Contrary to popular belief, your eyesight doesn't need to decline with age. As with most things health-related, prevention is the key to maintaining eye health and ensuring your eyes function at their peak for longer.
Daily eye exercising helps promote better flow of blood and oxygen through the eyes.
This essentially supports better delivery of essential nutrients needed to both help prevent macular degeneration, and to help maintain vision for those with macular degeneration.
There are six main muscles in the eye which control the upward, downward and side to side motion for a full field of vision. We have put together four simple exercises that you can do on a regular basis to keep your eyes active and to help reduce eye strain.
These are simple exercises you can do sitting at your desk especially when your eyes are starting to get tired or strained from looking at the screen.
Start by looking straight ahead and without moving your head:
- Send your gaze as far right as possible and hold for 3-5 seconds, then send as far left as possible for 3-5 seconds. Return to center, then repeat several times.
- Send your gaze as far upwards as possible for 3-5 seconds, then downwards for a further 3-5 seconds. Return to center, then repeat several times.
- Rotate your eyes in a full circle clockwise, then counter clockwise. Return to center, then repeat several times. (make sure that each rotation takes about three seconds, or you might find you make yourself dizzy)
- Finally, hold a pen at an arm’s length away and focus your vision on the tip of the pen for 3-5 seconds, then shift your focus to an object in the distance for 3-5 seconds. Repeat back and forth several times.
Incorporating these exercises into your daily routine along with a healthy lifestyle, MitoQ Eye and regular checkups with an eye health professional will ensure that you are setting yourself up for healthy eyesight in the future.
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