The illustration provided in this exercise was developed by Tibetan monks to strengthen the eyes, improve vision, and correct vision problems. The exercise, when performed as described below, is designed to stimulate muscles and optic nerves. Practicing this exercise twice daily, in the morning and evening, may improve vision problems over time.
Remove glasses or contacts.
Perform this exercise while sitting with the back straight and the chart centered about one inch directly in front of the face with the center dot at nose level.
Move only the eyes while performing the exercise. Do not move the head.
Do each movement for 30 seconds.
Begin by relaxing the eyes, closing them gently and cupping with the hands.
Move the eyes from dot to dot, beginning with 12 o’clock,
moving clockwise around the outer circle of dots.
Repeat this pattern, moving counterclockwise, beginning with 12 o’clock.
Move eyes back and forth between dots at 2 o’clock and 8 o’clock.
Move eyes back and forth between dots at 4 o’clock and 10 o’clock.
End by relaxing eyes, again, by cupping them with the hands.
Repeat exercise twice daily, and avoid eye strain.
How the Tibetan Eye Chart Works
The eye chart is supposed to strengthen weak muscles in the eyes and it is supposed to help the nerves in the optical system to promote better vision. The human optical system is complex, and the eye chart is designed to exercise this intricate system.
• It stretches the muscles in the eyes
• The chart provides stark contrast for the eyes to follow
• It strengthens the eye muscles
• Makes eye muscles more flexible
An other example of an Eye Exercise
Various Tibetan eye exercises are designed to promote better vision. An example is the Tibetan wheel exercise, designed to use sharp angles and movements to improve eyesight. The process using the Tibetan wheel goes as follows:
1. Put the Tibetan wheel, a shape that resembles a snowflake, about one inch away from your eyes, placing your nose at the center of the image.
2. Don’t worry about whether or not you can see the image clearly. The focus should be on the movement not on how well you see during the exercise.
3. Moving out of the center of the image are a series of steps that take you to a ball at the end. As you breathe in, move your eyes progressively up from one step to the next until you see the ball.
4. Move the eyes back down the steps to the center as you breathe out.
5. Alternating from the step-ball segments of the snowflake image are straight spikes. After moving your eyes up and down the steps, move them up and down the spike, breathing in as you move them out and breathing out as you move them back towards the center.
6. Follow the pattern clockwise, and then counter clockwise.
The instructions suggest doing this exercise three times each day, but it is very important to take a few hours to rest in between each session. It is interesting that the process involves breathing exercises as well as the eye movements.
I attached the Tibetan Eye Chart in pdf. It is free! Good luck!