Is your vision blurry? Is it blurry all of the time, or does it only become blurry after several hours of a very concentrated activity? If you work at a computer, have you noticed a gradual blurring in your vision since you started using the computer regularly? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you probably have eyestrain. The good news is there are a number of things you can do to alleviate the eyestrain and clear your vision naturally.
Eyestrain occurs when the mind is in an unrelaxed state and unconsciously tries too hard to see. Rather than letting images flow through the eyes and into the mind where they are passively perceived, an unrelaxed mind unconsciously grabs at and hold onto images. If your mind is not relaxed, any
activity that requires concentration can cause eyestrain and ultimately blur your vision.
If your eyesight is blurred, your mind and eyes are probably straining in one or more of the following ways:
- You focus at the same distance for many hours at a time.
- You try to take in everything you see at once and at the same level of detail rather than centralizing your mind and accepting your vision.
- You sit or stand in one position for long periods of time without moving your body, head, or gaze.
- You become completely absorbed in what you are doing and lose the sense of yourself in the world and a sense of space around you.
The theory and techniques to be presented in this blog teach you how to relax your mind and establish the healthy habits of seeing that can relieve eyestrain and clear vision.