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Eyes care tips~

Updated on July 10, 2011
preserve your eyes
preserve your eyes

With countless of us using computers at work, computer eye strain has grown into a major job-related issue. Research indicate that eye strain along with other irritating visual signs or symptoms happen in 50 to 90 percent of computer employees.

These issues may cause physical fatigue, decreased productivity and also increases the numbers of work mistakes. Here's some tips to preserve the health of your eyes.


Are you short sighted?

When you look at this picture close range you will see Albert Einstein.  Stand up and take several steps back, roughly 15 feet away OR if you are short-sighted take off your spectacles. It will become... Marilyn Monroe!!
When you look at this picture close range you will see Albert Einstein. Stand up and take several steps back, roughly 15 feet away OR if you are short-sighted take off your spectacles. It will become... Marilyn Monroe!!

1. A juice that help you to improve your eyesight.

An age-old Chinese folk treatment for clearing the vision is a blended veggie juice made out of celery, peppermint, and Chinese parsley. Study has caught up with this particular wisdom, and most of us now realise that luteolin, an antioxidant bioflavonoid present in all these 3 ingredients, have been discovered to provide the very best protection of cell DNA from radiation. Several evidence indicates that luteolin helps secure the eye from UV radiation damage, as well as from glycation, a process where sticky sugar molecules bind up protein, potentially harming the retina. Luteolin likewise promotes healthy blood sugar levels as well as regulates insulin sensitivity. Blend together celery, peppermint, and Chinese parsley in a blender with a little water or a juicer. Drink this fresh juice every day to see well into the future!

consume a diet high in nutrients
consume a diet high in nutrients
goji berry
goji berry

2. Eat for eye health

Let mother nature help you preserve vision health with its bounty of beneficial food for eyesight. Spinach is rich in lutein and zeaxanthin, antioxidants that protect your retina from the macular degeneration that comes with age. Fat raises lutein absorption, so do not forget sauté your spinach in a little olive oil. (More leafy vegetables for a long life) Other lutein and zeaxanthin greens include spinach, kale, turnip greens, collards, mustard greens, squash, green peas, broccoli, pumpkin, and corn. Chlorophyll-rich algae like spirulina, chlorella, and blue-green algae possess nutrients that are beneficial for the eyes. Carrots loaded with vitamin A and beta-carotene, are also a great help to your eyes. Bilberry, a cousin of blueberry, promotes blood flow to eye nerves and it is also rich in antioxidants. Goji berry is used to strengthen the eyesight, hence snack on them in between meals. Vitamin B2 is definitely an crucial antioxidant in the eye. Having a vitamin B2 deficiency may lead to the eyes producing cataracts. In a Chinese trial Older people takes 3 mg of vitamin B2 daily were partially protected against cataracts. Most researchers though tend not to believe that greater amounts would be beneficial, and it stays unclear whether these vitamins would help protect people in societies that eat higher levels of the B2 vitamin than the Chinese, whose consumption appears to be low. Vitamin B2 can be found in green vegetables, poultry, fish, liver as well as cheese.

3. Stay hydrated

Proper hydration is necessary for good eye function. So consume filtered water regularly to stay hydrated. A gradual and regular intake of water generates a constant supply of water to lubricate and nourish our eyes. Drink 8 glasses of water each day.

 Black Pinhole Glasses that improve vision
Black Pinhole Glasses that improve vision

4. Eye exercises

These simple exercises boost and preserve good vision and may also eliminate those pesky floaters in your eyes.
The doctors find that doing regular eye exercises, can actually prevent eye strain and minimize the need for glasses in later life. A recent research proved that 75% of all accountants were being prescribed glasses or contact lenses while only 20% of farmers were suffering from the same predicament. This is thought to be because farmers are regularly exercising their eyes by using their full range.
“If you are stuck before a computer screen thw whole day you should follow this simple rule. For every 20 minuets of computer work you should try to focus on something at least 20 feet away for at least 20 seconds” says Dr Price. But there are many other simple exercises that can help keep your eyes in tip top condition.


  • Rub your palms together to produce heat, then place them against your eyes for 5 seconds. Repeat this 3 times.

  • Using your thumb knuckles, massage your temples in small circles, 20 times in one direction and 20 in the other direction. Repeat the same steps above the mid-point of the eyebrows at the forehead, and then below the eyes on both sides of the bridge of the nose.

  • Take a nap on the job! Put your head back, close your eyes, and rest for 3 minutes.

Pencil Push ups

  1. Hold a pencil 10 inches away from your face.

  2. Gradually bring it back to your nose and stop just before it appears double.Imagine there is a tic-tac-toe board in front of you.

  3. Then bring the pencil in to your nose from each box keep focused on the pencil moving only your eyes.Then slowly move it back, keeping your eyes focused on the pen, 10 times in all.

This will strengthen all the muscles around the eyes, which will help avoid eyestrain and double vision.


Focus Rock

  1. Hold an article to your eyes as possible so that you can still see it clearly.

  2. Then focus on something 10 feet away

  3. Re-focus on the article then back to the far target.

Doing this for up to 5 minuets per day will help build stamina and increase focus ability. This can help in reducing the need for reading glasses.


Eye stretch

  1. Look up at your eyebrow and make only your eyeball roll around in a very big circle looking as far as your can in each direction.

10 times clockwise and 10 times counterclockwise.


When you stay in front of computer

♣After a while, find a point in the distance and continue to focus at it for about 20 seconds. Rotate your eyes slowly in the clockwise direction. Pause briefly at the 9 o’clock, 12 o’clock, 3 o’clock and 6 o’clock positions.

♣Eyes ought to be at least 1 and a half to 2 feet from monitor


Try to do these exercises very first thing in the morning, just before bed, or whenever your eyes feel drained, like after computer use. Make sure your hands are clean and that you are comfortable. The key to progress is daily practice, so make it a habit! In addition, take care of your eyes by wearing UV-protective sunglasses.


5. Instant eye remedies

Try these dietary and herbal remedies for overall eye health:

  • To nourish your eyes, follow Popeye's lead. Boil 4 ounces of fresh spinach in 4 cups of water. Ingest this spinach tea every day to give essential nourishment to your eyes.

  • Grape seed extract (OPC) and bilberry extracts contain potent antioxidants for eye health.

  • Taking ginkgo on a daily basis has been proven to improve circulation to the eyes. Find it in a health food store.

  • When your eyes feel exhausted, lie down and place slices of cucumber on your eyelids to soothe the eyes and restore moisture.

  • As a general rule of thumb, eye tests should be done once every 2 to 4 years for everyone under age 40 and once every 2 years after. This way, you can detect problems before they become severe.


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      7 years ago from Michigan

      Very informative and excellent tips on eye exercises. Good job on this hub. Voted and rated.

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      nice hub, keep on the good work


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