Eyes have the innate power and energy to take in intense illumination and light from various natural and artificial sources like the sun, fluorescent lighting, computers, tv screens as well as blue light from mobile phones. The recent increase in the usage of such devices has affected the duration of exposure. With countless hours spent staring at the screen, eye health is of prime importance.
Whether it is eye damage, blurry vision, eye fatigue or frequent redness, vision related problems are affecting individuals across all ages. You must take simple steps to check your eyesight while also maintaining their health and hygiene… Here’s how:
Relax your body but, also your eyes...
Excessive mental and physical stress on the eye muscles can cause your vision to feel fatigued and blurred. You can relax them by taking a simple measure every morning. Fill your mouth with water and splash water on your face with eyes closed. The pressure of the water in your mouth can help stimulate the eye muscles, therefore, enlivening the optical nerves and giving you a clearer vision.
Go old school- Blink more often for a twinkling vision
Every time you blink, your tear glands secrete tears that clean the eye surface. This helps in removing dirt, particles and germs, keeping your eyes moist and twinkling at all times.
Do a little eye workout for fitter eyes
Exercising helps stimulate your eye muscles, which helps in improving eyesight. Rotate and roll your eyes 10 times in a clockwise and an anti-clockwise direction. Then in a right to left and an up and down. Repeat the process 3-4 times regularly before going to bed and observe the difference.
Ayurvedic soothing technique
This ancient ayurvedic technique is known for its amazing ability to improve eyesight. Rub your palms for 30 seconds to make it warm, and place them gently over your eyes. Hold for a minute and leave gradually. Open your eyes but try not to look into direct light immediately. The technique can help you soothe your eyes while also inducing better sleep.
Strained and stressed eyes? Wash it away...
Triphala churna, an antioxidant-rich ingredient that enhances vision and helps in keeping eye problems at bay. Soak Triphala churna in water, overnight, strain the liquid and was your eyes with it twice a day. This will relax your eye muscles and relieve stress.
Wear anti-glares spectacles for extra protection
Staring at the laptop and mobile screen for a long time weakens your eye muscles. Wearing anti-glare glass reduces the screen reflection, leading to less strain your eyes. So try wearing them as much as possible and remove your eyes from the screen every 10 minutes whether you’re at work or at home.
Eat to See and follow an eye-healthy diet
Are your eyes getting enough nutrition? Along with the physical exercises, your eyes also need different kinds of nutrients to function properly. So, try including more of citrus fruits, green leafy vegetables, milk and milk products, fish, and carrots in your diet to keep your eyes healthy. It is also advised to quit cigarettes if you smoke- as they’re a known cause of macular degeneration and cataract formation.
Also, make sure you consult your ophthalmologist every 6 months for a general eye examination.