Eye Exercises for Blurred Vision

Eye Exercises for Blurred Vision

Did you know that blurry vision is a common symptom of many different eye problems? Depending on the problem, your ability to see sharpness and contrast diminishes. Lack of visual acuity can be a symptom of serious eye diseases, like glaucoma. Or, it could be a result of less severe conditions like myopia and old age. Wearing the wrong prescription lenses can also cause blurry vision. So, what blurred vision eye exercises can you add to your eye care regimen?

Health conditions such as migraines, strokes, and head trauma can cause visual acuity problems. The eyes are closely connected to the brain; issues in the brain can easily affect the eyes. Plus, certain medications to treat other issues can cause temporary blurred vision. Blurry vision may onset suddenly and then vanish, or it can be consistent. Luckily, there are a variety of eye exercises you can easily implement throughout your day to help improve blurred vision. These four tips can provide some much-needed relief in just a few minutes a day.

How Can I Stay Sharp?

One of the common causes of blurry vision is too much sun exposure. The UV rays from the sun damage the eyes, especially UV-B rays. The first way to maintain visual acuity is to wear sunglasses whenever you go outside. Remember that the sun’s rays can penetrate the clouds; wear eye protection even if the sun’s covered.

Eye Exercises for Blurred Vision

You can promote sharp and clear vision by exercising your eye muscles. By properly giving your eyes a workout, you can prevent blurred vision and eye diseases. You can also prevent the general decline of vision that comes with age. Luckily, eye exercises are super easy to incorporate into your everyday routine.

Below are a few easy eye exercises to fix blurred vision. Try these four simple and quick exercises to get your eyes in shape fast!

1. The 10-10-10 Rule

If you are someone who spends a lot of time in front of a computer screen, a TV, or reading books, the 10-10-10 Rule is for you. Focusing on objects near our eyes for too long can cause blurry vision. It can also cause more long-term issues like digital eye strain. You can also experience long-term damage to the ciliary muscles of your eyes if you spend too much time focused on a screen or book. This 10-10-10 eye exercise ensures you don’t overuse your eye’s up-close vision muscles.

Every 10 minutes you spend staring at a screen,  focus on an object at least 10 feet away for a duration of 10 seconds. Doing this will give your eyes a “time-out” so they can recharge before going back to focusing on your book or screen. Set a timer to alert you to practice this exercise every 10 minutes.

2. Boost Your Blinks

We already blink unconsciously, but we do it less when focusing on a screen. This causes our eyes to become dry and leads to blurred vision. Every hour or so, set a reminder to blink very firmly and hold it for two seconds. Repeat 10 times. Blinking allows the eye muscles to rest and relax. It also circulates moisture around the eyes, keeping them lubricated and refreshed. Being conscious about how much you blink throughout your workday can really save your eyes some stress.

3. Get Palming

Palming is a great eye exercise that gives your eyes a few minutes off in the middle of the day. Of course, our eyes have plenty of time to rest at night (if you’re prioritizing getting those seven to eight hours of sleep, that is). However, that doesn’t mean they don’t need a nice, relaxing break in the middle of your day, especially if you are experiencing blurred vision.

This blurred vision eye exercise gives your eyes a chance to recharge and feel relaxed. It’s perfect for people who suffer from headaches and migraines. And, it helps to prevent blurry vision from those conditions. While resting comfortably in a chair, place your elbows on your desk, table, or lap. Massage your hands together as if you were trying to generate heat. Then, place both of your palms gently over your eyes for about ten minutes. Use this time to allow your eyes to relax while you breathe deeply and unwind.

4. Stop, Tone, and Roll

When was the last time you rolled your eyes at someone? Or at least, wanted to roll your eyes at someone? Our mothers taught us that rolling our eyes was impolite. But in this instance, it’s okay because it can help with blurry vision!

By rolling your eyes, you are toning your eye muscles. You’re also circulating blood flow and oxygen around the eyes. This exercise is another great way to take a break from your desk work and do something that’s good for you. Plus, it feels especially good after a frustrating phone call with your boss, a coworker, or a fussy customer. Begin this exercise by slowly rolling your eyes in both directions, then accelerating the speed. Aim for 15-20 repetitions. Then, take a deep breath and return to your tasks. Hopefully, your eyes feel stretched, refreshed, and ready to continue.

