19 Things to Do To Improve Your Vision and Your Health

As we know, vision and health are closely linked to each other. The healthier we are, the better chance we have of improving our vision and seeing clearly. Below are 20 things you can do to drastically improve your vision and overall well-being:

improve-your-vision-and-health1. Drink Water:

Due to our indoor lifestyle and abundance of junk food, most of us are chronically dehydrated. Many people misinterpret the thirst signals their bodies give them with hunger and wind up eating when they’re really thirsty!
When I first started juicing, I started getting incredibly thirsty – I just couldn’t seem to drink enough water. Once I started giving my body the nutrients it needed, the thirst switch reset itself and I understood the message – drink more water!.

2. Meditate:

To relax our body we need to relax our minds. The main cause of vision problems is stress. When our eyes stay in a stressed position too long, they “reset” our normal sight to this new position as a defense. By meditating you can allow your body, mind and eyes to relax, allowing your eyes to reset back to their normal state.

3. Breathe:

Breathing helps bring oxygen to all areas of your bodies. The more oxygen your body gets, the more relaxed it gets. Focused breathing will do wonders for you and your body.
It’s also important to note, that one of the causes of muscle stress is insufficient oxygen. Deep breathing helps bring more oxygen to every area of your body – including your eyes.

4.  Wear Pinhole Glasses:

Pinhole glasses are another tool you can use to relax the muscles of your eyes. They send light straight into the back of your eyes, and put the lens of your eyes into a relaxation position. And they look cool.

5. Visualizations:

Take some time, maybe while you’re meditating, to imagine what your life would be like with clear vision. Imagine waking in the morning and not needing to put your glasses or contacts on. Imagine walking in a large field and being able to clearly see every flower and every blade of grass. Try to imagine this as vividly as possible.
Doing visualizations is actually a way to “tell” your eyes how they should see. This warrants a post onto itself, but it’s a very powerful way retrain your eyes to see clearly.

6. EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques):

This post tells you how to do EFT. EFT is an incredibly powerful technique that helps you release emotions that may be holding you back in areas of your life. Doing EFT can help you improve your finances, relationships health, and yes, your eyesight. You can read more about EFT here.

7. Eye Exercises:

In addition to relaxing your eyes, it’s also important to strengthen them. Eye exercises help strengthen your eyes, and retrain them to see properly again. You can read more about how one man actually got rid of his glasses with eye exercises, by clicking here.

8. Eat Fruits and Vegetables:

Or as one health practitioner I know put it “eat vegetables and fruits.” Eating natural produce is the best way to jump-start your body into “health mode.” Not only will your body respond very well to fruits and veggies, it will also absorb their nutrients much better than anything else. Read this post to find out the best produce to eat for your eyes.

9. Juice Fruits and Vegetables:

I’m an enormous fan of juicing. It’s a great way to get a fruits and vegetables quickly and easily. Most of the nutrition (as high as 90%) in fruits and vegetables are found in their juice. By juicing you can get a large mount of this juice quickly and by mixing different fruits and vegetables together, you’ll be able to concoct some juices that taste outstanding.

10. Spend More Time Outdoors.

Vitamin D is an essential vitamin for both vision health and overall health. A great way of getting this vitamin is actually from the sun. Simply taking a walk outside on a sunny day (winter or summer) allows you easily absorb all of the vitamin D you need.
Another advantage to being outside is that you’re not looking at something close your face! This means your eyes are in a much more relaxed state, and will allow them to relax.

11. Eat Dark Chocolate.

Some people will thank me for this one, but according to this article, dark chocolate can actually be beneficial for your eyes. Now it’s important to note, that while chocolate s beneficial, the white sugar in them is not. I’ll share my secret, all natural chocolate milk recipe here:

You’ll need:

  • 2 Bananas
  • 3/4 cup of cocoa powder
  • 5 dates
  • 3 apples
  • 4 cups of milk (or your natural milk of choice. I prefer cocoanut milk)

Juice the apples and then blend all of the ingredients together, and you have about 3 cups worth of this:

healthy-chocolate-milk

Enjoy!

12. Have a Technology-Free Day.

My day for this is usually a day over the weekend. Being connected to our smartphones and tablets 24/7 causes a lot of stress on our eyes, neck and most of our upper body. Taking one day off can actually feel incredibly liberating – and your body will thank you for the break!

