Age-related changes in our eyes are common and should be expected. From glaucoma to the onset of vision disturbance in low level light, vision changes occur in every adult as we age. If you are concerned about your vision health with aging, you may want to consider using these natural alternatives to improve your vision health which include the use of presbyopia exercises.
Presbyopia is the term used to describe a common age-related vision complication in which an elderly adult finds it difficult to read in low light or difficult to read or see things up close. Typically, the complications with presbyopia are caused by changes in the musculature strength of the eyes and can also be influenced by other health conditions and hormonal changes. In early adult life, however, you can mitigate some of the impact of presbyopia by using presbyopia exercises to strengthen your eyes each day.
One of the first exercises you can do at a very early age involves a process known as “conduction”. Simply put, this eye exercise involves the use of an object for tracking by your eyes. Simply hold the object in your hand, stretch your arm out, and move the object around your body, up and down, side to side, forward and backward. As you do so, keep your eyes focused on the object. This type of exercise will improve the strength of your eye muscles while also engaging your eyes in a simultaneous exercise of focus change.
Another common exercise for presbyopia involves a process known as “flexing”. In this eye exercise, you are simply looking at two different objects and moving your eyes between those objects as often as possible. Typically, you will want to perform this eye exercise for about two minutes and it is best to do it to a rhythm of some sort but remember to keep focusing on only these two objects and nothing else – one must be close and one must be far away.
And, finally, try to live without your glasses for a few hours. While your glasses will become a key part of your function and mobility, your eyes need a break. Once in awhile, take your glasses off and let your eyes learn to focus and move about naturally to ensure the eye muscles are getting some form of exercise during the day and are not totally dependent upon your glasses for function.
Presbyopia, while a complex eye disorder of aging, can affect young adults as well. If you find that your vision has been adversely affected at a young age, try to forego the use of glasses and contact lenses on a regular basis and, instead, try to use presbyopia exercises to improve your vision health.
Sources: American Vision Institute, Ebook Exercises