Nowadays, almost everyone is working in front of computer screens and ultimately develop many health problems due to long exposure to blue light from laptops and computers. This leads to serious health issues like cardiovascular problems, depression, and sleep disorders, because blue light causes oxidative stress in the light-sensitive cells damaging the retina.
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Here is a list of some simple exercises to help relax your eyes and improve vision:
- The 20-20-20 exercise
The 20-20-20 exercise is beneficial and can help you improve your focus and concentration. This elaborates that you should take a break every 20 minutes from your screen and gaze at something that is 20 feet away for 20 seconds. This exercise helps relax your eyes and brain, which improves your ability to concentrate and improves your vision.
- The Focus game
In this exercise, you have to focus on objects near and far. Firstly, hold one finger close and another at arm’s length in front of you. Then, focus on the finger closest to you, then the one at arm’s length, then on something across the room, and finally on something farthest in sight. It is important for four points to be in the same line of sight. Spend two seconds on each and try to see a clear picture.
- Side eye exercise
This side-to- side eye exercise helps to get rid of that burning sensation in tired eyes and relax your eye muscles. To perform this, sit or stand straight, with your chin up, gazing at the ceiling moving one side of your head forward and slightly down while focusing on the ceiling. Get back to the starting position slowly and repeat on the other side. Repeat 8-10 times on each side.
- The eye rolling exercise
This exercise will surely prevent your eyes from looking tired, relax them and improve your eyesight. To perform this, face a blank wall and turn your head so that your entire focus is on it. After about 30 seconds, turn away from the wall and look ahead for another 30 seconds. Repeat two to four times. Then walk for 10 minutes before resuming work.