Six Tips For Better Vision
There are many different ways you can relax your eyes and improve your eyesight. Here are six different methods to achieve better vision.
1. Taking a walk.
In walking, create the illusion that the world about you is in movement rather than static and you will be relieved of any tendency to stare. As you progress down the street, imagine that the sidewalk, road, trees and hedges are coming toward you. This illusion of mobility in the objects around you will release tension and you will find very shortly that you are able to distinguish signs more clearly and see more vividly.
2. In your home.
Whether you are in your home or your office or your workshop, remember to limber up your eyes at frequent intervals.
Stand at the window and look at a distant object- the top of a tower or a chimney or a tree. Then glance at the face of your wristwatch. Shift your eyes back and forth from far object to near one. Don’t look hard at the distant object, trying to make out the details. Give it quick, easy glances. When you look at your watch, however, focus on a single number on the dial. Repeat from ten to twelve times.
If you do this at frequent intervals during the day you will discover that you have much better vision when you return to work and that you can work for longer periods of time without eyestrain or fatigue.
3. Looking at people.
There is nothing so annoying as to have someone stare at you. At once you become uncomfortable and self-conscious, wondering what is wrong with you, and you feel a vague antagonism toward the person who is doing the staring.
The person with defective eyes has a tendency to stare at people in an attempt to see faces distinctly. Do not fix your eyes on a person’s face and stare him out of countenance. Do not attempt to make his face come absolutely clear. Instead of trying to take in the whole face, relax-and relaxation affects your companion who will feel rested and at ease with you.
Glance at his face easily, not trying to see it as a whole. Look at the eyes. The next time glance at the mouth, then the nose, and so forth. When you look away, remember the feature you saw and how it looked. The face will come much clearer and you will avoid a bad habit of staring at people, which is intensely annoying.
4. Shopping and museums.
When you are visiting a museum or an art gallery, sightseeing or shopping, remember the effect of looking at new objects which the mind must interpret. Glance easily at the new object, or a small section of the new object, and then back to a familiar object, your gloves or handbag, your companion or some other object which you know.
Do not stare, trying to take in the whole object at once; do not try to bludgeon the mind to rush with its new interpretation; do not tear along, absorbing as many new impressions in a few moments as you possibly can. Learn correct seeing habits and you will be able to free yourself from this kind of fatigue.
When sewing, for better vision learn to watch your hand holding the needle as it moves back and forth, rather than fixing your eyes on the fabric on which you are sewing. You will see more clearly and with less blurring and fatigue. Remember also that the darker the fabric on which you are working, the more light you will require to see it easily.
When writing, follow the pen and pencil rather than the words to afford your eyes as much movement as possible.
Incorporate these exercises into your daily life and you will enjoy better vision.