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Exercises for reducing eye strain

November 22nd, 2011 12:29pm - Posted By: Exercises for reducing eye strain

Exercises for reducing eye strain

Eye strain can be caused by focusing for long periods on objects within arm’s reach, for example when working at a computer screen. Symptoms include blurred vision, dry and irritated eyes, headaches and fatigue. However, a few simple exercises can reduce this problem, whether you are wearing glasses, contact lenses or have perfect vision.

A simple technique is to take micro-pauses. Every 20 minutes look away and focus on an object 5 meters away for about 20 seconds. This allows the eyes to relax.

Taking long blinks will also help to relax the eye. Sometimes you may need to rest the eyes for 2 – 3 minutes every half hour. Close your eyes or cover them with a soft fabric to prevent light from entering.

One technique is called “palming”. Rub your hands together until they are warm, then cup them and place them over the eyes, so you do not touch them. Sit like this for 2 – 3 minutes. ...



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