Eye exercises are designed to strengthen your eye muscles, improve focusing, eye movements, and stimulate the vision center of your brain. While there is no scientific proof that eye exercises will improve your eyesight, they may help to rejuvenate your eyes. 

Gently palm your eyes. 

  • Sit comfortably in a chair. Rub your hands together until they feel warm up.
  • Close your eyes and cover them gently with your cupped palms without applying pressure to your eyeballs. And your nose should not be covered to ensure you have enough ventilation during the palming.
  • Make sure no light can enter your eyes though gaps between your fingers. As the light will stimulate, rather than relax your eyes. Then, imagine deep blackness and focus on it.
  • Take deep breaths slowly and evenly while thinking of a calming scene. Such as a beautiful sunset, a sandy beach, a smooth lake and simply looking into the horizon. Once you see nothing but blackness, remove your palms from your eyes.
  • Repeat the palming for three minutes or more till you feel your senses calming.

Massage your eyes.

  • Apply a hot and cold compress: Soak a muslin cloth in warm water, and one in cold water. Place the warm muslin cloth on your face, making sure it drapes over your eyebrows, closed eyelids, and cheeks. After three minutes, remove the warm muslin cloth and place the cold one on your face. Alternate between the two muslin cloths as desired, making sure to end with a cold compress. Then alternate temperatures on your face will stimulate your face and the skin around your eyes.
  • Do a full face massage: Soak a muslin cloth in warm water. Rub your neck, forehead and cheeks with the muslin cloth. Then, use your fingertips to gently massage your forehead and closed eyes.

Strengthen your eyes’ near and far focusing. 

  • Sit in a chair or stand in front of a blank wall. Place your thumb approx. 20 cm in front of your face and focus on it. You can also focus on an object that is five to 3 meters away for 10–15 seconds.
  • Then, focus on an object that is 3-4 meters in front of you without moving your head. Focus on the object for 10–15 seconds.
  • After 10–15 seconds, refocus on your thumb. Practice this five times.

Make a figure eight with your eyes. 

  • Imagine a giant figure eight on the floor in front of you.
  • Trace the figure eight with your eyes, slowly, not your head or neck.
  • Trace it one way for a few minutes and then trace it the other way for a few minutes.

Do directional eye exercises. 

  • Stand or sit upright. Look straight ahead. Without moving your head, look to the left. Focus on what you see. Then look right. Move your eyes side to side five times. Repeat this three times.
  • Without moving your head, look down. Focus on what you see. Then, look up. Focus on what you see. Repeat this three times.
  • Without moving your head, look straight ahead. Then, look down and to the left. Focus on what you see. Then, move your eyes diagonally and look up and to the right. Focus on what you see. Repeat this exercise five times. Then, look straight ahead and do the same exercise looking down and to the right and then looking up and to the left. Repeat this cycle three times.

End your exercises with palming.

Always finish up either with palming to relax your eyes after your intense exercise session.