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Home Remedies for Healthy Eyesight

Dr. Gulneer Puri    04-07-2019 Consult

Glaucoma damages the peripheral vision first while maintaining the central vision. However, a few simple home remedies can help maintain your eye health with ease: 

1. Incorporate Greens in Diet
 
We know the importance of eating greens for a healthy body. For eyes, vegetables like spinach, kale and collard green are essential to avoid macular degeneration. 

2. Supplement Diet with Vitamins

There are several vital vitamins for eye health. Vitamins like B2, C, E and A and minerals like zinc are essential to be a part of your diet to maintain eye health. 

3. Lubricate Eyes 

You must have heard of problems like dry eyes. All this is because of lack of lubrication provided to your eyes. If unaware, you might be suffering from 'dry eyes' if tears don't roll down from your eyes that easily. A simple solution of saline is the best to lubricate your eyes.
 
4. Eyes Need a Break Too 

If you are glued to a computer screen the whole day long, taking a break after every 20 minutes and looking at something which is 20 ft away helps. This activity helps in refocusing again and reducing blurry vision. 

5. Blood Sugar Alarm
 
Your BP levels and eyesight go hand in hand. An indefinite rise in sugar levels directly affects your vision as it damages the protein present in the eyes. People with diabetes are prone to cataract and glaucoma, which can also be fatal. 

6. Eye Damage Alarm 

Following are the significant eyes diseases: 
-Glaucoma: In this, the optic nerve is damaged, leading to a tunnel vision. If not treated on time, it can eventually lead to blindness.
-Cataract: In this, the effect is almost like looking through a waterfall. Reasons for this may be several like ageing, high sugar levels, chronic stress, etc. 
-Mascular Degeneration: It affects a part of the retina. Genetics is a significant factor with other factors like smoking, ageing, high BP, obesity, etc.

7. Give your Eyes Natural Care 

It is all about giving proper care and the needed attention and nutrients to your eyes. Also, as eyes are the 'window to your soul', it is essential for you to understand what it says and act accordingly for a healthy vision. 
 

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