You might be getting in your daily exercise, walking every day, maybe even heading to the local gym to run on the treadmill and lift some weights. But are you getting in your eye exercises? Yes, that’s right. Eye exercises are a thing. But do they really improve vision?
The truth is, there isn’t any scientific evidence that verifies that eye exercises improve sight. However, they may help to counteract existing eye problems and maintain your current eyesight level, some say. Eye exercises will not cure eye issues such as, myopia (nearsightedness), presbyopia (inability to change focus from far to near) or astigmatism (blurred vision due to the shape of cornea).
How can you improve your vision? Here are 3 ways you can!
Eye Exercises. Try these exercises in the morning, before bedtime or anything your eyes feel tired:
- With clean hands, warm your eyes by rubbing your palms together and placing them on your eyes for 5 seconds. Repeat this a few times.
- Roll your eyes. Look up and then circle clockwise and counterclockwise 10 times each.
- Massage your temples.
- Take a mini nap to relax your eyes for 3 minutes.
Eat Your Way to Better Eyesight
- Eat foods with lots nutrients.
- Vitamins A, C, E and minerals like copper and zinc are all beneficial for eyesight.
- Antioxidants such as dark leafy greens, egg yolks, yellow peppers, pumpkin, sweet potatoes and carrots are good for vision too. The rule of thumb here? Eat lots of yellow and green colored vegetables.
- Eat foods rich in sulfur, cysteine and lecithin: garlic, onions, shallots and capers.
- Blueberries, grapes and goji berries
- The fatty acid DHA which is found in coldwater fish has been known to boost eye health.
- Our final tip includes taking NAC eye drops.
- These powerful eyedrops contain the antioxidant N-Acetyl Carnosine 1% liquid, which helps reduce cataracts, improves eyesight and improves glare sensitivity.