Excessive use of computers, laptops, televisions, and phones has been rampant these days
most especially that people prefer to stay at home rather than going out because of the
spreading virus. Most spend their leisure time either working on their laptops, watching movies,
playing video games, or scrolling through social media. This excessive exposure to digital
screens will stress our eyes. It can lead to red eyes, puffy eyes, and dark circles. Below are some
tips to give your eyes some tender loving care.
1. Eye Exercise
It is essential to relax your tense eyes and one way to do some relaxation for the eyes is to grip
a pencil at an arm’s length and focus on it. Move it to and fro by moving your hand closer to your
face and then tracing it back to the first position. In between these movements, relax your eyes.
Continue doing this procedure for two to three minutes.
2. Trace a Rainbow
Concentrate on an object that is in a far distance and trace a rainbow from one end to the other
end. This will make your eyes move physically and will relax the strained eye muscles. This
exercise improves blood circulation.
3. Eye Massage
When eyes are feeling strained, you can massage them by keeping your palms on your closed eyes
and gently massaging in a circular motion. Again, it must be in a gentle manner. Massage your
eyebrows and the area below the eyes too. The heat from the friction will help relax your eyes.
4. 20-20-20 rule
When looking at digital screens, every 20 minutes look at an object with a 20 feet distance for 20
seconds. This lessens the effects of eye strain and can help your eyes to be exercised.
5. Cucumber Eye Patch
When eyes feel heavy, cut two slices of cucumber and keep them on closed eyelids. Keep it still
for five to seven minutes and then change sides. This gives the eyes a nice cooling effect.
Want to learn more eye care tips? Take a big step towards eye care by having your eyes
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