Prevention to Keep Your Eyes Strong and Clear

There is a lot you can do to help keep your eyes healthy, especially if you are experiencing blurred vision. Along with these free eye exercises, you should do regular cardio exercise and eat a nutritious diet to support clear vision. A healthy lifestyle that includes these things will help to keep your eyes blur-free. If your diet doesn’t give you all the nutrients your eyes need, consider taking a supplement. A daily eye vitamin, like the Ocu-Plus Formula, is a great way to get the essential vitamins your eyes need.

However, if you try these steps and are still experiencing symptoms, it is time to visit your eye doctor. They can run a series of tests and help you figure out what is going on, whether you need a new prescription for your glasses or you need more serious attention. Prevention is the first step; don’t wait until it’s too late. To prevent blurry vision, start taking care of your eyes and vision today.

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  1. Avatar for Tyler Sorensen Jun Macalalad says:

    My wife complains of a blurry vision even when she’s wearing her prescription glasses. We thought its because the prescription is already out of date but the opthalmologist told her its still the same (with very slight variation but within tolerable level) so she suggested we make a new pair for her. We did and still there’s the blur on the vision if she’s looking at afar objects (she’s near sighted). So the single len glasses did not make it better. after re-check she was told she’s got cataract that blurs her version only very slightly but it bothers her what can we do?

  2. Avatar for Tyler Sorensen Rachel says:

    Hi, Thank you for maintaining such a wonderful blog. Keep it up.

  3. Avatar for Tyler Sorensen Abdul says:

    I have blurry vision on my left eye and it’s being gradually increasing every month. The doctor are just suggesting me glasses as a solution. I feel things will get worse on my eyes if I don’t find out what’s really happening with my eyes. The problem was a tiny ant 2 years back and now it has become an elephant. I went to the doctor at an early stage and all they gave me was glasses. I want to save my eye from this problem because my other eye has started to get blurry now.

  4. Avatar for Tyler Sorensen mona says:

    this was really helpful to me.. thanks for the advice..

  5. Avatar for Tyler Sorensen Shekhar says:

    A small drop of very warm milk entered into my eyes a year ago. Then I felt irritation & a bit blurring of vision in my left eye where the warm milk drop hit. I have consulted doctors two times since then. They have given me eye drops “Refresh tears” & “Optive” but still my problem has not been completely solved. Can’t it be completely solved ??

  6. Avatar for Tyler Sorensen safi says:

    please tell me it is 2 year that i am living in Germany after 6 months i got blurry vision i drunk a lot when i woke up at the morning my eyes was normal in one week it was to much.
    i went to the 5 diffrent 3 eyes Dr and i did MRI but still i am seeing blurry vision.

    i am using glasses its better

    what i should please tell me

  7. Avatar for Tyler Sorensen likhith says:

    I started wearing contacts since 2months back. but I am felling blurry vision after removing the contacts so plzz tell what to do i’am getting panic…

  8. Avatar for Tyler Sorensen Delta V says:

    I want my eyes turn back to normal.I’ve been wearing spectacles for 8 years.

    I need help.Any tips to reduce blurry vision in natural way?

  9. Avatar for Tyler Sorensen Anonymous says:

    I’m a truck driver and I started to have blurred vision in left eye. I have to go down and take a medical test for my cdl .I tried to take the test but could not even see the eye test. I found out yesterday that I have cataracts in this eye . can’t get the surgery until way after my license has expired. can any body really help. this is my lively hood.

  10. Avatar for Tyler Sorensen Waqas Afridi says:

    I spend alot of time infront of screen and I got blurry vision. Doctor said to me that you have weak retina and advise some medicine, now my vision is good but still there is some blurryness in my vision. What should I do furthere plz

  11. Avatar for Tyler Sorensen sameer says:

    I have a blurred vision. And some dryness. But whenever i stretch my eyelids sidewards then my vision becomes clear. What is problem with my eyes and hiw can i correct it.

