3 Eye Exercises to Reduce Eyestrain & Improve Eyesight

3 Eye Exercises to Reduce Eyestrain & Improve Eyesight

3 Eye Exercises to Reduce Eyestrain & Improve Eyesight

If you have poor vision, it’s commonly accepted that there are two ways to improve your eyesight these days: LASIK or by wearing corrective lenses of some kind.

Most people who struggle through a lifetime of prescription eyeglasses, or even go under the knife for LASIK, don’t realize that they may be able to improve their vision by adding a few simple eye exercises to their daily routines.

Your eyes are, after all, muscles. And when muscles aren’t exercised, they become lethargic and fatigued.

In this post, we’ll go over a few simple eye exercises to improve eyesight to get your vision into 20/20 shape.

  1. Hocus, Focus!

Focusing on objects both near and far is an excellent way to train your eyes. To begin, start in a comfortable but upright position.

Now, put your thumb about 10 inches away from your eyes. Focus on your thumb, every excruciating detail of it, for a few seconds.

Next, pick an object, any object, in your surroundings that is about 10-20 feet ahead of you. Focus on that object for a few seconds and then jump back to focusing on your up close and personal thumb. Choose another object that is 20-30 feet away. Focus on that object, then back to your thumb, and back to the object in the middle.

Continue looking at the three different objects you’ve chosen to focus on. Do this for about two or three minutes every day to help strengthen your eyes and perhaps improve your vision!

  1. Round the Clock

With this next eye exercise, you’ve got to use your imagination. Begin in a seated position and close your eyes. Imagine a clock in front of you. Visualize the numbers 12 and 6. With your eyes still closed, rotate your eyes down from 12 to 6 in a clockwise rotation. Do this 15-20 times.

Next, see the numbers 3 and 9. Still in a clockwise motion, rotate your eyes from 3-9 about 20 times. With your eyes still closed, rotate your eyes in a counter-clockwise movement several times as well.

For those of us who don’t have time to schedule in eye yoga, this exercise is perfect. You can practice it when you lay down for bed and close your eyes. Or, when you wake up in the morning, take a few extra minutes to get your eyes warmed up for the day. This exercise can do wonders to help correct blurry vision problems!

  1. Blink it Out

The simple act of blinking can help you focus better on objects in your vision. You probably spend a great deal of your time looking at computer screens, most of us do these days. If that’s true for you, you’re probably not blinking enough. We get so focused on the screen that we actually forget to blink. Blinking both relaxes and re-hydrates our eyes, and it’s incredibly important for eye health and strong vision.

Take a few minutes every few hours and focus on blinking. Blink every three to four seconds and know that you’re helping your eyes be better able to serve you later on. At your computer desk, write a little note for yourself reminding you to blink. Attach it to the side of your monitor and every time you glance over at it, take a few moments to focus on blinking. You could even make the background of your phone a reminder to blink often. That way, every time you go to check your phone, you’re reminded to blink more.

The eye exercises above are examples of what is possible if you just put your mind – and eyes – to your goal of improving your vision naturally.

Simple eye exercises to improve eyesight like these help your eyes get stronger and can help reduce eyestrain – something many computer users suffer from. Just like exercising, your eyes need a healthy diet and a daily supplement can ensure they’re getting the vitamins, minerals, and nutrients they need to stay strong and sharp.

About the Author

Tyler Sorensen is the President and CEO of Rebuild Your Vision. Formerly, Tyler studied Aeronautics with the dreams of becoming an airline pilot, however, after 9/11 his career path changed. After graduating top of his class with a Bachelor of Science degree in Informational Technologies and Administrative Management, he and his brother decided to start Rebuild Your Vision in 2002. With the guidance of many eye care professionals, including Behavioral Optometrists, Optometrists (O.D.), and Ophthalmologists (Eye M.D.), Tyler has spent over a decade studying the inner workings of the eye and conducting research.

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14 responses to “3 Eye Exercises to Reduce Eyestrain & Improve Eyesight”

  1. Diana says:

    I am definitely going to practice them and I believe some results will be achieved. We thank you for your service.

  2. ARTHUR says:

    I just received my SUPERFOCUS GLASSES – NO HELP – I WAS TOLD IT WILL NOT WORK BECAUSE I Have ” MD ” . From today 3/3/13,I “will do your exercise(s).Thank you very mich.

  3. Joyce says:

    Thank you! Glasses have never been of any help to me – I am sure these exercises will help : )

  4. Dareene says:

    How long does it take my eyes to 20/20 vision or close to 20/20 vision? my vision was 20/175 in my left and 20/200 in my right(from my last visit )

  5. abeer farooq says:

    i ll try these eye therapy on my mom since she had her eye operated recently and she has a complain of blurred vision

  6. Tahmeed Tabeeb says:

    How can i reduce myophia quickly?

    • Nick says:

      One thing suggested is to embrace the blur, I.e. don’t squint, refrain from converging, cuz proper use of eye muscles is based on as full as possible relaxation. So it’s as if you’re looking out of one eye. Good luck to us all in this

      • Nick says:

        Then add palming while massaging around the orbit bone. Yeah, that’s what it’s called. You can even cup your hand a bit, and oooh what does that do? Make a suction, but why is that a good thing??? That all, well the palming and seeing without looking parts form the base of this eye-I remediation.

  7. Beryl Holland says:

    Thank You very much for your helpful information!

  8. Tiffany says:

    Should I completely stop using glasses when I start doing this exercises daily?

  9. Lorna says:

    Hey my eyes are dry, I have tears but they are feeling really dry, it annoying. hope this exercise helps

  10. Robert Yates says:

    Good stuff, thank you! I will work these exercises into my day!

    I spend a good portion of my day in front of a computer, however I have a window to the street just above the screen through which I am constantly switching my focus. I think this helps as well.

    I have taken Ocu-Plus for years

  11. Pastor Maxine Britt says:

    Hello..I need some help..I had multifocal cataract eye surgery on both eyes.. done in late july 2018…when done vision was excellent restored back to 20/20..then about 2 weeks later I began to see huge halos from car lights traffic lights and other lights..(never had this before) this affected me severely..cannot now drive at night…went back to doc…he said to be patient it would disappear…okay so did and it still has not disappeared.since then I have went back and had 2 posterior capsulotomy’s on both eyes…it now December and Halos are still there..I don’t know what to do In have been patient,,I have it with my eye doc…is there any eye exercises I can do ..plz help me…Pastor Maxine Britt..

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