Got your headphones and five minutes?
This guided audio is a simple daily routine that calms your mind and vision – sit back in a quiet place where you won’t be disturbed; it’s time to listen and learn what it’s really like to relax your eyes . . .
Nothing else matters.
Your eyes are more busy than ever before. Our modern, complex, world places continuous and unusual demands on the visual system, and it is easy to fall into cultural visual habits of overuse and misuse. Unnecessary effort is applied to the eyes and mind with such consistency that the strain of this escapes awareness. So pervasive is this state that when someone says:
. . . it is rarely fully understood.
So, in a few moments we are going to go on a simple journey where you start to learn how to stop. How to let your mind and vision, truly, let go. First, you will be simply looking at objects near and far, and then . . .
. . . but that’s enough reading. If you’ve got your five minutes, your headphones, and a quiet place; you’re ready to go!
A few tips to get the most out of this visual and mental relaxation:
- Listen to the recording once a day for a few days вЂ“ it tends to be cumulative in effect, and deepens in meaning as you become familiar with the process.
- Simply looking at things without judgement can feel unusual. Thats okay.
- You can apply this visual approach at any time throughout your day.
- There isn’t a waking moment that your eyes are not looking at something.
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All the method requires is that you look. There are colours, shapes, movement . . . all these things are food for the eyes.
Perhaps the simplest of all the techniques, Palming is regarded as a foundation for learning how to relax the eyes and mind.
Sunning is the simple application of light to the eyes, this technique provides a similar foundation for the eyes as Palming.
With all the screen time that modern life involves, it can be all too easy to develop eye strain and blurry vision without meaning to.
Between binge-watching sessions, constant computer work, getting less exercise, and even poor lighting conditions can all have an impact. To learn more about how to relax your eyes, check out this helpful guide!
1. Remember the 20-20-20 Rule to Keep Your Eyes Healthier
Whenever you do an activity that involves staring at a screen for a long time, you run the risk of straining your eyes. The 20-20-20 rule is a doctor-approved technique to help prevent eye strain. In essence, the rule states that every 20 minutes, you should stare at something at least 20 feet away for 20 seconds.
While this technique is beneficial, you should also make sure to try and switch things up. Take a walk in natural daylight during lunch after a morning of heavy computer use to help your eyes reset.
2. Make Sure That Your Lighting Isn’t Make Things Worse for Your Eyes
The level and intensity of light can have a significant impact on developing vision problems. Having the lights too bright or too dim can be very detrimental. You should use proper backlighting when doing something like reading a book and dim the lights while watching TV.
If you are viewing anything on screens, you should make sure that your brightness settings are correctly set up. You should also consider using filters and shading windows to reduce the level of glare.
3. Position Your Screen Correctly to Reduce Eyestrain
You may not be aware of this, but the proper distance to view screens or other devices is an arm’s length. The screen should also be placed at eye level or just below it. By making sure that the view distance and proper device position are in place, you will have much less eye strain and injury.
These tips also apply to correctly viewing any handheld devices. Consider making the text bigger on your smartphone or tablet to make the view less stressful as well.
4. Consider Using Eyedrops to Keep Your Eyes Properly Hydrated
Given how necessary computers have become in our work and personal lives, we spend a lot of time staring at screens. You may not know this, but focusing intensely on a screen can greatly reduce how often you blink your eyes. The less you blink, the dryer and more irritated your eyes will become.
To help resolve these issues, consider using eye drops such as artificial tears to keep your eyes hydrated. You can also try to prevent this from happening by remember to blink more often.
5. Visit an Eye Doctor to Make Sure You Have Appropriate Eyewear
If you experience significant eye strain or injury, you should visit an optometrist for a consultation about therapy or new glasses.
The doctor will be able to help you determine whether you need any special options to solve your problems. There are several eyewear tints and coating and specialized devices that can help rest your eyes.
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Before finding out how to relax your eyes, let’s explore why you need to relax your eyes in the first place. What difference does it make if your eyes are tense or relaxed? Let’s do a little experiment. Clench your hands. Do you think you would be able to paint a beautiful picture with a clenched hand? Clench your feet. Do you think you would be able to dance a beautiful waltz with clenched feet? Clench your jaw. Do you think you would be able to sing a beautiful song with a clenched jaw? What must be done to accomplish all the beautiful feats listed above? Relaxation. So, based on the questions above, do you think you will be able to see perfectly with clenched eyes? No. Not only will the vision become imperfect, but tension in and around the eyes, which are simply extensions of the brain, can wreak havoc on the rest of the nervous system and affect a lot more than just the vision. Most people do not realize that they are continuously and unconsciously clenching their eyes. It may not be as extreme as when you consciously clench them, but even the slightest amount of strain can cause problems. Sometimes the strain can be physical, as tension in one or more of the six muscles around each eye. This can hold the eyeball out of shape or prevent it from changing shape freely to focus. Other times the strain can be mental, as tension in the mind. This can affect how the brain processes and interprets the images taken in by the eyes. In either case of strain, most people resort to placing artificial lenses in front of their eyes while others even get their corneas cut to “fix” their sight, but continue to clench the eyes all day and all night long. Would you use a brace or get surgery on your hands, feet or jaw if they were simply clenched? No! You would just let them go by learning how to relax them. So how do you relax your eyes?
Well, it is different for everyone. Each pair of eyes is unique and each mind behind those eyes is even more unique, so we all have different ways to relax the eyes. The reason why there are so many relaxation drills in the Bates Method is because one may work for you while another one doesn’t. There is nothing wrong with that. Dr. Bates suggested trying each and every drill and if one drill does not immediately produce relaxation then stop doing it. Keep trying different relaxation methods until you find the ones that feel amazing for your eyes.
At first, I did not know how to relax my eyes because I wasn’t aware that they weren’t relaxed. It was only after I realized how much tension and strain I was holding in my eyes and facial muscles that I understood what it felt like to relax them.
The simplest way to relax your eyes is by smiling. Smiling, even fake smiling, releases neuropeptides that work to fight off stress. Endorphins, serotonin and dopamine are all also released when you smile, which not only relax your body and eyes, but also lower your heart rate and blood pressure.
Another effective way to relax your eyes is with an exercise called “Tense and Release”. Sometimes the only way to become aware of tension and truly release it is by consciously creating more tension. Just before going into the deep relaxation at the end of Yoga for the Eyes class, we all practice “Tense and Release” by squeezing and holding different parts of the body and then letting them go. By squeezing the entire body, especially the muscles in the face and around the eyes, we create more tension than there was before. When we release the squeezed muscles not only do we let go of the conscious tension, but almost always the unconscious tension disappears as well. We are training the body and mind to release any old holding or gripping patterns at the subconscious level. This practice is based off of Edmund Jacobson’s Progressive Relaxation technique, which was developed in the early 1900s. Jacobson’s technique consisted of asking patients to consciously tighten muscles in a chosen part of the body as much as possible and concentrate on the buildup of tension in that area for about 7 to 10 seconds. After 7 to 10 seconds, the patient totally relaxes the area that was tightened. You can try this with any part of your body, but for the purposes of vision improvement you can isolate it to the eyes. I like to take a big inhale, then squeeze my eyes shut for a few seconds, then release the muscles around my eyes with a big exhale sigh out of my mouth.
Other simple ways to relax your eyes are palming, sunning or swinging.
All of the above are physical approaches to relaxing your eyes, but what if you have mental strain? The eyes relax when the mind relaxes. The mind relaxes when the eyes look at or think about familiar or pleasing objects. Take a look around and see what your eyes like to look at and what your eyes don’t like to look at. The familiar and pleasing objects that your eyes like to look at will be clearer than the unfamiliar or unpleasant objects. Focus on objects that are easy to see instead of trying to focus on things you can’t see as well. By exploring what your eyes like and don’t like you learn about yourself and how your eyes and mind work together. I went through that process when I stopped wearing lenses. I was unable to read billboards because they were unfamiliar to me and they were mechanical and rigid in shape in form. However, when I looked out at the Blue Ridge Mountains in the distance I could see them perfectly fine. They were more familiar to me and they were organic and more fluid in shape and form. So the fact that I couldn’t read the words on a billboard 50 feet away from me, yet I could make out individual trees on mountaintops 20 miles away gave me a hint of what my eyes and mind like and don’t like to look at. I learned my visual strengths and weaknesses. Therefore, in between practicing reading letters and words on signs, I spent lots of time gazing at mountains, trees, plants, animals and other organic objects. The more I looked at familiar and pleasing objects, the clearer I was able to see them. Once I obtained clarity of familiar objects, it became easier to see unfamiliar objects clearly. Just by remembering how my eyes felt when seeing familiar objects clearly I was able to keep that feeling while looking at unfamiliar objects, and before I knew it I could see billboards, road signs, and even license plates in a very relaxed way. The reason the eyes blur is because we make an effort to see something.
Relaxation begins with the eyes. Since the eyes are extensions of the brain, once the eyes learn how to relax, the entire rest of the nervous system follows. You can attempt to achieve relaxation from all other angles, from all other parts of the body, but if the eyes are not relaxed then you will not achieve total relaxation. A massage therapist once told me that she could get 100 massages and her eyes wouldn’t relax until the 101st. The truth is, most people don’t know how to relax their eyes. My job is to help people become more aware of the tension and strain they are holding in their eyes and to teach them how to let go of it.
Eyes are the most beautiful and delicate part of our body.But often people neglect the importance of their eyes.They constantly spend long hours watching television and computer without giving rest to their eyes and suffer from intense eye strain, headaches and blurred vision.Today I will share with you 10 easy tips that will help you to overcome eye strain, poor eye vision and dry eye syndrome.Try these tips to soothe, relax your eyes and improve your vision.
As soon as you wake up in the morning splash your eyes with cold water.Repeat this for 6 to 7 times and while you do this keep your eyes open.Doing so, would clean and relieves tired eyes and also reduces dark eye circles.
