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How to take care of your eyes - Tips to rejuvenate your eyes

There's no question that you place great value on your eyes and your vision. Surveys have shown that of the five senses, sight is the one that people fear losing the most. Your eyes are the window to the world. It's important that you take care of them properly to enjoy clear vision in your golden years.

Some of you may watch TV non-stop, sit glued in front of your computer systems, read in dim light and compromise on sleep!........ Stop!....... Now........Time to be nice to the organ that helps us perceive the whole world! Let’s give our vision the rejuvenation it needs!

Be it pollution, stress or examination tension, you have enough reason to be worried about your appearance. 

After all you don't want to be called 'Queen of dark circles' or Prince puffy eyes'. Fortunately, there are simple remedies to treat your eyes. You don't need to visit a cosmetologist or even a saloon. You can sit at home relax in your easy chair and take care of your eyes.

When we talk about vision improvement, we mean relaxation and efficient use of eyes. Faulty vision always means that there is tension and stress in the eyes due to some wrong approach. 

If your eyes are tense, then the whole body is tense.With few tips on eye care, you can rejuvenate and refresh your eyes. Moisten your eyes with false tears eye drops or by drinking extra liquid and fluid foods. Blink more often, especially if you are working on a computer or any other work which involves lot of eye work.

There are six eye muscles around the eyes, and due to tension in them, the soft part around the eyes changes its shape. It can lead to short sightedness among youngsters in many cases. Also, if you are a middle-aged far sighted person, it could be a consequence of working in front of the monitor for long hours.

"The common advice given to cool and relax one's eyes is to place slices of cucumber over eyelids". A few drops of coconut oil massaged around the eyes helps get rid of dark spots.

When one does not have time for face packs, using an under eye concealer is the best option. A solution of Glycerine and lemon juice applied around the eyes removes dark circles. Also, cotton pads soaked in cold milk and placed around the eyes cools the eyes.

A mixture of saffron and honey applied around the eyes can do good. It is believed washing ones face every night with rosewater refreshes the eye.

In order to remove puffiness from the eyelids and also for long eyelashes a thin coat of castor oil can be applied before going to bed.

Baggy or puffy eyes can be treated by keeping ice cubes on them.

Most people tend to dose off while reading. However, those who wear contact lenses must ensure that they take them off before sleeping as this could lead to puffy eyes.

Eat Healthy: Green leafy vegetables are a must. Carrot is good for eyes. Ensure that your diet is rich in Vitamins A, B and C.

Drink plenty of water: Your system needs purification.

Use user friendly make up: Make sure you remove your makeup before your retire to bed.

Finally sleep: It is important to get eight hours of sleep. You will feel revitalized and this will reflect in your eyes. Restful sleep for six to eight hours helps rejuvenate your eyes in a natural way.

Mostly we do not give regeneration time for the eyes. If your eyes are fixed for a long time in the same distance, they create tension in the muscles. You should stretch your eyes. With stretching, the blood circulation is enhanced and also the waste products are carried out of the muscles. Some easy techniques are given below.

Press your eyes on the lower pupil. Now look up and move your eyes in a semi circle. Stretch your eye muscles and at the same time apply pressure on your eye balls. This way you stimulate blood circulation. 

Afterwards, rub your hands and cover your eye balls with your palms. Then, visualize something black and see the change in your darkness, How dark is it? . The moment you visualize something black, the darkness becomes darker and intense. It is a sign that your eyes have become more relaxed.

Tap the eyelids: 
You can do this exercise in pairs. Tap the lids of your eyes with your finger. One person lies down and the other taps him/her on the eyelids. You can also do it for yourself. This exercise is very refreshing. Tap around the eyes on the bone ridge, starting from the forehead, then under the eyes, and then on the lids. Do it for 20 minutes. 

Unfocused Vision: 
Normally when you look at people, you focus on them directly. This involves only one part of the eye. But there is a bigger part of the eyes which is responsible for peripheral vision. In this technique as you look, along with focus, you also become aware of the periphery.

Jump on the trampoline: 
Jumping on a trampoline for 2-3 minutes also helps improve eyesight. When you go up, look far away and when you come down, look near. This way, you stimulate blood circulation, you breathe deeper and your body gets more oxygen. This exercise works wonders with the eyesight.

some other helpful tips:
  • Wear dark glasses if you need to be out in the sun.
  • Apart from the harmful sun rays, dry air and cool breeze also affect your eyes and cause eye damages and eye disorders like cataract.
  • When selecting dark glasses, make sure they are 100 per cent UV protected.
  • When sitting in an AC room, make sure the blow is not directed straight into your eyes this leads to drying and sensitivity of the eyes.
  • Make sure that you wear sunglasses while driving also because the sun rays can penetrate even through the windows of the car. Wearing substandard sunglasses will make the pupils dilate, allowing more harmful UV rays to enter the eye and cause damage.
  • While driving motorcycle, always wear protective eyeglasses. If you wear a helmet, choose one which allows you to see and also shields your eyes.

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