Keeping your head still and moving only your eyes, look all the way to the left and then move your eyes slowly and smoothly in a clockwise fashion all around in a circular motion, keeping the eye looking to the sides, around, up and down to give your muscles a good stretch.
After doing it clockwise for 30 seconds to 1 minute, you can do it anti-clockwise for another 30 seconds to 1 minute.
In the book “Improve your Vision Without Glasses”, they suggest doing this exercise for about 1-2 minutes at a time.
Word of Caution:
Don’t overdo the eye-muscle stretch. A sign of overdoing it and causing stress to the eye is if you see flashes of light or if you feel any discomfort or pain.
If you’re prone to motion sickness or feel yourself getting dizzy from this exercise one possible way to try this exercise is underneath the cover of your hands, or underneath the cover of a dark cloth so that you don’t have to look around.
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What does this eye exercise do?
- Relaxes and “unwinds” the eye after it’s been in one position for a long time (say when reading or staring at a screen). The unwinding may help promote energy flow and circulation of oxygen and nutrients to the eye.
- Trains, stretches and strengthens the extraocular eye muscles. I think this may be helpful also for improving peripheral vision and overcoming problems of tunnel-vision.
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Disclaimer: Everything in this article is material the author has learned from books and online articles and is not a substitute for help from a qualified eyecare professional. Any exercises or recommendations described are applied at the risk and sole responsibility of the reader. The author takes no responsibility for any consequences arising from a reader practising anything recommended on this website.