To reduce eye strain caused due to excessive computer use or watching television follow the 20-20-20 rule.Between the 20 minutes of your work, take a small break for 20 seconds and then look at the objects that are in the distance of 20 feet away from you.
Hold a pencil or a pen at arm’s length in front of you.Keep your eyes focused on the tip of a pencil or pen and slowly bring it closer to your nose.Repeat for 10 times.This prevents blurred vision and improves focus ability.
Check out these acupressure points and yoga asanas to relax your eyes and improve your vision.
1.Place your middle finger in between your eyebrows and gently press the point for 1 to 2 minutes.It eases eyestrain, headaches and improves eyesight.
2.Find the pressure point near to the bridge of your nose and the outer part of your eyesocket.Now place your thumbs on both the sides and lightly press it for 2 minutes.It relieves eye fatigue and eyestrain.
3.Close your ears with your thumbs, the index fingers should rest on our forehead and the rest of the three fingers should be together and rest on the eyes.Now slightly press the fingers that is placed on your eyes and take a deep breathe.Repeat this for 10 times.It eases eye strain, improves eye focus and relieves headache.
Do some eye stretching exercise.
– Take your eyeballs to the extreme left and right to exercise.Repeat for 5 times.It improves focus and relaxes eye muscles.
– Rotate your eyeballs clockwise and anticlockwise direction.Repeat for 5 times in both the direction.It relieves eye fatigue and improves blood flow to the eye.
Take a big container full water and dip your face into it.Gently open your eyes inside the water and rotate your eyeballs.It cleans the surface of your eyes and improves your eye vision.
Pour little oil on your palm and rub the palms together to generate heat, and then place your palms on your eyes for 5 seconds.Repeat this for 5 times.It relaxes and reduces eye stress.
Take some aloe vera gel or herbal cream and gently massage on to your closed eyes for 2 minutes in clockwise and anticlockwise direction.It helps relax muscles, soothes puffy eyes and improves blood flow to the surrounding areas of your eyes.
Looking at the computer for a prolonged period of time can cause eyestrain, headache and blurred vision.The reason is dryness of your eyes that is caused when you forget to blink your eyes often while using computer.Make a habit to blink your eyes frequently for 2 minutes every 30 minutes.
Basic Tips that you must follow to relax your eyes and improve your vision
1.To relieve swollen, tired eyes and to remove dark circles, soak 2 slices of cucumber or potato in cold water and place them on your eyes.
2.To improve your vision naturally, increase the intake of foods that are rich in vitamin A such as papaya, carrot, milk, fish and egg.Also include lot of dark leafy vegetables such as spinach, drumstick leaves and fenugreek leaves that are good sources of iron.
3.Drink at least 15 -16 glasses of water to keep your eyes hydrated and fresh.
4.Wear sunglasses when you go out in the sun to protect your eyes from the harmful sun rays.
5.Use eye drops to keep your eyes lubricated and moist.
6.Wear anti-glare glasses to protect your eyes from the harmful rays of your computer.
When we stare at computers or other bright surfaces all day long, our eyes get strained easily. Several conditions such as the increase in visual demands, less blinking, and poor lighting are related to computer-related eyestrain. In addition to that, many people switch to use electronic devices to read, which unfortunately makes the eyestrain worse than before. However, you don’t need to worry too much, there are various ways on how to relax your eyes.
Try Eye Exercises
Palming in various steps:
First, rub your palms together until you feel they have heated up.
Then make a cup shape with your hands.
Use the hands to press your closed eyes by placing the right hand on the right eye while the left on the left eye.
Keep your hands there for a few minutes to let the heat warm your eyes and relax them.
Lack of blinking is one of the main reasons why your eyes strain when you stare your computer for a long time. Blinking is important to avoid dryness in the eyes, so you should get into the habit of blinking every few seconds when staring your computer. It, therefore, can make your eyes feel lubricated. Blinking sounds like an easy ways that explain how to relax your eyes, but it can be hard to remember when you focus on your screen.
Eye rolling is also another perfect way to relax our eyes when they have been exposed to light for a long period. Eye rolling is simple, so take a minute to roll your eyes when working.
Close your eyes and then move both eyeballs in a circular motion for a minute. Eye rolling is like a massage to the eyes and it is effective to ease the strain and lubricate the eyes.
Help you eyes adjust between objects both near and far after staring at your screen for a long time. Just sit back and observe different objects in the room. From one end of the room, begin to scan every single thing in the room for a while. It helps relax the muscles of your eyes.
When you have stared your screen or something else for a long time, take a break and start focusing on a different thing. Focusing is an effective way to demonstrate how to relax your eyes, as focusing on a different thing helps your eyes to relax from the bright light that they have been in contact with for several hours. Do this at least once an hour.
Glancing is not just a glance here!
Start it with your eyes closed and look up as far as comfortably possible.
After a few minutes, look down for a while.
Repeat this process for a few times, open your eyes and look around.
Again, keep your eyes closed and look to the right and left.
Repeat this process for a few times and open your eyes.
Try Lifestyle and Work Modifications
Take a Break
Taking a break is advisable if you are exposed to the computer for the most part of the day and night. Stand up and take a walk around to let your eyes look around and switch focus to other objects. Follow the 20-20-20 rule to give your eyes a break. Look at an object at least 20 feet away for 20 seconds every 20 minutes.
Use Cold Water to Wash Your Eyes
Cold water is effective to help your eyes relax as it brings a soothing feeling to them. Use this method in the morning, in the evening and anytime during the day when you feel your eyes strained or sore.
Try Home Remedies
Chamomile tea is another effective treatment for eye strain, as chamomile has relaxing and soothing properties that can relieve your eyes quickly.
Steep two chamomile tea bags in a cup of hot water.
After 5 minutes, remove the tea bags and put one of them on the kitchen counter and the other one in the refrigerator.
For the cool treatment, place the refrigerated tea bag on your eyelids for 5 minutes.
For the warm treatment, place the tea bags on the counter on your eyelids for 5 minutes.
You can repeat these two treatments as needed.
Rose water also works as an effective way to relax eyestrain. Just as chamomile tea, it has a soothing effect and it also can help fade dark circles under your eyes.
Use cold water to splash your eyes and then dry them with a clean towel.
Soak two cotton balls in rose water.
Lie down, close your eyes and put the two cotton balls on your eyes.
Do it two times daily.
Cucumber has astringent properties that can help soothe the stress of your eyes. Also, it can help reduce dark circles and eye puffiness.
Put a cucumber in the refrigerator for 20-30 minutes.
Cut it into thick slices and put them on your eyes for a while.
Do it two or three times daily.
Whole milk is also effective to relax your eyes as the fat contained in it is relaxing and soothing.
Dip a cotton ball in cold whole milk.
Close your eyes and rub the cotton ball around your eyes and on your eyelids gently for a few minutes.
Visit a Doctor
Some ways on how to relax your eyes have been introduced, but when you have a persistent eye strain, it is advisable to visit a doctor as he or she will make sure whether you have a vision problem or other eye conditions or not. It is better to see a doctor to ensure that there is nothing serious or you need to obtain medical treatment if needed.
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6 Eye Relaxation Exercises That Actually Work to Improve Your Vision
Home eye care 6 Eye Relaxation Exercises That Actually Work to Improve Your Vision
With every passing year, the number of people suffering from vision problems is increasing exponentially due to different reasons that range from loss of flexibility of distance vision to aging vision. While the culprit is partly aging, a major reason is modern, sedentary lifestyle. Constant working on computers, binge-watching TV series, use of fluorescent lighting, air conditioning, and lack of exercising – all of these habits exert additional strain on your eyes and cause blurry vision. So break your poor vision habits and start exercising for overall health because that will not only help you stay fit but also keep a number of eye diseases away.
Whether you want to prevent your eyesight from getting worse or don’t want to wear glasses in near future, following these 6 eye exercises will dramatically improve your vision:
- Blink Your Eyes More Often
Continued exposure to the TV screen and prolonged use of computer lead to dry eyes and dry eyes cause headaches, eye strain and blurry vision. When the eyes are absorbed in the screen, the blink rate drops from 20bpm to 6-8bpm. So the next time you feel the strain, start blinking and it will lubricate the eyes while refreshing your brain to process new visual data more efficiently.
- Palm for Relaxed Vision
This is a highly effective eye relaxation technique that you can use every time your eyes feel tired and worn. All you need to do is cup your hands over the socket of your eyes to create gentle pressure.
Keep your eyes closed and stare into the dark space while staying focused on the distance. Hold the pressure till you see all the residual tones fade to black. This exercise will work to reset your vision, lubricate your eyes and allow your eyes to rest and relax. Do this exercise for at least 30 seconds and relieve the stress around your eyes.
- Trace an Eight
This eye exercise will increase the flexibility of your eye muscles and improve your vision. Visualize a gigantic 8 almost 10 feet away from you and turn it on its side. Now sketch it with your eyes slowly for a few minutes – first clockwise and then anticlockwise. Be perseverant with this and it will help maintain clear vision.
- Roll Your Eyes
Roll your eyes to the right and then slowly shift your gaze to the left. Keep doing the same thing but in opposite directions. Then move your gaze in different directions by looking from right to left and then up and down. You can also draw geometric figures with your gaze. Repeat the process for five to ten times.
- Follow the 20-20-20 rule
To keep your eyes from getting tired at work, take a 20-second break every 20 minutes and focus on something that is located at least 20 feet away from you. This exercise helps prevent digital eye strain and eye damage in the long run.
- Focus on Objects Near and Far
People with glasses often get lethargic at gazing and this is a major reason they fail to maintain healthy vision. To do this exercise you need to take off your glasses and hold one of your thumbs close up and the other at your arm’s length. Start by focusing on your thumb held close up, followed by the one that’s at your arm’s length, then focus on something that is sitting across the room and finally on an object that is really far away like across the road. While you do this exercise make sure, all the four points are situated along the same line of sight so the change in focus in subtle. Spend 2 seconds on every object and try to obtain a clear image of every item.
