Eye Care

Eyes are the one of those amazing gifts we have that has the ability of sight; which most of us take for granted. Imagine yourself not being able to see things routinely what will be your situation? Knowing the importance, of protecting your vision can help you to avoid problems in the future. Here are some guidelines everyone can take to help prevent eye diseases and the problems related to them. It starts with knowledge of keeping the eye healthy and following the guidelines for maintaining good eye health.

Day to day care:

Each morning wash your eyes with cold water. Each morning upon waking fill your mouth with water and hold for a few seconds with your eyes closed. Spit it out and repeat 2-3 times. Blink your eyes about 7 times and give them a little warm up by rotating eyes from side to side, in both the directions, up and down. Maintain regular bowels. Protect your eyes from intense heat, wind, dust, smoke etc. Do not use too hot water during head bath. Too much of mental stress, anger, grief is also considered as harmful. Don't rub the area around the eyes, as it can be harmful. Avoid stimulants such as caffeine and alcohol before going to sleep. Of course good sleep is a must for healthy eyes.

Eyewash with Triphala is advised on a daily basis. Soak 1 spoon of triphala in a glass of water over night, strain through a clean cloth and use. Apply 1-2 drops of pure cows? ghee in the nostrils daily in the morning and at bed time, this remedy will improve the eyesight as well prevent some.

Common reasons leading to eye diseases are:

· Excess consumption of salty, sour, sweet foods, black gram, alcohol, sex
· A poor diet
· Controlling of natural urges like yawning, tears, hunger, stools, urine
· Exposure of eyes to intense heat, steam, dust or smoke.
· Severe cold or rhinitis,
· Emotional disturbances like anger, frustration, worry, grief
· Irregular sleep pattern
· Stress, trauma to the eyes
· Observing very far things, minute things, staring at particular thing for long etc.