Which part of your body lets you see a rainbow, read your favorite novel, make you cry when you're sad and makes tears to protect itself? Which organ has muscles that adjusts itself to let you focus on things that are close up or far away? If you guessed the EYE, you're right! Eye's are one of the vital organs in our body and we really get worried when our eye specialist says that we need spectacles. One just cannot imagine leading a normal life without proper eyesight. But do we take care before the doctor advices us? No need to worry, now you can follow some simple exercises and natural ways to keep your eyes healthy and sharpen its eyesight.

If we follow a few simple habits on a daily basis we can say good bye to specs forever.

  • -Walk barefoot on dew-laden grass early in the morning for 10 minutes.
  • -Fill your mouth with water, then open your eyes and splash cold water 3-5 times.
  • -Don't strain your eyes while doing exercises, keep your facial muscles calm.
  • -Avoid direct exposure to light, cover your eyes when in direct sunlight or extremely bright surroundings.
  • -Avoid maintaining too bright or too dark an ambiance in your living room.
  • -While reading and working, always ensure that the light source is behind you, ideally towards the left, so that there is no shadow cast on your books.
  • -Carefully rinse your eyes at least two or three times daily.
  • -Always protect your eyes from dust, smoke and intense light.

The following home remedies is equally useful in taking care of your eyes.

  • -Add 1/2 cup water to triphala powder and mix well. Rinse your eyes well with this mix every morning.
  • -Soak 5 almonds in water overnight. In the morning peel it and grind them coarsely with black pepper or sugar and Chew well on an empty stomach.
  • -Soak cotton pads in rosewater, Close your eyes and place these pads over your eyelids. Relax for 10 minutes and you will feel refreshed instantly.

Some food items containing essential vitamins taken regularly in our daily diet can keep our eyes healthy.

  • -Carrot, apricot, turnip and green leafy vegetables i.e; spinach and broccoli containing good percentage of vitamin A helps in preventing night blindness.
  • -Orange, lemon, papaya, tomato, cantaloupe, strawberry, mango and broccoli being rich in vitamin C reduces the risk of glaucoma and muscular degeneration.
  • -Almonds, sunflower seeds/oil, peanuts, vegetable oil, whole grains, sweet potatoes, wheat germ and mayonnaise are rich in vitamin E and reduces risk of cataracts.

If these small things are kept in mind in our daily lives then the need to wear spectacles will never come and we can enjoy having healthy eyes with a strong eyesight.


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  1. Praveen September 26, 2009 at 2:07 PM  

    TnQ, its nice stuff...