Doing these eye exercises for several minutes every day will strengthen your eye muscles and improve your vision naturally but the best way to be really sure that your eyes stay healthy, is to visit an ophthalmologist regularly. Book an appointment with an ophthalmologist in Fresno today to find eye diseases early on and prevent long-term vision problems.
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Eye strain if prolonged may cause serious eyesight problems. So it is important to relax your eyes periodically. But the question is How to relax your eyes?
A strained eye usually causes blurred vision, heaviness in eyes, headaches more properly called ocular headaches and finally anxiety.
Observing right technique to relax the eyes is most important. Many people do not know how to relax their eyes?
In order to respond to the question, how to relax your eyes, we have come across practicing certain methodological approach to achieve it.
These eye relaxation methods will help to offer some relief to your eyes. Do not use these techniques when your eyes are tired or if you’re suffering from any eye ailment.
The first one is really simple and might be performed even when you’re in a meeting.
The very best way to do that is if you concentrate on distant objects. Don’t fall asleep because you may snore and that could be embarrassing in front of other individuals.
Another step for the exercise of eye rest methods envisages placing your elbows and cover your eyes with your hands. Close your eyes and breathe deeply through the nose.
The third method prescribes a different approach. Hold your breath for about 3 seconds and after that expel it. Keep training this exercise for around thirty to forty seconds and do it as frequently as you can throughout the day.
These methods to relax your eyes could unwind your eyes and could give you fresh energy for your work.
In view of the above deliberations, we have come across some specific ways to relieve the eye strain. In the following paragraphs, we are going to enlist them one by one.
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1. How to Relax Your Eyes, The Palming Way
Massage your hands with one another till they feel lukewarm. Put your palms over your eyes in a way that will not apply pressure to your eyeballs.
Do not cover your nose with your palms and be certain that no light is seen throughout your fingers or from the sides of your palms. Imagine whole darkness and make yourself comfortable to focus.
Practice this method as often as you could and for an as long duration as you are comfortable with. This technique relaxes your eyes to a great length. It is also known to cure Styes in Eye .
2. How to Relax Your Eyes, The Concentration Exercise
Do this exercise for 10-15 seconds and repeat a few times.
Bring the arm gradually and touch your nose with the pencil. Keep the pencil there for sometimes and then revert back your hands.
Repeat this procedure at least 10 times for total relaxation of the eyes.
3. How to Relax Your Eyes, The Eye Spa Way
Breathe slowly and seriously and think of anything nice. Apply cold and hot compresses to your eyes.
Soak one hand towel in warm water and one in cold water. Rub one on your brows, closed eyelids, and cheeks. Keep changing both compresses, but end with the cold one.
Rub a towel soaked in warm water on your neck, forehead, and cheeks, but don’t rub the towel over your eyes. Use a light touch and scrub your hands to avoid damage to your eyes.
Concentrate on an object that’s around 150 legs away. Move your eyes gradually to any object that’s near you without moving your head.
This technique is known to relax and cure the heaviness effects of the eyes and provide a greater degree of relief.
4. How to Relax Your Eyes, The Scanning Way
Close your one eye and move your head to a Figure of 8.
You can also practice another method by visualizing a ball at some distance from your eyes on the floor, moving in a direction of 8. Try to move your eyeballs along with the movement of the visualized ball in the figure of 8.
Place yourself before a fencing, window or something which has bars which are evenly spaced apart. Let your body hang loose and focus on some distant object while moving your weight from one base to the other in a consistent pattern.
This scanning method of relaxing eyes is quite popular because it naturally fights the strain on eyes.
5. How to Relax Your Eyes, The Blinking Way
Blinking of eyes is natural and essential to prevent the eyes from drying up .
Many times it happens that as if you forget to blink. People due to their very nature of the job are tempted to work with visual concentration for the longer duration of time.
It causes their eyes to dry up and thus irritation or scratchiness. If the condition continues for longer times, it may cause serious problems to the eyes.
Periodic lubrication of eyes is very important. Blinking helps to lubricate the eyes.
Eyes are most important and very tender organ of our body. We must take all precautions to maintain their health.
Please always remember that, as your body needs exercises to keep it fit, so is the case with your eyes. The above methods of how to relax your eyes, provide necessary exercise to it. It helps your eyes to maintain the blood flow to the required parts and the optic nerves strengthened.
People working in the IT fields, Observatory jobs are more prone to develop the eye strains. It is mostly because of the very nature of their jobs.
So for such people, it is always advisable to use the shifting techniques wherein they get up from their work after some times and stroll around their very chair. Shifting body posture periodically also helps to divert the ocular concentration.
Finally please never hesitate to see a doctor if you feel your eye strains can not be maintained by practicing these methods. You doctor may prescribe some medication to hasten or rejuvenate the eyes. He may also advise for glasses if need be.
Hope this article on How to Relax Your Eyes will help you to overcome some of the problems of the eye strain and you will be able to self-manage the syndrome.
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Eye and ear health have vied for attention for over a century. The modern world is a place with a lot of bright lights and loud sounds. Your brain does what it can to take in, filter, and process everything, but doing so takes its toll.
The best way to combat all this information overload isn’t to avoid the world altogether, after all, your work life and home life both require more engagement than a sensory deprivation chamber. Instead, work on learning techniques on how to relax your eyes in intervals.
Every major health organisation offers tips and advice to limit strain and recharge your assets. The NHS has a broadsheet on ways to limit the factors that cause the most harm to vision. These tips reflect caution about avoiding damage, not so much strain.
To learn more about taking short breaks to restore function, keep reading.
How to Relax Eyes at Home
Much like the tips for avoiding direct damage, learning to avoid overloading yourself is a good first measure. Whenever possible, just take a moment to not use your eyes if you don’t need to. This includes turning off unnecessary lights (a good power saver) and closing your eyes when listening is enough.
Be careful, you might think listening skills are enough in a conversation, but people expect a certain amount of eye-contact. Don’t strain your relationships to save your eyes.
Outside of prevention, here are a set of tips for restoring your eyes to a more rested, fully functional position and the reasoning behind each technique.
Your eyes, like the rest of your body, benefit from a little stimulation to get the blood flowing. A gentle massage also clears detritus from the tear ducts and cleans up build up under the eyelids that can lead to irritation.
An eye massage works the areas around the eye as the organ itself shouldn’t be touched to avoid scratching or tearing of the cornea.
Wash your hands first, to avoid spreading disease into the moist membranes around the eye. Start with a light touch on the outside of your eyelids (while closed) and push gently up into the muscle at the eyebrow.
Then run your fingers along the temples and then under your eyes. This will stimulate the ducts, releasing more tears, and adding better lubrication for your eyes.
If you have eye cream or a moisturiser, these can be used to lower inflammation and restore elasticity. Of course, be careful not to get any substance into the eye.
Remember that the eye is a muscle. Well, the macula around the eye is a muscle. This muscle gets strained from overuse, the wrong kind of use, and sustained positions just like any other muscle. If you have a cramp in your leg you apply some cold to reduce swelling and inflammation.
Don’t go too cold, the area is sensitive and ice should only be applied if you have sustained a blow to the area and need to temper tissue swelling. The goal is to refresh so a cloth soaked in cold water is plenty good.
The next step in your tired eyes home remedies journey is obviously the warm compress. First you ice the area, then you warm it up. This tried and true process has been a staple of sports medicine for decades.
Again, the eyes are sensitive and you want to avoid scalding the area. Warm is key, not hot. If you boil water, add 1/3 more cold water to get to a comfortably warm temp. Though, your best bet is hot run tap water.
A bit different than a massage, the concept behind eye palming is to use gentle pressure to shape the cornea. This is a quick and dirty version of what Ortho-K provides on a longer-term basis.
Cup your hands around the edge fo the eye and the socket. You want to create a bit of pressure but not so much it causes pain or vision blotches. Like any of our home remedies for eye strain, dialling in the right amount takes some practice.
After you’ve obtained the desired pressure, keep your eyes shut and focus on the darkness. You will see bits of light pulse through the darkness as your eyes focus on the dark. Once you see nothing but black, release the pressure.
You can do this for 30 seconds once or twice an hour to lubricate and shape your eye to reduce strain.
The 20-20-20 Rule
The most popular recommendation of ophthalmologists is the 20-20-20 rule. This technique works as a sort of eye reset. Every 20 minutes, take a break for 20 seconds and look at something 20 feet from your position.
This moves the muscle into a neutral position, relaxing your eyes and reducing the build-up of strain.
There is some contention in the eye-medicine world if this or the prevalence of blue-blocking lenses help more in reducing prolonged screen strain.
If you use screens for more than two hours a day, it pays to use some blue light filter to reduce overall strain but taking breaks to relax your eyes is key to avoiding long-term damage.
This final tip seems a bit overly simple, but most of the time you do damage to yourself it’s because you avoid something obvious.
If you end the day feeling a lot of eye fatigue, try blinking intentionally every few minutes. Each time you move to a different task or open a page in a web browser, intentionally blink. This will keep your eye more naturally lubricated as staring at screens tends to reduce blinking frequency considerably.
Relax a Little
The easiest way to learn how to relax eyes is to learn how to relax overall. A few minutes of break every hour or so do wonders to keep your body limber and to avoid the prolonged strain that leads to further problems.
Taking a break is hard in a modern world where on the go is the rallying cry. Building yourself a relaxation point is a good way to engage with the activity actively. Contact us for more information about relaxation products and services.
Staring at a computer screen all day long sure puts a strain on your eyes. Poor lighting, an increase in visual demands and not enough blinking are all factors that contribute to computer-related eyestrain. Added to that, many computer users often turn to smaller devices like their phones, which just makes the strain on your eyes even worse.
Americans today suffer from fatigued and overworked eyes as a result of using computers for work, school and entertainment. The Vision Council reports that 59 percent of adults experience eye strain from computer use. Not only can eye strain put a damper on your productivity, but stressed eyes may also lead to work errors, headaches and possibly even glaucoma.
