Have you ever been so fascinated with a subject that you became an armchair expert? Maybe you know everything about The Beatles, or you can give lectures on the Civil War without ever going to school to learn about it. For us, it’s eyes that captures our focus. And when you start learning about eyes, you may find that you’re just as intrigued as we are.
As you learn more about eyes and how they work, you may discover the groups of people who have developed exercises to help maintain eye health. And, if anyone needs those eye exercises, it’s us! We live in a world where it’s common to stare at screens that strain our eyes for hours and hours every day. So, obviously, a few exercises are very welcome.
Diving deeper, you may learn that very legitimate organizations utilize eye exercises to help people perform better at their jobs. For example, trainees who are learning to be snipers in the military often use exercises to help them relax, manage stress, and even focus on objects in the distance. But, you don’t need to have the army in your future to benefit from eye exercises.
Don’t get your hopes up, though. We should mention that eye exercises won’t change the shape of parts of your eye. So, if you suffer from astigmatism (oval shaped eyes), myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness), or presbyopia (an age-related inability to change focus from far to near), then glasses, contacts, and Lasik surgery will still be in your future.
What may be helped with eye exercises:
-sensitivity to light
-strain from looking at devices
What may not be helped with eye exercises:
-paralyzed eye muscles
What kind of exercises you might be asked to try:
-cover one eye and look at various objects, then switch
-focus on a single object
-“write” on a wall with your eyes
If you think you have an eye issue that may benefit from regular exercise, it may be worth investigating. Please give us a call today at (701) 235-5200 to schedule a consultation.