The World Health Organization (WHO) states that around 80% of all worldwide vision impairment is avoidable. In fact, each year, eye disease and vision loss account for a $139 billion economic cost in the United States.
Taking care of our eyes is vital. Unlike other organs, an eye transplant is not possible. So we need to take care of the pair of eyes that we have!
Join us as we explore 8 key eye exercises. We recommend that you do these exercises every day. You’ll combat eye strain and pain, and also strengthen your eye muscles.
What Causes Eye Strain?
Eye strain (or eyes fatigue) is a symptom of prolonged visual activities. You may experience eyes strain when you spend a long time looking at a computer screen, mobile device, or printed text.
Our eyes do a lot of work for us every day. So it’s a good idea to keep them in good working order. In the winter months, it is just as important to keep our eyes and contact lenses healthy. The extreme cold can be hard on our eyes. Let’s delve into the best eyes exercises you can do to reduce eyes strain and have healthy eyes!
1. Eye Roll
The eyes-roll is great for alleviating eye strain. And as a bonus, if you do it often, it acts as a workout for your eyes muscles. Just like lifting weights builds your body’s muscles, this exercise will build the strength of your eyes.
But, rolling your eyes at a corny joke is not enough! To do this eyes exercise, sit up straight. Make sure to look forward with your shoulders relaxed.
Look to your right and then roll your eyes up toward the sky. Next, roll your eyes down to the left and then to the ground.
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