The Palming Exercise:
This exercise is to relax your eyes and take away the stress. It is a short break where you cover your eyes with the cup of your palm and fingers on the forehead. Do not put too much pressure while placing your hands on your eyes. This exercise will help you rest your eyes and mind and take away the stress from your daily routine while working.
The Blinking Exercise:
It is the epitome of laziness if someone needs to be reminded to blink their eyes. When working with digitized media and poorer attention spans, blinking becomes a lost practice. Blinking is an exercise good for tired, itchy, and dry eyes. Blink your eyes rapidly for about 5 seconds. You will feel immediate relief from the symptoms.
The Roll your Eyes Exercise:
You are required to be seated comfortably. It is a 2 minutes exercise. Firstly roll your eyes in a clockwise direction while keeping your eyes open and then anti-clockwise. Do it slowly, trying to stretch the eyes as far as they can go. This exercise will make your eyes feel relaxed. Do this exercise for about 2-3 minutes and you would be able to focus much better.
The Hot and Cold Compresses:
Take a bowl of cold water and hot water. Dip one end of the towel or washcloth in each bowl. Then put a hot compress first over your eyebrows and eyes respectively. Savor the warmth for at least 5 seconds and then move on to cold compress and let it there for 5 seconds. Do this routine at least 5 times.
The Focus Shifting Exercise:
This is another very simple exercise that can help in strengthening the weakened eye muscles. To start, focus on a nearby object for about 5 seconds. Then move on to distant objects and focus on them for another 5 seconds. This sporadic shifting gives strength to the eye muscles and refreshes them too. Initially, you might find shifting focus with your eyes quite difficult as your eyes have become lazy. As you continue doing this day after day, you will find it much easier to do. Focusing on one object strengthens eye muscles and improves concentration power. This is one of the natural ways of improving the strength of your eye muscles if you remember to change focus and move your eyes to encourage relaxation.