eye exercise have you done this so far?

@HelScream (2828)
Philippines
June 15, 2009 1:53am CST
We often take for granted the little things that really matter such as taking good care of our eyes by doing eye exercise. I know some exercises that my optometrist recommended to me one of this is to every 20 minutes you have to look farther than your pc like staring at a tree and just try to relax your eyes to its greenery or you could blink your eyes 20 times every 20 minutes I guess she says every 20 minutes because it has something to do with 20 -20 vision which is a perfect vision for a human eyes and by doing this one could actually have a good eyesight even how long you stay online on your PC. actually there are lots of ways and exercises for the eyes do you know of this care to share?
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@Margajoe (4720)
• Germany
15 Jun 09
Hi Dan, how are you? Eye exercise? I have heard of it, and I do try to move my eyes away from the PC. But no real exercise. If I feel like my eyes need help, I put on my glasses or do something other than the computer things. I used to wear glasses for 3 years. I was around 28/29. I could not see far things. This is trouble when you are on the highway and cannot read the signs! hahaha! After three years I wanted contact lenses and got my eyes checked for it. Seemed my eyes had bettered themselves and if I were to not wear glasses, that would be the same as wearing contacts. So, I slowly started wearing my glasses less. When I got tired everything was far away. Put on my glasses and it was back to normal.After 6 months I rarely needed my glasses anymore. I just listened to my eyes so to speak. And today I hardly every wear them. When I put on my glasses now , I cannot see far things anymore. But for reading and the computer they are still great. But, even then I don't usually wear them. Getting enough rest, and trying not to worry to much is the best exercise for my eyes. hahaha! Take care, have a great day.
@HelScream (2828)
• Philippines
15 Jun 09
wow thats great both of us are the same then but my eye grade is higher than your waaaaaa I think your where only correctional and mine is getting worst i have 300+ eye grade that means blur vision already hahaha at a younger age I already have this problem since I am fun of reading a lot and not in a proper way not enough light and reading while lying down and washing my face even if it is tired or just woke up.
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@Margajoe (4720)
• Germany
15 Jun 09
Washing your face should not be a bad thing for your eyes, unless you use soap to wash your eyes with. Blurry vision, is normally a sign that you need to rest. I don't always read with light on either. But when I get tired, I either put on my glasses or (mostly) I just stop reading and do something else. Forcing your eyes to work hard is not good. Eating good meals and sleeping regular hours is good for your health and eye sight. Take care, and put on the lights, hahaha!
• China
15 Jun 09
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@abanerji (1026)
• India
15 Jun 09
hi, my optician gave me some exercise tips when i was in school. then i was regular with my exercise because i could avoid studying for sometime but gradually when life started taking different turns,i have given up those exerises and occasionaly visit the optician to get my power checked up. these ocassions come when i suffere from head aches while working.
@HelScream (2828)
• Philippines
15 Jun 09
hmmm if only I have this advice a little earlier then I could prevent from having an eye defect by now. I could not see far things I abuse my eyes when i was still in high school, reading a lot and after that I washed my face after that or reading with not much light on only now that I am conscious with my eyes since I have a high grade already.
• United States
15 Jun 09
my optician also shared some simple exercises to do in the morning when i wake up. ive been doing it for a good 3 months now and it has become a habit. i feel very fresh when i do these exercises in the morning, and it has prevented a lot of eye strains i used to get.
@HelScream (2828)
• Philippines
16 Jun 09
@GENERAL can you share to us what this exercise is it would really do us some good if you will share it too us coz it seems lots of people dont know about it yet.
@ANTIQUELADY (36489)
• United States
15 Jun 09
GOOD MORNING HEL, My eyes are too far gone to get any help but a young person should do everything they can to help their eyes. I was never told any of that when i was young. HOPE UR SISTER IS FEELING WELL, TAKE GOOD CARE OF HER. happy monday.
@HelScream (2828)
• Philippines
16 Jun 09
well my lady there its never too late for anything you can still do this even if you already have eye defect just like me to prevent the side effect that you will get from bad eyesight like headache. Thanks for caring my lady she is fine and eating what I have to feed her lol i want her to be healthy for her next examination two weeks from now thats why most of the time I am cooking lol and constantly reminding her to eat fruits and drink water. wew this is a though job for a single men like me lol.
