Eye fatigue, headache, loss of sight, it’s time to be alarmed! Our eyes are more and more in demand and tired by the screens. To keep them fit on a daily basis, it is important to maintain your vision through a few simple exercises of eye gymnastics.

1. Blink

It is the simplest, but also the most essential exercise to protect your sight when in front of a screen. When a luminous point is fixed, there is a tendency to lessen the blinking of the eyelids, which tires the eyes. To moisten them, every quarter of an hour, blink intensely for a minute. You will feel much better quickly.

2. Close your eyes

It is important to rest your eyes when they are too close to a screen. Close your eyes and place your palms on your eyelids to block the light. Your hands allow you to achieve complete darkness and recharge your eyes with their heat. Consider deep breathing during this one-to-two minute rest session. If you are suffering from a migraine, close your eyes and lean backwards with your head against the back of your chair.

3. Move your eyes

When looking at the screen, eyes quickly get tired. Regular breaks and a little eye gymnastics are essential. This exercise is easy to do when you have little time. Look in front of you and make circles clockwise with your eyes. Perform the same movement in reverse. This way, you maintain your visual acuity and you strengthen your eye muscles.

4. Do the pencil exercise

After hours of work in front of the screen, this exercise is ideal to strengthen your eye muscles. Ophthalmologists sometimes use it during check-ups to test the vision of their patient. With one hand, stretch a pencil at the level of your eyes, but at an arm’s length. Without ever taking your eyes off the pencil, bring it closer to your nose and, then, move it away. Lift it up and lower it in turn. Repeat these movements several times. It is an excellent gymnastics for the eyes.

5. Do the sign of infinity exercise

Also called “lying eight,” this exercise is a more elaborate variant of the preceding one. Draw the infinity sign in the air with your thumb starting from the center and proceeding from top to bottom. Follow your finger with your eyes to soften your eye muscles and improve your peripheral vision. Repeat the exercise three times.

6. Follow the blank spaces of a page

Do you spend hours reading intensively to the point that your eyes are coming out of your head? This exercise can help you improve your reading skills. Fix your gaze on a page of text, but, instead of focusing on the black text lines, follow the blank spaces. This is effective for taking a break from reading without losing concentration.

7. Massage your eyes

Most headaches are due to eye strain. Turn off your screen for a few moments to offer yourself a small eye massage session. Place the tip of your index finger on your temples and perform slow circles for thirty seconds. Then, rub your eyes circularly with your fingertips following the contours of an imaginary mask. Finish by pinching the edge of your nose. These movements will make it possible to improve the circulation at the level of your eyes, but also to relax the frontal muscles.

8. Do eye acupuncture

It is possible to relieve visual fatigue and relax your cervicals through some acupuncture points, and it’s so easy you can do it yourself. With your right hand resting on your navel, press the pulp of your left thumb over your sternum and perform a circular massage for 30 seconds. At the same time, move your eyes from right to left and up and down. This exercise will relax you and increase your concentration abilities.

9. Do eye yoga

Some yoga postures can help you improve your vision. For this exercise, you must be standing and have sufficient space to move. With your legs more apart than your shoulders, and knees flexed, stretch your arms in all directions, alternately following the movements of both hands. Not only do these movements allow you to relax your body, but they improve your peripheral vision. You also become aware of the space around you, which teaches you to better deal with spatial indications.

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