October 15, 2003
Try this tension-reducing exercise
(HealthDayNews) -- Hours spent staring at a computer screen is bound to bring on periods of eye strain and fatigue.
Oberlin College in Ohio offers this exercise to help reduce eye tension:
- Close your eyes and put the palms of your hands on your eyes to let the warmth from your hands relax your eye muscles.
- Close your eyes, rest your arms at your sides, and take several slow deep breaths.
- When you open your eyes, soften your gaze by widening your field of vision to focus on the entire screen. You should be able to see all four corners. Look at the white space of the margin and the areas between paragraphs.
- Close your eyes again, continuing to breathe slowly. Open your eyes and repeat.