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. This means that you are unable to see objects in the distance very clearly. The reason this occurs, is because for the majority of the day, your eyes are focused on objects that are close to you. This causes your eyes to become “used” to seeing close objects, and as a result, the eyes becomes less able to see distant objects clearly. The health of your eyes is in your hands. If you feel that your eyesight is getting worse, or it’s already very bad, try out the eye exercises on this page as they will help you to improve your eyesight naturally. These exercises, however, should be done without glasses, as they are designed to strengthen your natural eyesight rather than the eyesight your glasses provide you with. Later on we shall then look at some tips on how you can improve your eyesight and keep your eyes healthy. Eye Exercise 1: Eye Relief
Glance out your window once in a while. It’s good for your eyes. Make an effort to stare at something in the distance every 30 – 60 minutes, for at least 5 seconds. You can do this simply by looking at the other end of your room, or by looking out the window. This eye exercise will improve your focus of distant objects, by preventing the eye from becoming used to only focusing on objects that are close to you. Eye Exercise 2: Distance Focus Look at your finger or a pen for a few seconds with one eye (keeping the other eye closed), and then look at something in the distance (ideally as far away as you can see). Repeat this 10-30 times for each eye.
Look at your finger and then look in the distance. If you prefer, you can do both eyes at the same time. The advantage of doing one eye at a time is that it will prevent your dominant eye (i.e., the eye that you can see best with) from taking over, thereby ensuring that both eyes are properly exercised. When done correctly, you should feel your eyes changing focus from your finger to the distant object that you are looking at. Over time, this will help you to focus on distant objects more clearly.
Nod your head up and down as though you were nodding “yes” to someone.Eye Exercise 3: Head Nod Exercise your neck to increase blood circulation to the head and eyes. Look up at the ceiling. and then down at your toes. The eye movements that result will exercise the muscles of the eyes. or with one eye at a time for best results. thereby increasing blood circulation to the head and eyes. . Eye Exercise 4: Eye Muscle Workout Follow the patterns below with your eyes. It can also help to reduce a sagging chin. This exercise will strengthen the muscles in your neck. as shown in the picture below: Six extraocular muscles control the movements of the eye.
You can also do the above exercise by looking up as far as you can. Then work your way back up again. starting at the top.Follow the pattern from left to right. and without moving your head. as although you may see better with them. Start in the middle and follow the line to the end. and then down as far as you can. Try to become less dependent on your glasses. look as far to the left as you can and then as far to the right as you can. because glasses only provide a temporary fix and do not improve your eyesight over the long-term. or wearing them as little as possible. Start on the left and work your way over to the right by following each line up and down. they don’t actually improve your eyesight. Then come back to the middle. . An alternative to the exercise above is to stand up straight. Tips to Improve Your Eyesight Below you will find some simple tips that can help you to see better by improving your eyesight through natural means: 1) Don’t Wear Glasses Many books and natural vision improvement experts recommend not wearing glasses. without moving your head.
Take off your glasses to promote natural unassisted vision. if you don’t take steps to become less reliant on your glasses you will always need them throughout your life. But once that crutch is removed. because eyesight tends to naturally decrease with increasing age. With your eyes still looking forward. if you wear glasses. With repeated practice. because ultimately. Furthermore. 2) Improve Peripheral Vision Your peripheral vision is what you see in the corner of your eye. your optician changes your prescription every couple of years to accommodate your deteriorating vision. wearing glasses actually makes your eyesight worse over time. that by wearing glasses.In fact. The reality is.. and gradually increase the amount of time you don’t wear glasses so that your eyes will have time to adapt to the change. which is partly why. seeing without glasses should be your eventual aim. That’s all. your peripheral vision). your peripheral vision will improve and you will see more of the world in one go every time you look around. as it will make you more aware of other drivers around you. your eyes are provided with a crutch that helps them to better see. look straight ahead and keep your central vision focused on a spot in front of you. So if you want to improve your eyesight. the eyes then struggle t o see because they have become so dependent on the glasses that they can’t see without them. notice what you can see outside your immediate field of view (i. such as when you are driving. . then you should wear them.e. you need to use the eyes in a natural way. Here’s a tip from the special forces. This can be especially useful when driving. To improve your peripheral vision. Only take your glasses off when it’s safe to do so. Note: If you need to wear glasses.