Since simply throwing the computer away isn’t an option for most folks, there are some helpful eye exercises that can help relieve the strain computer screens place upon your eyes. In this post, we’ll go over six basic exercises to help you relieve work-related eye strain and start feeling better.
These exercises will not only help your eyes feel better and allow you to complete your work in a timely manner, they will also save you money! No more pain relievers to get rid of the headaches! No more eye drops to stop that scratchy feeling you get when you strain your eyes!
Start this exercise in a comfortable position. First, rub your palms together to create a bit of heat. Next, form your hands into cup shapes. Now, take your hands and press them over your (closed) eyes. Put your left hand on your left eye and right hand on your right eye. Let the heat warm your eyes and relax for a few minutes like this.
Since a lack of blinking is one of the contributing factors to computer-induced eyestrain as it dries out your eyes and causes scratchiness, it’s very important to blink. You may have to train yourself to blink normally while computing. Aim for a blink every four seconds to keep your eyes nicely lubricated and happy. This sounds like a simple task, but when focusing on a computer screen it can be difficult to remember.
3. Eye Rolling
Just as neck rolling can do wonders for stiff necks, eye rolling can really do wonders for your eye muscles, especially when you’ve been sitting in front of a computer screen for hours. Take a quick break to roll your eyes during work. It’s pretty simple to pick up: simply close your eyelids and roll your eyes around in circular motions. It almost feels like your eyes are getting a massage, so enjoy! This helps to lubricate your eyes and eases the strain on the muscles.
4. Visual Scanning
After so many hours staring at up-close objects on a screen, help your eyes adjust between objects both near and far. Sit back and observe the room you are in. Find an object at one end of the room and begin to scan the outline of every single thing in the room. For example, start with a television and then move on to the DVD player next to it and then move on the window behind it.
Basically, you want your eyes to be in constant, deliberate motion as you visually take stock of everything around you. You may already think that you are doing this, but most people when working or playing on the computer focus entirely on what is on the screen.
Take a visual break and focus on something else every now and then. It’s important to take your eyes off the computer screen and look away at something else for several seconds or a minute. Aim to do this at least once an hour. If you’re at work try to avoid focusing on the clock when you do this, it will just make your work day seem longer.
Sometimes a glance is more than just a glance! Start this one with your eyes closed while sitting. Keep your eyes closed as you glance up as far as comfortably possible. Hold for a moment, then look down. Repeat a few times and then take an eye-breather (open your eyes and look around). Next, close your eyes again. Now, keeping your eyes closed like before, look to the right and the left. Repeat this a few times.
Other Tips to Save Your Eyes
And as a bonus because you read this far, don’t forget 10-10-10 Rule while you’re on your computer.
Now don’t let your eyes become weak and overly strained from too much computer time. Take charge of your eye health with these simple eye exercises when you’re on the computer. We understand that computers are everywhere. You use them at work, home, and school. With these simple and easy to do breaks, even the most hardcore computer users can avoid some of the dangers straining your eyes can result in.
Your eyes are muscles are just like other muscles in your body; they become sore when held in one position for too long. When your shoulders get stiff and sore you shrug or roll them. The same idea is behind these eye exercises. Give your eye muscles a break and they will thank you!
And just as the body and eyes need exercise, they also need a healthy diet. There are many eye-healthy foods you could easily be incorporating into your meals. We understand life can be busy, so it’s not always easy get the required amount of vitamins each day; in that case, you could try a proven eye vitamin supplement.
By doing a few of these exercises for computer users and taking a daily eye vitamin, you may increase your productivity, eliminate headaches and work errors, and maybe even reduce your risk of glaucoma! When you stop and think about what you gain by following these simple exercises there is really no reason not to give them a try. Work and school can be difficult enough without straining your eyes and giving yourself more of a headache then necessary.
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We use our eyes every waking moment of the day. And now that we essentially live our lives virtually, we’re spending a lot more time focusing on objects that are right in front of us. David Epley, MD, clinical spokesperson for the American Academy of Ophthalmology, says that’s not necessarily a bad thing. Your eye muscles are meant to work nonstop, but that doesn’t mean your eyes don’t get tired and need an occasional rest.
“We’re seeing a big uptick in people that are having eye strain or dry eye symptoms because we’re spending so much time on computers and on things up close to us,” says Dr. Epley. Naturally, when you have sore muscles, your first though may be to try to stretch them. Dr. Epley says stretching won’t help your eyes.
“The eyeball itself, and the muscles around the eye, which are called the extraocular muscles, they’re not your typical muscle like you find in your bicep in your arm. They are a mixture of fast and slow twitch muscles, and they’re that way so that they can function all the time and not get tired,” he says. “If you go and you do a bunch of curls with your bicep after a while that muscles gonna fatigue, build up lactic acid, and then get sore. But our eye muscles are constantly being used throughout the day and they’re designed that way.”
Dr. Epley says there are tons of eye movement exercises purported to help relax your eyes. “You’ll see out there all kinds of eye rolling or moving exercises, or pulling the eyes to the side or up or down,” he says. “Those don’t really seem to have much value in terms of helping your eyes out.” He says exercises like this are used in cases when people have a hard time coordinating their eyes, and if anything they can induce fatigue.
“If you want to relax the [eye] muscles, you want to do something that that shifts their focus to a different distance,” says Dr. Epley. When we’re focusing on things close to us, he says “the muscles inside our eye and the ciliary body that pull against that lens to shift its focus, are doing a lot of prolonged sustained contraction. And they’re designed for that and they can do that. But for some people, over time, that makes them tired.”
The best way to rest your eyes, he says, is by following the 20-20-20 rule.
“Every 20 minutes, take a 20 second break, and you take that break by looking 20 feet away or more,” he says. Look out the window for 20 seconds, or alternatively, just close your eyes and count to 20. “That will relax that accommodating muscle that is spending all its time focusing up close and give it a breather, and then you can come back into it again.”
Endless hours sat in front of a computer or TV can be bad for our eyes. Unfortunately, not all of us can afford to go offline for a break regularly. You can do these simple exercises while watching the video with no fuss in under 15 minutes!
10 EASY EXERCISES TO RELAX YOUR EYES
– #1. Put your elbows on the table. Close your eyes and cup them with your palms. Relax and gaze into the darkness. You can do this exercise for 30 or 60 seconds depending on how much free time you have.
– #2. Stand or sit up straight and look straight ahead. Without moving your head, look to the left and focus on what you see. Look to the right and focus on what you see.
– #3. Sit up straight and look ahead. Look up and focus on what you see. Look down. Look up and down five times and repeat the entire cycle three times.
– #4. Look straight ahead. Look down and to the left. Move your eyes diagonally and look up and to the right. Focus on what you see.
– #5. Sit up straight and relax. Look to the left and slowly roll your eyes in a circle clockwise.
– #6. Focus your eyes on a pencil or any other nearby object. It should be 8 to 11 inches (20 to 30 cm) away from your eyes. Then look at something distant, focus on that and try to see it in detail.
– #7. Sit up straight. Look straight ahead. Gaze at the point between your eyebrows and focus on what you see for a few seconds. Then look ahead again. Gaze at the point between your eyebrows.
– #8. Sit up straight. Look straight ahead. Gaze at the tip of your nose for a few seconds. Then look ahead again. Again, you should change this focus five times and repeat the entire cycle three times.
– #9. Close your eyes. Squeeze your eyes tightly shut for two to three seconds. One, two, three. Relax the muscles around your eyes Squeeze your eyes shut again.
– #10. Close your eyes. Gently rub your eyelids with circular motions. Press lightly.
Have tired eyes? Here is an easy and quick way to relax them.
Hours of staring at a computer, phone or tablet screen can do much more damage to your eyes than you thought possible. According to doctors, eye strain is one of the leading reasons for poor vision. Wondering what you should do? Well, here is a quick tip to help your eyes relax and help beat symptoms of eye stress like dry eyes and headaches a technique called palming. Here’s how a computer screen can harm your eyes. Also Read – Solar eclipse: Is it OK to look at the sun during the eclipse through an X-ray film?
Palming is a relaxation technique made famous by Dr Bates, an ophthalmologist, who believed that exercising the eyes appropriately could better one s eyesight. Similar techniques have been widely used in yoga specifically Shivananda yoga to treat eye ailments. In Ayurveda and the Bates method, it is believed that this pose is one of many that can help improve vision. While one may not see an immediate effect, the change is gradual and longstanding. You may also like to read about the 21 different types of yoga. Also Read – 5 simple tricks to maintain eye health as you age
What is palming?
According to Dr Bates, it is an extremely relaxing technique that is meant to allow the eyeballs and the muscles around them to get some much-needed relief. The best part is that it involves only the use of your palms, can be done anywhere and requires no special equipment.
How does it help?
Palming helps relax strained eyes. Since most of us use our eyes extensively to look at a bright computer, phone or tablet screens, the darkness involved in palming helps the eyes and the muscles around them get some much-needed rest. Another benefit is that since the pineal glands (a structure in the brain) reacts to light, the darkness helps it function in equilibrium, restoring the working of various essential bodily functions like reducing the production of melatonin, regulating the endocrine functions, regulates the sleeping patterns and most importantly improves sexual performance. You may also like to read about these 10 office yoga poses to help you relax.
How do you do it?
Sit on a comfortable chair, with a table in front of you. Now place a few pillows on the table, so that you can place your elbows on it, and your palms can easily cover your eyes. Make sure you don t bend forward (slouch) or strain your neck looking up. Now rub your palms together so that they are warmed (you will feel the warmth emanate from them). Now place the palm of your hand on your eyes, such that your fingers are overlapping each other. Do not put pressure on your eyes. Just relax and breath slowly and let your mind relax. You can do this pose for as long as you are comfortable. The suggested time is about two to five minutes.
Tip: For extra relaxation you can do this pose lying down as well. Just remember to keep your legs folded at the knees.
