7 Eyesight Improving Exercises for Astigmatism

Astigmatism is a quite common condition that affects the eyes, causing blurry or distorted vision. While prescription glasses, contact lenses, or shades like Dior glasses can help correct the issue, there are also plenty of exercises that can help improve eyesight and reduce the effects of astigmatism.

Our eyes are just like every other muscle in the body, so they need regular exercise to stay healthy. Eye exercises are designed to improve focus and strengthen eye muscles.

In this article, we’ll discuss seven eyesight-improving exercises for astigmatism that you can do at home.

Eyesight Improving Exercises for Astigmatism

Eye Relaxation

This exercise helps to reduce eye strain and relax your eyes. Begin by sitting comfortably and taking a few deep breaths. 

Close your eyes and place your palms over your eyes, making sure not to put pressure on them. Hold for 10-15 seconds, then remove your hands and open your eyes. Repeat this exercise two to three times.

Eye Rolling

This exercise helps to improve the flexibility of your eye muscles. Begin by sitting comfortably and looking straight ahead. 

Without moving your head, roll your eyes in a circular motion clockwise for 10-15 seconds. Then roll your eyes in a circular motion counterclockwise for 10-15 seconds. Repeat this exercise two to three times.

Focusing

This exercise helps to improve your focus and adjust your vision. Begin by holding a pencil at arm’s length. Focus on the pencil and slowly bring it closer to your face. 

Stop when you start to see double, then slowly move the pencil away until you can see it clearly again. Repeat this exercise two to three times.

Eye Massage

This exercise helps to improve blood circulation to your eyes and reduce eye strain. Begin by closing your eyes and placing your fingertips on your eyelids. 

Gently massage your eyelids in a circular motion for 10-15 seconds. Then, massage your temples in a circular motion for another 10-15 seconds. Repeat this exercise two to three times.

Near-Far Focusing

This exercise helps to improve your ability to adjust your vision between near and far distances. 

Begin by holding a pen or pencil at arm’s length. Focus on the pen, then look at an object in the distance. Repeat this exercise two to three times.

Eye Blinking

This exercise helps to reduce eye strain and improve focus. Begin by sitting comfortably and blinking your eyes rapidly for 10-15 seconds. 

Then close your eyes and relax for 10-15 seconds. Repeat this exercise two to three times. If you feel like the condition isn’t getting better, perform an astigmatism test to determine if it’s getting worse.

Eye Strengthening

This exercise helps to strengthen your eye muscles and improve your ability to adjust your vision. Begin by holding a small object, such as a pen or pencil, at arm’s length. 

Focus on the object, then slowly move it closer to your face. Stop when you start to see double, then slowly move the object away until you can see it clearly again. Repeat this exercise two to three times.

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