Eye Exercises To Help Improve Peripheral Vision
There are many eye exercises to help improve peripheral vision. When we are young our eyes unintentionally become trained to look straight ahead as we spend our days looking at books, the blackboard and computers. As a consequence of this the muscles we use for peripheral vision become weak because of lack of use. The way to prevent this is to keep our eyes moving and retrain them not to stare or squint which is the most damaging thing we can do with them.
When we are out and about in nature our eyes are constantly moving around taking in our surroundings and moving smoothly from tree to flower to tree without us even noticing. Our eyes only stop when they see something that our brain doesn’t immediately recognise. They stop for a moment until our brain realises what the object is and then return to moving around. This is our eyes in their comfort zone.
When we stare or squint it is not natural for our eyes and so they become strained. Particularly if we are trying to take in lots of information which we find boring our eyes become tired and consequently our eyes become strained.
To combat this there are eye exercises to help improve peripheral vision and all of the other ailments our eyes suffer such as myopia, presbyopia, astigmatism etc. which all mostly stem from eye strain at a young age.
One technique is known as tracing which prompts smooth movement in our eyes, allows them to relax and is very simple to do. Basically, pick an object such as a car, a building, a sofa and trace your eyes slowly around the shape of the object 3 or 4 times. This is just one exercise which enables us to use some of the muscles in our eyes that we may be neglecting in our busy daily lives.
This is just one of the eye exercises to help improve peripheral vision. Learning exercises to relax the eyes and promote more movement is a great way to develop lasting habits and ensure great eyesight for years to come. If you would like to learn more techniques then http://www.bettervision.info has many very helpful and worthwhile programs and exercises.
Eoin McDonnell is an engineer who has done a lot of research into eyesight improvement methods as a less expensive alternative to laser eye surgery in a quest to cure myopia (shirtsightedness) and astigmatism which he has had since age seven.