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Relax Your Eyes with These Soothing Exercises
Do your eyes hurt when you spend too much time reading, playing digital games, or working on your computer? Headaches, blurry vision, and neck pain can be signs of eyestrain, as can light sensitivity, trouble concentrating, burning, sore, or itchy eyes. Fortunately, preventing uncomfortable eyestrain symptoms can be as simple as trying a few of these exercises.
The Clock Exercise
The clock exercise relieves strain on overworked eye muscles and can help you avoid headaches, eye pain, and other eyestrain symptoms. Start the exercising by imagining a large analog clock a few feet in front of you. Keep your head still and move your eyes to nine, then to three.
Keep moving your eyes to the opposite pairs on the clock – ten and four, twelve and six, etc. Hold your gaze for a second or two on each number before moving on to the next one.
Figure Eight Tracing
Picture an eight on its side. Use your eyes to trace the figure without moving your head and neck. After performing five cycles in the same direction, reverse direction, and try the exercise five more times. This exercise will also keep your eye muscles loose and flexible.
Hold a pen about a foot away from your nose. Focus on the pen for a few seconds, then switch your focus to an object in the distance for a few seconds. Perform the exercise five or ten times.
If your vision tends to become blurry when you look at close objects, add a few extra steps to this exercise. Extend the arm holding the pen as far as you can, then slowly move the pen toward your face. Stop when you can no longer see the pen clearly or you see more than one pen. Return to the starting position and start again. If you perform this exercise regularly, you may discover that your ability to focus on near objects improves.
Close your eyes and place your palms against your eyes. Apply gentle pressure for 30 seconds to 1 minute. Palming helps tight eye muscles relax and may also improve eye lubrication.
Exercises Offer an Effective Way to Relax Your Eyes
Eye exercises improved eye fatigue in a group of nursing students in a study published in the Journal of Physical Therapy Science. The 40 students were divided into two groups. The first group performed yogic eye exercises two days a week for eight weeks while the second group did not. The exercises included palming, blinking, sideways viewing, rotational viewing, and near and distant viewing.
At the end of the eight weeks, the exercise group noticed a significant decrease in eye fatigue compared to the control group.
Other Things You Can Do to Improve Eye Comfort
Do you follow the 20-20-20 rule when you view digital screens? The rule helps you avoid dry eye and eyestrain by giving your eyes frequent breaks. After working or playing for 20 minutes, focus on an object 20 feet in the distance for 20 seconds.
Viewing screens for hours tends to dry out the eyes. The problem is related to a decrease in blinking when looking at digital screens. If your eyes tend to feel dry when you’re texting or watching videos online, remind yourself to blink more often. If your eyes continue to bother you, use over-the-counter lubricating drops to improve your comfort.
The American Optometric Association recommends placing computer monitors 20 to 28 inches from your eyes and 4 to 5 inches below eye level for optimum eye comfort. Glare filters can reduce the amount of glare produced by digital devices and improve your viewing experience.
If dry eyes, headaches, and other eyestrain symptoms continue, you may benefit from wearing computer glasses. The prescription glasses reduce glare, block blue light, and provide the optimum focusing power for viewing your screen.
Are your eyes painful, dry, or uncomfortable? Has your vision become a little blurry lately? It may be time to pay a visit to the optometrist. Call our office to schedule a convenient appointment.
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You have in all probability skilled a emotion of pressure in the eyes after hrs of some monotonous activity, prolonged looking through or sitting at the computer system. Extreme shut get the job done can lead to deterioration of vision. Dr. Bates, an American ophthalmologist of the 20th century examined indications and leads to of defective vision. He found that lousy vision can be prevented and even reversed. All strategies are safe and sound and effective not only for the eyes but for the intellect as perfectly.
In this article are some peace strategies to raise the acuity of your eyesight according to Dr. Bates:
Palming: cover your shut eyes with your palms so there is no stress on the eyelids and in a way that excludes all the gentle. Even a several seconds of palming help to cut down the strain. five-10 minutes are even improved. Put together with memory and creativity palming provides even improved result.
Sun remedy: expose you shut eyelids to the immediate solar rays (it can be finished by the glass far too, if important). Do not pressure or tightly squeeze the eyelids, just expose them to the solar going your head gently from facet to facet. It assists to cut down gentle sensitivity and cut down common strain. It is also terrific for releasing the neck muscle mass. This method, far too, can be put together with memory and creativity for improved consequence.
Memory: just bear in mind any nice celebration from your lifetime or some lovely surroundings, for illustration a sunny tropical seashore, mountainous landscape, and so on. Some folks locate it practical to bear in mind black ink of the letters.
Imagination: exact same detail, only as an alternative of remembering you visualize some lovely and soothing scene, for illustration, meadow lined with lovely flowers, distinct lake, mountains, and so on. It is practical to visualize distant views and change your look in between a distant objects and a shut a single. It is critical to visualize nice detail and here of system it has its gain about the memory. Also even you are accomplishing it in your intellect, bear in mind to continue to be calm and not to pressure. It does not matter if you can’t visualize evidently, you can even now get added benefits.
Shifting: move your look from a single facet of the object to a further and notice the object going in the way reverse to the movement of the eyes. In the typical eye shifting is finished really promptly so it assists to create and sustain this behavior.
Central fixation: The element of the object a single appears to be like directly at is usually found the most effective. It is usually employed in mix with shifting. Do not check out to see the full object at when but alternatively change you look from level to level. It is basically automatic process, central fixation is alternatively a symptom than a cause of a excellent vision.
This is, in core, the Bates strategy. It is not exercise routines, it is retaining correct visual behavior. For additional in-depth explanation I highly advocate you read the reserve of Dr. Bates Perfect Sight Without the need of Eyeglasses. It is really instructive and a should read if you are really serious for preserving your excellent eyesight. It is indispensable if your eyesight just began deteriorating.
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Prevent and Treat Eye Strain – Prevent Eyestrain From Digital Devices
You probably use screens for just about everything — to work, to relax, or just to keep up with daily life. If your eyes feel dry and tired, your vision is blurry by the end of the day, or your head, neck, and shoulders ache, all that time with your digital devices might be to blame.
If you change how you use smartphones, computers, tablets, and other screens, you can keep from straining your eyes.
Why Do Screens Cause Eyestrain?
Normally, we blink about 15-20 times a minute. That spreads tears evenly over your eyes, which keeps them from getting dry and irritated. But researchers have found that people blink less than half as often when theyвЂ™re reading, watching, or playing on a screen. Also, the contrast of text against the background, the glare, and flickering from digital screens can be hard on your eyes.
Prevent Digital Eyestrain
No, you donвЂ™t have to cut out all screen time. But a few changes to how your use your devices can be easier on your eyes.
- Make sure your computer screen is about 25 inches, or an arm’s length, away from your face. The center of the screen should be about 10-15 degrees below eye level.
- Cut glare by using a matte screen filter. You can find them for all types of computers, phones, and tablets.
- Follow the 20-20-20 rule: every 20 minutes, look at an object at least 20 feet away for at least 20 seconds.
- Take a longer break of about 15 minutes after every 2 hours you spend on your devices.
- Use artificial tears to refresh your eyes when they feel dry.
- Try putting a humidifier in the room where you most often use a computer or other device.
- Make sure the lighting in the room youвЂ™re in is bright enough. You donвЂ™t want your device to be brighter than the surroundings.
- If you wear contact lenses, give your eyes a break by wearing your glasses.
- Get regular eye exams. You might need to use a different pair of glasses when youвЂ™re working on a computer.
Adjust Your Devices
You can also make sure your devices are set for eye health.
- Raise the contrast on your screen.
- Make text larger.
- Change the brightness of the screen. It shouldnвЂ™t be lighter or darker than your surroundings.
- Lower the color temperature of your screen. That means it will give off less blue light, which is linked to more eyestrain.
- Raise the deviceвЂ™s refresh rate. That will cause less flickering of the screen.
American Optometric Association: вЂњComputer Vision Syndrome.вЂќ
Malaysian Family Physician: вЂњUnderstanding and Preventing Computer Vision Syndrome.вЂќ
American Academy of Ophthalmology: вЂњComputers, Digital Devices and Eye Strain.вЂќ
Optometry in Practice: вЂњComputer vision syndrome.вЂќ
AllAboutVision: вЂњComputer Eye Strain: 10 Steps for Relief.вЂќ
Relax your eyes after a day at the pc: useful tips
How to relax the eyes after a day at the computer? Between work and study, we spend always a lot of hours a day at the computer to the point that, often, many of us meet at the end of the day with eyes red and heavy. Even those driving for a long time during the day puts a strain on their eyes. Today, we want to give you some suggestions on how to relax the eyes. The first thing we recommend artificial tears. These eye drops are perfect to keep the eyes fresh and moistened. Also, if you work or study on the pc, or if you drive for many hours, try to take small breaks at regular intervals. In fact, to look away from the pc or from the road that it is, allows the eyes to relax and the brain to rest. Eye then to the air conditioning. In fact, the air conditioners tend to dry out the skin but also the eyes. So arranged your pc in a space more suitable.
It is also important the brightness of the screen: diminuitela and adjust the contrast so as not to strain the eyes. To relax your eyes there are also relaxation exercises instant. Try to warm your hands by rubbing them between your palms, bring them to the eyes to create a sort of shelter from the light. Repeat this operation several times during the day and you will see that it will help to prevent the redness caused by long exposure to the computer. Another advice I give is to wear sunglasses to protect the eyes from excessive light. For the wellness of your eyes is good enough rest: remember that you will need at least 8 hours of sleep per day. Like all the other muscles of our body, even those of the eyes need exercise. Exercises, or visual training are perfect, there are various, we’ve offer two. In the first you have to attach to different points in space, up, down, to the right or to the left, keeping the head steady. In the second you have to close and open the eyelids quickly for 20 seconds then reclose vigorously and reopen them spalancandoli for a couple of seconds.