13. Sleep. Sleep. Sleep.

Most adults in America do not get enough sleep, it’s as simple as that. The average adult gets less than 7 hours of sleep a night. The reason most of us don’t get enough sleep is because we feel like we need to push ourselves in order in order to get everything done. What ends up happening is that we get burned out. Learn to prioritize instead of doing more. You’ll find that you’ll actually be more productive in the long run.

14. Take Off Your Glasses and Contacts.

I’ll let you in on a little secret…glasses and contacts are actually not that great for your eyes. The reason one needs to wear glasses is because the lens in their eyes are stressed. Glasses “lock” the eyes into this stressed state and never give them a chance to relax. If you want to relax your vision, the first step is to take off your glasses when you don’t need them.

15. Focus on Seeing Better.

For those of us who wear glasses, it can become an automatic response to “see passively,” and let your glasses do the work of seeing for you. One of the things people who don’t wear glasses do is “actively see,” meaning that they’re aware of their entire field of vision when looking at something.
Try this exercise,  look at something and focus on it, but while focusing on this single object, notice everything else surrounding the object in your entire field of vision. While doing this, relax your eyes and allow what you’re seeing to come to you, instead of trying to “look” at it. This will exercise and activate your entire field of vision.

16. Do Yoga.

One of the mistakes eye doctors make is that they look at our eyes as isolated organs in our body. The stress in our eyes can be connected to stress anywhere in the body. I’ve found that doing yoga can bring a marked improvement to my vision – simply because I’ve released stress in other areas of my body (usually in my neck and shoulder areas).

17. Wear a Hat Outdoors Instead of Sunglasses.

While it’s important to never look directly at the sun, it’s much better for your eyes to see natural light than through the tint of sunglasses. If you really feel that you want to wear sunglasses for the “coolness” factor, than you can try pinhole glasses which can act as sunglasses, look like sunglasses and won’t affect the tint of the sun’s natural light.

Note that you can’t wear pinhole glasses while driving. If you are in a situation where it’s more comfortable (or safer) to wear regular sunglasses, please do so. View these rules as general guidelines for the rest of the time you’re outside.

18. Follow the 10-10-10 Rule.

I know that prolonged exposure to computer screens, phones and tablets is the norm these days, and it usually can’t be avoided. But by following the 10-10-10 rule, you give your eyes a break and it doesn’t have to effect your work or productivity. Simply take a break every 10 minutes, look at something at least 10 feet away for 10 seconds. That’s it.

19. Palm. 

Palming is one of the most effective ways of relaxing your eyes. For directions on palming you can download my free e-book in the form below.

When’s the Best Time to Schedule an Eye Exam?

While I strongly encourage people to do eye exercises and eat healthy in order to keep their eyes functioning a their best, the reality is that you should have your eyes examined each year for cataracts, glaucoma, and other eye diseases.

With that being said, when is the best time to schedule your eye exam?

It’s important to understand that our eyes are not static organs in our bodies. Our eye muscles’ flexibility change throughout the day and week, and this can actually  have a direct effect on our vision and visual acuity.

The eye doctor could give you one prescription one day, and if he were to examine your eyes a few days later, he’d find your prescription could be different.

The goal when getting a pair of glasses is actually not to get the strongest prescription. The lenses you receive should put your visual acuity in the 20/30 range (instead of 20/20). This will actually slow down the rate of needing a stronger prescription, and if you’re wearing your glasses while doing an eye exercise training program, then eventually those lenses may get too strong, requiring an even weaker prescription.

You Should Get Your Eye Exam Scheduled…

So with all of the being said, when should you schedule your eye exam? When your eyes will be least stressed.

For most people, that will be first thing Monday morning. They’ve just come off a relaxing weekend – so they’re relaxed – and they haven’t spent any time yet in front of their computer. When they go to the eye exam, they’re eyes will be the most relaxed.

There are a few more things you should know, when scheduling your eye exam:

  •  It’s probably a good idea to do an eye workout with eye exercises the morning of the exam. This will ensure that your eyes are really functioning at their best.
  • Regarding different types of eye doctors, you can check out this post to find the best type of eye doctor to examine your eyes.

NV Session #2: How Weight Loss and Dieting Effect Your Vision

In this session of the Natural Vision Podcast, I talk about how our eyesight is effected by our diets and the dangerous lies the diet and food industries tell us about weight gain and health. I also tell you about a number of essential vitamins and nutrients to eat that will improve your eyesight and overall health as well as 2 easy ways to get them into your body (that don’t require you to eat raw broccoli).

