In addition to wearing glasses as a child, I also went through several years of eye therapy. As my mother puts it, I saw things out of place. In therapy, I strengthened my eye muscles and trained my brain to see things in the right order. All that hard work paid off and I could function normally, for the most part. As I’ve gotten older though, I’ve found that I occasionally found that my eyes will stop working correctly when I’m tired. I try to fun ways to strengthen those muscles so that I can keep my eyes and brain healthy.
I’ve always loved brain teasers and puzzles; they are a great way to keep your mind sharp. But they don’t do much for strengthening the eye muscles. I found that the Perplexus Epic from Plasmart is a great way to exercise your brain and your eyes. The Perplexus Epic is a maze within a ball; you must navigate a tiny steel ball through ravines, up stairs, and through narrow passageways. This challenging puzzle offers:
- 125 barriers.
- fun for ages 8 and up.
- numbered barriers.
Don’t let its cool design fool you! The Perplexus Epic is tough game! You have to be really careful to not move your ball off track or you have to start all over–at least that is the way I played it! You really have to use your brain to figure out the best way to keep your ball steady and move onto the next barrier. Some of the barriers are really tricky because they don’t even have sides to keep the ball from going over the edge. The Epic has also really helped my eyes, as tracking the ball mimics the type of therapy I took as a child.
The Perplexus Epic is a fun, innovative way to keep your mind and eyes sharp. If you want to exercise your brain, check out the Epic and other Perplexus mazes. They’re fun for the whole family!