Eye Care : Causes, Prevention and Home Remedies

Eye is one of the most important body parts in human body. Eyes are responsible in act of vision in humans. With the aid of our eyes we are able to see the things around us and perform our daily activities with great ease. Any disruption in the functioning of eyes leads to great difficulty and discomforts. The common vision defects are:

.Short-sightedness (myopia) - it is a condition in which a person is only able to visualize near object clearly but has a difficulty to see far away objects.

.Long-sightedness (hypermetropia) - it is a condition in which a person clearly sees far way things but he is unable to see the near objects.

.Presbyopia – it is related to the age factors as in this case the lens present in the eye loses its flexibility and hence is not able to adapt to the condition where it has to perform adjustability and eye is not able see things clearly. It is often seen in people who are above the age of forty.

.Astigmatism – in this condition cornea becomes oval thus losing the balance in the axis (may be in y-axis or in x-axis). It is generally accompanied by short sightedness or long sightedness.

The various causes of various eye problems are:

.Reading in inadequate light
.Working on computer for longer periods
.Inadequate diet specially the diet deficient in vitamin A
.Watching television from close

Care for your eyes so they can stay healthy and gorgeous looking and you will surely not regret it. There are several home remedies available to minimize the effects of eye damage.

. Mix one part of rose water and one part of lime juice. Store in a bottle and use it as an eye drop. This is very useful home remedy for eye care.

. Intake of sufficient amounts of vitamin A is necessary for healthy vision.

. Eating spinach will help in preventing various eye problems as it contains carotenoid.

. The consumption of good amount of vitamin C lowers the chances of developing cataracts.

. Fill a green bottle with water and keep it in sunlight for one day, use this water to wash the eyes regularly.

. Consuming mangoes are also good for our eyes as it is a rich sorce of vitamin a and calcium.

. For improving eyesight massage the soles and toes of foot with mustard oil daily. This is the effective eye care treatment.

. Carrots and tomatoes should be consumed regularly for normal vision.

. Regularly wash your eyes with cold water as it helps in relieving congestion in eyes.

. Taking a mixture of the juices of raw parsley and carrots in a glassful amount daily will provide great benefits for people with weak eyesight.

. Aniseed is particularly beneficial in the treatment of cataract. The powder of its seeds is taken in a tablespoon quantity each morning and evening.

. Soak some tea bags in cold water and then place these bags on your eyes.

. Daily intake of walnut for few days reduces the weakness of the eyes.

Perform regular eye exercise to relieve strain from them. These are:

.Palming – sit relaxed with legs folded on a chair and rest the elbows on the table. Keep the palms of both hands on the cheeks, close both the eyes and cover them with the hands. Remain in this position for 10-15 minutes.

.Blinking - while doing constant work with eyes, blink the eyes at least ten times continuously.

.Pupil exercises – rotate the pupils up and down for at least 6 times while keeping the neck and backbone straight.