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Exercises To Boost Our Vision Naturally

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We need regular exercises to keep our eyes healthy. The eye is just like any other muscle in our body. Often taken for granted, our eye health begins to deteriorate if we do not take care of it. As a result, some of us have to wear glasses or contact lenses to correct our vision. This can be avoided if you exercise regularly. Yes, we are talking about eye exercises to boost vision naturally. Many exercises can help you get good eye health, even during the later years of your life.

Let’s review some of the exercises you can do to boost your vision naturally:


People, who watch a lot of television or have to use the computer for long hours, tend to blink less. This is particularly true when they are trying to focus on something. Blinking is one of the most effective eye exercises. You can try it during any part of the day. This can be done by blinking every 4-5 seconds for at least two minutes. After you have done this, sit back and observe how your eyes feel. Your eyes must be fresh with a reduced strain level.


You can do this exercise by sitting in a comfortable position, and even while standing. Place your thumb at a distance of 10 inches in front of you. Now start to focus on it. After a few seconds, shift your focus to an object that is about 20 feet in front of you. Take deep breaths while switching your focus. This will strengthen your eye muscles and improve your overall vision.


Zooming is another eye exercise that is easy to do but has many positive effects on the eyes. Stretch out your arm, keeping your thumb in the hitchhike position. Now, focus on the thumb while your arm is still outstretched. Bring your thumb closer until your thumb is almost 3 inches in front of your face. Move your thumb away again until your arm is outstretched. Perform this simple exercise for a few minutes everyday.


Palming reduces stress around the eyes and can easily be done during a computer break. Place your hands over your eyes with your palms cupped to cover your eyes, keeping fingers on the forehead as you let the heel of your hand rest on the cheekbone. It is important that you blink freely and do not put too much pressure on the eyes. Palming allows you to rest your eyes and your brain for a few minutes and helps your eyes relax.

Final Thoughts

Everybody can train the eyes to see better in several different ways. It depends on how your brain and your eyes function and adapt. Some people who have early vision problems, such as a lazy eye, may require a particular type of therapy to make the eyes work together. However, these natural exercises greatly help you maintain a good vision and guarantee good eye health throughout your lifetime.

Written by Total Focus

At Total Focus Optometry, we’ve spent the last 70 years building meaningful relationships with our patients and their families. From routine eye exams to contact lens fittings we offer our patients a variety of services to meet their eye care needs.

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