Step 3. Slowly extend your arm while moving your finger away from your face, still focusing on that finger.
Step 4. Look away from the finger, ideally focusing on something farther away. Once you have done that, focus on the finger once again.
Step 5. Slowly bring your finger closer to your face again, still focusing on it.
Step 6. Once it is a few inches away from your eye like it was at the beginning of the exercise, focus on something farther away again.
Step 7. Repeat this three times.
This exercise is easy to do especially if you are in the office, without much space. Ideally, this is done while sitting down.
A variety of eye movements can help ease some discomfort caused by prolonged use of our eyes. Here is a sequence of eye movements you can try if you’re in need of a break:
Step 1. Close your eyes for a few seconds, be careful not to doze off!
Step 2. Slowly shift your vision up, then down. You can try following the ceiling and floor. Repeat this up and down motion three times.
Step 3. Close your eyes again.
Step 4. Shift your gaze from left to right slowly, like you are following an invisible line. Repeat this three times once more.
Step 5. Repeat this sequence three times.
You can also try slowly rolling your eyes clockwise and counterclockwise a few times. Just make sure to do this without looking at anyone, to prevent any miscommunication between you and someone else!
Other eye movements like blinking or yawning can also help alleviate some of the discomforts that are caused by eye strain.