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Poll: Do you usually exercise your eyes?
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This forum topic is for the discussion of the poll question "Do you usually exercise your eyes?".

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neilmac  Identity Verified
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I do it occasionally, when I remember, but not on a regular basis.

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Julian Holmes  Identity Verified
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Other Jan 24, 2016

I use eye drops when my eyes get dry or tired.

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EvaVer  Identity Verified
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What do you mean Jan 24, 2016

exercise my eyes?

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Michael Harris  Identity Verified
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Exercise? Jan 24, 2016

I do open them now and then, but I do not have any idea how to exercise my eyes.
Fortunately I have good eyesight and have never had to look into such stuff - Touch wood!


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Teresa Borges
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Likewise Jan 24, 2016

neilmac wrote:

I do it occasionally, when I remember, but not on a regular basis.


But I do remember to exercise and massage my fingers before starting typing. That's something I used to see my mother do every day before playing: she was a professional pianist. Maybe that's the reason I have never experienced hand or wrist pains I hear so many people complain about...


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Filip Sanca  Identity Verified
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How? Jan 24, 2016

How do you exercise your eyes?

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Teresa Borges
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Eye Exercises Jan 24, 2016

Filip Sanca wrote:

How do you exercise your eyes?


http://exercises4eyes.com/

You'll find many other examples like this on the Internet...


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Michael Harris  Identity Verified
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But what use Jan 24, 2016

Teresa Borges wrote:

Filip Sanca wrote:

How do you exercise your eyes?


http://exercises4eyes.com/

You'll find many other examples like this on the Internet...


is that then. I do those sort of things whenever I have discussions with my wife or children;-)


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Teresa Borges
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Well, well Jan 24, 2016

Michael Harris wrote:

Teresa Borges wrote:

Filip Sanca wrote:

How do you exercise your eyes?


http://exercises4eyes.com/

You'll find many other examples like this on the Internet...


is that then. I do those sort of things whenever I have discussions with my wife or children;-)


I live alone. No small kids (my grandchildren aren't small anymore), no hubby, just a dog (only during the week)…

[Edited at 2016-01-24 16:42 GMT]


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Mario Chavez  Identity Verified
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Eyeballs Jan 24, 2016

EvaVer wrote:

exercise my eyes?


When you move your eyes, you're actually moving the tiny muscle bands holding your eyeballs. They move your eyeballs up and down, and side to side, and when you roll them.

Your eye lenses need exercise too: when you focus on a near object and when you focus on a distant one. Ask your ophthalmologist.


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Mario Chavez  Identity Verified
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Eyeballs II Jan 24, 2016

Michael Harris wrote:

I do open them now and then, but I do not have any idea how to exercise my eyes.
Fortunately I have good eyesight and have never had to look into such stuff - Touch wood!


No, you're opening and closing your eyelids.


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Mario Chavez  Identity Verified
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Eye hygiene Jan 24, 2016

When you move your eyes, you're actually moving the tiny muscle bands holding your eyeballs. They move your eyeballs up and down, and side to side, and when you roll them.

Your eye lenses need exercise too: when you focus on a near object and when you focus on a distant one. Ask your ophthalmologist for more information.

The Internet is full of incomplete and deceitful information on health. For example, if you have a sore low back, a certain website (spine-health.com, I think) recommends you apply a hot pad. Now, my licensed physical therapist (who earned her master degree in the field) told me that it's cold pads or packs that you should apply to sore or painful muscles (or lower back).

Of course, there are good websites written by real doctors. Always check with your physician, though.


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Mario Freitas  Identity Verified
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Yes Jan 25, 2016

I start when I wake up and I only stop when I go to sleep.

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TalTranslations
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Qi Gong Jan 25, 2016

I do exercise for my eyes, taught by my Qi Gong teacher.
A man in the course exercises his eyes for years (5 minutes a day), and doesn't need reading glasses anymore...

Like Mario said,
for all health issues find a good doctor or teacher
and don't rely on advertised internet sites...

[Edited at 2016-01-25 07:34 GMT]


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