By Ruchika Batra

Everything You Need To Know About Eye Care

Everything You Need To Know About Eye Care

There are two ways we perceive this world. One from our thoughts and other from our beautiful eyes. This sensitive part of our body holds our entire reality and allows us to experience everything with ease. We never prioritize eye care and take them for granted. An accurate amalgamation of beauty needs with health and medication will integrate a lifestyle that will successfully alleviate the vision, beauty and condition of our eyes. Find below some amazing tips and tools to implement –

Beautiful Eyes

Use Herbal Kajal/Eye-Liner – This simple technique of replacing your usual eye-liner or kajal with a herbal one can really make a huge difference to your daily routine. Firstly, you will face less irritation and will be less prone to eye diseases. Secondly, you will have an intentional make-up for your eyes which will really help you to feel good about your choices.

Potato and Cucumber Magic – Using potato slices for dark circles and puffy eyes is an age old wisdom. It is one of the most easiest and tested ways to get the glow of your eyes back. Potatoes contain natural bleaching agents that help in lessening the puffiness and dark color. The abundance of antioxidants from cucumber helps in relaxing, soothing and simply rejuvenating the skin.

Milk/Rose Water Cleansing – Cleansing is a very significant essential for skin care and can magically refine the radiance of your eyes and uplift them. Use a few drops of either cold milk or rose water and wipe it around your eyes and get rid of all the dust that may have settled there. You can even dab cotton balls in them and place them on your eyes for 15 minutes to get the natural glow.

Tea’s For Your Eyes – One way is to drink green tea or chamomile tea that can help in getting you good sleep and perfect health or wash your face with them. After soaking the teabag in a cup of water, let it stand and cool down and when it is ready wash your face with the refreshing fluid. You can even place those teabags on your eyes to eliminate puffy and dull eyes.

Healthy Outlook

Eating Good & Drinking Water – Your diet, your intake of nutrition affects the health of your eyes. Eating carrots is not the only solution. You have to indulge in leafy vegetables, dark pigment fruits like blueberries, blackberries, strawberries, citrus fruits, nuts, beans, protein rich items, omega-3 fatty acids and Vitamin E providers. Drink water to get rid of tired, blurry, dry eyes. Reduce the intake of salt and replace it with natural herbs for greater taste and benefit.

Exercise – Your regular visit to a gym or a yoga class can do wonders for your eye health. But focused tips only to improve your vision or face exercises will effectively work. Always blink your eyes while in front of a computer screen, it eases the inner nerves and rolling your eye balls in clockwise and anti-clockwise direction strengthens them.

Sleep – The main cause of dark circles is an improper sleep cycle along with stress. Your eyes reflect your inner chaos in the form of fatigue, puffiness, dullness and eye allergies/diseases. Sleep can repair all of this and help you have a revived look at life. Give your body and your eyes ample amount to rest and restore.

Quit Smoking – It has been reported that there is a link between smoking and an increased risk of developing age-related macular degeneration, cataract, and optic nerve damage, all of which can literally lead to blindness. With such a dangerous habit you are not only deteriorating the health of your lungs but your eyes and your overall health too. Start small and quit smoking today!

Pranayama – Pranayama is referred to breathing exercises. They center your left and right brain, create calmness, improve overall health and transform the quality of your life. Alternate Nostril Breathing or Anuloma Viloma is a very effective technique that can release accumulated stress, harmonize your thoughts, purify and balance the nadis with a great increase in the vitality of your eyesight. Brahmari and kapalbathi are also good for eyes. Practice them for 5 minutes daily and you will be able to reap many benefits for your well-being.

Perfect Vision

Regular Eye Check up – Regular eye check-up is a must for not just children but for everyone. Visiting a professional to get your eyes examined can help you in keeping a good track on the most sensitive yet ignored part of your body. There are many eye diseases that have no symptoms such as glaucoma, diabetic eye disease and age-related macular degeneration. There are many  Eye Specialists In Delhi and depending on your needs you can visit either a optometrist or an ophthalmologist. They both will provide you with general eye care, treat eye diseases but an ophthalmologist will also be able to perform eye surgeries. Foresight Eye Clinic, Ahuja Laser Eye Center, Dr. Aggarwal’s Eye Clinic are a few eye hospitals in Delhi.

Wear Glasses – Wear sunglasses to protect your eyes from sun damage and adorn a hat in peak summer days. Glasses also help in keeping you away from potential injuries or allergies due to pollution and dust. Wear eye protector for sports and googles for underwater activities.

Eye Drops – Keep your eye drops handy for a quick easy solution from irritable particles, sand or any tiny insect. Always use a prescribed bottle that is best suitable for your eye condition. You can even go for natural eye drops such as rose water to avoid reddening or dry eyes. If you use lenses, always make sure that you are changing the water of your lenses on an everyday basis.

Supplements – There are many supplements available in the market today for eye care. You can always take Vitamin E, Omega 3 Fatty acids that can reduce the risk of dry eyes and may provide essential nutrients to the body. Bilberry supplement can also help protect the retina against macular degeneration. You can check with your eye specialist and take a recommended dose.

Other Everyday Tips

  • Take a break every 20-30 minutes while working on a computer
  • Rub your hands and place the warm palms over your eyes
  • Apply honey/turmeric/tomato juice for lightening dark circles
  • Apply glycerin on eyelids to reduce dryness
  • Splashing cold water refreshes your eyes
  • Massage under eyes with almond oil before going to sleep
  • Minimize the exposure of your eyes to technology and pollution
  • Use anti-glare glass for your computer screen


Eyes are the window to soul and we must give extra care and attention to this beautiful part of our body. Ensuring good habits around make-up and cleansing can keep the skin free from irritability and is very easy to do with home-made products available a hand away for eye care. Considering good exercises, proper sleep and feeding ourselves with healthy food will increase the quality of our life and regular eye-tests from a professional will effectively assist us in gaining stronger vision. You only have a pair of eyes, please take care of them!

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