We all know how important exercise is to the overall health of our bodies. But did you know there are actually some basic exercises you can do to improve the overall health of your eyes? While these exercises won't cure you of any existing vision issues or diseases, studies have shown that these types of exercises may help strengthen your overall eye health.
Here are five quick and easy exercises you can do to help improve your overall vision and reduce minor vision-related issues such as eye fatigue and migraines.
1. Focus on Near and Far Objects
Focusing is a simple and effective way to strengthen your eye muscles. You can do this exercise almost anywhere and it only takes a few minutes.
2. Eye Zooming
This exercise is also all about quickly adjusting the focus of your eyes in order to keep your vision sharp.
3. Eye Palming
This simple exercise offers your eyes a much-needed break and can help relieve tension accumulated in the ciliary muscle of the eye (which helps control how objects are viewed at various distances).
4. Rapid Blinking
It might sound (and look) a little ridiculous, but this exercise can be a great way to refresh your eyes, particularly during periods of eyestrain (such as working in front of a computer).
5. Eye Area Massage
This simple exercise can help you relax your eye muscles, relieving stress and eyestrain.
All of these exercises can either be done separately or together, and can easily be incorporated into your daily routine. Again, while these exercises won't cure you of any existing eye conditions, they may help reduce eyestrain, eye fatigue, headaches and other minor vision-related issues. Remember that the best way to avoid eye issues and maintain healthy eyes is by scheduling a complete eye exam with an optometrist.
For a comprehensive eye exam and to learn about additional eye exercises, book an appointment with an FYidoctors near you.