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How to relax your eyes
Almost all eye problems are due to mental strain and excess stress on the eyes. Learning how to relax
your eyes and the eye muscles is the best thing to ensure you will never need artificial lenses. Relaxing
your eyes sounds difficult, but it is much easier than you think.
We cause our eyes unneeded strain by looking at things that annoy or irritate us. Take some time out to focus your sights on pleasant things. Put photographs on or around the desk at work of things that bring joy and happiness. Look at these pictures when you are feeling especially frustrated or stressed and concentrate on relaxing and calming down.
Practice relaxation the eyes at night while lying in bed. In the darkness, close your eyes and cover
them with a sheet or blanket. Let your mind think about pleasant things such as people, places,
or things that bring you joy. Thinking pleasant thoughts helps relax the eyes which make them softer.
The softer the eyes are the more easily they fit into their sockets. When the eyes are relaxed, they don’t stare or strain.
Practice relaxation techniques until they become more natural. Take the time during the work day to
relax the eyes for at least 10-15 minutes. You will find you are more energized and can focus more
clearly on your work.
Our eyes are full of tiny muscles and their job is to change the shape of our eyes. Those eye muscles
allow the eyes to focus properly and to move from side to side and up and down. As with all muscles,
they need to be exercised and they need to relax.
We have a clock, on the wall with a white face, black numbers and and black hands. It’s about a foot in diameter. One of my eye exercises is to slowly look at each number clockwise and counter-clockwise. I do this exercise with both eyes open and with one eye shut and then the other. Also, I vary the distance from the clock. Do this a couple of times a day for about five minutes,
Research online to find more exercises that will help relax your eyes and improve your vision.
Vision without glasses is an online website where you can find further information on natural cures
for vision loss, eye relaxation exercises and eye muscle strengthing exercises. Please follow the links.
Dip cotton pads in cold tea and place them on your eyelids. Not only it would help you lighten the dark under eye circles but would also help in relaxing your eyes.
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Any tea will work kya Rati?
yup! dont use the flavoured one 😀 you can use cold tea bags also.
flavored one :dumb: :woot: :lol2:
n used tea bags work well too…. O:) O:) O:) O:)
yes mam. :thumbsup:
Hello Rati ji 🙂
Wonderful blog and a great tip for some one like me who is cursed with dark circles forever. Thanks to insomnia :yikes:
Will definitely try this tip, can you let me know how many times a day are we supposed to do this, so the effect shows on our dark circles?
Welcome to IMBB. 🙂 You know these herbal natural tips take a lot of time to show results. you just have to keep doing them. 🙁 You can use blossom kochhar’s almond cream twice a day. it has really worked for me and my mom.
You can try placing slices of potatoes on your eyes. they are quite effective. 🙂
i like these 1 liner tips..easy to remember :balle:
Hmm hmmm yes I read so many good reviews about aroma magic will surely get my hands on it once I am done with the current expensive eye cream I am using
Honestly other than the mositurizng it offers for a long time it has no effect on dark circles :hunterwali:
and the price is :spank:
I wil finish it and get aroma magic 🙂 🙂
When I came to this blog the 1st thing I read is eyes category for remedies for dark circles. Rose water tip helps me to cool my eyes 🙂
Also understood how essential eye cream is 🙂
Well can anyone suggest a good concealer that will cover dark circles well
Never mind the price but the concealer should be worth it.
I have fair normal skin with no much skin problems except for dark circles on my face which are due to insomnia
so my dear imbbians plz help
Rati ji plz post it in appropriate forum 🙁 as I m nt sure wher I shud post it as I new to this blog
I generally posts such queries in ASK imbb section – it is something i started because i was not able to reply to every mail and i thought posting the queries would get more inputs from the users. 🙂
You may go through these posts
I really really like mac concealers. For long wear – you may give mac pro longwear a try and if you are looking for something moisturising , you may give select moisturecover. even mac select cover up concealer is good. all reviews are here. you’d be able to find them through search. 🙂
Hi- I have not had the greatest luck but for me the Loreal concealer in Medium helps a lot. i do apply an eye cream before that. Rubbing ice all over the face before applying makeup also helps.
(for me the morning starts well but as the day goes my eyes begin to look tired and thats when the dark circles really start to show)
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It’s Almost An Epidemic!
So many of my clients feel challenged by maintaining eye contact in groups, it’s almost an epidemic! Ease with eye contact is all about relaxing. Here are simple tips you can practise at the dinner table and in the boardroom to get comfy with eye contact.
When you relax, your audience relaxes too. And relaxed people are more receptive to hearing your message. It really is in your best interest to learn how to make gentle, sustained eye contact if you want to deepen your interpersonal communication skills.
Not All Cultures Are the Same
In western culture, we interpret darting eyes and avoidance of eye contact as suspicious and unconfident behaviour. We even attribute guilt with the phrase “he wouldn’t meet my eyes.” However it ain’t necessarily so. Please note that some cultures consider direct eye contact to be disrespectful or challenging, so use appropriate eye contact in the culture in which you find yourself speaking.
In this 4 minute video, I demonstrate how to relax your eyes when speaking:
Here’s How To Relax Your Eyes and Be A Better Speaker
1. Relax Your Eyeballs First And Let Your Body Follow
Debbie Rosas, co-founder of NIA Dance, (www.nianow.com) explains that in order to relax your whole body, you need to relax your eyes first. Imagine your eyes lazing in hammocks, heavy and supported. Miraculously, when the eyes are relaxed, the brain sends a message to your whole body, saying “You are safe and can relax now.” So let your body do its natural thing and ignore any contrary mental self talk.
2. Move Your Whole Body With Your Eyes To Connect To 1 Person
Let your whole body and your eyes drift toward one person at a time. Turn and face them fully. You can even do this over the phone. If you try it, you’ll know how effective this technique is in enabling you to be present and focused with whomever you speak.
3. Maintain Gentle Eye Contact With 1 Person At A Time For 3 Seconds-ish
All you have to do once you’ve relaxed your eyeballs and whole body (1 second), and then turned fully to face 1 person (1 second), is to stay with the person for a least 3 seconds-ish. Just stay long enough to finish your sentence or idea and watch your words land on their face. Then move on to the next available person with your whole body and stay with them for 3 seconds. You can stay longer! 3 seconds is not the rule, just a practical suggestion. (Just watch how I demonstrate soft, relaxed eyes on my video via the link above.)
Public speaking is not a multi-tasking competition. Take the pressure off believing you have to connect with everyone at once. Relax. Be with 1 person at a time. That’s really enough. You are not going to “lose people” if you aren’t gazing at them. It’s physically impossible to give to everyone, so don’t bother. Allow yourself to relax and sink into your talk, just like you are swinging snug in a hammock. And remember, you can practice these gentle techniques at the dinner table or with friends tonight.
By mark Last Updated: June 18, 2019 1 Comment
Most readers are probably used to do one focus stop for each word while reading. We jump from word to word in order to get their meaning. This habit means a lot of work for the eye muscles, and as those muscles are not very strong eyes can quickly get tired from reading. A few tips to train, warm up and relax your eye muscles. Includes a video with instructions.
One way not to overstrain your eyes is to learn reading phrases of words, which would reduce the number of needed focus stops per line. Another one would be to avoid skipping back in text as this reading habit counts for unneeded focus stops and does not increase comprehension in the long run.
However, there are also a few tricks to warm up your eyes for any reading task ahead. Those exercises are suitable to relax your eye muscles as soon as you feel they have become tired and need a break.
How does it work?
1. Sit straight or lay down.
2. Roll your eyes to the left and then back to the centre.
3. Roll your eyes to the right and come back to the centre.
4. Roll your eyes to the top and return to the centre.
5. Roll your eyes to the bottom and come back to the centre.
6. Repeat this exercise two or three times.
The video below will explain this exercise to you in more detail, and as recommended to warm up your eye muscles before speed reading.
Below is another effective video providing tips to relax eye muscles after reading.
Great tip to relax your eyes. I’m already practicing similar exercises applying the Dr. Bates method to improve my eyesight and train the eyes muscles. Click on my name to learn more about that at the Wikipedia.
Tips to relax your eyes and get quality sleep
The Eventus Recruitment Group shares the following tips to help you relax your eyes and get quality sleep.
Tips to relax your eyes
Eye strain can occur whenever you focus on anything, from reading a book to watching TV. Use the 20-20-20 rule: Let your eyes take a break every 20 minutes or so by looking at something at least 20 feet away for 20 seconds.
Close your eyes and rub them gently, as if tickling them, for 20 seconds. This reduces strain and provides instant release. Alternatively, rub your hands together and gently press the heels of your palms onto your closed eyes. The heat from your hands relaxes and soothes strained muscles.
Look at an object far away for 10 to 15 seconds, then gaze at something up close for 10 to 15 seconds. Then look back at the distant object. Do this 10 times.
How to get quality sleep
Don’t spend too long in bed
If you have trouble falling asleep. don’t start going to bed earlier. Reduce the time you spend in bed and you will crave more sleep, fall asleep faster, and find that the quality will improve/
Stop clock watching
It’s tempting to look at the clock every time you wake up up to monitor how little sleep you are getting. This increases the pressure to fall back to sleep. Set your alarm for the morning, then avoid looking at it again.
Don’t lie in bed awake
If you can’t get to sleep, get out of bed. Lying in bed awake will make you feel frustrated and you will subconsciously link the bed to feeling stressed. So leave the bedroom and do something relaxing like read a book in another room. Then when you are tired, go back to bed.
Manage your thoughts
A busy mind can keep us awake, so write your thoughts down before you hit the pillow. This can be a therapeutic way of clearing your mind.
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Following the 20-20-20 rule when using a computer screen reduces eye strain and pain as well as the potential for poor eye health and disease when using this device for extended time periods. Applying the 20-20-20 rule is very simple and straightforward and significantly protects your eyes from the dangers that staring at a computer screen cause.
What is the 20-20-20 Rule?
The 20-20-20 rule is relatively simple.
