Top 5 Eye Exercises For Myopia

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Spectacles are everywhere now—rimless, geeky, trendy slim ones – you name it, you can see it! But spectacles are not a fashion accessory. They are a necessity and most of the people wearing them are victims of the most prevalent vision disorder – myopia. Call it near sightedness or short sightedness, as it is more popularly called, this vision disorder has become quite common these days.

With these eye exercises mentioned below, you can stimulate and strengthen the eye muscles, while toning the eye muscles. Before leading to the exercises, let us take a look at how helpful these exercises can be for myopia.

How does Eye Exercises Help Myopia?

Myopia is caused due to various reasons. If myopia is hereditary or caused due to faulty genes, then these exercises will be less effective. However, if the reason is visual fatigue, then you can expect significant improvement.

Here is how these myopia eye exercises can be beneficial for those who have myopia:

  1. Stimulates and improves the functioning of your eyes
  2. Helps in improving your focus levels
  3. Eases the fatigue of eye muscles
  4. Eases strain experienced by eyes
  5. Lowers light sensitivity

Top 5 Eye Exercises For Myopia:

Take a look at the five best eye exercises you can try to ease myopic issues.

1. Fixed Eye Gazing:

Gazing at an object continuously, without blinking, helps in improving the focus and coordination of vision.

  1. Place a small object on a table which is at your eye level.
  2. Sit comfortably, back erect, and hands resting on your thighs.
  3. Relax and start focusing on it; refrain from straining and frowning.
  4. The moment you experience any strain, look away.
  5. Make sure that your neck and head are kept straight during the gazing process.
  6. Start with a backward count starting from 200.
  7. Every time you get distracted, re-start from the beginning. Repeat this until you complete a count of 200 – 0.

During the initial stages, it is very tough to retain the gaze fixed to a single spot. Over a period of time, you will get used to it and you will be able to focus better.

2. Palming:

This will help in relaxing the eyes muscles completely, giving them warmth. You can do this eye exercise for myopia every now and then to rejuvenate your tired eyes.

  1. Sit straight. Neck, head, and back in a straight line.
  2. Close your eyes and allow your hands to rest comfortably.
  3. Breathe deeply and let your body relax.
  4. Now, rub your palms as vigorously as possible to generate heat. Make sure that they are just warm and do not turn hot.
  5. Place the warm palms on the closed eye lids and let the warmth spread on your eyes.
  6. Place them on the lids until the entire warmth is lost.
  7. Repeat the process 5 to 10 times, thrice a day.

The warmth transferred from palms to the eye lids trigger the circulation of blood, relaxing and stimulating your eye muscles.

3. Eye Stretches:

Stretch your eye muscles to break the monotony of its functions and thwart off tension.

  1. Sit straight on the floor or chair in a position in which you are most comfortable.
  2. Keep your back erect.
  3. Start moving your eyes – up and down first.
  4. Do this for ten times.
  5. Now start moving your eyes down and up.
  6. Move your eyes from left to right.
  7. Move your eyes right to left.
  8. Rotate your eyes, clockwise.
  9. Rotate your eyes, anticlockwise.
  10. Close your eyes and relax.

Make sure only your eyes are moving and not your neck. Repeat each movement 10 times, relax your eyes by closing it for a second, and move on to the next movement.

4. Blinking:

We keep blinking unknowingly. Studies say that you blink about 20 times in a minute. In this eye exercise for myopia, you have to do the same, but in a conscious way.

  1. Sit in your most comfortable position, eyes open.
  2. Blink, as fast as possible, for about 15 times.
  3. Close the eyes and relax. Make sure you take deep inhalations and exhalations during the process.
  4. Repeat the blinking.
  5. Do 10 such reps.

You can do this exercise thrice a day, 10 reps each time.

5. Room Scanning:

This is quite similar to fixed gazing. The sole difference is that your gaze moves continuously from one object to the next, as soon as every detail in one particular object is clear.

  1. Sit comfortably, back erect, and hands resting on your thighs.
  2. Relax and start focusing on an object right across the room; refrain from straining and frowning. Keep your neck and head steady during the gazing process.
  3. The moment you experience strain, break the gaze.
  4. Every time you get distracted, re-start. Repeat this until you are familiar with each and every detail of the object.
  5. Now move on to the next object.
  6. Keep doing this for 5 objects at a time.

This eye exercise to reduce myopia needs intense levels of patience. Plus, make sure you do not rush through. Doing this will help in improving the focus and coordination levels.

We all work out to keep our body fit and healthy. As with other parts of the body, eyes should also be given a chance to exercise and keep themselves fit and fabulous. Spectacles are fashionable, but when your eyes can look bewitching without them, why keep them hidden?

Along with these eye exercises for myopia, make sure you change your diet too. Include loads of green, leafy veggies as well as other fruits and veggies packed with iron and vitamin A. Have we missed out any eye exercises for myopia? If so, do share with us.

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