Home Editor's Pick Feeling the Strain? Your Eyes Need Exercise Too

Feeling the Strain? Your Eyes Need Exercise Too

0

There is that point in the middle of a paper, or reading for class, when your eyes are so fuzzy you think you’re losing your vision. Eye strain is not a joy to have, but it is remedied with a little rest.

Instead of giving yourself free reign to goof off because your eyes are sore, try a few exercises to move them back into focus.

  1. Close your eyes tightly for three to five seconds; complete 7 more reps of this.
  2. Give your eyelids a massage, or  a hot compress.
  3. Focus on a distant object for about a minute; my dog is a great distraction when it chases its tail.
  4. Rotate your head clockwise, and then counter clockwise. This is a warm-up also used in yoga classes.
  5. Blink more. The more you blink, the more hydrated your eyes feel.

If you wear contacts like I do, take them out and give your peepers a rest. Sometimes I’m able to focus better after a long day by looking through my glasses, instead of a day-worn pair of contacts. After your break you should feel refreshed and ready to add new vigor to your class tasks. Just remember to give your eyes a little R&R whenever they start feeling worn out.

By J. Mason
Online Learning Tips Editor

Comments

comments

Ready When You Are

At American Public University, students are priority one. We are committed to providing quality education, superior student resources, and affordable tuition. In fact, while post-secondary tuition has risen sharply nationwide, the university continues to offer affordable tuition without sacrificing academic quality.

Request Information

Please complete this form and we’ll contact you with more information about APU. All fields except phone are required.

Validation message here
Validation message here
Validation message here
Validation message here
Validation message here
Validation message here
Validation message here
Validation message here
Validation message here
Ready to apply? Start your application today.

We value your privacy.

By submitting this form, you agree to receive emails, texts, and phone calls and messages from American Public University System, Inc. which includes American Military University (AMU) and American Public University (APU), its affiliates, and representatives. I understand that this consent is not a condition of enrollment or purchase.

You may withdraw your consent at any time. Please refer to our privacy policy, terms, or contact us for more details.