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eyeglasses framesDr. Mao has an interesting article titled Use Simple Techniques to Maintain, Improve Vision that includes some very practical tips on nutrition and vision. For instance, did you know that Chrysanthemum flower can reduce pressure buildup in the eye or that Wolfberry, also known popularly as goji berry, is used to strengthen eyesight?

The really interesting part of the article, though, are the exercises, sort of calisthenics for the eyes! Check these out:

 1. Warming the Eyes: Rub your palms together to create heat, and then place them against your eyes for five seconds. Repeat this three times. 

2. Pressing the Rim of the Valley: Use both thumbs and press slowly from the inside outward along the upper rim of the eye sockets. Then switch to both index fingers and press along the lower rim of the eye sockets from the inside outward. Repeat three times.

3. Rolling the Marble: Press the back of your thumbs gently against the eyeballs; slowly roll up and down 12 times. Then slowly roll from side to side 12 times.

4. Turning the Wheels of Fortune: Place the thumb knuckles at both temple areas and massage in circular motion three times. Repeat the same actions above the mid-point of the eyebrows at the forehead, then below the eyes on both sides of the bridge of the nose.

5. Staring at the Light: hold an object out in front of you as far as possible. Focus your eyes on the object while slowly moving the object closer until it is six inches from your nose. Then focus on the object as you move it slowly away from you. Repeat this three times and relax briefly in between.

6. Spinning the Basketball: With your eyes open, roll eyes clockwise, then counter-clockwise three times each. Try to look into the sockets of your eyes as much as possible.

7. Taking a Nap on the Job: Put your head back, close your eyes, and relax for three minutes.

Wow, #7 sounds like a great exercise! That one might be real popular! ??

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