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Exercise Your Eyes Back to Health

Chinese eye exercises

The Chinese claim to have discovered a simple tool to combat the growing number of people suffering from myopia. Since the government’s intervention in 1948, many Chinese students and factory workers carry out the visual exercises outlined on official posters for about ten minutes, twice a day.

General instructions:

1. Keep your eyes closed during these exercises.

2. Massage slowly and gently until the area surrounding your eyes becomes slightly tender.

3. Perform these exercises twice a day.

Exercise 1

Massage the insides of the eyebrows with your thumbs while resting your slightly curved fingers on your forehead (repeat 8 times).

Exercise 2

Massage the bridge of the nose using your thumb and index finger. Work down, then up (repeat 8 times).

Exercise 3

Place your thumbs on your lower jaw and place your index and middle fingers against the sides of your nose, where your nostrils are. Lower your middle fingers to massage your cheeks, keeping your index fingers in place (repeat 8 times).

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7:04AM PST on Nov 15, 2013

Great eye exercises and massage. They helped a lot. Thanks!

11:06PM PST on Jan 30, 2013


1:57AM PST on Feb 18, 2012

Thanks for the article.

2:29PM PDT on Jun 9, 2011

I will try them. Thanks!

10:46AM PDT on Jun 3, 2011

Don't be that pessimistic. Try the exercise because you never know. I am nearsighted and my right eye is very dry, but i refuse to wear glasses 24/7. I think glasses weaken the muscles of the eyes. I try to dink a lot of water especially when i wake up; I have just started to drink 3 to 4 glasses before i eat if i don't have to go anywhere. Sometimes my vision is blurry at other times is not as blurry. I am going to try these exercises.

8:56PM PDT on Jun 14, 2009

11:43AM PDT on Jun 3, 2009

My eyes have been through a lot. It started with blurriness in my eyes then redness. I had an ulcer in my left eye which scarred my eye and permanently damaged my vision. My vision became really bad and I had to wear glasses. The letter test that I took showed that I was nearly blind. But, like many people that wear glasses, soon they will have to get stronger ones. I discontinued them and after some months my vision improved. Prior to this my left eye was the better eye and was the support for the bad vision in my right eye. Once my vision in my left eye was permanently damaged I had to rely on my right eye. After weeks of straining my right eye I noticed an improvement in vision. I was able to see fine again because my right eye wasn't being used as much as my left eye, and because my right eye was now relied on my vision gradually improved. Some years later I had some infections which made me use my glasses for a day. It gave me pain in my eyes so I took them off and my eyes felt better. A few days later after I woke up, I rubbed my right eye and it caused a hole. At this point, I couldn't see anything because now my good eye just opened. I had to now rely on my left eye while I waited for my cornea transplant surgery. I took the letter test and I couldn't get passed the first letter for my left eye. Again, after relying on my eye to see, my permanently damaged left eye gradually improved in vision. I got to the fourth part of the letter test. Message me for proven facts.

3:58PM PDT on Jun 2, 2009

I am not an optometrist, and have not studies this, but I have doubts about some of the claims. I can certainly belive that doing eye exercises can improve, vision, but some of the proof used to support her points seemed silly. I have glasses, and I certainly feel a sense of fear and anxiety when I do not wear, them, but that is because I feel deprived of one of my most essential senses. I am unable to read things in the distance, and can not tell if people are looking at me. I would love to be able to exercise my eyes back to health, but I would like better proof that it is possible.

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