The best type of bilberry is a standardized extract that contains 160 mg of bilberry extract. Other fats. herbs.. 4) Take Bilberry Extract Bilberry (blueberry) is one of the best herbs for improving your eyesight naturally.e. for example. But anything over 100 mg should also produce good results.. Saturated fats.. or cell membrane as the scientists like to call it. are not very stable and do go rancid quickly. Bilberry improves blood circulation in the eyeball.3) Get Fat Surrounding each cell in your body is a fatty outer barrier. cream. and teas. and you should start noticing results in around a month. Bilberry is nature’s best treatment for poor eyesight. This is important because certain fats provide much greater protection against free radical damage than other fats. cheese. go rancid) very easily.e. protects the cell by controlling what can enter and what can leave. and minimize the damage that does occur. as you will essentially be slowing down the rate at which you age. deteriorating central vision). are very stable and protective against free radicals because they don’t oxidize (i. vegetable oil). such as polyunsaturated fats (e. This barrier.g. milk) can block the antioxidant benefits of fruits.g. It also acts as an antioxidant which protects the eye from free radical damage that could cause cataracts and age-related macular degeneration (i. This means your eyes will remain healthier for longer. Fat can help to protect your eyes! The type of fat your cell membranes contain depends on the type of fat you eat. picture was used for sake of humor only. Note: Saturated fat does not cause heart disease and neither does it make you fat.. Eating saturated fats can therefore help to protect against damage occurring to your cells. however. . Note: Studies have shown that dairy products (e. It is not recommended to become overweight. such as those found in coconut oil.
7) Head Hang . The purpose was to mislead the Germans into thinking that carrots helped bomber pilots to see better at night. 5) Avoid Sugary Foods Sugar is bad news for the eyes. when in fact. Sugar can come in the form of natural and artificial sugar. or a medicine. it’s usually best to take that with food. Sugar can also be found in high quantities in fruit juices. is needed for vision. derived from the beta-carotene of carrots.So if you are taking any kind of herbal supplement that was derived from a food based product. this is actually false. This can cause damage to cells. If you are taking a vitamin supplement. a then secret system that was assisting the pilots. such as apple juice or orange juice. 6) Eh…What’s Up. then it’s best to take it on an empty stomach. The rumor that carrots are good for your eyesight was started during th e 2nd World War by Britain’s Air Ministry. Doc? Although carrots are generally thought to improve eyesight. The British used carrots to trick the Nazi’s during WWII. however. maybe not. but sugar does make your eyesight worse. the worse your eyesight will become. But they are still useful for promoting general eye health as vitamin A. it was radar. Eat this and you will go blind! Well. The more sugar you eat. via an inflammatory response. and lead to disorders such as diabetic retinopathy with the possibility of eventual blindness. and also as a result of eating refined carbohydrates such as bread containing white flour. Sugar affects the eyes by causing high levels of insulin in the blood.
this is important because almost all the fluid in your eye is made up of hyaluronic acid.Hanging your head upside down increases blood flow to the head. try looking at something in the distance. as hanging your head upside down for too long may cause blood vessels to burst in your eyes. such as when you’re walking or driving your car. This isn’t really surprising though. 8) Take Hyaluronic Acid The levels of hyaluronic acid naturally decline in the body with age. as hyaluronic acid can absorb many times its own weight in water which gives it a jelly like shock absorbing property that can then be used to lubricate and protect the eye. Studies have shown that hyaluronic acid can help to improve and protect one’s vision. whenever you get the chance. this exercise can also be useful for promoting healthy hair and improving your skin’s complexion. Try to get into the habit of looking at things in the distance when you can. practice distance focusing when you are outside. 9) Make Distance Focusing a Habit Since you spend most of the day looking at objects close to you. By hanging your head upside down for a few minutes each day you will increase the flow of blood to the head and face region. But don’t overdo it. But for best results. With regards to eyesight. so considering taking 100 – 200 mg per day. In addition to benefiting your eyes. . You can do this by using the finger method previously described.
