25 Home Remedies To Improve Eyesight & Tips For Eye Care

Try to reduce screen time and follow these eye care tips to protect them.

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You have a lot of options for keeping your eyes healthy and protecting your eyesight. You just need to follow some natural eye care tips. You can do better at home, at work, or behind the wheel when you have good vision. That is why it is critical to take a few basic precautions to ensure that your eyesight remains at its peak. Wrinkles, dryness, puffiness, redness, and dark circles can all be caused by your lifestyle decisions and constant anxiety. This can also result in major problems, including eyesight loss. Thankfully, taking care of your eyes is not that difficult. Following a few simple tips daily can greatly reduce the likelihood of eye issues and disorders. Keep reading to learn more!

Natural Eye Care Tips: Ways To Take Care Of Your Eyes

    1. Tips to Improve Eyesight
    2. Home Remedies For Beautiful Eyes
    3. Eye Care Tips For Computer Users
    4. Tips For Eye Care For Contact Lens Wearers

Incorporating a few habits into your daily lifestyle is all it’s going to take to care for your eyes. These are not unachievable or tough, but they can drastically improve your vision. Take a look:

Tips To Improve Eyesight

1. Get All The Essential Vitamins And Minerals

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Include colorful vegetables and fruits like spinach, broccoli, carrots, and sweet potato in your diet. Also, consume foods rich in omega-3 fatty acids. These foods are the best sources of vitamins, nutrients, minerals, and antioxidantsi  XArtificially synthesized or naturally found substances in certain foods that help to prevent or slow down cell damage. and help prevent most eye problems and vision-related issues (1).

2. Always Wear Protective Eyewear

Whether you are working in your yard or playing contact sports, always remember to wear protective eyewear to avoid the risk of injury. Use eyewear made from polycarbonate. These are tough and can protect your eyes from accidents.

3. Sunglasses Are Important

Sunglasses are not just about style or looking cool. They play a huge role in protecting your eyes from the damaging UVA and UVB rays. Exposure to sun rays causes many vision-related issues, such as macular degenerationi  XAn eye condition affecting the macula in the retina, causing loss of central vision. and cataractsi  XA disease where the eye's lens becomes cloudy or opaque, affecting vision. (2). Choose sunglasses that block at least 99% UVA and UVB rays.

4. Avoid Touching Your Eyes Frequently

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This is because it makes your eyes vulnerable to infection. Anything that irritates your eyes can affect your vision. You must always clean your hands before touching your eyes. Also, do not rub your eyes vigorously. This may result in corneal abrasion (or scratched cornea) (3). If something has gotten into your eyes, wash them with a sterile saline solution. And if the problem persists, rush to the doctor immediately.

5. Be Aware Of Your Family’s Eye Health History

This is important because some eye issues, such as age-related macular degeneration, glaucomai  XA condition where the nerve connecting the eye to the brain is damaged due to high pressure, leading to blindness. , retinal degei  XA group of complex disorders that lead to the loss or death of photoreceptor cells in the eyes. neration, and optic atrophyi  XThe degeneration of the optic nerve, leading to blurry vision or complete vision loss. , are hereditary (4). Knowledge of your family history can help you take precautions.

The tips mentioned above will help you take care of your vision and eyes. However, the area around your eyes should not be ignored. Here are some tips to keep your eyes and the area around them beautiful.

Home Remedies For Beautiful Eyes

For Dark Circles

6. Use Tea Bags

Apply cool tea bags over closed eyes. Don’t use herbal tea bags because most aren’t as effective as the black tea bags.

7. Chilled Cotton Balls

Dip cotton balls in cold water and keep them on your eyes for 5-10 minutes.

8. Sliced Cucumber

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Cucumbers work wonders for eye fatigue or tired eyes. Place two slices of cucumber over your eyes and rest for a while. They not only have cooling properties but also help lighten dark circles.

You can also extract cucumber juice, dip cotton pads in it, and place them on your eyes.

9. Tomato, Turmeric, Lime Juice

Mix a teaspoon of tomato pulp with a pinch of turmeric and half a teaspoon of lime juice. Apply on the eyelids and around the dark circles. Let it dry and then wash it off.

10. Almond Oil And Lime Juice For Beautiful Eyes

Alternate hot and cold compresses on your eyes for 10 minutes and then apply a mixture of a teaspoon of almond oil and half a teaspoon of lime juice. Let it stay overnight.

11. Rose Water

The rejuvenating factor of rose water is extremely useful in diminishing dark circles. Dip cotton pads in rose water and place them on your eyes for 10-15 minutes. Do this every day to get rid of dark circles.

For Sunken Eyes

12. Almond Oil And Honey

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All you need is the combination of a teaspoon of honey and half a teaspoon of almond oil. Apply the mixture to your under-eye area before going to bed. Leave it on overnight and wash it off in the morning.

13. Raw Potato Juice

This is also equally effective in treating sore eyes and dark circles. Place two slices of potato on your eyes for 10 minutes or apply raw potato juice to the under-eye area, and you will notice the difference within a few days.

For Puffy Eyes

14. Cucumber With Basil Tea

I know how much you hate waking up each morning with puffy eyes. This can be cured with basil tea and cucumber juice. Mix the two and pour the liquid into the ice tray. Place the ice cubes on your eyes.

15. Cold Compress

Use cold water or ice cube bags to make cold compresses. Place them on your eyes and repeat until the puffiness is gone.

16. Tea Bags

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Soak two tea bags in warm water and then cool them in the fridge for a few minutes. Place them on your eyes for several minutes. Your eyes will feel refreshed. This is because tea contains tanninsi  XA type of naturally occurring polyphenol that helps the body fight diseases. that are excellent in reducing puffiness.

