Having tired eyes is no fun. They burn, they're dry and we constantly need to rub them. Eye fatigue can lead to vision problems, and in order to avoid that, we recommend doing exercises that will develop your eye muscles. By the way, these exercises are also suitable for people who are already experiencing problems with their vision.
For day-to-day training, choose 5 of the 10 exercises offered here:
- Blink for 2 minutes – this regulates intraocular blood flow
- Look all the way to the right with both eyes and then immediately return your gaze to look ahead. Repeat to the left.
- Feel the darkness, close your eyes. Darkness helps light sensitive cells secrete rhodopsin – a substance that helps us achieve sharp vision.
- Rotational movements of the head – right and left and up and down – stimulate blood flow in the eyes.
- Draw the figure 8 with your gaze. Move it in different directions – left, right, up and down.
- Close your eyes for 3 to 5 seconds and then open them. Repeat 7 times. This exercise helps relax the eye muscles.
- Push down on your upper eyelids without straining. Hold your fingers in this position for 2 seconds. Repeat 4 to 5 times.
- Stand next to a window, while concentrating your gaze on an object close to you, and then immediately refocus your gaze on an object far away. Repeat 10 times.
- Close your eyes and move your eyeballs up and down. Repeat 5 to 10 times.
- With your eyes wide open, draw simple geometrical shapes in the air with your gaze, and then move on to more complex shapes, and even three-dimensional shapes.
If you know someone else who spends most of their day staring at a computer screen, tag them in the comments section!