Look away from the screen at another object that is 20-ft. Away for 20-seconds every 20-minutes! So simple, so easy, and such a great way to protect your eyes when using the computer is necessary for work, school, or other essentials. The American Academy of Ophthalmology recommends following the 20-20-20 rule for eye and vision protection.
Set the alarm on your phone every 20-minutes, so you do not forget to take a break from the screen. It may help to choose a target to look at ahead of time, so you know exactly where to focus your eyes when looking away from the computer screen. Many people get up from their computer and walk around or look out of the door or window.
Why Does the 20-20-20 Rule Work?
Eye strain is the most common eye problem affecting Colorado Springs residents. Eye strain is sometimes painful and, when left untreated, may lead to more severe health problems and diseases, including glaucoma. The 20-20-20 rule is designed by an ophthalmologist rather than a group of people. It is researched and proven effective against eye damage. Numerous research studies show the effectiveness of using the 20-20-20 rule.
Additional Tips to Reduce Eye Strain When Using a Computer
The 20-20-20 is only the start of techniques necessary for eye protection. Every individual must use as many approaches to eye health as possible to protect their eyes and vision. Additional ideas that help reduce eye strain, pain, and health risks when using a computer:
– Ensure the computer room/area is well-lit
– Adjust the screen brightness level
– Use eye drops to keep the eyes hydrated and moisturized
– Don’t forget to blink!
– Specialty eyeglasses and screen protection products are sold at electronics stores and online at various costs.
– Take care of your eyes. Regular visits with the Colorado Springs eye doctor catch eye problems before they damage the eyes or vision health. Apart from visiting the eye doctor, use other eye care strategies to protect your vision.
Be it regular office work, or work from home, the endless deadlines and late night movie sessions can leave us tired and exhausted. Moreover, long screen time is harmful for the eyes and you might end up getting severe headaches due to these.
Here are some tips to make sure your eyes are not harmed by the glaring, bright screens of laptops, TV and mobiles and you can have a healthy eyesight besides the fast-paced lifestyle!
Humidify your environment
ACs and staring at screens for long time periods tend to suck the moisture out of your eyes. So if you’re working in these conditions then it’s best to invest in a decent humidifier for your home or your office and blink regularly. You should also make it a habit to wash your eyes with cool and clean water to keep them clean and moisturized.
Switch to glasses
If you wear contact lenses then you should drop them and switch to glasses when not outside. You can also buy BLU ray glasses using Lenskart coupons as a preventive measure to protect your eyes from the harmful light rays of the screens. Lenskart offers specs for every style and price so that you can be fashionable and protected at the same time!
Exercise and give rest to your eyes
If your work includes staring at a screen for long durations then exercising your eyes and giving them some rest after every 20 minutes can be very beneficial. Try rolling your eyes for at least a minute or watching something 20 feet away for 20 seconds after every 20 minutes and close them for at least 10 minutes after every 2 hours of work.
Get regular checkups
If you are a busy bee, then Lenskart offers you the service to book eye appointments at your home so that you can have regular yearly eye checkups and take necessary measures to maintain healthy eyesight! You can use Lenskart coupons to save some bucks while you’re at it!
Now you know how to take care of one of the most precious sense organs of your body. So include these practices in your daily work routine and increase the lifetime of your eyes! Make sure you use the Lenskart coupons listed on CashKaro to buy protective eye gear from Lenskart as Lenskart offers the largest variety of specs and sunglasses in every colour and size possible!
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Working in front of a computer all day plus wearing a set of contacts can take a toll on your eyes. That’s why you need to relax your eyes even for just a few minutes during the day or night.
While making sure your eyes are completely bare or free from contact lenses for some relaxation methods, these are all the short-term and long-term tips you need to try for the sake of your ocular health.
Tips for Eye Relaxation
Resting your eyes
Sit in an upright position to prevent sleeping and then close your eyes for at least two seconds. Next, open your eyes swiftly. Repeat for at least three times.
After quick repetition, shut your eyes tightly for a minute. Do some breathing exercises to further relax your whole mind and body.
After removing your contact lenses, close your eyes. Make sure to wash your hands before touching your face, especially now that there’s a pandemic happening.
Use the tips of your index and middle fingers to gently apply some pressure on your eyes while rubbing them in circles. Massaging your eyelids can have a relaxing effect on your eyes.
After doing that, place both of your palms on your eyes, completely covering them to block the light. Taking a break from light exposure has a soothing effect on your eyes.
Easy heat treatment for your eyes
As expected, before putting your hands on any part of your face, wash them first.
Now, rub your palms together to generate heat. Close your bare eyes and then put your slightly heated palms on them.
It’s known that the eyes are greatly sensitive, so a little warmth from your hands can already have a perceptible impact on them. To be more specific, the applied warmth can be very soothing to your eyes.
Dip a clean cloth in lukewarm water and lie down. Again, the eyes are very sensitive to heat, so make sure the water is just warm enough for your eyes to handle.
Shut your eyes after removing your contacts and then put the cloth just above your eyelids. Take a deep breath and relax for about a minute. Repeat three times.
This follows the same method to warm compress, except the water is cold instead of warm. The cold water will help relieve eye strain and improve the blood circulation in your eyes.
Blinking more often
When your eyes are always exposed to televisions, computers, or mobile phone screens for a long time, they’re susceptible to severe dryness which may lead to headache and eye strain among others. That’s because when you focus on the screen of any device, the blink rate of your eyes drops. No wonder regular blinking exercises are highly recommended.
Modified eye roll
This type of massage eases muscle tension in your eyes, providing a relaxing sensation. Simply roll your eyes and close them for a while. Roll them again until you feel refreshed.
This is one of the most recommended procedures to relax your eyes. Stop working in 20-minute intervals to rest your eyes for 20 seconds while looking at objects approximately 20 feet away.
It may sound risky, but indirect sun exposure can actually contribute to the overall health of your eyes. Just make sure it only happens early in the morning.
Stand in a place where there’s lots of sunlight, and close your eyes. Allow your eyelids to feel the warmth from the sun. Sunlight aids the retina to release dopamine. Dopamine is important in improving eye health.
Lifestyle and Work Modifications
Taking a break
Nowadays, people spend a lot of time focusing on computer, TV, and mobile device screens. It’s inevitable for most people since most jobs in the modern age require you to look at those devices. This can obviously deteriorate the health of your eyes in the future.
Take a break and let your eyes rest from screen exposure. Walk around and do things that can take your mind off work for a while. But, if you really can’t do it, 20-20-20 rule is your friend.
Less screen time
Since long exposure to TVs, computers, and mobile devices is the main cause of eye strain, doing things like reading a book, cooking, cleaning, or just simply resting may help you limit your exposure to blue light. Avoiding blue light from time to time can minimize strain in your eyes.
If you can’t escape screen exposure mostly due to work requirements, use a filter that can prevent glare from your screen instead or position your screen lower. You can even adjust the setting of your screen to automatically filter blue light.
Regular exposure to cold water
Do this every morning and evening or simply anytime your eyes feel strained and sore. The cold water will soothe your eyes and help improve blood circulation.
You can also use chilled cucumber slices and put one on each eye for five to ten minutes. Chilled cucumber has that soothing effect as cold water, which is effective for resting your eyes.
When persistent eye strain affects your daily life, go visit your eye doctor. Eye strain may be a symptom of a more serious condition, so let a specialist check your eyes to ensure total safety.
There are a lot of ways to relax your eyes with or without contact lenses. If you have lenses on, you can follow the general resting procedure, simple heat treatment with your palms, blinking exercises, and the 20-20-20 rule. If you want to try massaging your eyes, applying a warm or cold compress, or rolling your eyes, it’s safer to remove your contacts first. Massages and constant eye-rolling can ruin the position of your lenses. A warm or cold compress also involve moisture which can make your contacts dirty.
Where to Buy Comfortable Contact Lenses
To reduce eye strain and the need to relax your eyes all the time, you should buy extra-comfortable contacts. Luckily for you, we at Contact Lenses 4 Us offer products like the Acuvue Oasys, Avaira 3, and Air Optix Aqua. Those lenses can maintain enough moisture that won’t dry your eyes throughout the day. You can order any of them without a prescription. And, of course, we ship globally!
One of the trickiest things about allergies is that they can strike virtually anywhere, at any time. And during the fall when leaves are falling and the temperatures are starting to cool, allergies are fairly prevalent among individuals everywhere. If your allergies are making your eyes water, swell, and itch then you will probably do just about anything to get back to feeling like your normal self once again. To learn more about how to take care of your eyes during allergy season, read on.
- Try a damp cloth
If your allergies are causing your eyes to tear and itch, it’s because the allergens and pollens in the air are creeping their way into your eyes as well. Try giving your eyes some relieve and rinse the outside of them with a damp cloth when you wake up every morning. Because things like sleep dust or gunk can further irritate your eyes, using a damp cloth to clean them up will help you to clean them without any more irritation.
- Eye Drops
To help give yourself some immediate relief, try using an eye drop designed specifically to treat allergies. If you can’t find one over the counter that seems to work, schedule an appointment with your eye doctor or allergist in order to get a prescription eye drop to help give you the relief that you need.
As one of the best and most effective ways to treat all of your allergy symptoms, try taking an antihistamine. Antihistamines are over-the-counter drugs that are used to help alleviate any symptoms pertaining to allergies including itchiness, runny nose, sore throat, etc. Just make sure that you follow the recommended dosage so that you can receive the best results possible.
If you suffer from allergies and just can’t seem to catch a break, try these three tips to help give your eyes the relief they deserve. Not only will they help you to see more clearly again but you can start to feel like yourself too!
