Eye Exercises for Children
Posted on: March 14, 2018.

Parents want their children to remain healthy and fit, and thus, they become conscious about their kids’ health. Children, today, suffer from various eye problems caused by strained eyes, leading to poor vision, eye allergy, and eventually, even serious eye problems. Furthermore, their fixated gazes while watching television or a computer/laptop/tablet or smartphone screen do not allow much for eye movement, and consequently, their eye muscles turn weak from lack of active exercise and even their eyes turn dry due to lack of lubrication.

Subsequently, parents can encourage their wards to perform eye exercises to improve their eyesight and prevent vision problems, and thereby avoid the necessity of contact lenses or power-glasses later on.

Simple Eye Exercises for Children Healthy Eye Habits for Children
  1. Hold a pencil at arm’s length and focus on a letter written on one side of the pencil.
  2. Slowly bring the pencil closer to your nose keeping the letter in focus.
  3. Move the pencil farther until you can no longer keep the letter in focus.
  4. Repeat this exercise 9–10 times a day, or 15 minutes, five times a week.
  5. Stop if double vision begins to appear.
Blink your eyes every five minutes otherwise it will start drying up if you don’t blink in a long time.
  1. Hook a ball to a string or even a shoelace, and hang the ball so that it is even with your nose.
  2. Swing the ball sideward and then watch it closely.
  3. Follow the movements of the ball only with your eyes.
  4. Repeat this exercise while swinging the ball from side to side.
Try to avoid reading from a book, mobile or laptop while riding inside a moving vehicle.
  1. Roll your eyes in clockwise direction for a few seconds.
  2. Then, roll it counter-clockwise for a few seconds.
  3. Repeat this exercise 4–5 times
Do not stay late into the night. Straining your eyes to look at objects in the dark will weaken them.
  1. Flutter your eyelids by rapidly blinking your eyes 20–30 times. Then, the eyes should be closed for rest.
  2. Repeat this exercise twice daily.
Do not read in very bright light or in dim light. Read only when lighting is appropriate.
  1. Go outside when the sun is shining, close your eyelids, and allow the sun to shine on it.
  2. Breathe deeply while doing this.
  3. Repeat this exercise daily for a few minutes.
Avoid staring too long at devices such as television and mobiles.

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