Miscellaneous 4 MIN READ 21 VIEWS September 22, 2022

7 Effective and Easy Eye Exercises

Written By HealthKart
Medically Reviewed By Dr. Aarti Nehra

Eye exercises

In today’s era, everyone is conscious of their health. A majority of people are actively exercising, going to the gym, and ensuring their physical movements are optimum to keep them fit. There can be many types of exercises one can do and amongst the most important ones are eye exercises.

Straining of the eyes is common these days owing to their constant exposure to screens. However, little negligence can make you lose or damage your good eyesight. 

Exercising your eyes on a regular basis is a natural way to improve one’s eyesight. In this article, we will discuss the best exercises to improve eyesight that you can try at home. We will also talk about all the possible problems related to eyesight, their treatment, and management for healthy eyesight. 

Signs of Early Eye Problems

  1. Your eyes are getting dry and stressed out.
  2. Blurred vision (Near and far both).
  3. Headaches happening frequently
  4. Lazy and double vision eyesight
  5. Trouble reading and figuring out objects

Types of Eye Exercises You Can Try

People whose eyes are facing issues due to age-related muscle degeneration, cataract-related issues, and glaucoma can benefit from eye exercise to improve vision. Here are some of the best exercises you can try for a better eye health:

  1. Blinking Break

Most of us concentrate for long hours on our phones, laptops, or TVs – this is when our eyes get dry and stressed out. You need to blink in between and relieve your eye from drying out and causing headache strain due to overstressing the eye. 

  1. Rolling Your Eyes

Another easy exercise to increase eyesight. You just need to roll your eyes from right to left. Remember – when you feel your eyes are stressed out, then do the roll-out exercise accordingly. 

  1. The 20-20-20 Rule

Use this eye exercise to improve vision naturally. The rule says when you are overstressed about something, take a break every 20 minutes and focus on an object 20 feet away for 20 seconds. This way, your focal length in the eye will be strong and improve over time. This rule helps mainly in maintaining healthy eyesight

  1. Palming to Relax

This is a yogi style of exercising your eye. When your eye gets fatigued, rub your both palms and then gently place them on top of the eyes (eyes should be closed). This relieves the eye strain and you get back to de-stressed eyesight. Palming exercise is mostly used by workaholic people since they are the ones focusing on screens for a long time. 

  1. Figure 8  

This is also a convenient eye exercise, where you have to imagine a figure 8 in front of you at about 10 feet away. After making the figure, move your eyesight along the 8 figure in a clockwise direction and then anti-clockwise direction. This way, it improves a person’s focal length and gives good eyesight. 

  1. Near and Far Focus

This will benefit people who wear glasses or spectacles. Take off the glass and place your thumb in front of the nose, close to the eye and one thumb a little away from the other and far away from the eye. Now, you have to focus on the closest thumb and then the one that is far. Do this one at a time and if possible cross focus. This will strengthen your eyesight. Do this eye exercise to improve vision fast. 

  1. Zooming Exercise

It is the best exercise to increase eyesight. One needs to sit at a calm place and stretch apart their arms and then slowly bring them together with thumbs up. While the eye should focus on the movement of the thumbs getting closer as they come together. This eye exercise helps zoom the eye lens and de-fatigue the eye. As a result, it enhances the eyesight for better vision. 

Understanding Vision Therapy 

Vision therapy is nothing but an exercise for your eyes. You may call it physical exercise for your eyes. This therapy is generally given by doctors after a careful examination of your eyes. It involves a practicing plan. This therapy is mostly given in childhood. 

The practice can include the use of the lens, use of sign boards, use of specialized equipment to enhance eye focal length, and so forth. This therapy for eye exercise to improve vision is one of the most recommended ones by doctors.

Eye Problems That Cannot be Resolved with Exercises

There are certain eye problems where exercising will not be sufficient and no result will be found. These eye problems can be Hypermetropia (Far eye sightedness – people with this eye problem cannot see nearby things and can see far away objects), Myopia (Near eye-sighted- people with this problem can see nearby objects but cannot see far objects), Astigmatism, etc. In these types of prevailing eye problems, individuals are advised to consult their doctors. 


It is clear that there are only certain eye problems that can be corrected and improved with the help of natural eye exercises.

It is important to keep the important techniques involved in these exercises in mind. Moreover, you must remember that the results will not show immediately. So, it is important to be patient. It is recommended that if you find your eyesight degrading day by day despite the eye exercise and techniques, do take action and see a doctor as soon as possible. 

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