Saturday, November 14, 2009

3 simple eye exercises

Facing the work screen for hours is hard on the eyes.
That's why if you hold a desk-bound job, you're more likely to experience fatigue, eyestrain, and blurred vision. To reduce eye fatigue, experts recommend doing eye relaxation exercises after every 30 minutes of computer work. So make it a habit to protect your eyes with these relaxation exercises.

Eye Relaxing Exercises

1 Alternate focusing

Look out a window or at distant objects about 5 meters away from your work area. Then place your finger on your nose and focus on the finger tip. Alternate between focusing on the distant object and finger tip

2 Palming

Shut out light by cupping your hands over the eyes, with the palms resting on the cheekbones. You may still see other lingering traces of colors, but try to focus on blackness. Keep the light out for 15 to 20 seconds while taking deep breaths. Then uncover the eyes.

3 Eye circles

Keeping your head still, do a series of eye rotation, alternating between clockwise and anti-clockwise direction.

Dry eye syndrome

A common cause of dry eye syndrome is insufficient blinking. Squinting at a computer screen for prolonged hours reduces the rate of blinking, and can result in dry, irritated eyes. Using an over-the-counter eye drop can help alleviate this problem.
Signs of eye fatigueIf you experience any of the symptoms below, it's time for you to take a break!
  1. Blurred vision

  2. Tired eyes

  3. Dry eyes

  4. Eye pain

  5. Stiff shoulders

  6. Back pain

  7. Headaches

  8. Nausea


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