Eye sight is one of the most important senses of humans. Don’t take this blessing for granted. Here are 3 natural ways to improve your eye sight:
Exercise Your Eyes
For maintaining optimal vision these simple exercises are essential. Do these exercises in the morning, before bedtime, or any time your eyes feel tired. Make sure that your hands are clean and free of bacteria.
- Warm your eyes. Rub your palms together to create heat, and then place them against your eyes for five seconds. Repeat this three times.
- Roll your eyes. Start by looking up and then slowly circle 10 times clockwise and 10 times counterclockwise.
- Focus. Hold a pen at arm’s length, focus your eyes on it, and slowly bring the pen closer until it’s about 6 inches away from your nose. Then slowly move it back, keeping your eyes focused on the pen, 10 times in all.
- Massage your temples. Using your thumb knuckles, massage your temples in small circles, 20 times in one direction and 20 in the other. Repeat the same actions above the mid-point of the eyebrows at the forehead, then below the eyes on both sides of the bridge of the nose.
Get enough sleep
Getting enough sleep is essential for eye health. Sleep allows your eyes to fully rest, repair, and recover. Insufficient sleep may weaken your vision, so shoot for 8 hours of sound sleep a night. Give your eyes a break once an hour during your workday: Rest your eyes 10 minutes for every 50 minutes spent reading or in front of the computer. If your eyes feel overly tired, lie down and place cooling cucumber slices over your eyelids.
Vitamins A, C, E, and minerals like copper and zinc are essential to eyesight. Antioxidants protect the eyes from sun damage. Get these antioxidants from dark leafy greens, egg yolks, sweet potatoes, and carrots. Current research shows that consuming yellow and green vegetables can help prevent age-related macular generation, a leading cause of blindness.