Computer Eye Strain Eye Exercises

by David Jenyns

#1 of series. Demo of 3 simple exercises for the computer user for quick relief of eye fatigue and strain, from www.naturaleyecare.com – by Dr. Marc Grossman

Strengthen your eye sight and relax your eyes. Anybody sitting in front of a computer or a TV for long hours can benefit immensely from practicing these Yoga eye exercises daily. You can do them sitting on a chair or on the floor, or in a standing position. Eye exercises also help to balance the brain hemispheres and harmonize the mind. Presented by Lisa Schwarz and Sukadev of www.en.yoga-vidya.org

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Serenadio January 14, 2011 at 1:49 pm

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DontBeAfraidToCare January 14, 2011 at 2:12 pm

Can someone please give more input on eye exercising? Is it possible to improve eye sight through these methods, or any at all? Are all of the programs that are availible scams? Any help would be appreciated.

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SuperExpressway January 14, 2011 at 2:28 pm

how come i dont see the hot dog???

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SuperExpressway January 14, 2011 at 2:52 pm

did you shave your eyebrows?

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otissumnerbrown January 14, 2011 at 3:09 pm

My favoriate “exercise”, is to monitor my Snellen, and wear a +2.5 diopters for all close work, if my refractive STATUS dips below zero diotpers. Always of value to prevent entry into “nearsightedness”.

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pinkimoon January 14, 2011 at 3:55 pm

Thank you! My eyes have been hurting a lot from using the computer =)

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Aivlys2010 January 14, 2011 at 4:55 pm

lol, i like d hot dog one! xD

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FangedBeast January 14, 2011 at 5:21 pm

THANK YOU!!!
Hopefully, this will slow down the process of my vision getting worse.

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americanGTA January 14, 2011 at 5:41 pm

THE HOT DOG FTW!!!!!!!!!!!

looks 3D ish!!

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deviIstudios January 14, 2011 at 5:44 pm

@prairie76 Hmm…I do get the majority of my headaches from my PC and TV but I have been getting them at school after reading for long intervals. I have gotten a headache within minutes of viewing the screen, this problem was not present before.

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prairie76 January 14, 2011 at 6:32 pm

@deviIstudios – yes, especially the palming. But the more important point is that if you are getting headaches from eye strain you are 1) on the computer too long without breaks, 2) probably have incorrect posture, 3) are not getting enough other non-computer exercise 4) are on the computer longer than 5-7 hours a day. BTW, you prob know that on pc’s (don’t know about macs) you can hit ctrl + or ctrl – to increase/reduce font size to help give your eyes a break.

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prairie76 January 14, 2011 at 6:49 pm

@Jayfoxpox – it sounds as tho you are doing it correctly, but its hard to tell exactly what you are ‘seeing.’ The idea is to allow your eyes to relax and not try to focus on one finger or the other – thus, you’ll see your fingers overlapping.

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prairie76 January 14, 2011 at 6:51 pm

@poopalisk – to the best of our knowledge LCD’s don’t damage – it’s the eyestrain factor. And it seems reasonable that lowering the brightness would only cause you to strain more. The important thing is to take a break from time to time and let your eyes relax and see some far distances.

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prairie76 January 14, 2011 at 7:36 pm

@Jayfoxpox – the idea is to relax and not ‘try’ to do it. Hard to say exactly what you are doing and what you are seeing, but it sounds as tho you are doing it correctly. It is sort as though you feel your eyes ‘glazing over’ as gaze in an unfocused manner.

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poopalisk January 14, 2011 at 7:53 pm

Can LCD monitors damage your eyes in any way besides eye strain? Does lowering the brightness of the monitor help prevent eye-strain in any way?

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Jayfoxpox January 14, 2011 at 7:59 pm

when I’m trying to do the “hot dog” I only see my fingers overlapping or my sight goes from one eye to the other. closest I come close is when it over laps I can see a slight white space around the middle where the two fingers overlap. What am I doing wrong?

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deviIstudios January 14, 2011 at 8:15 pm

Can this help relieve headaches I get form eye strain?

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acumannec January 14, 2011 at 8:54 pm

@FlamingNinjaco Doing daily eye exercises helps strengthen the ciliary muscles of the eyes which are responsible for flexing our eye lenses enabling us adjust to seeing near and far. So, it is very possible you will see an improvement in your distance vision.

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FlamingNinjaco January 14, 2011 at 9:01 pm

will this improve near sighted people

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Watzitoya January 14, 2011 at 9:11 pm

“…the second eye exercise is called the hot dog…”
*bursts out laughing*
hahahahahahaAHAAHAHAhahahaa,..

