Perfect eyesight is a blessing, and eyes can be considered the most precious organs of our body. Eyesight is also the matter of inheritance – few people inherit 6/6 eyesight while others have to use glasses. Most people get themselves accustomed to the fact that the only way to see clearly is by using glasses or contact lenses – the latter is a modern invention – and entirely forget that there are some eye exercises as well which you can do on daily basis to maintain the health of your eyes. Glasses might be necessary, but a proper diet for your eyes as well as proper nutrition is also important.
Here are six simple habits which can be proved helpful to improve your eyesight
Proper rest is not only important for your mind and body but also for the health of your eyes. If you are not getting enough sleep, your eyes might hurt. In a similar manner, if you are working too much, and all day your focus is on the computer screens, it might also hurt your eyes significantly. Therefore, a proper sleep and a break from work at regular intervals are very important. While you are taking rest, make sure you do not focus on the mobile screen. Taking rest means not looking at any screen. As far as the sleep is concerned, your eyes need a minimum of 8 hours of sleep daily. Do this, and you will see the results.
- Eating Healthily
“Eat healthily and your eyesight will get better”, you might have heard this phrase thousand times, and it has almost become a cliché: but, let me assure you that there is nothing truer than that. You can really improve your eyesight by eating healthily. The best food you can eat is fruits and vegetables. It is also very important that you take the right amount of vitamins that are necessary for the health of your eyes like Vitamin A, C, and E.
Your food must contain a significant amount of anti-oxidants because they also help to improve your eyesight.
- Eye Exercises
While glasses and contact lenses are good ways to temporarily make you able to see clearly, you should rely solely on these things. There are different exercises that you can do to increase the vision of your eyes. It is possible if you do exercise on a daily basis that you will no longer have to use glasses.
The first step of doing exercise is warming up your eyes. You can rub your hand against each other and then put both your palms on your eyes. Do this three to four times before doing any other exercise.
The easiest exercise that you can find for your eyes is rolling your eyes. First, you should look upward with your eyes as much as possible. Then look downward and then on sideways. Finally rotate your eyeballs first in the anti-clockwise direction and then in the clockwise direction.
Another exercise is that you pick up a pen and hold it at your arm’s length. Focus on the tip of the pen and move it slowly towards you, and when it is six inches away from your eyes, move it back. Do it for 5 to 10 times.
When you are finished exercising, rub your hands again and apply heat on your eyes once again. If you are looking for eye exams or other eye-related products, then you can explore different deals on Groupon, which you will get at discounted prices.
- Go to a Walk
Another good way to improve your eyesight is by going to a walk especially to natural places. It is best that you walk without putting your glasses on. If you have a very strong prescription, try to find a place that is secure so that you don’t get hit by a car or something. Do this on daily basis, and keep on increasing the time in which you walk, and finally, you will feel comfortable.
The idea behind this activity is that this way you will be able to see things without your glasses no matter how blur they are. You cannot do this in any confined space because at that place your focus will be entirely on the fact that you might get hit with the wall.
- Do Shoulder Rolls
You are also encouraged to do shoulder rolls because by doing this energy is transferred from on part of your body to the other. Besides, when you feel the tension in other areas of your body like shoulder and neck, you also feel the tension in your eyes. The area where the brain processes the visual stimuli lies just above your neck at the back of your head. Try to do neck exercises as well because it will relax the visual stimuli processing spot in your body.
- Massage Reflexology Points
The reflexology points for your eyes lie under the middle two fingers of your feet. The reflexology points for your left eye are on the right feet, and the reflexology points for the right eye are in the left feet. Massage these points with any usual oil and you will get results.
This guest post is written by Joe Cole, he works at Coupon Goo.