exercise for the eyes. Swimming, walking and yoga asanas improve the circulation and bring fresh blood to nourish the eyes. Sunning in the early morning or late evening with closed eyes relieves all sorts of eye discomfort and strain.
Surprisingly, meditation is good for the eyes, since the mind and body are both relaxed at this time and the eyes behind closed lids get healed.
The eyes, they say, are the windows of the soul. Certainly happenings, thoughts and emotions are reflected first in our eyes. Tension, ill-health, fear and stress have a marked effect on them. The yogi's say, "Tense eyes,tense body, tense mind".
The three common faults in human vision are: not using peripheral vision; staring (a non-focused, unblinking condition); and not moving the eyes sufficiently in their sockets - all these conditions are prevalent while watchingTV.
Reflecting the general condition of the body, the muscles of the eye may be in a flabby state with too little tone, or in a high-strung state which may in due course of time alter the natural shape of the eyeball. Lack of full movement seriously affects eye muscles, and repeated small, tense eye actions (as when watching the mini TV screen) strains and disables the eye function. Just as a muscle will ache if held for too long in one position,so the intrinsic eye muscles tend to become exhausted when confined to watching movements on a small screen.