then the right middle edge. wait for your eye to adjust and bring that object into focus. 10) Nod Your Head 100 Times a Day Nod your head to increase blood circulation to the eyes. look at the top middle edge of your screen. then down to the bottom middle edge. You should also try to avoid staring for long periods at computer or TV screens without a break. Repeat this 10 times so that you are moving your eyes from left to right and right to left. make an effort to occasionally look at something in the distance to give your eyes a rest. and then back up to the top. and then back to your left. But for best results. Exercise your neck by nodding your head as previously described. Repeat this with the objects you see around you. and then look at something closer to you. Repeat this 10 times so that you are looking up then down. up then down etc… . work up to 100 nods per day. If you have to look at a computer or TV for long periods. as they will help to increase blood circulation to the eyes and the whole face region. 12) Exercise Your Eyes With Your Screen Look at the left middle edge of your screen. You can further enhance your results by doing face exercises. Now.Look at something in the distance. 11) Eye Massage The video above describes a massage that you can give yourself to improve vision and reduce eyestrain.
work your way across the screen starting from the top left side looking top to bottom as you move from left to right (vertically) in an upwards and downwards zig zag motion. 13) Improve Your Hand to Eye Coordination The game linked below will test and improve your hand-to-eye coordination. Repeat this 10 times. and then repeat again for the other diagonal from top right to bottom left. and brain work together. Hand to Eye Coordination Game . then at the bottom right corner. which basically means how well your hands.Now look at the top left corner of your screen. and then back to the top left (diagonal motion). Note: These eye exercises were taken from a computer program called “EyeQ” which can be purchased as a visual training aid. You can repeat this zig zag motion horizontally across your screen. and you will gradually improve your hand to eye coordination abilities. Finally. eyes. Practice this game for a few minutes each day.
which. 14) Eat Eggs Despite their bad reputation. is harmful to cells as a result of the inflammation it causes. eggs aren’t evil as they contain many beneficial substances for the eyes and body. For best results. peripheral vision. It can also lead to the development of cataracts and macular degeneration. can damage the retina and lens of the eye. such as when outdoors. Egg yolks contain lutein and zeaxanthin. the health of your eyes will suffer if blood flow is impaired. Cigarettes also contain sugar. You can determine if smoking is having a negative effect on your eyesight as you will notice “floaters” or stars in your vision. and since oxygen is needed by every cell in your body.If you have a Nintendo DS. you could also get yourself a copy of “Vision Training“. and your overall general eyesight. A smoker’s blood also contains less oxygen than a nonsmoker’s blood. It includes a number of fun eye exercises that will help to improve your hand-to-eye coordination. as we have already discussed. these compounds have been shown to promote sharp vision and reduce the risk of age-related macular degeneration (AMD) which is the leading cause of blindness in adults aged 55 and older. 15) Don’t Smoke Smoking restricts blood vessel diameter thereby impeding blood flow to the eyes. . consume your eggs raw (2-4 eggs per day) as this preserves the nutritional content of the eggs. 16) Protect Your Eyes Continual exposure to strong sunlight.
eruptingmind. green tea polyphenols have been shown to be protective against UV light. as the damage sunlight causes to your eyes is cumulative which means that it gets worse over time.com/tips-to-improve-eyesight/ . http://www.UV light is damaging to the eyes and can lead to long-term permanent vision disorders. Always be sure to protect your eyes by wearing glasses that filter UV light. in particular. If you are not wearing sunglasses outdoors. you can protect your eyes by ensuring that your diet is rich in antioxidants.
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