Many of us consider that to be looking after our bodies…walking the dog, drinking lots of water and eating lots of fruit and vegetables to be sufficient.
And although that is a great part of a healthy lifestyle, we often forget about our eyes.
With modern technology, faced paced lifestyles and hectic work schedule, no matter what field we are in , most of us spend a fair amount of time in front of a computer screen, some of us spend all day in front of one. And our eyes are getting tired.
So why don’t we do anything about keeping our eyes healthy?
Here are some great tips to help prevent eye strain and to promote an optimum eyesight level during the day while you are hard at work.
You really have to be gentle with this one; it can be very easy if you press too hard onto your eye, and you could really damage the eye and hurt yourself. This is just a gentle, small movement to give your eyes a soothing break.
- First of all you will need to wash your hands, as you donâ€™t want to get any dust or debris into your eyes form your desk.
- Close your eyes and gently place your fingertips onto your eyelids and massage carefully in a clockwise and then alternate in an anti-clockwise direction for about 2 minutes.
- Take two cloths, one that has been soaked in hot water, the other one in cold water. Take the warm one first and press it to your face gently. Pat it down on your eyebrows, closed eyelids and cheeks and gently massage the areas in between. End off with a cool, refreshing towel before moving on to any other exercises. Place the cloth in the same place, repeating the movements each for about a minute if not 2 in total.Â Make sure the cloths are not soaking wet, you donâ€™t want water dripping all over your desk, computer and work attire.
Now that your eyes are relaxed and feeling refreshed, they are ready to work again.
- Sit up straight, or stand in front of a wall, you can even stand in front of a clock if this helps.
- Now without moving your neck or your head, focus on a spot on the wall or the clock. Now direct your eyes to move slowly all the way around from the number 12 clockwise all the way to the start. Then reverse this movement, using only your eyes and repeat 5 times ensuring that you blink in between movements.
- Hold a pencil between your fingers at armâ€™s length away from you.
- Focus on the pencil and move your arm and the pencil slowly towards your nose, until you can no longer focus on your hand or the pencil, or you can no longer see it.
- Repeat and move the pencil outwards until your arm is completely stretched out. Repeat this movement about 10 times and then take a break.
You can now follow up your exercises with a cold or warm compress to prepare your eyes for the remainder of the day.
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