Blinking Exercises

Importance of Blinking Exercises

Blinking exercises are a great way to keep your eyes moist and combat the symptoms of dry eye. Blinking stimulates tear production and gives our eyes a chance to wash away any debris that has accumulated on the surface of the eye.

Individuals who spend a lot of time on the computer or doing paperwork tend to blink less often then they should be. When we don’t blink often enough the moisture in our eyes evaporates and is not replenished, leaving our eyes tired, dry, and itchy.

Blinking exercises are a great way to refresh our eyes and keep them lubricated. They are also easy to do and can be smoothly added to your everyday routine.

Step-By-Step Blinking Exercises for Eye Comfort

Incorporating blinking exercises into your daily routine is a great way to relax your eyes and keep them comfortable. When doing your blinking exercises say the steps to yourself. This will help you avoid forgetting steps or rushing through the exercise.

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  1. Step 1: Close your eyes gently, without squeezing.
  2. Step 2: Pause and keep your eyes closed for a count of 2.
  3. Step 3: Gently open your eyes and relax them.
  4. Step 4: Repeat 5 times

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  1. Step 1: Close your eyes gently, without squeezing.
  2. Step 2: Pause and keep your eyes closed for a count of 2.
  3. Step 3: Keep your eyes closed and squeeze your eyelids together slowly and gently.
  4. Step 4: Gently open your eyes and relax them.
  5. Step 5: Repeat 5 times.

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