Why Would I Need Eye Exercises?

Eye Basics Skokie, IL Have you ever been so fascinated with a subject that you became a voracious researcher? Maybe you’re obsessed with a celebrity, or a certain time frame in history. For us, we love eyes and everything to do with them. And when you start learning about eyes, you may find that you’re just as obsessed as us!

As you learn more about the things that allow us to see the world, you may find that there are groups of people who have developed exercises to help maintain the health of their eyes. And, let’s face it, we live in a world where we stare at screens that strain our eyes for hours and hours each day. So, a few exercises couldn’t hurt. And you may even learn that some legitimate organizations utilize eye exercises to help people perform better.  For example, trainees who are learning to be snipers in the military often use exercises to help them relax, manage stress, and focus on objects far away. So, even if you’re not interested in joining the army, keep reading if you want to learn more about eye exercises.

Before we continue, we should mention that eye exercises won’t change the shape of parts of your eye. So, if you suffer from astigmatism (oval shaped eyes), myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness), or presbyopia (an age-related inability to change focus from far to near), then you will still need glasses, contacts, or even Lasik surgery.

What may be helped with eye exercises:

  1. sensitivity to light
  2. eyestrain

What may not be helped with eye exercises:

  1. eye spasming
  2. excessive blinking
  3. paralyzed eye muscles

Though you may not need eye exercises because you don’t have an issue with your eyes working together, there are some conditions or issues that may be treated with the right exercises tailored to you. If you work on a computer, it’s recommended that you give your eyes a break every twenty minutes to look at an object twenty feet away for around twenty seconds.

If you think you have an eye issue that may benefit from regular exercise, it may be worth investigating. Please call us at (847) 677-2794 to schedule a consultation today.

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