Best Eye Exercises for Kids

Best Eye Exercises for KidsWhen it comes to their children, parents are always going to want the best for them. Whether that means success in everything life has to offer or overall health and well-being, we want our kids to be happy, healthy and, well, perfect! There is no denying that many children today suffer from poor vision, as well as eyestrain. But what can you do to help your children – are eye glasses or contacts really the only viable solution to correct a child’s vision? While contacts and glasses are certainly a safe way to ensure your child can see properly, neither of these products really fix the root of the vision problem.

In reality, contacts and glasses can’t prevent your (or your child’s) eyes from growing weaker over time, which only results in needing stronger corrective lenses. But, there is another option! Eye exercises are a great way to help children build and maintain strong eyesight naturally, without the use of contacts or glasses.

Why Eye Exercises?

Eye exercises are safe. They are also designed to strengthen the eye over time, improving vision instead of just placing a lens in front of a damaged eye. A lens, whether it is in the form of glasses or contacts, will do nothing to help improve your child’s vision. You simply can’t correct the source of the problem with lenses.

Performing eye exercises is also easy and fast. Even young children can be taught to use basic eye exercises to improve their vision. Eye exercises are ideal for children of all ages because teaching kids to strengthen their eyesight early on will benefit them as they grow older – the longer they can avoid eye glasses and contacts, the better!

Eye Exercises for Kids

Below are some really easy eye exercises you can teach your children. Be sure to help them understand the importance of caring for their eyes. Also, make sure you supervise your kids until you are sure they can handle the eye exercises on their own!

Memory games: These kinds of exercises can be located online and are especially fun for children. The purpose of these games is to increase your child’s visual memory. In most games of this nature, a picture is shown briefly, and then the participant must try to remember as much about the picture as possible. The more you can recall, the better! You can also recreate this type of exercise with your own pictures.

Eye shift exercise: It is really important for children to learn to shift their eyes quickly between objects at different distances. One exercise to help with shifting vision involves a pencil and a calendar. Place a calendar on the wall and have your child stand at least 10 feet away while holding a pencil vertically in front of his/her face.

Instruct your child to focus on the pencil, and then to look at the numbers on the calendar. Then, have the child look back at the pencil. Repeat this at least 10 times. You can also change the amount of distance between your child and the calendar.

Tracking exercises: These exercises are great for kids because they help the eye keep track of words while reading. Kids who struggle with skipping over words, switching up the order of letters, and losing their spot while reading a text will benefit from this exercise. Hook a ball to some string or a shoe lace.

Hang the ball so that it is even with your child’s nose, and ask him/her to watch the ball as you swing it back and forth. Repeat this exercise while swinging the ball side to side. Your child should be following the movement of the ball with his/her eyes only – no head movements!

Rotating exercise:  This one is really simple! Instruct your child to rotate his/her eyes in a clockwise motion. After completing one full circle, your child should blink and then proceed to rotate his/her eyes in a counter-clockwise motion. Repeat several times, making sure they are blinking in between.

Eye “writing” exercise: Have you child face an empty wall, preferably not one that is a bright color. Tell them to write something, anything, with their eyes only. Do not let your child move his/her head to do this. Moving just the eyes in the shape of many different letters can really strengthen the eye muscles. It’s also a more entertaining exercise for children!

“Clock” exercise: First, tell you child to imagine a large clock. Have them look at where the center of the clock would be to start, then say a number and ask your child to look where it would be on the clock. Finish by looking back at the center. Repeat this at least 10 times, and remember to instruct your child to use his/her eyes only!

Additional Assistance

After teaching your child the simple eye exercises above, you can also check out our Ocu-Plus Formula. With your assistance, your child can greatly benefit from a daily eye vitamin like this.

There are 17 vitamins we recommend taking to support eye health. However, please keep in mind you should consult with your child’s doctor before starting him/her on a vitamin. Just make sure your children are eating a healthy diet – a good diet coupled with these eye exercises will help your child enjoy the benefits of naturally healthier eyes!


About Orlin Sorensen

My vision started to get blurry as a young teenager. Soon I was wearing glasses for just about everything. This was a hard blow for me because I had always dreamed of becoming a U.S. Navy fighter pilot which required perfect vision without glasses or surgery. But I wasn't ready to give up on my dreams, so I looked into every possible alternative which led me to eye exercises. Through daily vision training and eye exercises, I improved my vision from 20/85 to 20/20 and passed the Navy's visual acuity test. In fact Men's Health declared this one of the "Greatest Comebacks of All Time!" Now, I'm sharing exactly how I did it with the program that helped me so people like you can improve your vision safely and naturally, without glasses, contacts or laser surgery.

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  1. Marcus #

    This is great information. I look forward to trying out these exercises with both my children. Thank you for sharing.

    • Anonymous #

      My daughter is so happy thanks for the advice!

  2. Geetha murthy #

    I read all your articles with keen interest. They are beautiful and reflects the good heart of the writer,which always touch one. The exercises given by you for kids are superb and I am sure they are going to be benefitted if parents take advantage of this article and help the kids. I wish I knew these exercises when I was parenting. The exercises are so simple and exciting, I feel like doing them. I appreciate your incessant efforts.

  3. swathy #

    I was really worried abt my 5 yrs old son’s eye sight. This article has given me hope.
    This is the best article i ever read thank a ton to Mr. Orlin Sorensen for sharing this with all of us.

    • asand #

      swathy, did you try this, is it working?

  4. Sami #

    Hi, Same as Swathy, I was worried about my 5 years old, Many thanks Mr.Orlin to share such a valuable information with us.

  5. Jessica #

    Great list! I just started these exercises with my 6 year old daughter. How many times a day would you recommend initially and over time? Also, how much rest is needed after exercises are completed? Thank you!

  6. Our20/20Kids #

    Not only are glasses and contact lenses a temporary solution for correcting vision, they also cost a lot of money to replace for a stronger corrective lens. I loved the various eye exercises you mentioned. Not only are they easy for kids to learn, these exercises are also free, which means parents do not need to spend extra cash to ensure that their child’s vision is healthy.

    I have heard that eye massages are good for improving blood circulation around the eyes, which helps in improving vision too. I think it would be good for children to combine both eye massages and eye exercises to maintain a healthy vision. What do you think about that idea?

  7. Bahoddin #

    My baby is months old.she got delayed in milestones. Her eye sight is not formed.plz suggest any eye exercise

  8. Heena #

    My son recently got glasses i will sure try these eye excise my question is will his glasses go whithin a short time or will take time

  9. S.vasubabu #

    My child right eye sight 1.25., so docter suggest to take glass he was in 6yrs old so is necessary to take glass, or there exercise improve.’
    Give me ur advise….

  10. Virtual Private Server #

    Sometimes Lazy eye in children is caused when there is a structural problem with the eye. For example, a cataract can cause lazy eye even if it s corrected surgically.

  11. Sana #

    My brother is 4 year old and we just found out that he needs glasses, the number for his both eyes are 1.00 and he still didn’t even start school, he IS starting in about 2 months and the doctor said that in these two months you should get the glasses. After 4 months the doctor is going to check his eye sight again. And the doctor even said that after his eyes are stable, like 1 or 2 years then maybe you can get them off. I have glasses too but I am worried for him. Can you please give me some advice of how to keep your vision healthy and strong and how to improve the vision.
    Thank you

  12. Anonymous #

    Thanks.. I will really start this for my 4years old daughter

  13. Anonymous #

    Does this work well or not? And about how long will it take?

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