Eye Problems: home care

Many say that vision is the sense they would most fear losing. Take care of your eyes so that they can truly be the windows to your soul. Find useful home care solutions here. These complement homeopathic remedies for eye problems in another post.

What to Eat for Good Vision: 

Supplements including  omega-3 fatty acids,  lutein, zinc, and vitamins  A, C and E can help ward off age-related  vision problems such as macular degeneration and cataracts, studies show. Bilberry extract improves normal and night vision. Bayberry bark , cayenne and red raspberry leaves provide oral support. The herb Euphrasia, with the common name ‘eyebright’, is renowned to clear up irritations including conjunctivitis, blepharitis (inflamed, itchy or scaly eyelids), styes, poor vision, light sensitivity, eye strain and eye ulcers. While medical evidence is still needed to confirm this eyebright has been used effectively for centuries.

For itchy eyelids:

Whether you have Blepharitis or a stye or red swollen eyes, make a compress with warm or cooled black tea bags (Camomile tea also good) for 5-10 minutes, three times a day. Bathe eyes in mixture of Johnson’s Baby Shampoo and tea tree oil (do not apply this oil neat to the eyelids – too strong) Euphrasia tincture also useful.

Healthy diet will ensure healthy eyes. Regularly eating these foods can lead to better eye health:

  • broccoli, green, leafy vegetables such as spinach, kale, and cauliflower
  • salmon, tuna, and other oily fish
  • eggs, nuts, beans, sunflower seeds
  • oranges and other citrus fruits or juices

Boost eye health through an immune system boost: ginger, rosemary, turmeric, garlic. shitaki mushrooms, blueberries. Drink fresh carrot juice.

Avoid sugar and white flour.

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