Our sight - like the other senses - should not be taken for granted. Instead of manmade medicines and eye-care formulations, turning to our age-old, Indian Ayurvedic ingredients is the best bet! Not only does it save your time in terms of ‘trying various formulations’, but it’s also a foolproof way as it’s 100% natural.
1. Ayurvedic Rose Water Eye Wash
To begin with, wash your eyes with pure rose water first thing when you wake up. You can also consider using eye cups for this. With multi-fold benefits like: Helps lighten dark circles, soothes eye irritation, gets rid of infections or inflammations, removes any residual dust, and may prevent the occurrence of blurred vision and cataract.
2. Less astringent is good
Eye drops that contain astringents are generally considered to be great for the eyes as it’s believed to reduce redness. However, astringents can cause dryness of the eyes. Make sure anything that you put in your eyes is as natural as possible, and has low or no astringent at all.
3. Ghee Eye Drops
Before going off to bed, put pure cow’s ghee as ‘eye drops’ in your eyes. As crazy as it sounds, it nourishes the nervous system, while also curing blurred vision, under eye circles and under eye bags that are caused because of excess fatigue.
4. Simple and super doable lifestyle tip
While at your window at home or while traveling to work, look outside at the farthest point. This works as an exercise for the eyes, to strain and train them to be able to clearly see far off, to reduce the chances of nearsightedness (myopia).
Apart from this, it also helps keep away issues like dry eyes, or itchy & flaky eyes (eyelid dermatitis is a common condition that causes the skin on or around the eyelid to become dry, itchy, and irritated.)
5. Diet for better eyesight
Various kinds of fish (like tuna, mackerel etc.) are rich in omega-3 fatty acids. Fish oil is believed to reverse dry eyes caused by staring at screens all day. Nuts, legumes, seeds like flax, pumpkin, sunflower, and citrus fruits that are rich in vitamin C & E help fight age-related eye damage. Carrots & green leafy veggies are rich in vitamin A and beta carotene that help the retina absorb light, thus improving eyesight.
Try these for at least 2 months, and tell us which Ayurvedic hack served you well.