Simple Eye Exercises to Boost Eyesight.

Updated: Jan 26



How to exercise your eyes

Here are a few different types of eye exercises that you can try, depending on your needs.


Focus change

This exercise works by challenging your focus. It should be done from a seated position.

  • Hold your pointer finger a few inches away from your eye.

  • Focus on your finger.

  • Slowly move your finger away from your face, holding your focus.

  • Look away for a moment, into the distance.

  • Focus on your outstretched finger and slowly bring it back toward your eye.

  • Look away and focus on something in the distance.

  • Repeat three times.

Near and far focus

This is another focus exercise. As with the previous one, it should be done from a seated position.

  • Hold your thumb about 10 inches from your face and focus on it for 15 seconds.

  • Find an object roughly 10 to 20 feet away, and focus on it for 15 seconds.

  • Return your focus to your thumb.

  • Repeat five times.

Figure eight

This exercise should be done from a seated position as well.

  • Pick a point on the floor about 10 feet in front of you and focus on it.

  • Trace an imaginary figure eight with your eyes.

  • Keep tracing for 30 seconds, then switch directions.

20-20-20 rule

Eye strain is a real problem for a lot of people. Human eyes are not supposed to be glued to a single object for extended periods of time. If you work at a computer all day, the may help prevent digital eye strain. To implement this rule, every 20 minutes, look at Something 20 feet away for 20 seconds.

This post originally appeared on Healthline.