In this session you’ll find out:

  • Why “calorie counting” is the wrong way to lose weight.
  • An easy test to find out if a food is good for you or not (and it doesn’t require reading a label).
  • The real reason you lose weight when you diet  – and how these techniques actually can cause to gain more weight in the long run.
  • The role nutrition plays in keeping our bodies healthy.
  • 8 Essential vitamins and nutrients that vital for proper visual health.
  • The truth about Vitamin A and carrots when it comes to improving your vision.

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Items mentioned in this podcast:

Eye Exercises for Sports Players to Improve Their Peripheral and Near/Far Vision

A lot of visual coordination is required when you play sports. There are some sports that require it more than others (like baseball or tennis vs football), but the bottom line is that usually if you want to excel in whatever sport you’re playing, your vision and eyesight need to be performing at the top of their game (pun intended).

And it’s not just the near/far vision that needs to be working, a player’s peripheral vision also needs to performing extremely well. Sports require the full range of vision to be in top shape, and excellent vision can be what separates the rookies from the pros.

Whether you play baseball or football, there are exercises you can do to give yourself an advantage over the competition. Below I’m going to show you 2 exercises that will exercise and improve both your peripheral vision, as well as your near/far vision.

The ClockWheel Exercise

The ClockWheel exercise stimulates and improves your peripheral vision.

Having strong peripheral vision is important in any sport, but it is particularly useful in baseball, football, basketball, and soccer.

To do this exercise, simply look straight up as far as you can without moving your head. Now slowly start rotating your eyes to the left, then down, to the right, and then back up to complete a full circle. Each rotation should take a minimum of 5 seconds.

Do 2 full rotations before reversing the direction you turn your eyes. Rotate 2 full rotations in the opposite direction as well. Do this 5 times for a total of 20 rotations.

Tromboning Exercise

The tromboning exercise activates and exercises the near/far part of the eye and helps you focus your eyes easily and quickly. This is extremely useful for baseball players when they’re at bat, or for football receivers.

To do this exercise, hold a pencil out at arms length and look at it.

Slowly bring the pencil towards your eyes until it begins to look out of focus. Hold it there and see if you can get it in focus and bring even closer.

When it is no longer in focus, start moving the pencil away from your face.

This this for 20 repetitions.

Note: you should keep the pencil vertical throughout the entire exercise. DO NOT point the pencil towards your face!

Taking 10 minutes before a game to do these exercises can literally make a difference on how you perform on the court or playing field. Use them wisely!

NV Session #1: Why our eyes need glasses, and a few exercises to start improving your vision right away

In this first session of the Natural Vision podcast I introduce myself, and tell you what to expect with this podcast.

In this session you’ll find out:

  • Why our eyes need glasses in the first place.
  • How a weak, scrawny person proves that vision improvement is possible
  • The famous “Eskimo Story”
  • 3 exercises you can start doing to improve your vision
  • The ultimate resource I recommend when it comes to vision improvement.

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Items mentioned in this podcast:

How Do You Improve Your Eyesight?

How-Do-You-Improve-Your-eyesightA shocking 75% of America’s population uses some type of vision correction like glasses or contacts.

That’s a pretty shocking statistic isn’t? How is it possible that our eyes can deteriorate like this, and on such a massive scale?

Human beings haven’t needed glasses historically. Cavemen didn’t wear glasses, most historical figures did not wear glasses (Benjamin Franklin aside). So how is it that so many of us now need to wear glasses?Shouldn’t our bodies be able to function without the need of a crutch?

And the bigger question, how can we reverse the trend and improve our eyesight?

Why Our Vision Deteriorates in the First Place

To understand how to improve your eyesight, you must first understand why it deteriorates in the first place. Our eyes are one of the most sophisticated organs in our bodies, and they function through the harmonious workings of many different muscles that all work together to give the amazing gift we call vision.

But like any muscle in the body, if you don’t exercise it or if you put it under stress, it will become weak. Over time it won’t be as strong or as flexible as it once was.

And this, on a very basic level is why our eyes deteriorate, and why we wear corrective lenses to compensate.

But if you don’t want to wear glasses (and most people who wear glasses will admit that they don’t), then how can you improve your vision and get rid of your glasses?

Pinhole Glasses

pinhole-glasses

Pinhole glasses are amazing devices. I’ve gone into detail elsewhere about how they work, so I wont bore you here, but in a nutshell, these devices do 2 things:

  • They relax your eyes, by allowing the lens in your eye to relax, and
  • They cut our perhipheral vision and send light straight to the back of your eye, which results in a clear image. If you wear glasses, seeing a clear image without your glasses is quite amazing.

