Believe it or not, you can exercise your eyes and practice your own vision fitness to help correct the symptoms of poor vision. After all, your eyes are muscles—don’t you think it’s time to work them out? Training your eyes with even the most basic vision fitness can help reduce the symptoms of vision problems, eye strain, eye fatigue and even stress.
Here are a few great tips and exercises to sharpen your vision and calm your mind. Perform these activities as often as you’d like to get those beautiful eyes “buff” and relieve daily stress on eyes, body and mind.
Vision Fitness Exercises
- Simulated Dark Cave
Have a seat somewhere comfy and relaxing. Rub your palms together until they’re warm and lightly cover your eyes with your cupped palms. Make sure there is absolutely no light coming in through your fingers and focus as much as humanly possible on the darkest dark imaginable. Take deep, slow breaths and try to picture a happy visual in the distance. Once the darkness takes over, remove your palms from your eyes. Feel free to repeat this exercise for another three minutes or more.
- Long Blinking
This one is almost too simple. It’s a little weird, so it’d be best to do this one alone. Simply close your eyes, nice and tight, for three to five seconds. Then, open them for another three to five seconds. Repeat this process another seven or eight times, or until you’ve scared away your peers.
- Object Focusing
Grab a pen or pencil. Hold it at arm’s length and move your arm slowly to your nose. Focus and follow the pencil with your eyes until you can’t focus on it anymore. Repeat this 10 times for best vision fitness results.
- Eye Writing
You can say a lot with your eyes, but how about writing with them? Concentrate on a wall in front of you and imagine writing with your eyes. It is easier if you think of a phrase or comment to write. The bigger the letters the better the exercise.
- Distant Focusing
Find a barred window or fence; focus on a distant object past the bars. As you focus, relax your body and slowly transfer your weight from one foot to the other. Maintain steady breathing and remain relaxed and please do not forget to blink while doing this exercise as you continue for two to three minutes.
There are many other exercises out there for you to try out in your quest for the ultimate vision fitness. As long as you keep your eyes moving, focusing, and relaxed, it won’t take long to notice improvements in your vision.
Have you tried any vision exercises?