Other than our heart, our eye muscles are the hardest working muscle group in the body. It doesn't matter whether you're at work, at the gym or relaxing at home – we still stare at glowing screens. These habits weaken our eye muscles, making them tired and less efficient, which in turn weakens our eyesight and exacerbate existing problems. These six easy exercises will reduce the strain on your eyes – a leading cause of tension and tiredness.Important: take a 20-second break between each set.
1. Focusing on Different Distances
This exercise works on the inner eye muscles.
|Repetitions: 5 |
2. Stretching the Medial and Lateral Eye Muscles
This exercise will stretch and strengthen the muscles that control the eye's horizontal and vertical movement.
| Repetitions: 3 |
This exercise will reduce tension and stress around the eyes and is recommended when taking a break from working on the computer.
|Duration: 5-10minutes |
This exercise, taken from traditional yoga, is meant to strengthen your eyelids, which have an important role in supporting the eye.
|Duration: 1½ minutes |
This exercise will strengthen the eye muscles and will improve their flexibility.
|Repetitions: 10 per each direction |
6. Massaging the Eyes, Temples, and eyebrows
This exercise relaxes the eyes and reduces strain and tension by increasing blood flow to these areas. Additionally, the mild pressure on the tear ducts will increase the moistness in the eyes, which provides relief for tired eyes.
|Repetitions: 3 |
7. Controlled Cross-eyed Focusing
This exercise will strengthen your eye muscles, as well as train your eyes to focus on nearby objects, thus relieving stress on the eyes.
|Duration: 5-10 Minutes |