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5 Exercises To Prevent Eye Strain

Last updated on: February 15, 2022 19:57 IST

From improved vision to increased attention and spiritual understanding, regular yoga will keep your vision fresh and protect you from strain, says yogini and wellness entrepreneur Ira Trivedi.

In the last two years, the number of employees working from home has skyrocketed around the world.

This new way of working has led to more of us spending long periods of time staring at screens with minimal breaks.

We are also less likely to have the proper working from home setup to protect our vision from digital devices, making us more susceptible to common eye problems like eye strain and fatigue.

Eye yoga is a great way to overcome this strain resulting from too much screen time.

Practicing eye yoga daily will help you in a variety of ways -- from improved vision to increased attention and spiritual understanding.

Regular exercises will keep your vision fresh and brilliant by protecting it from the strains of light, tension, and other environmental circumstances.

Here are five eye exercises you may do at home to lessen eye strain and fatigue.

1. Bhramari Pranayama

Bhramari Pranayama

All photographs: Kind courtesy Ira Trivedi

How to do it

2. Blinking and Cupping

Blinking and cupping


How to do it

3. Eye movements

Eye movement


How to do it

4. Eye movements with hand movements

Eye with hand movement


How to do it

5. Trataka



How to do it

These eye exercises can be done anywhere as part of your eye care routine to help relax your eye muscles after a long period of time staring at a screen.

They can be especially beneficial for soothing fatigued eyes during the workday.