Top 5 eyes exercises everyone should practice

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Nearly all of us spend most of our time in front of computer screen, mobile, and tablet or gazing at the television. Due to this our eyes face constant stress which lead to exhausted eyes, blurred vision, itchy and watery eyes, headaches, double vision, and weak eyesight.  Fortunately, simple exercises can be a good help. When regularly practiced, these exercises rest overused muscles, reduce stress in the eyes and counteract the effects of daily screen-gazing.


Gives rest to eyes, good for relaxation.

  • Rub your hands together for a few seconds until you find them warm.
  • Gently set them over your eyes in a cupping position
  • Close your eyes and enjoy this break for some time
  • Gently remove the hands from the face and open the eyes slowly
  • Repeat for at least 3 to 5 times

Sideways and Rotation of Eyes

Improves your eyes flexibility and vision.

  • Sit in a straight position
  • Focus on a point between your eyebrows
  • Look straight below at your nose
  • While performing this exercise focus on your breathing
  • Now close your eyes and rest
  • Repeat again when comfortable

Keep Blinking

Nourishes the eyes while relaxing the eye muscles and prevent dryness.

  • Sit in a comfortable position with eyes wide open.
  • Now blink your eyes quickly at least 10-15 times continuously
  • Now close your eyes and relax for a minute
  • While performing this exercise focus completely on breathing to derive the maximum benefit
  • Repeat this exercise 5 times

Gaze Up and Down

Keeps your vision sharp

  • Imagine a clock in front of you
  • Gaze up towards 12:00 then down towards 6:00
  • Do up-and-down eye stretch 10 times
  • After this, try the same exercise gazing left to right
  • Be careful not to move your neck

Near and Distant viewing

This exercise gives rest to overused muscles, reduces tension in the eyes, and help strengthening muscles.

  • Rest your gaze at a distant object
  • Focus on the object as clearly as possible
  • Then slowly shift your gaze to another distant object
  • Enjoy the vision and make your eyes feel relaxed

Always remember to keep your head, neck and spine straight before you try these exercises. You can try them at home, or at the office to keep your eyes sharp and give them the break they need.

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