Gymnastics for the eyes – both prevention and treatment!

Gymnastics for the eyes – both prevention and treatment!

Poor vision is a problem that has no age limit. Points are worn by both preschoolers and senior citizens. In many respects, of course, constant loads on the organs of vision, which lead to overstrain of the intraocular muscles, are to blame.

Therapeutic gymnastics for the eyes allows you to achieve stable results in such a painstaking business as restoring vision. It consists of a set of exercises for training your eyesight, which everyone can do during breaks between household chores or during a short break at work.  

Improving vision without surgery

Therapeutic gymnastics will help restore vision only if you follow all the recommendations and perform the exercises correctly. Experts warn – no fanaticism! The eye muscles are one of the weakest muscles in the human body. They are very easy to damage and tear with sudden movements. Therefore, when performing “gymnastic” movements, it is important not to rush, all the time sensitively listening to your feelings.

Doing gymnastics for the eyes is necessary three times a day. The principle of implementation is quite simple: all exercises are performed before eating (morning, lunch, evening). 

Such classes will be an excellent prevention of eye diseases in children, and adults will help restore visual acuity. During the gymnastics only eyes should work – the head remains motionless all the time.

After each exercise you need to blink. It is extremely useful for protecting the eyes from drying out. Our eyes need a stable and proper load. First of all, this is gymnastics for the eyes, exercises performed without sharp movements, slowly and smoothly. 

Therapeutic exercises for the eyes

The following gymnastics complex for the eyes is recommended for regular use, without age restrictions and any contraindications:  

Exercise No. 1. Raise your eyes (4 times), first up, then down. Do not forget to blink after completing the exercise.

Exercise number 2. Squint eyes to the right, then to the left, repeat up to 4 times, blink.

Exercise No. 3. “Diagonal” – slowly move your gaze to the right, then up, and smoothly to the left down. Blink. Slowly make the “Reverse Diagonal” – eyes move slowly left up and then right down. Blink.

Exercise No. 4. “Rectangle” – slowly raise your eyes up and draw a glance at the upper side of the rectangle, then the right, lower, left side and upper side again. Exercise to perform in a row up to 3 times. Repeat, only in the opposite direction: slowly draw the top side of the rectangle, then the left side, bottom and right sides.

Exercise number 5. Mentally imagine a huge clock. The essence of the exercise in the inspection of the dial: start strictly clockwise: raise your eyes to “12”, “3”, “6”, “9” and again to “12”. So do 3 circles. Blink. Rest a bit and continue the exercise in the opposite direction: raise your eyes to “12”, “9”, “6”, “3” and again to “12”. Make 3 circles. Be sure to blink after completion.

Exercise No. 6. Draw a snake, starting from the tail, slowly moving the gaze to the left (down-up). Repeat up to 3 times until you look at the head of the snake. Blink. Rest and continue, only now back from the snake’s head (down-up). Repeat up to 3 times until you reach the tail with your eyes. Blink.

Good to know: before starting classes it is recommended to visit a doctor, check your eyesight and find out the condition of the retina. Get advice from a specialist on how to do eye exercises to restore vision. 

Therapeutic gymnastics is prohibited from doing after surgery in front of the eyes. You will have to wait at least six months until all the wounds heal. You can not do exercises for patients with a diagnosis of “detachment of the retina” since gymnastics can provoke the progression of the disease.

Take care of your eyes and remember that it is easier to preserve vision than then make attempts to return it.

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