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!

Floaters – Specs and Shapes That Appear In The Eye

Floaters is the term given to various types of deposits that can in the vitreous humour. The technical name for seeing floaters is “myodesopsia”. Floaters can be of various sizes and shapes. They can appear as shadow like shapes. These can appear on their own or with several others. They can also appear as threads, cobweb like fragments, shapes that look like cells – either singular or in groups. There is a particular type of floater which is called Muscae volitantes (from the Latin, meaning ‘flying flies’) which are small spots as indicated by the name. These shapes do exist within the eye itself, they are not illusions. If you have floaters you will notice that they move when you move your eyes. They tend to drift slowly, and it is difficult to try and focus on them as they are, as mentioned, within the eye itself. When first seeing floaters they can become quite annoying if you try to focus on them. It is natural to try to look at them to understand them further, but they will follow the motion of the eye, at much annoyance. The best thing to do is relax and just acknowledge that they are there.


It is thought that floaters originate in the embryo. It is also thought that they come about because of some sort of degenerative changes within the vitreous humour or on the retina itself. Floaters are quite common and do not cause any serious problems.