  12. Avatar for Tyler Sorensen Joseph says:

    It’s interesting that the comment section is regulated. Why must the company screen comments? Because they are selling you a product. A product that is *not* scientifically proven to correct vision. A product that is *not* FDA approved. A product lacking the scientific measures used such as the clinical double-blind study (pun unintended) conducted and monitored by highly trained scientists from every respective field required for a specific study. Why is this so important? Because without the scientific methods stated above, the company has zero proof that their product truly works in any capacity. .

    The only scientific method to correct vision is via the usage of corrective lenses or surgery in many cases.

    Just about anyone, even those without any scientific training whatsoever , can legally mix various extremely common vitamins, put them in a capsule, bottle them up and sell them online at an incredible markup price. Amazingly the supplement industry is so unregulated some operate and manufacture these supplements out of their garage! It is not difficult to obtain the necessary legal permission to sell supplements. Pretty much all supplements contain the same mix of vitamins, with a couple more exotic sounding ones thrown in for good measure,

    The only scientific method to correct vision is via the usage of corrective lenses or surgery in many cases.

    You cannot naturally restore poor vision, any more than you can naturally restore a permanently injured knee. You can only treat the symptoms scientifically. In the case of vision this generally means wearing corrective lenses.

    And Of course the use of eye exercises will relax your eyes and make them feel better, momentarily! Likewise, of course icing down a bad back and performing back exercises help relax your back, but only temporarily. For true medical conditions, you need proven medical FDA approved medicine and sound medical treatment for health conditions.

    If you wear glasses, especially if needed by law to drive, do not stop doing so because of any supplement sold anywhere. They have no scientific backing at all. One can purchase a pair of RX glasses for the same price as ONE bottle of these supplements.

    Use common sense. If all natural fixes truly worked, NO ONE would be wearing glasses. But that isn’ t the case is it? Placebo is a powerful trick our minds can play. Sugar pills have proved this.

  13. Avatar for Tyler Sorensen Lucas says:

    i thought i had blurry vision, turns out it was a program i was using on google to make it dark when i use it at night

  14. Avatar for Tyler Sorensen Lucas says:

    my vision is blurry when i look at something close but when i look at stuff further away it looks really clear and detailed

  15. Avatar for Tyler Sorensen Anonymous says:

    i am a gaming streamer so i spent a lot of time in front of a screen
    i usually have really blurry vision after i’ve done a stream

    this really helped a lot and im back to my normal sight

  16. Avatar for Tyler Sorensen Anonymous says:

    Blurry vision makes things look bigger or heavier than it seems

  17. Avatar for Tyler Sorensen Jay says:

    Are you suoposed to do the exercises whenever your eyes feel blurry or just whenever to help? And are you supposed to do one after the other or just whichever one you feel like? Thanks in advance.

  18. Avatar for Tyler Sorensen shilpa v nayaka says:

    This really works….thankyou!

  19. Avatar for Tyler Sorensen dumi dumani says:

    Hi thank you for the important information.
    There times that i focus on lets say fine print. I see it sharply but when i blink it becomes blurry. what could be the cause? How can i correct it? Note I have been wearing prescription lenses for the past 8 years and the scenario that i described above happens when i take off my glasses and try to see without them.

  20. Avatar for Tyler Sorensen Jovanna says:

    My right eye blurry i cant read any message only blurry eye

  21. Avatar for Tyler Sorensen GB says:

    With my left eye I cannot see clearly, everything is blurry. I have now read you exercises caption and I will try them.

  22. Avatar for Tyler Sorensen leyla says:

    i wear glasses so this is not really that useful but it did relax my eyes

  23. Avatar for Tyler Sorensen ebenn kantong says:

    thanks for the info

  24. Avatar for Tyler Sorensen davell logan says:

    I have used these exercises and they have worked wonders for me. Great information posted.

