Practices For Soothing The Eyes

Apr 03


Over the years, more and more Singaporeans endure eye strain because of the nature of jobs and activities. Office workers for example face computer screens for at least eight hours every day and that alone puts too much strain on one’s eye muscles. There are others who read intensely and that can strain the eyes too. This condition is called eye strain.

Overusing the eyes is not good because there will come a time that you will suffer headaches, neck pain, eye pain, twitching, nausea, dizziness, heavy or light headedness. It can be uncomfortable but the good news is that it is not that serious. You have to endure it occasionally but if it persists for a long time, have your doctor check your eyes. It might be chronic.

It is critical that you keep your eyes healthy. Just like the body, your eyes also need exercise to keep it healthy. Do not ignore eye exercises because it can make a difference at the end of the day. Here are some exercises or practices for soothing the eyes:


Focussing can soothe the eyes even for a few minutes. It can also strengthen the eye muscles thereby improving your vision. All people should know this. But before anything else, find a place where you can be alone. You do not want to be branded crazy because of the things that it entail. Focussing can either be near or far.

To do this, sit or stand comfortably. This will only take three minutes. After positioning yourself, put your thumb at least ten inches in front. Now you can focus on your thumb. After few seconds, focus on something else – something ten to twenty feet in front of you. Alternatively do this for at least three minutes.


Zooming exercise is good as it can improve your focussing skills. Sit comfortably and then stretch your arm with your thumb in hitchhiking position. Now focus on your thumb as you bring it closer to you. Move your thumb and focus your eyes until it reaches three inches just in front of your face. Now move your thumb away from your face and then move it closer to you. Do this at least three minutes every day.

Do these exercises regularly and your eyes will surely thank you. If these exercises are kind of a challenge to you, you can consider simple ones like blinking, palming and figure of eight. Take care of your eyes before it takes a toll on you.

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