Eye Care Tips

Vision problems are quickly becoming a common disease in this day and age. With an exponential increase in the number of hours we spend in front of a screen, the phenomenon comes as no surprise. Even children are spending more time in front of computer or TV straining their eyes for no reason. Before knowing how you can improve your eyesight naturally, here’s what you need to know-

When we look at an image, the eyes focus on it and the light rays enter the eyes through the iris; this is then focused on the cornea or lens of the eye. The image formed is then transmitted to the brain, which tells us what we are seeing. All this activity needs the coordination of both the structures of the eyes and their muscles.

When we look at objects like a computer or phone screen the eyes and the muscles around the eyes are worked excessively as they are trying to adjust to the light that is emitted from the screen. This constant adjustment to quickly changing images or text is what causes the structures within the eye to get strained, To improve your vision naturally, you should follow some simple guidelines to strengthen your eye muscles and preserve your vision.

Air pollution causes much harm to the eyes. Small dust particles in the atmosphere get into your eyes and cause itching, watering and blurred vision. Splash your eyes with fresh and cool water to refresh them, whenever you come back from outdoors.

Massage over worked eyes This is a great exercise for people who work for long hours in front of computers. Hold your eyebrows between your thumb and index finger, in such a way that the thumb is above the eyebrow and index finger below. Now, gently press and straighten your eyebrows, exerting gentle pressure on all the points. Then, take your thumb and gently roll it around your eye ball, i.e: along your eye socket. Do this exercise every three to four hours to improve the circulation around your eyes.  This exercise improves circulation around the eyes helping them bounce back from the fatigue of constantly looking at a computer screen.

Take frequent breaks to rest your eyes while working on the computer or while watching TV for prolonged period of time. Constantly watching the computer screen can cause computer vision syndrome. Take a break of 10-15 minutes after every two hours.

Look around or keep some flowers on your desk to refresh the eyes. If you are sitting near a window, then look outside for a change of scene. It will relax the eye muscles and remove strain from the eyes.

Diet for healthy, stress free eyes Apart from all the exercises you perform your diet is an essential aid to the repair and renewal process. Here are some diet tips you should follow for healthy eyes.

Avoid exposing the eyes in harsh sun rays to improve your vision. Wear a sun hat and sun glasses to protect your eyes from the strong glare of the sun. You should use sun glasses even in winters especially when taking part in winter sports. Always wear swim gear for the eyes while swimming to protect the eyes from chlorinated water of the pool.