Have you ever noticed that more and more people today are walking around the streets with glasses on? It’s not a fashion statement, nor does it mean that eye protection has suddenly advanced – it’s because they haven’t been taking good care of their eyes. In today’s article we invite you to find out how to have healthier eyes and not only avoid having to wear corrective lenses, but other serious problems in the future, as well.
Having healthy eyes is important
Of course, you can do what you want with your body and habits, but if you only care about one thing it should be the health of your eyes, and the dangers and risks that threaten them. It’s more than just drinking carrot juice for its high vitamin A content (remember your grandpa telling you how beneficial carrots are for the eyes: “Did you ever see a rabbit who wore glasses?” he might have asked, jokingly).
Yes, in order to have healthier eyes it’s important to get plenty of this vitamin. It helps prevent and fight various infections and reduces strain on your optic nerve, which is more common today thanks to our constant use of computer screens, tablets, cell phones, and televisions. But there’s a long list of other natural remedies that can help improve your eyes and vision, one of the most important senses you possess.
Tips to protect the health of your eyes
First of all, you should know that your eyes belong to your nervous system, so to keep them healthy you need to reduce stress and get plenty of rest. Some tips to help you do this include:
- Eating foods that are high in minerals, like fruits, seaweed, and vegetables
- Ensure enough oxygen gets to your eyes by breathing consciously, slowly, and deeply
- Practice a relaxing activity to calm your nervous system from within, such as yoga or tai chi
What are the symptoms of eye problems?
In addition to having trouble with your vision and getting prescription eyewear, imbalances in your body thanks to bad habits or lack of proper eye care can have the following negative consequences:
Increased mucus production
We’re talking about the mucus that accumulates in the corners of your eyes while you’re asleep. If you notice that you’re producing more than usual over the course of the day or night, it could be due to an excess of toxins that your body is trying to eliminate through any means possible. The solution to this is to do a full body detox or cleanse, which means avoiding dairy, fried foods, meats, sugar, and salt. You’ll also need to consume a lot more water and fresh foods.
This could be because you’re not getting enough sleep, but it may also be due to poor circulation in the eye region or an unbalanced diet in general. One technique that never fails is to sit in a comfortable position and look up without moving your head, just raising your eyes to the ceiling.
Close your eyes several times without changing the direction you are looking. This helps blood circulate better throughout your eye tissues, giving you more energy. But don’t forget to also add fresh vegetables and water to your diet.
We’re not talking about what happens when you cry (be it from chopping onions, watching a sad movie, or an emotional response to something else). When your eyelids are unexpectedly swollen it could be due to a kidney malfunction, or that you’re working your kidneys too hard.
Maybe you’re applying makeup too forcefully, or don’t remove it thoroughly enough. What can you do? Getting exercise, drinking pineapple or orange juice in the mornings, sleeping better, and using milder makeup products could all help improve your condition.
While some people think these appear thanks to a virus that’s going around, stys are caused by a build up of toxins in the body thanks to having a poor diet, overeating, or a lack of certain vitamins. Try to avoid eating salty, sugary, fried, and fatty foods. One home remedy is to heat something made of gold (like a ring, for example), and place it over the sty several times.
Red and watery eyes
If you’ve been burning the candle at both ends working on your computer, have been exposed to pollution or chemicals, haven’t taken your contacts out in a while, or have gotten too little sleep, your eyes will become red and watery (sometimes for no apparent reason).
Try to rest your eyes more by closing them for two minutes out of every hour you spend in front of the computer, for example. Only wear contact lenses during the recommended times, drink more water, and try not to spend much time in environments with poor air quality.
Some people worry their eyes look “lifeless,” and it can be due to a variety of factors, including:
- Lack of nutrients
- A disease
One of the best treatments for this is to release your tension by going for a walk or visiting a psychologist who can identify what might help. Don’t forget to eat better, get plenty of rest at night, and don’t push yourself so hard.