  25. Avatar for Tyler Sorensen Jensheen A F says:

    I used computer for 3 days and night with few gaps with little sleep to complet my project. But yesterday i cant able to see the laptop screen more than 20 seconds . that irritates and pains in my eyebrow.

    I need to study for my exam on tomorrow , I started to study but the words are bluring and cant able to concentrate……..

    can you help a sudden relief to bring back my eyes for the exam……

  26. Avatar for Tyler Sorensen Anonymous says:

    Me too please help the things near me is not blurry but in a long distance is blurry I’m 22 yes old too young what should I do?

  27. Avatar for Tyler Sorensen Anonymous says:

    I dont know whay happend to me but the things near me are not burry but the lond distance its blurry please what should i do

  28. Avatar for Tyler Sorensen Lhu says:

    Thanks for sharing this one. Great help!

  29. Avatar for Tyler Sorensen BELTON says:

    Thank you so much i need this i ve on my phone in the dark that i know that light is no good i appreciate this

  30. Avatar for Tyler Sorensen Rana Umar Sharif says:

    do the eye exercise even works??

  31. Avatar for Tyler Sorensen immy says:

    sorry to say but been silly.
    I injectied a drug call tina. And since then my eys get blussy vision specialy at bright light. I had a full eye test done and was told all is good, i don’t need reading glasses for near or far.
    Please advice.

  32. Avatar for Tyler Sorensen Trice says:

    I was having blurred vision when I got to work this morning. I googled natural remedies for blurred vision and came across this post. Thank you so much! i t has helped some already after doing it in one setting. I will continue to use these techniques daily.

  33. Avatar for Tyler Sorensen Amaj says:

    I had a incident in basketball where someone head bumped right into my eyebull and everything suddenly became blurry in one eye not sure if it is temporarily but I hope it is, any advice?

  34. Avatar for Tyler Sorensen zainab says:

    Hi Tyler

    Thank you very much for wonderful eye exercises it really is doing great for my eyes.



  35. Avatar for Tyler Sorensen ilana zinguer says:

    For blurred vision
    when I am tired, like now, I have blurred vision for a while.
    I did the session of exercices, I feel more confortable now.
    Thank you
    We need the discipline to do these exercices regularly,
    it is the only problem. I know, the profit is enormous.

  36. Avatar for Tyler Sorensen Anonymous says:

    As long as u go see a doctor, its temporary.
    Otherwise it might not

  37. Avatar for Tyler Sorensen Blackdeath says:

    This must be temporary. These types of things happen with me a lot but you should see a doctor for it stays the same for more than 1-2 days

  38. Avatar for Tyler Sorensen arlene barnett says:

    to Amaj check this out NOW! It maybe a detached retina caused by the blow

  39. Avatar for Tyler Sorensen Faith says:

    did it work? please tell me

  40. Avatar for Tyler Sorensen Hc says:

    Is your eye fine now

  41. Avatar for Tyler Sorensen Woodland says:

    You injected crystal meth friend. That causes brain damage and I am not sure if it causes brain damage right away within 1 shot, but I’d still go to your normal doctor (not the eye doctor) and say you went to a party and blacked out and someone told you that you shot up ask if the blurry vision is to do with it. It’s worth checking out. I’m pretty sure my vision is blurry because of the stuff I’ve snorted over my eariler life.

  42. Avatar for Tyler Sorensen Anonymous says:

    After doing this we should ear glasses or not?

  43. Avatar for Tyler Sorensen Melissa says:

    Me to I don’t want to be four eyes no more read read

  44. Avatar for Tyler Sorensen Tina Lee says:

    I don’t know
    Just try it I guess

  45. Avatar for Tyler Sorensen Anonymous says:


  46. Avatar for Tyler Sorensen omar says:

    hi please help what should i do to improve my blurry eye vision?

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Tyler Sorensen is the President and CEO of Rebuild Your Vision. Formerly, Tyler studied Aeronautics (just like his brother) with the dream of becoming an airline pilot, however, after 9/11 his career path changed. After graduating top of his class with a Bachelor of Science in Informational Technologies and Administrative Management, he joined 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 nearly two decades studying the inner workings of the eye and conducting research.


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