Relaxing Your Eyes

There a few techniques for relaxing your eyes:

  • Take your glasses off when you don’t need them. When you’re wearing glasses, your eyes are constantly “locked” in one place. This can cause stress and tension in your eyes. Simply taking your glasses off will give your eye muscles a chance to stretch and relax. (Think of it as yoga for your eyes.)
  • Palm. Palming is a great little way to relax your eyes. Simply rub your hands together to generate warmth, then cup your hands over your eyes. Make sure all light is cut out. Now simply feel the warmth of your hands on your eyes and breath deeply for as long as you need. You’ll be surprised how much clearer you’ll see when you remove your hands from your eyes.

Eat Healthy

This will not only help your eyes, it will help your overall wellbeing. Eating healthy means eating fruit and vegetables. These foods an amazing amount of vitamins including everything you need to promote healthy vision. Check out this post for a list of the best fruits and veggies to eat for your eyes.

Alternatively, you can also get supplements that are have all of the vitamins and minerals your eyes need to function at their best.

Eye exercises

This is by far the best thing you can do to promote healthy vision. Like I said above, your eyes are muscles. When you exercise your muscles they get strong. The same with your eyes.

You can check out my review of this program, which has one of the most comprehensive training guides for vision improvement I’ve ever seen.

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So there you have it. This is a basic list of ways you can improve your vision. There’s a lot more information on this site with additional ways that can help you. Feel free to look around and feel at home.

Should You Terminate a Pregnancy if the Baby Will Have Vision Problems?

This is not a political post. This is a post targeted at a small group of people who are looking for the answer to this question. I’m not going to pass judgement, I’m just going to tell my story. This is the wrong forum to make a political point.

From the 14th week we knew there was a problem.

During one of the ultrasounds, the doctor noticed a build up of fluid inside the baby’s stomach. The hole for the liquid of the amniotic fluid to exit from simply hadn’t developed.

The condition is known as a Posterior Urethral Valve. Usually it’s found in more developed fetuses (35+ weeks) and the problem is that the hole is too small for all of the fluid to pass through. When the baby is born, a procedure done to widen the hole, and the baby continues on for the rest of its life without a problem.

In our case there was no hole, and it had happened so early in the baby’s development that the buildup of fluid would result in severe disfigurement in the baby’s stomach.

This wasn’t something that was supposed to cause a miscarriage. The only organs that would be effected would be the fetus’s lungs (because it wouldn’t have enough amniotic fluid flowing through it), and the kidney’s (because of the pressure from the fluid buildup). These are organs the baby doesn’t need until after it’s born.

The doctor suggested that we abort, and we considered it. But they we asked ourselves “who are we to determine the path for this baby? We’ll never have even given it a chance.”

A few weeks later it was all over.

The doctor confirmed there was no heartbeat, and the fetus came out a few days later (it was a boy). We had the answer to our question.

What Do You Do After a Miscarriage?

Following the miscarriage, the hospital set up a support group for other women who’d had abortions and miscarriages. My wife went and found herself surrounded by 5 other women who had all lost babies in the past 6 months.

It was interesting to see the reactions of the different people. One was angry at God. Another was completely depressed. Many couldn’t hear the sounds of a baby crying. It was just too painful.

We, in some ways, were very fortunate to have had an early warning that there was a problem.

In the weeks leading up to the miscarriage, my wife spent hours talking to the baby, telling him everything was going to be OK. She also did a lot of EFT work.

Even if it had no effect on the fetus, it helped us process the emotions. When the miscarriage came, we felt like we’d had the privilege to touch a perfect soul – a soul that had obviously fulfilled it’s mission.

My wife had a tremendous impact on the women of the group when she said this over. It was a perspective that many of the women needed to hear.

There was one woman who burst into tears following my wife’s tale, and she couldn’t be consoled.

This woman’s pregnancy had ended in an abortion. Her baby too had a developmental problem that was detected in an ultrasound. They also found out very early in the pregnancy. At 28 weeks, the doctor confirmed the baby’s development problem – the main thing that would be effected would be the baby’s senses, particularly it’s ability to hear and see.

She and her husband decided to abort the fetus.

My wife and I had resolved that no matter what happened, if our baby had reached term and been born, we would have done everything possible to help him. It gave us a completely new view on life and our role in it, and I think that’s the main reason we’re were so healthy emotionally following the miscarriage. We weren’t thinking about the hardship that this baby would have on us, we were entirely focused on what we could give this baby.

