Do you suffer from eyestrain!? No? Are you sure!? Its amazing how the body can tune out from any constant strain that the body is under.
Even if you did notice the strain… what is your first response? Most people would reach for pills, and not just pain killers, but anti anti inflammatory, muscle relaxants or anything that we think will keep away the pain.
Of course we are not getting rid of the pain, rather we are masking it, allowing the pain and the cause of the pain to remain. Over time, if we do not address the pain and its cause, then the body tries its best to tell us something is not right and needs addressing.
One of the most dangerous types of strain is the one you cannot feel and this is certainly true when it comes to eyestrain. Most of us do not even realize that we can strain our eyes. However, more and more people are becoming aware of what eyestrain feels like after spending long periods of time on the computer.
The importance of discovering and acknowledging the eyestrain is that once we start feeling it, we can figure out what is causing it. The cause might not simply be using the computer. Other factors such as unbalance in the eyes, overuse of central vision, making the eyes work hard under poor lighting, wearing glasses, not blinking, etc., can contribute to eyestrain
The good news is… once we know what is causing it, we can start to apply the eye exercise and start to change our visual habits so that we can avoid the eyestrain to begin with.
So your homework this week is to try and feel for any eyestrain, especially at the end of long day, and make notes of your observations. That’s it!
Good luck with the rest of your eye exercises this week and happy healing! 🙂