with the other dominos or cards.