point stress has often been
as a leading cause of myopia. It refers to the fact that people do too
much near focusing, such as reading a book or looking at a computer
This causes the eyeballs to strain as they try to focus. As a result,
eyeballs adapts by changing its shape, becoming fatter and more
an exercise that will teach
eyeballs to return to their original shape by simply focusing both near
a finger or a pencil in front
you, about 6 inches away.
another object that's at least
will be your near and far
between the near and far
looking at each for about 2 seconds at a time. Repeat until you feel
eyes really working, then persevere some more.
exercises available online. Click
The most common causes of low vision or blindness
-- age-related macular degeneration (ARMD), cataracts,
glaucoma, and dry eye disease -- are to some extent preventable.
are a smoker, the first way to better vision is to stop
risk of cataracts, glaucoma, dry eyes, and age-related macular
degeneration increases significantly for smokers.
For 24 more tips to better vision, click
Posture = Better
while sitting is important for
vision health. Close eye work such as reading or working at a computer
poses increased visual demands by itself; when posture is
imbalanced or in any other way improper, the demands on the vision
system become even higher. Exposing vision to
leads to various eyesight disorders as well as to some unpleasant
symptoms such as headaches, neck strain, back pain and wrist pain.
Basic rules to improve your posture include:
1. Sit with pelvis pushed back in the seat to the point where
touches the back of the chair.
2. Keep back straight yet relaxed – let your body
rest on your pelvis. Ideally, back and pelvis should
3. Knees should be bended in 90-degree angle and feet must
4. Place arms on desk or on arms of the chair
but never use
them to support the weight of upper body.
phones, and the Internet all create eyestrain.
illustrates a simple exercise for relieving eyestrain and improving