Relief For Tired Eyes – Try Palming

Hi this is Dana Ranahan from Body Works Sports
Physiotherapy in North Vancouver and today I want to talk about headaches and vision. So it’s been a long work week here, everyone
is back into work flow now, lots of hours on that computer. so if you have headaches or neck pain or sometimes
even people with concussion have issues with visual strain or eyes being dry or headaches
that might connect to reading or looking at screens. So one technique you can try is called palming
and I’ve learned this recently from an optometrist that I’ve worked with and basically we use
our hands to put some pressure on our eyes to help relax the muscles of the eyes and
to help to lubricate the eye so dry eyes are improved. So often it helps to lessen tension and to
lessen headaches. So the technique that we do is we take both
hands, so if you’re sitting at your computer, had a long day, feeling tired, warm up your
hands if they feel cold of course first, and then putting hands over your face, covering
so your fingers are crossing each other and you can even rest your elbows on your desk
and putting your palms over your eyes. Something like this and then just letting
it rest there. So not too heavy and not putting too much
pressure on my eyes, just a little bit of pressure and letting it relax for a minute
or two minutes. You may find then that your eyes feel much
more relaxed. It may help lessen headaches and help increase
some of the fluid in the eyes so you don’t have dry eyes. So if you have any other questions, check
out our website at Or if there is any other topics you might
be interested in, please let us know and we’d be happy to put some information out there
to help you along.

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