Tips To Improve Eyesight

If you spend a lot of time working with a computer, reading or watching TV you are most likely short sighted. This means that you are unable to see objects in the distance very clearly.

This occurs because for the majority of the day your eyes are focused on objects that are close to you, so in effect your eyes become accustomed to seeing close objects. As a result the eyes becomes less able to see distant objects clearly.

Here’s 3 quick eye exercises you can use to improve your eyesight, and increase your ability to see objects in the distance.

Eye Exercise 1

Make an effort to stare at something in the distance every 30 – 60 minutes for at least 30 seconds. You can do this by simply looking at the other end of the room you are in, or looking out the window. This exercise will improve your focus of distant objects, by preventing the eye becoming accustomed to focusing only on objects that are close to you.

Eye Exercise 2

This is similar to the first exercise, but involves you putting your finger in front of your face about a hands distance away from your nose. Now look at your finger for a few seconds, then look at something in the distance. When you do this you should feel you eyes changing focus from the finger, to the distant object you are looking at. This is an excellent exercise for improving the focusing ability of your eyes.

Eye Exercise 3

For this exercise nod your head up and down, like you were nodding “yes” to someone. Look up at the ceiling and down at your toes.
This exercise will strengthen the muscles in your neck, thereby increasing blood circulation to the head and eyes. It could also help to reduce a sagging chin!

Caring For Your Eyes and Eyesight

Our vision has a direct impact on our life and the quality of our life. Even if you have 20/20 vision, taking steps to be kind to your eyes can affect your long-term eye health.

Ways to care for your eyes daily:

  • Always get an annual eye exam. Eye problems can creep in over time and you may not even be aware of them until they have reached a more serious stage, such as Glaucoma. A good optometrist can diagnosis and detect early signs of eye problems or eye disease with a simple painless eye exam
  • Use the 10-10-10 rule. If you are doing lots of close-up work such as reading or using a computer screen for hours, take time out to look away and focus on a distant object. This helps give your eyes a break and prevents over straining your eyes
  • Cucumber or tea bags kept in the refrigerator can be used on tired eyes to reduce puffy eyes and help to relax the surrounding muscles of the eyes
  • Drinking plenty of water helps reduce tired and puffy eyes
  • Using good lighting is very important. Good strong light helps improve vision and reduce eyestrain
  • Healthy eating such as incorporating fruits, green leafy veggies, tomatoes, and spinach in your diet
  • Supplementing your diet with vitamins. Adding daily vitamins such as A, C, E, B complex and folic acid, pantothenic acid, biotin and choline which can aid in different ways to keeping your eyes healthy

  • Splashing cold water on the eyes help relax them and reduce puffiness