Have you done eye exercises for more than ten years? Is it really useful?

Abstract: Nowadays, many schools do not encourage children to go out of the classroom during recess, which is very incorrect. After a class, during recess, students should be encouraged to go out of the classroom, accept the outdoor light and look at the distance, so as to relax their eyes and prevent myopia.

“for the revolution to protect eyesight and prevent myopia, eye exercises now, close your eyes…” see this sentence, does it instantly arouse everyone’s childhood memory? Do you remember the eye exercises you did in those years?

I often hear people say, alas, I didn’t do eye exercises well when I was a child, and I always opened my eyes secretly, so I was short-sighted… It seems that if I do eye exercises well, I can’t be short-sighted. Can eye exercises really prevent myopia?

the origin of eye exercises

eye exercises was first born in 1963 and has a history of more than 50 years. It is based on the acupoint theory of traditional Chinese medicine. Later, in 1972, Yu Fengzhu and others simplified it and made it into a record, and printed a standard acupoint map for easy operation and promotion. That is, the set of eye exercises we are familiar with.

in recent years, many places have launched new eye exercises, which may be the version joked by netizens as the “professional course of rolling white eyes”.

the main difference between this new set of eye exercises and the original one is that active eye movement replaces the passive acupoint massage in the past.

eye exercises, is it useful?

these years, there are many questions about eye exercises. In short, it is mainly for myopia prevention and control. Is eye exercises really useful?

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are often questioned. At present, only China is implementing eye exercises in the world. However, the prevalence of myopia among Chinese students ranks high in the world. The prevalence of myopia in countries that do not do eye exercises, such as the United States, is much lower than that in China.

eye exercises if they work, why is the prevalence of myopia still so high? And when doing eye exercises, if the hand hygiene is not good, it may also lead to various eye infections. These are all questioned points, and some surveys show that many people actually find the wrong acupoints, and their exercises are not standard.

but supporters will tell you that eye exercises are useful. If there is no eye exercises, there may be more people with myopia, and it is because many people don’t do eye exercises right that the effect is affected.

eye exercises, do you want to do it or not?

since there are different opinions, let’s take a look at the principle that eye exercises can prevent myopia. When teenagers begin to have myopia, there may be regulating spasm, while those who support eye exercises believe that massaging acupoints can alleviate visual fatigue, which is conducive to the prevention and control of myopia.

but theoretically, this inference is not very tenable. The occurrence of myopia is a very complex multi factor process, in which genes account for a large reason, and then various environmental factors are mixed. At present, it is internationally recognized that the most effective way to prevent myopia is outdoor activities.

nowadays, many schools do not encourage children to go out of the classroom during recess, which is very incorrect. After a class, during recess, students should be encouraged to go out of the classroom, accept the outdoor light and look at the distance, so as to relax their eyes and prevent myopia.

as for whether eye exercises should be done or not, I don’t think we should discuss how much it can do. After all, even placebo is effective. From the point of view that doing eye exercises every day can better remind teenagers to pay attention to eye protection, it’s not a bad thing to insist on doing eye exercises every day.

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are not all emphasizing the sense of ceremony. It is certainly not as solemn as doing eye exercises once a day to pay attention to eye protection every day. Moreover, it is unknown that eye exercises can really play some role.

Author: you Yuxia, optometrist of optometry center of Beijing Tongren Hospital

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