Have you ever heard the term, “eyes are the windows to the soul”? Not only are they the windows to our soul, but they are also the windows to view the outside world. Our eyes help us see things, read, work and even communicate. They are a very delicate part of our body though and they also need plenty of rest.

Have you ever thought that you could improve eyesight naturally? Were you aware that you can improve eyesight just by changing a few habits? We are much harder on our eyes then we think. If we were to take the time to learn and practice some relaxation exercises, we could start seeing more clearly. Some people think that just because they have worn glasses for years or have some type of eye disease that they can’t learn to improve their eyesight naturally. It depends on how severe the eye disease is, but under normal circumstances, your eyesight can improve.

The main causes for poor eyesight are stress and strain. We are all born with relatively good eyesight. We start learning bad habits throughout our school years. Like sitting in a classroom staring at the blackboard, our books or papers. This causes strain on our eyes which leaves them tired and stressed. There is little to no time between classes where we can relax the eyes and give them the rest they require. Because we learn these habits at such a young age, they are carried over into our adult lives. From there we do the same things at work staring at our computers, working on paperwork or stressing over a deadline.

Are you aware of the signals your body relays when you need rest? For instance when you spend too much time doing household chores and your back starts to hurt. The same goes for the eyes. Like when your head starts to hurt or your eyes start to burn. Those are the signals that it’s time to take a break. If you are able, lie down and just relax for a few minutes. If you aren’t able to lie down, find a quiet place to relax your mind and close your eyes. They need to be re-energized.

We can all prevent poor eyesight. If we take the steps today and develop the necessary habits that will improve our eyesight, we will be better off for the rest of our lives.