Why you need to train your eyes
“No one can hit their target with their eyes closed” – Paulo Coelho
The first time I encountered eye training was in 1992 when a world-class health guru Mirzakarim Norbekov had a public session in my home town. He showed us simple eye exercises to prevent your eyesight from degrading and, for some really dedicated people, even improve it. Guess what, almost 30 years down the road, my eyesight is still healthy despite all the life challenges behind.
How many hours a day do you spend looking at screens? Or rather, how many hours a day do you spend NOT looking at various screens? Most of us work by looking at computer and smartphone screens. Once you finish your working hours, you rest by looking at more screens – TV, computer, smartphone. Your eyes are used to see the world through a limited rectangle shape, even if you have a perfect eyesight. ‘Computer eye strain’ or ‘digital eye strain’ has numerous consequences for your health. I strongly believe that eye exercises are a necessity for most people who want to improve their quality of life.
How to train your eyes
“Everyone has two eyes but no one has the same view” – Vishal Ahlawat
Eye exercises are really simple.
- Look up-down
- Circle in both directions.
Repeat 10 times each. You’re not going to break sweat doing this workout. Yet this is one of those simple things that produce a huge change. Just aim to take a 5 minutes break for your eyes every hour you spend looking at the screen. Whatever you do, could be done faster this way. Alarm clock helps most people to improve timing. Might be a good idea to stretch a little and, of course, do eye exercises. Please watch my instructional video on YouTube. Good luck !
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