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Are Your Eyes Tired? Try These 3 Exercises

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Many of us spend our days streaming and scrolling, so it’s not surprising that our eyes, like the devices we use, sometimes need a recharge. Find out how to refresh your tired eyes with these 3 eye exercises.

Follow the 20/20/20 Rule

At least every 20 minutes take a 20-second break and look at something at least 20 feet away — the farther the better. Looking into the distance relaxes your eyes and reduces eye fatigue.

Eye Circle Massage

This exercise is great to do before bed. To massage the muscles that help your eyes to focus:

  • Place a tiny amount of castor oil on the tip of your pinky finger.
  • Using light, firm pressure, slowly circle your fingertip from under your eyebrow around the outer eye, and back under the eye.
  • Follow the socket bone around the eye.
  • Repeat 5 to 10 circles for each eye.

Note: Use only as much oil as you need, to minimize dripping on your skin. Keep the oil away from your eyes and don’t pull or drag the skin.

Blink More

It’s so simple. Blink! Did you know that people tend to blink much less often while looking at a computer, using a digital device or watching TV? By not blinking, our eyes get dry and feel strained. Make it a habit to blink 10 times slowly every 20 minutes when looking at a screen. Do the same while reading a book. Blinking helps relax and lubricate the eyes, preventing dry and tired eyes.

Having regular checkups can help preserve your eye health. Contact Overland Optical Family Eye Care to learn more about how to keep your eyes healthy and reduce eye fatigue.

At Overland Optical Family Eye Care, we put your family's needs first. Talk to us about how we can help you maintain healthy vision. Call us today: 314-254-2211 or book an appointment online to see one of our Overland eye doctors.

Frequently Asked Questions with Dr. Sara Schmitz, O.D.

Q: Can you request lenses made from glass? Is glass still used for lenses?

  • A: Yes. Opticians still sometimes use glass for lenses. However, glass is not used very often because they aren’t as safe. If these glass lenses breaks, they can shatters into many pieces and can injure the eye. Glass lenses are much heavier than plastic lenses, so they can make your eyeglasses less comfortable to wear.

Q: Can a coating be added to eyeglasses to protect them from further scratches?

  • A: A protective coating can’t be added to a lens after it’s scratched. The coating is applied when the lens is manufactured and can’t be put on later.

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