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@ANTIQUELADY (36489)
• United States
16 Jun 09
I appreciate your encouragement about my eyes but as i said age, aneurysm & cataracts all work againist my eyesight. U do have a big job taking care of your sister but u are very lucky to have. my only sister was killed in 1962 in a car wreck.I WOULD gladly take care of her if she was still alive. U want regret what u are doing & i know your sister must be very proud of you for taking care of her. Wait till that sweet baby gets here, it will all be worth it then. IS it going to be a boy or a girl? aAS long as it is healthy that's the main thing.
@rosdimy (3936)
• Malaysia
16 Jun 09
The exercise you mentioned has been around for a long time. I knew about it when I was in primary school. The eye rolling exercise came later on. I am not going into details because they have been covered by you and the others. Have you tried reflexology? This is my third line of defence to minimise the deterioration of the eye sight. At least once a day massage the area said to be connected to the eyes. You need to apply some pressure using maybe your fingernail. The area is below the first and second toes on the foot itself. Do it on both feet. Another thing to remember is reduce your sugar intake especially if you are working long hours using a computer. all the best, rosdimy
@HelScream (2828)
• Philippines
16 Jun 09
if your referring about the one on the foot reflexology then yes I have tried it but not many times since it hurts a lot an expert do it to me and she put lots of pressure to my foot well I guess thats an initial reaction for first timers lol well I still like the after effect to that. and I am not into much of a sugar so no problem to that thanks for the additional input my friend.
@x_Jo_x (1042)
15 Jun 09
I had to do some eye exercises when i was younger, had some problem with one or both of my eyes. Nothing serious just like i couldnt focus on things properly. I used to get to leave school early for it anyway lol. But then after doing those exercises it went away and since that i have had perfect vision so far, so i would recommend doing them to anybody! I still do the exercises i got given sometimes, or the ones i remember!
@HelScream (2828)
• Philippines
16 Jun 09
yes my friend it is advisable to do this exercise either you have eye defect or none just trying to prevent your eyes from having defect and I am happy to know that your eyes are ok now.
@cbjones (1157)
• United States
15 Jun 09
I came across this interesting little guide a few weeks back. It's supposed to strenghten the eyes, but I haven't had a chance to test it long term yet. http://www.indiaparenting.com/alternativehealing/yoga/0010.shtml
@HelScream (2828)
• Philippines
16 Jun 09
yeah thats great thanks for sharing the link my friend it is really helpful in deed and contains most of the eye exercise to strengthen the muscles in our eyes i also recommend all those to check this link very helpful.
@PeacefulWmn9 (10424)
• United States
15 Jun 09
Hello :) Yes, my eye doctor recommended the same thing. At the computer, we tend to blink less often, which lets the eyes become dry. Also, staring at the same source for hours on end causes strain. So I do once every half hour or so stare at something more distant. I also put my eyes through a short "range of motion" exercise: look up, down, left, right. Or just close them every so often and count to 30. These are the ones I know. :) Karen
@HelScream (2828)
• Philippines
16 Jun 09
yes my friend those ar one of the exercises in deed. Glad to know you are doing it good luck and keep it up my friend.
@jules67 (2790)
• Philippines
15 Jun 09
I stay in front of the monitor for looong hours. And truthfully, it has been straining my eyes too much. I am aware of the exercises that you can do to help your eyes relax. Unfortunately, I am a great offender. You can say that I am neglecting myself. Yes, hey I should be accountable for the consequences.
@HelScream (2828)
• Philippines
16 Jun 09
yes my friend but come to think of it just try to think of the consequences then you would see the importance of little things that really matter I too am like you but because of the side effects like headache I rather do this things as they say prevention is better than cure lol
@Kowgirl (3491)
• United States
15 Jun 09
I have been doing eye exercise for years. I was told to make circles with my eyes then side to side motions, then up and down ten times to strengthen the eye muscles. Close the eye for 20 seconds then look far away to the top of a tree for 20 seconds. To soothe the eyes put cold slices of cucumber on them for 3 minutes. The eyes will feel rested and will look clearer. Staring at a PC screen for hours is not good for any ones eyes. Just like your body the eyes need a break ever so often.
@HelScream (2828)
• Philippines
16 Jun 09
yes you are right doing this exercise every 20 minutes would prevent one to have an eye defect just like my brother in law he is always at the pc sometimes he dont sleep for 2 days since he is a programmer but you know what he still have 20/20 vision can you imagine that he has been doing lots of job in the pc for almost 15 years now and still have a perfect eyesight because of this exercise
• Philippines
15 Jun 09
wow, great. I'll do that more often. I'm having problems with my eyes lately. I really have to start taking care of it. Nice post.