The woman who’d aborted will not need to deal with any hardship from her child. But she herself said that aborting the baby resulted in a sever attack on her humanity. She said she’s haunted by the fact that she never gave this baby a chance.

What Could Have Happened?

One of the questions I like to ask to target limiting beliefs is “Has anyone with the problem you’ve mentioned ever been successful, despite their problem?”

After the above story there are 2 people that come to mind who had severe sensory problems at a young age, and turned around not only there lives, but countless lives of the people they came in contact with.

Meir Schneider was born with a number of vision problems, including cataracts.

After 5 unsuccessful surgeries, the lenses of his eyes were left shattered and full of scar tissue. The doctors claimed that his condition was hopeless and he was certified permanently legally blind.

He grew up blind, he did his homework in braille, but he never gave up his burning desire to see again. He knew that what the doctors had said couldn’t be true, and he was going to prove it.

At the age of 17 he discovered the work of Dr. Bates, and began an intense regimen of eye exercises to rebuild his vision, working up to 13 hours a day doing the exercises.

Within 6 months he began to see objects – for the first time in his life, and within 18 months he was able to read print when he help the paper close to his face.

Today, he has completely rebuilt his vision, and holds an unrestricted drivers license in the State of California. He drives without glasses.

This is a person who, according to the doctors, never had a fighting chance. But not only did he completely rebuild his eyes, he’s helped thousands of people around the world do the same.

The other person is a little more famous and deserves mentioning here.

Helen Keller, at the age of 19 months developed a disease and lost her ability to see and hear. Through the help of her teacher Anne Sullivan she learned how to communicate and eventually learned how to speak.

She went on to become an activist and even an author. Keller was someone who also, defied all the odds and went on to do things in her life that impacted the lives of thousands.

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I’m not sure how you found this post.

A friend could have sent it to you, you could have come via Google or social media, but the point I’m trying to make is that once a fetus has been conceived, there is a potential for greatness to be added to the world.

The option to abort may seem like the preferable option, but you don’t know what, or who, this baby has the potential to become.

What is “The Law of Attraction” and How You Can Use It to Improve Your Vision Naturally

The Law of Attraction is an idea that whatever you want can be attracted to you by simply thinking about it and focusing on it.

If you focus on being healthy and losing weight, the more you think about it, the more likelihood there is that you’ll begin adopting strategies and lifestyle changes that will bring that into your reality.

Many people have shown that they can attract things into their life using this technique, including love, money, health, prestige and more.

So how exactly does it work? What do you need to do attain what you want? [Read more…]

Vision Improvement Case Study #7: The Truth About Vision Improvement

I’m now more than halfway through the Rebuild Your Vision Program. I had a number of insights this week into vision improvement, but I’ll get to that in a moment…

The first thing I want to mention, that I’m really excited about, is the new site redesign. I’ve upgraded to a new theme from StudioPress which is supposed to be much better for SEO and user functionality. Below are screenshots of the before and after:

Before

New

What do you think? I feel it’s a big improvement.

I’m also in the process of rebranding the site. Originally, my intention with this site was to focus exclusively on pinhole glasses. Eye exercises were only a secondary part of the blog.

I know want to turn this site into a resource for everything related to vision improvement. Hence this site is going to become Natural Vision HQ (headquarters) and cover all topics related to vision improvement.

Alright, enough of the boring technical stuff, on to this week’s vision improvement results!

The Truth About Vision Improvement

I had a realization this week. I’m halfway through the Rebuild Your Vision Program and while I’ve certainly noticed an improvement in my vision, I don’t think I’ll be able to get rid of my glasses in a month when I finish the program.

Not that I originally thought I would, but it was in the back of my mind. I was hopeful that I’d be able to accomplish this and be able to show it on the blog.

That being said, this program has definitely not been a waste. I’ve noticed a number of other things that have improved, many of which I hadn’t even thought of before starting the program.

Eyesight Improvement

While I don’t think I’ll be getting rid of my glasses in the next month, I have definitely noticed a significant improvement in my eyesight and I think I’ll be given a reduced prescription when I go to the eye doctor next month. That itself is a significant achievement, especially when you consider that most conventional eye doctors say that improving your vision is impossible.

Stronger Eyes

I’ve also found that even with my glasses on I’m seeing better than before. I’m reading faster and with better comprehension and I’m able to see details that I would have missed before.

This is especially helpful considering that I was just promoted into a different role in my job.

I used to be the company writer, now I’m in charge of all packaging design. I work with the graphic designer and industrial designer to create our products and their packaging. Trust me, there’s a lot of detail that goes into it and I’m sure my vision training has helped me significantly in this role.

