Many people with astigmatism need glasses or contact lenses to see clearly. Astigmatism is a very common eye disorder that affects your vision. The muscles around the eyes are affected and they cause undue stress on the cornea. It’s common to have astigmatism along with near sightedness (myopia) or far sightedness (hyperopia).
The condition can be very annoying as it makes a simple task like reading a book complicated. However, there are natural ways to treat astigmatism and one of them is eye exercises. It may sound unbelievable, but it’s true. Eye exercises are known to treat astigmatism. Just like the other muscles in our body, our eye muscles work on a simple logic; you need to use them or else you lose them. Therefore, it is essential that you keep your eye muscles active throughout the day.
Rectus muscle relaxation
reduces the stress on the cornea and also strengthens the muscles around the eyes. It should be done 2 to 4 times a day.
How to do it?
Place your thumb over your nose at a 90-degree angle. Move it clockwise to 12 o’clock position. Keep it there for 2-3 seconds and then bring it back. Make sure your eyes follow your thumb. Now move the thumb to 1 o’clock position, keep it there for 2-3 seconds and move it back to the original position (90-degree angle). Repeat this for all clock positions. Don’t forget to breathe properly during this exercise.
restores the shape of the cornea.
How to do it?
Close your eyes and then place two fingers on each of your eyelids. By applying gentle pressure, slowly move your fingers in a circular motion from top to bottom and from right to left. Move your fingers clockwise as well as anti-clockwise. Repeat it for 10–15 times, 2 to 4 times a day.
This is a few tips that you can use to cure your astigmatism. If you want it to be quick you can book you LASIK appointment now.