For centuries, people have practiced eye exercises in the hopes that it would be a natural cure for failing eyesight and other vision problems. While there’s little evidence saying that exercising the eyes can fix pre-existing conditions, it does help in relieving eye strain and the ailments that come with it. Suffering from consistent eyes strain can cause dry eyes, blurred vision and headaches. To keep your eyes as healthy as possible, here are four eye exercises you can do anywhere.

Focus Change
This practice is meant to challenge your eye’s ability to focus. Taking a seated position, hold your index finger a few inches from your face. Focus on the current position of your finger before slowly moving it away from your face. Make sure your eyes stay focused on your finger as it’s moving. Then, look off into the distance for a few moments before turning your focus back to your finger, still stretched out in front of you. Keep your focus while you slowly bring your finger back towards your face. Once it’s at its original position, a few inches from your face, look somewhere else before repeating this same exercise from the beginning. Repeat this three times.

Near and Far Focus
Another focus-based eye exercise that’s sure to improve your eyesight, proceed to a sitting or standing position. Place your thumb approximately ten inches from your face before focusing on it for 15 seconds straight. Then you’ll need to find an object in front of you that’s 10 to 20 feet away. Focus on that for 15 seconds before turning your focus back to your thumb. Repeat this exercise five time for effective results.

Figure Eight
Whether you want to do this exercise while sitting or standing, it’s up to you. Pick a point on the floor about ten feet in front of your and place your focus on it. Then, trace an imaginary figure eight with just your eyes, not moving any other part of your head. Do this for 30 seconds before switching directions.

20-20-20 Rule
Eye strain is a problem many people face, especially if you’re someone who’s eyes stay glued to a single object for long periods of time. Working at a computer or reading all day are common eye strain instigators. However, utilizing the 20-20-20 rule will help to prevent eye strain from occurring, specifically when it comes to digital usage. It’s simple, every 20 minutes, look at something that’s at least 20 feet away for 20 seconds, and you should feel some relief. Doing this consistently can prevent unnecessary eye strain related eye problems.

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