Experts will tell you that healthy eyes are a good indication of total body health. They are one of the most important organs of the body, and vision is one of the most precious gifts.
If you feel concerned that the state of your eyes is not as healthy as it should be, there is a strong possibility that the cause of that problem stems from simply not caring for them. Often malnourished diets, neglect, and lifestyle habits are primary reasons for poor eye health.
Physicians will also tell you that the single most import step to caring for your eyes is having your eyes tested regularly every two years, or every year if you wear eye glasses or contact lenses.
While these recommendations are extremely valuable and important to eye care, how you take care of your eyes daily with home care, using natural remedies, is priceless.
Sometimes all it takes is a little effort to get started on a programme to enhance eye health, and while not all eye problems can be prevented, you can invest the time and effort weekly to pamper your eyes for optimal results.
Practice the habits of eye health and you will be pleased knowing that you kept at bay many of the common incidences of vision problems that occur with earnest as we get older.
The human eye is a complex sense organ and we use it to interact with and interpret our world. We receive light and images from the environment, which is then transmitted to the brain for understanding. Its role as part of a larger internal communication network is unmistakeable. We use our eyes to perceive our world to observe nuances, assess dangers, and provide us with insights. Taking care of them begins with learning how, applying a few tips and supplementing with some home remedies.
1: 10 Foods for eye health
• Avocadoes– contain lutein, important in the prevention of macular degeneration associated with aging and cataracts. They are also great sources of eye nutrition including: vitamins A, E, and B6.
• Carrots – contain ample amounts of beta carotene, pro-vitamin A.
• Broccoli – is a good source of vitamin C, calcium, and lutein.
• Kale – is a good source of vitamin A, lutein and other eye nutrients.
• Spinach – is a valuable source of vitamin A and zeaxanthin.
• Tomatoes -are high in vitamin C and lycopene, important eye nutrients
• Garlic – contains a wealth of ingredients for eye health including: selenium, vitamin C, and quercetin.
• Sunflower seeds – contain selenium and other eye nutrients that prevent cataracts.
• Papayas – are rich sources of pro-vitamin A.
• Brazil Nuts – high in selenium.
2: 3 Easy natural remedies
1: Swollen, irritated eyes – cut a fresh piece of aloe vera plant with the yellow/green sap oozing, Pat the sap over the eye and leave on for half an hour or longer. Rinse off. The Visiclear irritation usually eases quickly and can be repeated as often as you need to. Note: rinse the skin of the aloe before applying to the eyes.
2: Puffy Eyes – Place wet tea bags in the freezer to chill and while chilling apply olive oil or coconut oil to your eyelids with a cotton ball. Remove tea bags from freezer, recline, placing the tea bags over the eyes for approximately 10 minutes. Remove, wash face and moisturise.
3: Eye strain from computer use – after 20 minutes, look at a distant object and blink several times, this helps with accommodation and frequent blinking will prevent dry, sore eyes. Exercise your eyes by rolling them gently side to side, up and down, and diagonally; this builds eyes muscles and reduces fatigue.
3: Supplements for eye health:
• Vitamin A
• Vitamin C
• Vitamin E
• Vitamin B6
• Zinc and copper
• Omega-3 fatty acids
• Lutein and Zeaxanthin
4: Eye health tips
There are several pieces of advice that we can use to enhance our eye health.
• Wearing sunglasses in dazzling sunlight and reflections, particularly sea and snow.
• Placing a filter screen on lap top/computer monitors.
• Pursuing a healthy diet and exercise.
• Cutting back on smoking.
• Giving your eyes regular breaks from contact lenses.
• Closing your eyes for brief moments to give them a rest and prevent strains
• Use colloidal silver as a safe remedy for eye infections.