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Watzitoya January 14, 2011 at 10:02 pm

These work sir. Thank you very much sir. I’m now going to go hung out with my droogs and rape a debocha, thanks again sir.

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MrRedflame2010 January 14, 2011 at 10:29 pm

Nice? video, here try this. Warm up a cloth in warmhot water and put against eyes without applying too much pressure. This brings fresh blood to eyes, eliminates toxins, increases elasticity, prevents cancers & diseases, and? improves vision significantly. This beats every eye exercise…

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newnimprovesT3 January 14, 2011 at 10:37 pm

haha hot dog excerise

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freeloaderpope January 14, 2011 at 10:38 pm

If you can’t see the hot dog then hold up a peace sign in front of your face. When looking off into the distance you should see 3 fingers.

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BlanBlan19901990 January 14, 2011 at 10:58 pm

For the hands over your eyes one, wouldn’t breathing hot air on your hands be easier for warming them up?

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Anitaliantaoist January 14, 2011 at 11:36 pm

I think someone is behind the painting cause i saw the eyes moving

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cckprochan January 15, 2011 at 12:30 am

Can I do this exercise in the night,in the dark,with minimum light?

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melvindhabest January 15, 2011 at 12:30 am

can i do this while being cross legedon my bed?

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danbiazoto January 15, 2011 at 1:17 am

I felt so calm after te exercises! 🙂 Thanks!

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HaLFDeMoN351 January 15, 2011 at 1:40 am

This actually helps allot

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Radrei January 15, 2011 at 2:15 am

I have to say, this did make my tired eyes feel quite a bit better.

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YogaVidyaEnglish January 15, 2011 at 3:14 am

@ivy97210 Your daughter can do these exercises. Doing them daily is best. 1-2 times a day is sufficient. If there is no or not enough improvement in 1 month, it is best that she starts wearing glasses. Not seeing sufficiently will have effects on her relationship with friends, on school performance etc. Either the Ayurveda Eye Treatment plus these exercises improve her eye sight in 1 month, or she should wear glasses/contact lenses.

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ivy97210 January 15, 2011 at 4:08 am

my daughter is 9 years and she has been prescribes -0.5 glasses. But we have not made for her. Also, she has been undergoing eye treatment from ayurvedic medicine. Does not wearing the prescribed glasses have any negative effect on he r vision. Also, can she perform this exercise and for how many times a day

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ivy97210 January 15, 2011 at 4:47 am

can my 9 year old daughter do this exercise as she is undergoing ayurvedic treatment. Also how many times. Also by not wearing glasses will her eyesight have any further deterioration

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macbooker January 15, 2011 at 5:25 am

Man, this instructor must be happy… 😉

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jesus1b January 15, 2011 at 5:32 am

cute

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PetSounds3608 January 15, 2011 at 6:24 am

This girl is GORGEOUS!

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shankarnarayankp January 15, 2011 at 8:16 am

@fufmefeverybody

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CodelyokoAbanoub January 15, 2011 at 8:26 am

Wow this really works I did this about 5 times in a row and my vision kinda improved. When I put my glasses back on it felt weird like what happens when you get a new glasses.

Thank you.

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YogaVidyaEnglish January 15, 2011 at 9:20 am

you can do this exercises once or twice a day. if you do them for a longer period it might help you to get a better vision, or at least that it doesn’t get worse…

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jones22091 January 15, 2011 at 10:06 am

Um, i’m 16 and short-sighted. I’ve got -3.0 in both eyes. So will these exercises help me to restore my vision? Or at least decrease my dependence upon my glasses?
Thank you.

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melvings January 15, 2011 at 10:58 am

im gonna do this all day.. .until i get x-ray vision

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YogaVidyaEnglish January 15, 2011 at 11:51 am

@MrEXpertZ Once a day is good. You can do it up to three times a day.

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MrEXpertZ January 15, 2011 at 12:02 pm

How many times a day is recommended to do these exercises?

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eric5906 January 15, 2011 at 12:52 pm

thank very much for this video. Hare Krishna.

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YogaVidyaEnglish January 15, 2011 at 1:48 pm

@Rosabella17 When doing these exercises it is best to practice without glasses. Even if you don’t see anything, you can follow the audio instruction. For your daily life you will have to use your glasses, of course. You might be able to improve your eye sight, expecially as you are still young, if you do these (and/or other) eye exercises.

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