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Do you exercise your eyeballs?

Asked by RealEyesRealizeRealLies (30938points) December 2nd, 2010

My distant vision goes blurry for days if I spend too much time staring at close distances, like a computer monitor. And my close vision is to arms length at best, which makes it difficult to keep a camera strap around my neck to examine images while shooting.

Have you ever heard of or tried exercising your eyes to improve your vision?

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Aesthetic_Mess's avatar

Well I have the same problem, but I don’t really know how to exercise my eyes.

BoBo1946's avatar

oh yes, if she has that certain look!!!!!!

Seelix's avatar

I’m nearsighted and wear my glasses all the time. I’ve never thought about purposefully exercising my eyes, though. I figure they get enough exercise with all the reading that grad school heaps upon me!

Berserker's avatar

I do indeed. I play a lot of video games, and in a game magazine I have they gave out tricks to ’‘warm up’’ your eyes before long sessions of play that I’ve been using for a few years. Some of these include to slowly roll your eyeballs around for a bit, then roll them again in the opposite direction. Also, move them up and down, and then from side to side. After all this, close your eyes and gently massage the eyelids. This works great for fast paced games where the risk of eye strain or ’‘pulling a root’’ is greater.
This last part can also help for eye strain during play sessions. When you begin to feel eye strain while playing, it’s probbaly better to just stop, but you can also do the last bit, plus wetting your eyelids with cold water.
Now this is for gaming, but I reckon this all works quite well for watching TV or being on the PC for an extended period of time.

However eyes are complicated, and your problem might stem from something else entirely. I’d consult an optometrist with your specific problems for professional advice if it’s really bad; blurred vision doesn’t sound like fun to me. What you’re doing things on is also a factor; screen size, how close you are, wtv.

Either way, there are plenty of ways to help maintain your vision, such as exercises, and even certain foods, but I don’t know that it’s possible to improve one’s vision beyond expensive medical eye surgery, and that usually applies to people with things like Glaucoma and severe vision problems.

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