With World Glaucoma Week just around the corner, it's important to ensure you and your loved one are having regular eye and optic nerve checks to help detect glaucoma as soon as possible.
Unfortunately, glaucoma usually doesn't give any tell-tale warnings until it's advanced, potentially leading to irreplaceable vision damage.
However, the earlier it's detected, the better the chances of not only saving vision but preventing further damage and possible blindness.
Along with regular checks, remember to exercise your vision!
Believe it or not, there are ways you and your loved one can give your eyes a workout.
Exercising your eyes on a daily basis can help vision and healthy eye aging.
Here are some easy ways you can exercise your eyes:
- Roll your eyes in a circular motion clockwise ten times and then reverse to counter clockwise for another ten rolls.
- Massage your temples and forehead in small, circular motions for about 30 seconds. Do not apply a lot of pressure to your eye as this could cause damage.
- Place a small object six inches away from your nose and stare at it for five seconds, then stare behind the object for another five seconds. Do this for about two minutes each day.
The best thing about these exercises is they're easy to do and you can encourage your loved one by doing it with them.
As always, we remind you to first consult your loved one’s physician before making any changes to their daily health routine.
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