STRAIN and stress are the main factors that affect eyesight. Most people, though, are born with relatively good eyesight. Throughout our school years we are taught bad habits that cause our eyes to strain too much. Sitting in a classroom constantly staring at a blackboard, books, or paper all day leaves our eyes tired and stressed. There is no time between classes or subjects to relax the eyes and give them a few moments of rest.
Other bad habits are watching television in a dark room, or staring at a computer screen in the dark. These habits carry over to our adult lives and we do the same thing at work day in day out. The body gives out signals when it needs rest. If we spend too much time on household chores the back starts to hurt and the arms get tired. These signals tell us to take a break, lie down, or just relax for a few minutes.
Likewise, the eyes can tell you when they need a break as well. The head may start hurting, the eyes start to burn a little, or a slight twitch may develop in one or both eyes. These are signs that the eyes need to rest. Resting the eyes is as simple as finding a quiet place, relaxing the mind and closing the eyes so they can re-energise. Bad eyesight doesn’t have to happen. We can take steps today to develop the habits that will increase our eyesight for the rest of our lives. Children have a natural curiosity to learn new things. Ask any kindergartener or first-grader if they are excited about school and they will almost always say yes with genuine enthusiasm.
Ask the same question of a primary or high school student and they will moan at the thought of going back to school for another year. Why the huge difference between the two? Children are forced to spend hours each day learning and memorising things that don’t interest them.
Any subject that is uninteresting demands more concentration. The eyes are then forced to strain through. The eyes strain when forced to concentrate on images that don’t interest us. You can improve bad eyesight by learning how to reduce the stress and strain in your life. By learning the techniques it takes to start relaxing your eye muscles, you can start implementing these exercises on a daily basis. Some people regain their eyesight faster than others, depending on how much time you put aside to relax. Although there are around 20 different techniques you can do to help improve bad eyesight, you only want to do the ones you enjoy the most.
Here is a list of six you can do: l Relax your eyes first thing in the morning by covering them with a soft dark cloth. l After you are out of bed, move your eyes smoothly and easily. Let them edge around things throughout the day. l Splash cold water on your eyes to stimulate the nerves and blood circulation. l After breakfast, sit and relax with your eyes closed and visualise the food you ate. l Expose closed yes to the morning and afternoon sun.
l Practise by following pendulum with your eyes, without moving your head. By just choosing a few exercises to do each and every day, you will start teaching your eyes to relax. Always remember that the cause of most health problems, including your eyesight, is stress and strain. We know that it’s not always easy to remove stress from your life but by learning how to relax more and stay in the present moment, you can start improving your eyesight one step at a time.
Bad habits are the main cause of poor eyesight so learning how to change those habits is very important. Your eyesight is so important and you can learn how to improve it naturally through just learning a few different techniques and start implementing them each and every day. — Own Correspondent
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