Accent Eye Care Eye exercises for your optic muscles: Myths and Facts

If you wear glasses or contacts, you may have seen books or infomercials promoting eye exercises to improve your eyesight without surgery. Some claim that faithful observance of these exercises may be able to give up their glasses. It is not so. Eye exercises may help delay the need for glasses or contacts for some people. However, it is not necessary to obtain an eye exercise program to improve optic muscles.

Eye exercises will strengthen weak eye muscles, improve blood circulation, and muscle tone. In order to achieve the sharpest vision possible, you should tone your eye muscles. Glasses and contacts should be used if needed. The toning minimizes eye strain, making your eyes work more efficiently.

The following eye exercises will improve the muscle of your eyes:
Figure eight: according to eye experts, tracing an imaginary horizontal figure eight with your eyes, reduces the progression of nearsightedness.
Eye circles: Move your eyes in a clockwise direction 20 times, while sitting or standing. Make the circle as wide as you can. Relax for 0 seconds and repeat in the opposite direction. If you do this three times daily, you will stretch your eye muscles.

Focus shift: Change the focus of your eyes by looking at an object from a long distance for six seconds until it becomes clear. It is applicable for people who spend long hours in front of a computer screen. Afterward, shift your gaze to a close object for six seconds until it becomes clear. Keep doing this until your eyes feel slightly tired.

With the correct prescription lenses, eye exercises can strengthen your eye muscles and make your eyes more functional. The key to sustaining these exercises is to ensure that you do it until your eyes begin to feel tired, not overworked. Accent Eyes delivers comprehensive optical services, call us today and book your appointment now.