Before performing eye exercises, you should know three simple rules: exercises should be performed without glasses or contact lenses;
exercise should be done slowly;
exercises should be performed when there are no external stimuli in the room (different noise, loud conversation, turned on TV, etc.).
How to Exercise for the Eyes? Exercises for the eyes will be similar to exercises for other muscle groups, and therefore, as before any workout, it is necessary to do a warm-up in order to include the eye muscles in the work and get a positive result from doing exercises for the eyes.
Palming Palming is one of the most famous and at the same time simple exercises for relaxing the eyes. This exercise can be done for a long time and has the advantage of improving blood circulation and metabolism by warming the eyes with the palms of your hands, as well as allowing the eye muscles to rest and recover from eye strain.
To begin, sit up straight and relax completely. Then the child rubs his hands together, warms them up, and folds them crosswise. It is important that the palms of the hands are not pressed heavily against the child's face and that the middle of the palm of each hand is against the corresponding eye. At this point, the fingers of the hands can be positioned as is convenient for the child. It is also worth noting that the palms should be pressed close together and not let light in. Then the child's elbows are lowered onto the table, with the neck and spine almost in a straight line. Make sure that the child is not tense, his body, back, neck, and arms should be completely relaxed. Also, the child should be calm while performing palming, so if he or she was playing or watching some emotional story on TV or the computer before doing it, give him or her time to calm down. When the child has begun this exercise, ask him or her to think of something pleasant and quiet and focus on it. It is clear that children in most of them are restless and it is hard for them to do monotonous exercises which require increased concentration, this exercise does not take much time, up to 5 minutes 2-3 times a day will be quite enough. When a child has done the exercise, tell him not to immediately withdraw his hands to open his eyes, and at first gradually open his palms and let his eyes adapt to the light. The child can do this exercise not only at home, but also at school during recess, if the situation allows. A few minutes of palming will help your child's eyes to rest a bit so that they can begin their next activity at school or at home.
Gymnastics for the eyes The advantage of these exercises, in addition to improving blood circulation and metabolism, is the strengthening of the eye muscles. After all, strong eye muscles will allow your child to focus better on objects and not experience eye fatigue and discomfort. Gymnastics for the eyes will keep your child's vision toned. In cases of myopia, gymnastics for the eyes will greatly improve, along with hardware treatment, and in some cases (low myopia) and almost restore the vision. An important point in gymnastics for the eyes is that all exercises are done without constraint (done easily and not squeezed) and eye strain, this is an important point when doing visual exercises! Eye exercises should preferably be chosen by a doctor, but you and your children can do them yourself.
Gymnastics for the eyes (in particular for myopia) should be performed 2-3 times a day in a certain sequence. Here are some simple and effective exercises: Blinking of the eyes with a break of 5 seconds, this exercise can be performed almost anywhere;
Squeeze your eyes shut for a few seconds, then open them and do it again (repeat several times);
Standing, extend your hand in front of you in front of you on your nose and stare intently at your finger, slowly bringing it closer to yourself.
Rotate your eyes, looking up, down and in different directions.
To improve the focus of your eye muscles, you can do an exercise that involves looking alternately at a point on the glass and at an object outside the window at a selected point. The effect is as follows: the image behind the window becomes clear, while originally it was blurred.