Eyes are our windows to the world outside. One of the five senses, eyes also speak volumes about our inner self, and needs utmost care. Yet, we tend to ignore neglect the necessity of taking care of our eyes.
Ayurveda is an ancient and divine science of healing and rejuvenation and a way of living a healthy body, senses and mind. Here are 6 simple but powerful Ayuvedic remedies and tips to protect and keep your eyes healthy.
- Wash your eyes
Every morning, splash your face as well a eyes with fresh water 10-15 times. Repeat the same in the evening when you return home from school or work. This practice will help eye relax and relieve any strain or pressure in the eyes. Never splash water directly into the eye. Also, avoid using hot or icy cold water on your eyes.
- Eat healthy
A healthy body and mind starts with the food on your plate. Eat a well-balanced diet on a regular basis to enhance vision and protect your eyes as well as maintain a healthy weight. Make sure to include nutrients such as omega-3 fatty acids, lutein, zinc, and vitamins C and E rich food like green, leafy vegetables, carrots, sprouts, dark berries, nuts, fish, oranges and other citrus fruits, eggs and beans.
- Get proper sleep
Did you know, you are risking your eyes’ health sitting late night? Like our body, our eyes needs adequate rest as well as sleep at night. Proper sleep enables eyes to replenish with essential nutrients and function properly. Eye fatigue can lead to sore or irritated eyes, dry or watery eyes, increased sensitivity to light, blurred or double vision and strain.
- UV Protection
Yes, harsh, direct sunlight and harmful UV rays affects not only skin but our eyes too. Avoid staring at sun directly as it can lead to lead to eye injury, macular degeneration, cataracts, and use UV protective sunglasses every time. Always wear UV Protective sunglasses or sports goggles with polycarbonate lenses when you go out in the sun for long periods of time.
- Avoid eye strain
Continuous, focused staring at computer screens, reading in dim light for too long can cause eye strain, headaches, muscle fatigue, blurry vision, dry eyes and neck, back, and shoulder pain. Take regular breaks, sit with your eyes closed for some time or blink often, and give your eyes the rest it needs.
- Quit smoking
Studies indicate that smoking leads to optic nerve damage, cataracts and muscular degeneration. If are trying or already have tried to quit your addiction to smoking, then keep trying. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.
- Massage and exercise
A great, relaxing massage and regular exercise or yoga is important for people constantly working for long hours in front of computers. It will improve circulation, strengthen eyes, reduce muscle degeneration, eyes strain, stress and fatigue and improves vision.
Most people resort to over-the-top medications for instant relief from eye infections, irritation, burning or allergies. We strongly advice you against it, as it can become fatal later. Maintain proper hygiene, wash your eyes, follow the above tips, and if the irritation and strain still persists, meet an Ayurveda doctor for cleansing and rejuvenating therapies.
For appointment with Herbz & Healz Healthcare Ayurvedic Centre, call +91 90 4333 6444.