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How to Improve Your Eyes Naturally?

Updated on December 27, 2017
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Sheila is a kids' author who learned heaps as a wellness coordinator. She loves to share healthy tidbits with her readers.

Your eyes relax when you look over a horizon.
Your eyes relax when you look over a horizon.

Your eyes are the windows to your world. Perhaps you neglect to nurture your eyes or tend to overuse them. Squinting is terrible. About 130, million cells make up the constitution of your eyes. The use of glasses and even sunglasses begins a downward spiral of vision problems over time.

There are sensible exercises that are easy to incorporate that'll strengthen your eyes and help improve your vision. Realize your eyes will become lazy over time if you wear corrective lens or contacts and their shape may well change from spherical to elliptical. Except, if you tenderly care for your eyes and eat foods that benefit your vision, your vision will remain intact.

A computer screen produces an illusion of depth that is not healthy for your eyes. Your eyes were created for seeing in a three-dimensional world and not looking into a depth perception device. The flat screens of computers and watching television will take a toll on the health of your eyes. However, when you exercise your eyes you can reverse the damage done by them.

The following eye exercises can help rejuvenate your tired eyes, especially if you spend a lot of time working in front of a computer screen. Remember to take an eye break every ten minutes when dabbing on a computer.

Eye Exercises

Close your eyes gently and cup your palms over your eyes on a sunny day in the direction of the sun; not facing it. Counting to 12 open and close your palms while keeping your eyes closed. You should feel a warm sensation that brings moisture to your eyes.

Look away and focus on a distant object, then look around and stretch your neck and arms. Pat your face gently to relax facial muscles. This helps to alleviate nearsightedness or myopia.

Blink quickly for a few seconds to combat eye dryness and remember not to rub your eyes.

Tap your eyelids gently with clean ring fingers for a couple of minutes to relieve eye pressure.

Look to your far left, then to your far right about eight times. Look around in a clockwise fashion next counterclockwise six times. Open and close your eyes tightly for about a minute to help oxygenate your eyes.

Splash your eyes with a healthy dose of fresh cool water once a day to revive them or more often if your eyes feel tired and use a sleep mask to relax them further.

The Dr. Bates Method of Vision Improvement

Doctor Bates discovered a method of eye exercises that will effectively help you to heal your vision without the use of glasses or the use of contact lenses. Now, you can safely and thoroughly improve your vision with Dr. Bates' step by step guide to improve your vision. It's worth the effort to learn how to enjoy good vision without glasses.

Food for Your Eyes

The foods you eat can help prevent cataracts and macular degeneration, the leading cause of blindness in America. To protect your eyes, look for foods with high antioxidant and anti-inflammatory content.

  • Carrots, mangoes, sweet potatoes and cantaloupes have ample amounts of vitamin A and help protect your retina for normal visual function.
  • Vitamin C helps prevent cataracts. It is found in strawberries, peppers, oranges, grapefruit, and tomatoes.
  • Vitamin E helps heal the eyes. It is not so common in foods; except, it's found in wheat germ, pecans, almonds and cold-pressed vegetable oils.
  • Lutein a nutrient your body does not produce is very important for the prevention of macular degeneration and is found in green leafy vegetables, especially spinach and kale.

If you have bags under your eyes avoid drinking fluids before going to bed. Limit your sodium intake, get plenty of sleep and place a washcloth moistened with ice water for 15 minutes to shrink your swollen blood vessels.

Strengthen Eyesight with Healthy Eye Foods

Bilberry for Night Vision

Bilberry standardized extract containing 25% anthocyanins helps to restore night vision. It supports visual adaptation to light and aids in the microcirculation of the eyes. It also promotes healthy connective tissue and provides added antioxidant protection for the eyes. Approximately 80 milligrams every other day is all you need if your eyes are healthy. If your eyes are beginning to fail, consume no more than 80mgs daily. Eating the fresh bilberry on a regular basis is best if you can find it at farmer’s markets

Added Berries Keep Eyes Sharp.

© 2010 Sheila Craan


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    Sheila Craan 6 years ago from Florida

    Thank you Sunchild, you are right on target! Many look and can't see with a dreadful lost of perception. One can definitely strengthen their eye muscles once informed just as through vigorous exercise one is able to build muscle strength.

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    sunchild28 6 years ago from Nigeria

    you have taught me how to see and perceive at the same time.Many look but they cant see.Thanks for letting me know how to use my eyes to improve my vision.

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    acaetnna 7 years ago from Guildford

    Very, very useful. I have never done eye exercises but now you have pointed out the importance of them I will start to do some. I found the video useful too. Thank you so much for your help.

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    Sheila Craan 7 years ago from Florida

    Thanks Pollyannalana! It's really amazing how your eyes can improve by simply doing mindful things like drinking fresh green smoothies and practicing eye exercises.

    I've been wearing glasses since my early twenties, too bad I wasn't educated enough back then about eye health. Probably in it's early stages I could've reversed my nearsightedness.

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    Pollyannalana 7 years ago from US

    Great hub, I will copy the what to's. I now use fennel seed and carrots in kale smoothie I try to have daily but I had forgotten about eye exercises which I had done years ago, great hub! Thanks.