Pencil exercises, eye roll, blinking, sunbathing for eyes, training with shadows… can help children reduce eye strain and enhance children’s eyesight.
Some of the vision exercises below help tone the eye muscles, ensuring the optic nerve receives a steady blood supply. Performing eye exercises regularly can reduce eye strain and improve a child’s ability to focus and vision.
Children hold a pencil with one arm and focus their gaze on it. Bring the pencil slowly closer to your nose, then move it out of sight until the pencil appears as a double image. This exercise should be repeated about 9-10 times a day, helping to correct visual disturbances, especially strabismus.
Eye roll exercise
For this exercise, children need to roll their eyes clockwise for a few seconds, then reverse. Exercises that help improve weak vision should be repeated 4-5 times a day.
Blink your eyes 20-30 times continuously, then close your eyes and rest for a while. Do this exercise twice daily.
Exercise with sunshine
Children can bask in the morning sun by tilting their heads, closing their eyes, letting the morning sun shine on their eyelids, and breathing deeply. Do this daily for a few minutes.
Exercises with the watch
Teach children to imagine a large clock, ask them to look at the center position of the clock, then imagine a number, look at the position of that number on the clock, then look back at the center position. heart. This exercise should be repeated at least 10 times a day.
Eye wiggle exercise
Hang a ball on a string so that it is level with the child’s nose. Swing the ball and ask your baby to watch it closely. Note, children should only follow the movement of the ball with their eyes. Repeat this exercise while swinging the ball from side to side.
Leg ‘pendulum’ exercise
Ask children to close their eyes and stand facing the morning sun. Then, the child needs to spread his feet shoulder-width apart, lifting each leg up so that the movement is like a pendulum. Children should practice this exercise for one minute every day.
Ball tossing exercise
Practice this exercise by throwing the ball with your right hand and catching the ball with your left hand. Then throw in the opposite direction. Children need to observe the movement of the ball and blink every time they catch the ball with one hand. Note, should throw the ball at a position lower than eye level.
Bounce ball exercise
Toss the ball with one hand and catch it with the other. The ball will bounce in a V-like motion. While doing this, the child needs to follow the movement of the ball with their eyes.
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