The following eye exercises to improve vision naturally are designed to help people relieve the symptoms of astigmatism.
Both eye exercises to improve vision naturally are working out the eye muscles and releasing their tension. That is why these eye exercises are also good to prepare your eyes for any other eye exercises to improve vision naturally you plan to perform.
Here is how to perform the first eye exercise for astigmatism:
1. Sit comfortably on a chair. Look straight ahead.
2. Place your thumb in front of your nose, approximately 7 inches away; your thumbnail must be aligned with the tip of your nose. Don’t worry if you are unable to make out your thumbnail very clearly without your glasses or contacts.
3. Imagine your face is a clock with 12 o’clock on your forehead, 6 o’clock – on your chin, 3 and 9 o’clock on your cheeks.
4. Focus your eyes on your thumbnail. Start moving your thumb very slowly up (towards 12 o’clock) and follow its movement with your eyes. Go as far as you can go while still being able to see your thumbnail. When your thumbnail reaches that position, start moving it very slowly down until it is again aligned with the tip of your nose.
5. Next, start moving your thumb to the right, towards 1 o’clock direction. Go as far as you can; move back your thumb slowly to its initial position.
6. Do the same in 2,3,4,5 and 6 o’clock direction and make a short break.
7. Repeat the same for 7, 8,9,10 and 11 o’clock.
Remember to do the exercise slowly.
If you have astigmatism in one eye…
If you have astigmatism in one eye only or if the axis of astigmatism is different in each eye you should work on specific eye muscles more. The easiest way to figure out which eye muscles hold the most tension is to pay extra attention which part of the previous eye exercise is the most difficult for you, i.e. in which direction your eye movement is more difficult. Here is what you can do:
1. Do steps 1, 2 and 3 of the previous eye exercise.
2. Focus your eyes on your thumbnail and start moving it in the most challenging direction. For example, you may find it more difficult to move your eyes between 2 and 8 o’clock compared to the rest of the movements. In that case, follow your thumb with your eyes while moving it towards 2 o’clock, move it back in front of your nose and after that – towards 7 o’clock and back.
3. Repeat the same in the opposite direction (11 and 5 o’clock).
4. Close your eyes. Imagine your thumb and repeat steps 2 and 3 with your eyes closed.
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