Prevent Computer Eye Strain with these Simple Eye Exercises
For many of us, using a computer has become a habit, hanging around Facebook, watching movies, surfing, and sometimes starring at the monitor for no reason. Whether you do work on computer or just watch a movie or just play a game or whatever, your eyes are at constant stress and this stress is termed as “Near-point stress”.
Its simple enough but you should make it as a Habit, here is the rule
While you are engaged in any near point activity, every 10 minutes you should focus on an object that is 10 feet away for 10 minutes
This exercise improves eye flexibility:
- Hold your thumb six inches from your nose.
- Focus on your thumb.
- Take one deep breath and exhale slowly.
- Then focus on an object about 10 feet away.
- Take another deep breath and slowly exhale.
- Repeat back and forth 15 times
This exercise will help the eye continually adjust between far and near objects. For this exercise, sit back in your chair in your office or any room in your house. Starting at one point, use your eyes to trace the outline of every object in the room, moving along one wall to the other. Allow the eyes to literally trace around every picture frame, piece of furniture, plant, light or bookcase. The eyes should constantly be moving, though not in an erratic fashion. Continue scanning for about two minutes.
Sit in your chair, eyes closed. With your eyelids closed, look upward as far as you can without straining the eye. Pause, then look downward. This exercise is performed slowly and should be repeated three times. Open your eyes and relax for a moment. Close your eyes again. Slowly, with eyelids still closed, move your eye toward the right, and then the left. Repeat this exercise three times and then open your eyes again. You can perform this exercise several times throughout your day to help relieve eyestrain.