@HelScream (2828)
• Philippines
16 Jun 09
thanks my friend for appreciating my post I do hope that you would make it a habit to do just this simple exercise you can at least choose one at a time you dont have to do all of it. good luck on that exercise then my friend
@aikhong (664)
• Malaysia
15 Jun 09
Hi, i do not know much about those eyes exercises, but i do agree that looking far or look at green things do help to relax our eyes, after looking at our computer screen for some time. Taking a short break and rest the eyes can help to reduce the tiredness of the eyes too. Close the eyes and softly massage it and you will feel better. Besides, taking food or fruit which contain carotine is also good for our eyes health. Carrot is one of them that i know which are good for eyes health. Just a sharing of my opinions. Thanks..
@HelScream (2828)
• Philippines
16 Jun 09
thanks my friends yes it is essential for too to eat healthy foods as you say and do some exercise that would eventually prevent low eye vision, for my experience it is really a bad thing to have a bad eyesight. And with this exercise it help me relax my eyes and prevent from headache in the long run.
• Philippines
15 Jun 09
i known this exercise since i was in college, somebody teach me and said it will help my eyes. in the morning when you wake up or when your eyes are tired, rub both your hands and them when you feel its hot, then put it in your eyes until it gets cold. you know when your rubbing your hands it gets hot. you can do it anytime when your eyes are tired but they advice to do it in the morning when you wake up.
@HelScream (2828)
• Philippines
16 Jun 09
hmmmn never tired this one well I will have to try it then and see if it really suites my tired eyes.
• Spain
15 Jun 09
I have to do that every 30 min so i can see far but i never remember that the 30 min have finished and i notice that when my eyes are bleding and red. I neeed a pc aplicacion that works like a chronometer to alert me
@HelScream (2828)
• Philippines
16 Jun 09
yeah thats hard at first but once you will get used to it then it would all be easy in the long run just a little getting used to it then everything will become a habit.
• China
15 Jun 09
You started a good discussion coz it reminds us of the importannce of eye exercise. I'm sure most mylotters have to spend at least 1 hour here every day, which does great harm to our eyes. So we should pay great attention to eye exercise. Just as your optometrist recommended, we'd better look farther than our pc like staring into a tree or just look into the distance to relax our eyes. When we're working in front of the computer, we often fix our eyes steadily on the screen for a long time, forgetting to roll eyes frequently. Now, it's the high time we started doing eye exercise, and I recommend two ways of protecting our eyes. The first one is remember to roll your eyes at least 10 times/per minute; and the other one is to twist your eyes for at least 5 minutes every hour. Wish all mylotters good luck!
@HelScream (2828)
• Philippines
16 Jun 09
thanks my friend well many of us take for granted the simple little simple thing that could harm us in the long run thats why I started this discussion just so. to remind all in my own indirect way that we have to take care of our eyes.
• India
15 Jun 09
I have no idea of eye exercise though my eyes are very weak. I wear contact lenses all the time and on top of that, staring at the PC, dries out my eyes and makes them tired. I do give them rest from time to time and I also use artificial tears to keep them lubricated.
@HelScream (2828)
• Philippines
15 Jun 09
my sister wear contacts before and because of misuse of the contact she got both her eyes operated of cyst and she also use lubricant as you call artificial tears right. Well just an advice in case you dont know never use a contact that has already dried up and dont try lubricating them after they dried up just buy another one instead.
@whizkid08 (715)
• India
15 Jun 09
Yes, these exercises are really helpful. They were recommended to me by an Eye Specialist. Actually, looking farther improves your focusing power which might increase or decrease(hypermetropia & myopia)if you sit continuously in front of pc. And green color is always soothing for eye, so they say you should view green areas. Also, I was said walking on grass might improve eye sight as well. Though, I don't see a reason for that.
@HelScream (2828)
• Philippines
15 Jun 09
maybe what he mean is walking and watching the grass while you walk well I am not sure about that. well at least now I know that my docs theory is proven since you shared the same knowledge as I do.
@commanderxo (1496)
• Canada
20 Jun 09
I doubt that "20/20" has anything to do with it, but there's definitely nothing wrong with the doctor's idea. Keeping one's eyes "fit" is just as good as keeping one's body fit. After all, aren't the eyes ARE part of our body too? Indeed they are. cdrxo
@whyaskq (7532)
• Singapore
16 Jun 09
It is actually a way to tell us not to focus our attention and eyes on the computer for too long a time so as not to strain the eye. It is a habit difficult to cultivate. I tried many times to remind myself not to glue my eyes to the screen but somehow, it is difficult to follow.