Like most people nowadays I spend countless hours at my computer everyday without a thought as to what could happen to my eyesight in the future.
With that thought in mind I thought I must do something about it and during my search I came across a useful article that I've partially included below.
Tired, Strained Eyes?
They say your eyes are the window to your soul. Well then, shouldn’t we give them a little TLC? If you stare at a computer screen all day, like the majority of Americans, then this article is for you. Here’s how to do eye yoga to reduce eyestrain, keep eye muscles sharp, promote better eyesight and more.
If you spend eight or more hours staring at a computer screen every day, your eyes might be in trouble — and you might not even know it! Over time, you could develop a condition called Computer Vision Syndrome (CVS), which is characterized by several signs:
Dry, red eyes
Neck or back pain
If this sounds like you, you might want to give eye yoga a try. It’s been in use for centuries, helping to combat eye strain, vision issues and more. Try these strengthening exercises for improved eye health:
1. Practice palming
Our eyes are used to staring at lights all the time. From the moment we wake up, we’re taking in the blue light emission on our phone, artificial lights in our office and blinking lights in traffic. That’s a lot of stimulation for the eyes! This simple palming exercise can give them a rest, any time of day.
Rub your palms together to…
3. Gaze up and down
Simple eye yoga movements can keep your vision sharp.
Now that your eyes are warmed up, use this simple…
5. Shift your focus
We’re not meant to look at up-close materials all the time, and yet we do! This simple exercise of shifting your focus will help retrain your eyes to see detail at different perspectives.
First, hold your right arm out one full length in front of you and…
Always give your eyes a break.
In addition to doing eye yoga regularly, there are a number of things you can do to reduce eye strain. When you’re at work, make sure to follow the 20-20-20 rule. This means every 20 minutes look at something 20 feet away for 20 seconds. Also, make sure to complete
the following tips from the American Optometric Association…
You can read the remainder of the article and to read the full six “Eye Yoga” exercises at the link below.
by Hilary Lebow at https://www.thealternativedaily.com/how-to-do-yoga-for-your-eyes/