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.

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.

How Can I Stay Sharp?

Eye Exercises for Blurred VisionOne common cause 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 when the sun’s covered.

You can promote a 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 steps to lessen the chances of suffering from blurry vision. Try these four simple and quick exercises to get your eyes in shape fast!

The 10-10-10 Rule

If you are someone that 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 lead to long-term damage in the ciliary muscles of our eyes. This exercise ensures you don’t overuse your eye’s up-close vision muscles.

Every ten minutes focus on an object at least ten feet away for a duration of ten 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 ten minutes.

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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 ten times. Blinking allows the eye muscles to rest and relax. It also circulates moisture around the eyes, keeping them lubricated and refreshed.

Get Palming

This 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.

Stop, Tone, and Roll

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. Start by slowly rolling in both directions, then accelerating the speed. Aim for 15-20 repetitions.

Prevention to Keep Your Eyes Strong and Clear

Along with eye exercises, you should do regular cardio exercise and eat a nutritious diet. 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. 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.

About the Author

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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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46 responses to “Eye Exercises for Blurred Vision”

  1. Avatar for ilana zinguer 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.

  2. Avatar for zainab zainab says:

    Hi Tyler

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



  3. Avatar for Amaj 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?

  4. Avatar for Trice 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.

  5. Avatar for immy 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.

  6. Avatar for Rana Umar Sharif Rana Umar Sharif says:

    do the eye exercise even works??

  7. Avatar for BELTON 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

  8. Avatar for Lhu Lhu says:

    Thanks for sharing this one. Great help!

  9. Avatar for Anonymous 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

  10. Avatar for Anonymous 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?

  11. Avatar for Jensheen A F 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……

  12. Avatar for davell logan davell logan says:

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

  13. Avatar for ebenn kantong ebenn kantong says:

    thanks for the info

  14. Avatar for leyla leyla says:

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

  15. Avatar for GB 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.

  16. Avatar for Jovanna Jovanna says:

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

  17. Avatar for dumi dumani 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.

  18. Avatar for shilpa v nayaka shilpa v nayaka says:

    This really works….thankyou!

  19. Avatar for Jay 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.

  20. Avatar for Anonymous Anonymous says:

    Blurry vision makes things look bigger or heavier than it seems

  21. Avatar for Anonymous 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

  22. Avatar for Lucas 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

  23. Avatar for Lucas 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

  24. Avatar for Joseph 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.

    • Avatar for Joni Joni says:

      My understanding is that the eye exercises that are presented by the author are a PREVENTATIVE measure for blurred vision; not a CURATIVE measure.

  25. Avatar for sameer 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.

  26. Avatar for Waqas Afridi 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

  27. Avatar for Anonymous 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.

  28. Avatar for Delta V 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?

  29. Avatar for likhith 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…

  30. Avatar for safi 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

  31. Avatar for Shekhar 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 ??

  32. Avatar for mona mona says:

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

  33. Avatar for Abdul 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.

  34. Avatar for Rachel Rachel says:

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

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