Most of us work have to stare at a computer screen for as long as 8 to 9 hours at a stretch. This often puts a strain on your eyes. At the end of the day, often, your eyes feel tired and dry. If this is the case, you need to consider the following eye care habits to keep them healthy.

Eye Care Tips For Computer Users

17. Keep The Area Well Lit

Whenever you are working on the computer, ensure that the area is well lit, and the computer screen is not brighter than the background light. Also, sit away from the window to minimize glare as it makes your eyes work harder, thus straining them.

18. The 20-20-20 Rule

Do not look at the computer screen at a stretch. Follow the 20-20-20 rule. Every 20 minutes, take a break and look at something that’s at least 20 feet away for 20 seconds. This eye exercise helps provide eye strain relief and improves the eye’s ability to focus (5). Gentle eye massages also help to relax your eyes.

19. Blink

Quite often, when you are engrossed in work, you forget to blink. The moisture on the surface of the eyes, which keeps your eyes lubricated, evaporates, making your eyes dry. This causes dry eyes syndrome (6). So, don’t forget to blink often. This also helps with eye relaxation.

20. Use Computer Eyewear

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Get a customized computer glass from an eye care professional. Wear it while working on the computer as an eye shield. Follow this especially if you wear glasses or contact lenses.

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Roman emperor Nero was thought to have first used emerald stones as visual aids to protect his eyes from sun rays.

Nowadays, most of us wear contact lenses. And taking proper care of the lenses is crucial for eye health to avoid the risk of an eye infection. Here are a few tips to consider.

Tips For Eye Care For Contact Lens Wearers

21. Wash Your Hands

Before you handle the contact lenses, always wash your hands using water and soap. Rinse them thoroughly and then either air-dry them or use a lint-free towel to pat them dry. This makes sure no germs and bacteria are transferred to the lens from your fingers.

22. Use The Lenses As Per Instructions

Avoid sleeping with the contact lenses on. Wear them and use them as per the instructions given to you by your ophthalmologist. Avoid using expired lens solution for cleaning them and replace them at regular intervals.

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Contact lenses have an expiration date. Avoid using them past their expiration date, even if they are unopened.

23. Store Them Properly

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Always use the sterile solution provided with the contact lens to store them. Never use tap water to rinse them or store them in saline solution. Also, do not wet them with your saliva. This basic eye hygiene can help prevent the transfer of millions of bacteria to the lenses, which can easily infect your eyes.

24. Quit Smoking

While quitting smoking is good for your overall health, if you wear contact lenses, you should definitely quit. This is because compared to nonsmokers, smokers are more vulnerable to eye issues (7).

25. Avoid Using Decorative Lenses

I know you are fascinated by the colored lenses available in the market, but avoid using the tinted lenses sold in decorative shops. These lenses can cause irreparable damage to your vision and eyes and also affect eye comfort (8).

Infographic: Healthy Food For Healthy Eyesight

As discussed above, food sources rich in vitamins and antioxidants are essential to maintaining good eye health. Check out the infographic below for a list of foods that aid in preserving good eyesight.

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Your eyes need utmost care and attention. Apart from following a healthy and nutritious diet that promotes eye nutrition and taking eye health supplements, make sure not to stress your eyes out. Try to reduce your screen time to help with eye stress reduction and take protective measures. You may follow the home remedies discussed in the article to keep the skin around your eyes bright and hydrated. Proper eye safety and eye protection will help with optic comfort and visual nourishment. This will help improve the overall appearance of your eyes and help with your eye wellness. And most importantly, be aware of the family history of eye issues. Consult an ophthalmologist and eye specialist for quarterly or half-yearly checkups to diagnose eye issues, and follow the prescribed treatment.

Frequently Asked Questions

Which fruit is good for the eyes?

Fruits rich in antioxidants like vitamin C are good for the eyes. You may consume citrus fruits, berries, bananas, mango, papaya, grapefruit, and apricots.

Is milk good for the eyes?

Yes. Dairy products, such as milk and yogurt, are high in vitamin A and zinc, which are beneficial for aging eyes (9).

Can vision improve with age?

Second sight can help some people’s vision as they age, but it may never happen to others. However, you can keep a good vision even as you age by taking proper eye care and maintaining a disciplined lifestyle.

Can diet affect eyesight?

Including antioxidants in your diet can help enhance your eye health. Your vision and overall eye health can be enhanced by supplementing your diet with potent vitamins, antioxidants, and minerals.

How much sleep do I need for healthy eyes?

Your eyes require at least five hours of sleep each night to regenerate and perform well throughout the day.

Can wearing contacts damage my eyes?

Although wearing contacts does not always result in eye damage, if you overwear them frequently, you run the risk of experiencing pain and infections, which can have a negative impact on your vision. To avoid any possible ailments, regularly cleanse, maintain, and store your contact lenses with care.

How can I reduce eye strain when using a computer or other electronic device?

To keep your eyes hydrated and avoid dry eyes, you can try blinking frequently during long screen times. Also, to give rest to your eyes, take breaks from the computer every 20- to 25-minute. Another method is reducing the glare by regularly checking the lighting.

Key Takeaways

  • Add healthy fruits and vegetables rich in vitamins and minerals to your diet for better eye health.
  • Never touch your eyes with bare hands. Don’t forget to wear protective glasses when using computers or stepping out in the sun.
  • Try home remedies like cucumber slices, rose water, and almond oil to reduce dark circles and sunken eyes.
  • Take special care of your hygiene while using eye lenses and avoid unhealthy practices like smoking.
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