- Warm-up: Rub your palms together vigorously until they feel warm. Then place your warm palms over your closed eyes. Feel the warmth and relax for a few seconds.
- Eye rolling: Open your eyes and look straight ahead. Slowly roll your eyes in a clockwise direction, making a full circle. Then reverse the direction and roll your eyes counterclockwise. Repeat this 5-10 times.
- Near and far focus: Choose an object that is about 20 feet (6 meters) away from you. Focus on it for a few seconds. Then, shift your focus to an object that is closer to you, about 6-10 inches (15-25 centimeters) away. Focus on it for a few seconds. Alternate your focus between these two objects for about a minute.
- Blinking: Blinking helps to lubricate the eyes and reduce eye strain. Blink rapidly for a few seconds, and then close your eyes and keep them closed for 20 seconds. Open your eyes and repeat this process 3-5 times.
- Palming: Rub your palms together again to warm them up. Then, place your warm palms over your closed eyes. Make sure your palms are cupped and there is no pressure on your eyes. Relax and breathe deeply for a minute or two.
These exercises can help relax and rejuvenate your eyes. Remember to take breaks regularly if you spend long periods of time in front of screens or doing close-up work. If you experience persistent eye strain or discomfort, it’s always a good idea to consult an eye care professional.