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The article below combines two short entries by Dr. Bates from his Better Eyesight Magazines, originally titled “Fine Print a Benefit to the Eye” and “Facts Versus Theories”. I suggest that you print out the PDF link below, and find out for yourself how powerfully relaxing it can be to look at tiny print. The font sizes on the PFD go all the way down to 2 points. You may find that you can read even this smallest size after a few moments! — gm
Read Tiny Print to Relax Your Eyes and Mind By Dr. William H Bates
Click here for a printable PDF with tiny font sizes so you can prove this principle to yourself It is impossible to read fine print without relaxing. Therefore the reading of such print, contrary to what is generally believed, is a great benefit to the eyes. Persons who can read perfectly fine print, like the below specimen (printed version will be much smaller – click above link), are relieved of pain and fatigue while they are doing it, and this relief is often permanent. Persons who cannot read it are benefited by observing its blackness, and remembering it with the eyes open and closed alternately. Seven Truths of Normal Sight 1—Normal Sight can always be demonstrated in the normal eye, but only under favorable condition. 2—Central Fixation: The letter or part of the letter regarded is always seen best. 3—Shifting: The point regarded changes rapidly and continuously. 4—Swinging: When the shifting is slow, the letters appear to move from side to side, or in other directions, with a pendulum-like motion. 5—Memory is perfect. The color and background of the letters, or other objects seen, are remembered perfectly, instantaneously and continuously. 6—Imagination is good. One may even see the white part of letters whiter than it really is, while the black is not altered by distance, illumination, size, or form, of the letters. 7—Rest or relaxation of the eye and mind is perfect and can always be demonstrated. When one of these seven fundamentals is perfect, all are perfect. By bringing the print so near to the eyes that it cannot be read pain is sometimes relieved instantly, because when the patient realizes that there is no possibility of reading it the eyes do not try to do so. In myopia, however, it is sometimes a benefit to strain to read fine print. Persons who can read fine print perfectly imagine that they see between the lines streaks of white whiter than the margin of the page, and persons who cannot read it also see these streaks, but not so well. When the patient becomes able to increase the vividness of these appearances the sight always improves.
Facts Versus Theories
Reading fine print is commonly supposed to be an extremely dangerous practice, and reading print of any kind upon a moving vehicle is thought to be even worse. Looking away to the distance, however; and not seeing anything in particular is believed to be very beneficial to the eyes. In the light of these superstitions the facts contained in the following letter are particularly interesting: “On reaching home Monday morning I was surprised and pleased at the comments of my family regarding the appearance of my eyes. They all thought they looked so much brighter and rested, and that after two days of [travel by train]. I didn’t spare my eyes in the least on the way home. I read magazines and newspapers, looked at the scenery; in fact, used my eyes all the time. My sight for the near-point is splendid. Can read for hours without tiring my eyes… I went downtown to day and my eyes were very tired when I got home. The fine print on the card [diamond type] helps me so… I would like to have your little Bible [a photographic reduction of the Bible with type much smaller than diamond type]. I’m sure the very fine print has a soothing effect on one’s eyes, regardless of what my previous ideas on the subject were.” It will be observed that the eyes of this patient were not tired by her two days railroad journey, during which she read constantly;—they were not tired by hours of reading after her return; they were rested by reading extremely fine print; but they were very much tired by a trip downtown during which they were not called upon to focus upon small objects. Later a leaf from the Bible was sent to her, and she wrote: “The effect even of the first effort to read it was wonderful. If you will believe it, I haven’t been troubled having my eyes feel ‘crossed’ since, and while my actual vision does not seem to be any better, my eyes feel a great deal better.”
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Nowadays with all the technologies people put too much pressure on their eyes. They either stare in the screens of their computers all day, or in their smart phones. And modern technologies are not the only thing that may exhaust your eyes.
A lot of students study very hard for days in order to pass their exams and they put the abilities of their eyes to the limits. They do not sleep for days, or sleep just a couple of hours a day, because they a lot of things to study for. And at some point their eyes are so tired that they cannot continue studying properly.
That is why we have prepared some tips for you which can help you relax your eyes when you are overusing them. It does not matter whether you read books, textbooks, or sit in front of a computer all day, these tips will help your eyes.
#1 Close your eyes
If you do not have time to sleep, it does not mean that you do not have time to close them for a while. And if you want to make sure that you will not fall asleep while you are doing this exercise, do it in a sitting position.
Keep your eyes closed for about 10 seconds then open them for about 5 seconds and repeat the exercise a couple of times. After the third or the forth one you will notice that your eyes are already relaxed a little.
#2 Massage your eyes
If the exercise with the closed eyes does not do much difference for you, then you could try another thing again with your eyes closed. You need to simply massage your eyes, not your temples, with your fingertips. Do it gently in circular motions for 20-30 seconds or so.
This exercise is good because it will keep your eyes in total darkness which has a soothing effect. And not only this, but the massage will also relax the muscles of your eyes and you will immediately notice that your eyes are not as tired as before the exercise.
#3 Have a look out the window
The next thing you could try if your eyes are too tired to continue doing your job is to have a break from whatever you are doing and just have a look out the window. The natural light outside will have a soothing effect on your eyes, but this is not the only thing to do.
You also need to focus your eyes on the furthest object you can see in the distance. This trick is especially for those of you who are tired of working all day watching a computer screen. Do this exercises for about a minute, or until you do not feel better and capable of doing your work again.
#4 Try some eye exercises
You may not have heard of eye exercises, but, in fact there are such. The point is to move your eyes around so that they can relax from staring at one point. The first one you can try is rolling your eyes slowly. Roll them round for a sometime, but make sure it is quite slowly, otherwise you may stress them and they may end up hurting you even more than before that.
If you do not like this exercise, you could try the other one which is moving your eyes up and down. Again do this slowly and move your eyes as much as you can. Focus on some spot on the ceiling when you look up and keep looking at it for a couple of seconds before you look down again.
According to a lot of specialists, blinking is the best way to relax one’s eyes, especially after working too long hours on a computer. A lot of people forget to blink when they are staring at a computer. Sometimes they are so focused on their work that they do not realize how little they have blinked.
So, remember that blinking is good for the health of your eyes. Make sure you blink regularly so that you will not exhaust your eyes too much and that you help them relax.
#6 Wash your face with cold water
When one reads too much, or has been overusing their eyes, the eyes tend to swell. So, you will probably want to deal with the swelling as well. What can help in this case is some ice or simply cold water. Wash your face with cold water to refresh your eyes and face. And meanwhile the cold water will also help with soothing any swelling there might be on the face, especially one’s eyes.
Many people nowadays suffer from Eye tiredness and strain specifically because of their hectic lifestyle. Both kids and adults spend most of their time staring at their computer screen or mobile phones. Other factors responsible for this problem are pollution, incorrect eyeglasses, overuse of contact lenses or some kind of eye problem. Eye strain causes a lot of discomforts and disturbs your life.
Common Symptoms of Eye Strain :
- Irritation or Redness
- Difficulty in Focusing
- Blurred or Double vision
- Dry or watery eyes
- Increased sensitivity to light
- Pain in the neck, shoulders, and back
I know it’s tough to say goodbye to your job or social media (the job of millions now). But it is important to look after your eyes as they are the two precious windows to see the world. In today’s article, I’m sharing with you a list of some easy methods which you can follow to reduce eye strain.
Eye Massage :
Massaging your eyelids in a gentle manner on regular basis is helpful for relaxing the muscles around them. This helps to improve the blood circulation and stimulate the tear glands which can prevent the dry eyes.
Follow the below steps for doing this: –
1) With the help of your fingers massage the eyelids and muscles above the eyebrows for 10-20 seconds.
2) In a gentle manner massage the lower eyelid against the lower bone for around 10-20 seconds.
3) Also, massage the temples and upper cheekbones. Do this 1-2 times a day.
This technique helps to reduce the eye strain, especially during reading or sitting for long in front of your desktop, laptop or T.V. The main benefit of palming is that it gives rest to your eyes so they don’t become tired. To practice this, first sit in a straight and comfortable position.
Rub your hands together in a rapid way to warm them. Then, close your eyes and place your warm palms over them, without putting any pressure. Stay in this position for about 30 seconds, relax and enjoy the darkness. After this, open your eyes slowly and repeat this 3-5 times.
Cold water :
Cold water is effective in giving relief from eye strain by improving the tired muscles and reducing puffiness.
To give a quick relaxing impact on your eyes, splash some cold water on your face and closed eyes. You can also soak a soft washcloth in cold water and place it on your closed eyelids for one minute.
It is a good way to start a day. All you need to do is, stand in front of a window or a place which receives plenty of sunlight. Then, close your eyes and let the sunlight warm your eyelids.
Sunlight helps the retina of eyes to release dopamine, which is helpful in the healthy development of the eyes. Plus it prevents the problem of short-sightedness in children. But make sure to do this activity without wearing your glasses or contact lenses and don’t look directly at the sun.
Eye Exercises :
Regular exercise helps to increase the flow of blood to the eyes, makes the muscles more flexible and improves focus. A simple exercise is to roll your eyes in clockwise and anticlockwise directions for a few seconds.
Then take a pause and blink your eyes and repeat this 4-5 times.
Rose Water :
Rose water plays a role of natural relaxer for the tired eyes and gives a soothing effect. Moreover, it benefits the skin around the eyes by rejuvenating it and fades dark circles and puffiness.
For treating the eyes with rose water, first you need to splash them with cold water. After pat drying with a towel, dip two cotton balls in the rose water. Then lie down and place the cotton balls over your eyes. Try doing this two times a day.
The astringent properties of cucumber help to soothe tired muscles near the eyes. Moreover, it is beneficial for reducing darkness and under-eye puffiness. For this, you’ll have to cool a medium-sized cucumber by placing it in refrigerator for 20-30 minutes. Then, cut it into thick slices and put over the tired eyes.
Try following this once or twice a day.
So, these are some of the natural methods which are helpful for reducing the eye strain and relaxing them. Apart from this, follow a healthy lifestyle and take enough sleep. Also go for regular eye checkups to a specialist t to make sure that your eyes are healthy.
You can also use Eye Mantra eye drops to relax your eyes. It is an ayurvedic medicine and the natural ingredients of it help to clear all the dust particles from the eyes. This, in turn, gives a soothing effect to your tired and strained eyes.
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