Endless hours in front of a computer or television can be very bad for the eyes. Dryness, itching, headaches: sounds familiar? Unfortunately, not all of us can afford to regularly go offline for a much-needed break.
We decided to start small and discovered ten simple eye exercises, which you can do smoothly in under 15 minutes. Try to do it at least once in a while, and you will really notice the difference!
Simple Eye Relaxing Exercises to Keep The Vision In Good Condition
Exercise 1: Look in The Dark
(It’s not as ominous as it sounds.) Put your elbows on the table. Close your eyes and cover them with your palms. Relax and watch the darkness. Hold this position for a few minutes.
Exercise 2: Side to Side Eye Movement
Stand or sit up straight. Look straight ahead. Without moving your head, look to the left. Concentrate on what you see. So look to the right and focus on what you see. Roll your eyes from side to side five times. Repeat the cycle three times.
Exercise 3: Eye Movement Up and Down
Sit up straight and look forward. So look up and focus on what you see. Look down. Don’t be afraid to wrinkle your forehead or frown. Look up and down five times. Repeat the entire cycle three times.
Exercise 4: Moving Your Eyes Diagonally
Look straight ahead. Look down and to the left. Then roll your eyes diagonally and look up and to the right. Concentrate on what you see.
Repeat the exercise five times, then look forward and do the same cycle in the other direction. Repeat the entire cycle three times.
Exercise 5: Rolling Your Eyes In A Circle
Sit up straight and relax. Look left and slowly roll your eyes in a clockwise circle. Do it clockwise five times and then counterclockwise five times. Repeat the entire cycle three times.
Exercise 6: Near and Far Focus
Focus your eyes on a pencil or any other nearby object. It should be 20-30 cm from your eyes. Then look at something far away. Concentrate on it and try to see it in detail.
Then look at the pencil again. Change your focus five times. Repeat this cycle three times.
Exercise 7: Concentration # 1
Sit up straight. Look straight ahead. Look at the point between the eyebrows. Concentrate on what you see for a few seconds.
Then look ahead again. Look at the point between the eyebrows. Change this focus five times. Repeat this cycle three times.
Exercise 8: Concentration # 2
Sit straight. Look straight ahead. Look at the tip of your nose for a few seconds. Then look ahead again. Change this focus five times. Repeat the entire cycle three times.
Exercise 9: Massage # 1
Close your eyes. Then squeeze your eyes tight for two to three seconds. Relax the muscles around the eyes. Squeeze your eyes tight again. Repeat ten times.
Exercise 10: Massage # 2
Close your eyes. Gently massage the eyelids in a circular motion. Press lightly. Don’t try to press too hard. Make ten circular movements, first clockwise, and then counterclockwise.