Keeping your eyes healthy

Prevention of eyesight problems has many aspects, including dietary rules recommended for atherosclerosis prevention, because the eyes have no less blood vessels than any other organ in the body. As with any other part of the body, the best preventive effect can be achieved by exercising the eyes. A few such exercises are focusing your eyes on the tip of your nose, the space between your eyebrows or a tiny bump or dent in the wall no more than 50cm from your face. In any one of these exercises, you have to keep your eyes focused for no less than 1 or 2 minutes. Close your eyes after each exercise and give them a chance to relax. Do this twice a day – morning and evening for 10 minutes at a time.
Optic nerves can be toned with eye massage. You can do this yourself by gently gliding the tips of your fingers or the whole palm of your hand over your closed eyelids. The best and easiest way to go about it is to use your index and middle fingers. In the lower part of the eyelids the fingers should move in circular motions from the temples toward the nose. Reverse direction of rotation for the upper part of the lids – under the eyebrows. Repeat 10 to 15 times.
Eyes are stimulated by cold water. In the morning dip your face in cold water 3 or 4 times for a few seconds or spray generous amounts of cold water in the area of your eyes.
It is also very beneficial to sit for a while and look at the calm surface of a lake or a pool. This stimulates the optical nerves and the whole nervous system.
Of course, you will have to do this regularly in order to have healthy eyes. And don’t neglect the benefits of an active lifestyle. Training your whole body also means training your blood vessels, muscles and consequently your eyes.