Palming exercise is a perfect way to soothe the optic nerve.
- Sit in a darkened room with your elbows resting on the table.
- Warm your hands by rubbing them together and place your palms over your eyes.
- Visualize total blackness and breathe deeply. Do the exercise for 5 minutes.
8. The 20/20/20 exercise
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If you spend all day in front of a computer screen, take a pause every 20 minutes and stare at something 20 feet away for 20 seconds. This exercise will give your eyes a regular rest during the work day.
Bonus: Spa for the eyes
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Doing exercise is a good way to soothe your eyes. But if you want to enhance the positive effect of these exercises, try a mask for your eyes. This mask, for instance, uses only 3 ingredients:
- 1 spoon of shredded carrots
- 1 egg white
- 1 teaspoon of aloe vera
Mix all the ingredients in a bowl, apply the mixture around and under your eyes, and leave the mask on for 15-30 minutes. Rinse the mask off with water.
These exercises have proved to be effective in soothing tired eyes. However, if you suffer from long-term eye strain or if you notice that your sight is deteriorating, you may need to visit a doctor.
Would you like to try these exercises? Or maybe you have tried some of them already? Share your thoughts and observations in the comments