Every year, World Sight Day raises global awareness about blindness and visual impairment. In conjunction with World Sight Day 2015 on Oct 8, which is today, and to advocate for this year’s World Sight Day message “Eyecare for All”, Transitions has recommended five simple eye exercises that we can do to keep our eyes at its optimal function.
Gazing Into the Darkness
Place your elbows on the table. Then place the palms of your hands over your eyes with the fingers of one hand crossing over the fingers on the other hand. Close your eyes and gaze into the darkness. Relax and hold this position for 1-3 minutes.
Side to Side Eye Movement
Stand or sit up right. Look straight ahead. Without moving your head, look to the left. Focus on what you see. Then look to the right. Focus on what you see. Move your eyes side to side 5 times. Repeat this cycle 3 times.
Up and Down Eye Movement
Sit up straight and look straight ahead. Then look up and focus on what you see. Look down. Don’t be afraid to wrinkle your forehead or frown with your eyebrows. It’s good for the eyes. Look up and down 5 times. Repeat this cycle 3 times.
Moving Your Eyes Diagonally
Look straight ahead. Look down and to the left. Then move your eyes diagonally and look up and to the right. Focus on what you see. Repeat this exercise 5 times, then look straight ahead and do the same exercise looking down and to the right and then looking up and to the left. Repeat this cycle 3 times.
Rolling Your Eyes in a Circle
Sit up straight and relax. Look to the left and slowly roll your eyes in a circle clockwise. To do this look up, then slowly move your eyes clockwise and look down and then move your eyes and look to the right. Do it clockwise 5 times and then counterclockwise 5 times. Repeat this cycle 3 times. #worldsightday #worldsightday2015 #eyecareforall
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