Is there a natural way to improve vision? More than ever before, we are staring at electronic devices not thinking how this affects our eyes. But, staring into television, computer and mobile phones screens are directly linked to eye fatigue, dryness and all sorts of eye-related problems. Thankfully there are several natural ways to improve your vision without giving up from your electronic gadgets.
Give your eyes a deserved rest, and you will be amazed by the results. Whenever your eyes get tired, and you feel eye tension during the work, try this simple exercises and let the Mother Nature take care of you.
Note: If you are wearing glasses, remove them before practicing the exercises.
EXERCISE 1: Gazing Into the Darkness
Sit back and relax as much as possible. Close your eyes and cover them with your palms. Let the elbows rest on your knees, keeping the back straight. The nose should be free for breathing. Do not apply pressure on the eyes. The eyes must be closed and relaxed. Focus on your breath. Feel how the stomach rises while breathing in and flattens while breathing out. Free your mind from any disturbing thoughts. Immerse yourself into the blackness. Practice this exercise 2 – 3 times a day for 2 to 10 minutes up to half an hour.
Exercising the eye muscles is a natural way to improve vision. Consider the following practices as a kind of an eyes gym.
EXERCISE 2: Up and Down
Keeping your head still and relaxed, slowly move your eyes up and down six times. The eyes need to move slowly and steadily all the way upwards and all the way downwards, almost without effort, using minimum force. Concentrate on your breath. Breathe in, while moving the eyes upwards and breathe out, while moving downwards. Do not hold your breath. Repeat exercise 3 times, with a pause of 1-2 seconds in between.
EXERCISE 3: Left and Right
Stay relaxed. Keep your head and your eyes straight. Take a deep breath. As you exhale, slowly move your eyes towards the right. While inhaling, slowly move your eyes to the straight position. Again, exhale slowly and move your eyes to the left. Inhale slowly and return your eyes to the straight position. Focus on your breathing and move the eyes slow and easy. Repeat exercise 3 times, with a pause of 1-2 seconds in between.
EXERCISE 4: Fast Focus Change
Hold the index finger of the right hand about 8 inches (20 cm) away from your eyes. Focus your gaze on the finger. Then, quickly switch the view from the index finger to a distant larger object (e.g. Door or Window). The object should be approximately at 9 feet (3 meters) distance. Briefly, focus on that distant object and try to see it in detail. Repeat this exercise 10 times, 1-second pause and then again with ten transfers of view, a total of three such series. Practice this exercise several times during the day.
EXERCISE 5: Eye Roll
Keeping your head still and relaxed, move your eyes slowly in a circle, and then in the opposite direction. Focus on your breath. Inhale while rolling the eyes from left – up – right, and exhale while moving from right – down – left. Repeat 4 times, pause for 1 second then repeat two more sets (1 set = 4 repetitions) making breaks between them.
Exercises 2 to 5 should be practiced after a brief gazing into the darkness (2 – 3 minutes), as explained in Exercise 1. To boost the results you can also gaze into darkness for a few seconds between exercises 2 and 3, 3 and 4, 4 and 5.
The “eyes gym” exercises will take you only 10 – 15 minutes daily, but it’s a natural way to improve vision, and you will start feeling the benefits very soon.
Other Useful Tips
Tip 1: Blinking
Don’t forget to blink! When we work on a computer, we are blinking five times less than usual. So, try to blink 1-2 times on every 10 seconds. In the beginning, start by consciously forcing yourself to blink, and soon it will become a routine while in front of a screen.
Tip2: Cold Water
While washing the face, quickly and forcefully splash your closed eyes with cold water from a distance of 5 cm. After splashing them for about twenty times, rub your closed eyes vigorously with a towel for 1 to 2 minutes. This routine will enhance the circulation, and you should practice it regularly when you feel that your eyes are tired or tensed.
And that’s it. Regular eye exercises are a natural way to improve vision and prevent eye diseases such as nearsightedness and farsightedness.