Seeing Colors More Vibrantly

A few months ago I wrote and article about why our eyes see color and it’s role in survival. I’ve definitely noticed a change in my perception of color. My entire experience with the world is now so much richer and enjoyable because of it – especially my experience with food.

Less Eye Fatigue

Working in high tech puts a lot of strain on your body – especially your eyes. In the past month I’ve found that my eyes have become significantly stronger, and don’t tire throughout the day.

This is counter-intuitive especially during this time of year when we spend most of our time indoors, seeing less sunlight. Yet my visual energy has actually gone up!

Vision Improvement Doesn’t Necessarily Mean Getting Rid of Your Glasses

While the eventual goal is to eliminate wearing your glasses, that doesn’t mean you can’t benefit from vision improvement right now.

Like I just mentioned, you’ll find that tasks like reading are easier and more efficient to do. You’ll also become a better, more alert driver and sports players will find they have improved hand-eye coordination giving them an advantage on the playing field.

I Started Reaching Out This Week

Now that I’ve started seeing a measurable change in my vision, I decided this week to start reaching out to other bloggers in the health and wellness niche to see if what I’m doing would be of interest to their audience.

I’ve had a few favorable responses, so it’s possible you might start seeing my name some other places shortly.

That being said, if you know of another blog I’d really appreciate in getting my story out there. You can simply send them an email recommending they promote my site.

You can also share the site on Facebook or Twitter. I have a sidebar on the left of this page that should make it easy to share.

That’s all for this week. I’ll post again next week with all of the other exciting thing happening to my vision. Until then, have a great week!

Vision Improvement Case Study #6: Week 4 Wrap-up – The Word is “Relaxation”

You can read last week’s wrap-up here.

I’ve just finished the exercises to wrap up my 4th week of doing the Rebuild Your Vision program. The highlights of my vision improvement so far have been:

  • Being able to move down 4 rows on the eye chart (that includes the E’s that I made), with both eyes individually. I’m also now able to move down to the 5th row with both eyes together
  • Dropping an entire diopter in my glasses prescription. Like I wrote about last time, when I first started the program I had my eyes checked. They measured my prescription at the time as -5.25/-5. I’d been wearing -4.75/-4.25 and about 2 weeks into the program I found that prescription to be too strong. So I started wearing my old glasses which are currently -4.25/-4 – and entire diopter lower then I was prescribed!

Relaxation is Very Important

One of the core things that you’ll find in any eye exercise program is that it stresses a number of relaxation techniques. These are techniques that usually follow a strenuous exercise as well as a longer relaxation period at the end of each session.

I’ve found these relaxation techniques to be extremely helpful. So much so that if I skip one while I’m in the middle of the routine my eyes won’t perform the same way with the next exercise. Doing them helps to rejuvenate your eyes.

Another thing I’ve noticed is the importance of deep breathing. If I’m in the middle of an exercise and something is just out of focus, if I breath consciously the item begins to come into focus.

You can actually try this right now. Look at a word on a page and move it so that the word just out of focus. Continue looking at it and breath deeply, imagining that all of the air you’re inhaling is flowing into your eyes and relaxing them.

You’ll find that as you do this, the image will come more and more into focus.

Strategies for Relaxing Your Eyes at Work

This might also be a separate blog post at some point, but I’ll share here what I’ve been doing to relax my eyes at work.

One trait that I have is that when I’m doing a particular task I get extremely focused – so much so that I could sit down for 6 hours straight and not even realize that the time’s gone by.

But a weakness I have is that if I get interrupted – particularly constantly – it can be hard for me to jump back into the project.

This makes it almost impossible for me to follow the 10-10-10 rule while still being productive.

The realization I had is that its much better to relax your eyes once every 2-3 hours instead of not resting them at all. I’ve been taking 5 minutes (yes, 5 full minutes) after I complete a task to just palm and breath deeply.

What I’ve found is not only does this relax my eyes, but it completely rejuvenates me, giving me more energy for the next task that I have

Now I happen to work in a cubicle in my office and I have my own office at home so I’m able to pull this off. If you’re not able to find a quite place to palm, my suggestion is (and I’m being completely serious about this) go to the bathroom and palm there. You’ll get complete privacy and it’s only 5 minutes so no one will notice if you’ve disappeared.

Onwards!

I begin the new week of eye exercises tomorrow and as usual I’ll post in about a week to give you the weekly update on my progress.

In the meantime, have a great week!