Paulo Coelho: “Your eyes show the strength of your soul” but what shows the strength of your eyes? A healthy and bright eye itself! Your eye care routine begins with morning care to mitigating day stress by exercise and yoga and ends up at a sound sleep. Master the art of eye care with these 5 tips –
- Water in the morning
Wash your face and eyes with the cold water. Try a modification; fill water in your mouth splash the cold water in eyes, the pressure exerted by the water in mouth will help stimulate the muscles and nerves running towards eyes. Note the word ‘cold water’, opposite to it will damage the eyes. Ayurveda also suggest the eyewashes for bright vision like Triphala and Pitta eyewash.
- Time for healthy eating
Eat for your eyes health. Incorporate fibre, vitamin A, E, antioxidants, beta carotenes, Amino acids in your breakfast your lunch your dinner. Almonds, raisins, figs, green vegetables, carrots, gooseberry and blueberries are elixir for eyes. They keep eye tissue healthy and prevent eye deterioration.
- Shoo your Computer Syndrome
Working on computer for long hours will stress your eyes, distress them. Just take a look away from your computer. Hold your eyebrows between the thumb and index finger and straighten the eyebrows, exert the gentle pressure on all the points. Then roll the thumb around the eye ball. Do this work out every three to four hours.
- Eye Yoga
Palming: Close your eyes, take some deep breaths, relax yourself. Rub the palms of your hands vigorously, until they become warm and place the palms gently over your eye lids till the warmth of palm goes away. Repeat it thrice. Open the eyes slowly to acclimatise.
Eye Rotation: Other Exercise includes eye rotation exercise. To do this exercise, rotate your eyeballs, first to the right and left, then upwards and downwards. Do this in the clockwise and anti-clockwise direction both for about three to four repetitions.
- Stop evaporation of moisture from your eyes
Moisturising only the skin is important but eyes too demand moisturising. Dry eyes can be itchy, red and even painful. To retain moisture follow these tips:
Blinking: Blink frequently, even when you are focused on watching TV or working on your computer. Blinking retains the natural moisture of your eyes.
Turn down the heat in room: When it’s too hot in an improperly ventilated room, the air becomes dry, drying our eyes. Turn down the heat and save fluids of eyes.
Adjust your computer screen: Move your computer screen right below your eye level. This will cause your eyes to close slightly and minimize fluid loss while staying at the computer for long hours.
Given the importance of our eyes, it would seem to follow that we’d give them the best care possible, but sometimes we get too busy or we forget to keep our eyes healthy, let’s shun this habit and make eyes healthy.
An eye is the most beautiful organ of human face and so it is quite necessary to sustain the beauty of an eye lifelong. Well, it is not that difficult to take care of an eye, healthier eating is the foremost step in vision care. Apart from this for natural eyesight improvement, you could probably wear sunglasses while going out in sun or follow some eye exercises to improve eyesight. During some point of time in your life, you would have probably heard from someone or your mom that don’t do this or don’t do that, this would hurt you or getting in sun would damage your eyes, stop sitting in front of computer screen for hours. But how many of you know that what exactly is good or bad for your eyes? Let us have a look at some eye care myths and facts.
- Reading in dim light is harmful for eyes
Fact– Reading in dim light is not always harmful for the eyes. The fact is using eyes in dim light does not always cause damage to us. Since centuries, all night time reading and sewing used to be done by candlelight or by gas and kerosene lamps. A good lightening always makes reading books easier and prevents eye fatigue.
- Computers damage our eyes
Fact- The fact is using computers or video display terminals (VDT) not always cause damage to eyes. Sometimes when we use VDT for a little longer period of time while doing some other work, our eye blink less often than normal. Because of this reduced rate of blinking eye becomes dry and this causes feeling of eye strain or fatigue. Always give a slight break in between work and look here and there at other objects. This will relax your eyes and soothes headache or eye strain.
- Wrong eyeglasses damage eyes
Fact– Eyeglasses are the devices which are used to sharpen our vision. However wearing correct eyeglasses or contact lenses helps to see things clearly and not wearing eyeglasses or lens may not even cause physical damage to the eyes. It is recommended for children who are less than eight years old to wear their own prescription which would prevent the risks of developing amblyopia or lazy eye.
- Watching television closely can damage eyes
Fact– Children could often found to be holding reading material really close to their eyes or they sit right in front of the television screen. There has not been any evidence that this may cause harm to the eyes.
- Cataract can be removed with lasers
Fact- It is a myth that cataract can be removed with lasers, instead the cloudy lens require surgical incision. After surgery, the membrane in eye become cloudy and it can be opened with a laser surgery.
- Lens prevent nearsightedness from getting worse
Fact– There is myth among people that using contact lens may permanently correct nearsightedness so that an eye won’t require contacts. But there is no evidence that contact lens produce permanent improvement in eye vision.
Not only these but there are lot many myths which have not been proved yet and people consider them as a fact of the life.