Eye Care - Article on Eye Care
The Executive has to work in closed-door rooms for long
hours, with the result that some sort of refractive eye errors
occur. It is necessary to take proper care of the eyes to keep
them normal and free from all diseases.
Strain in the eyes is caused by wrong use. While reading or
doing office work, eyes should De kept at a reasonable
distance and the upper eyelids should be lower. The eyes
should move slowly with the reading or writing material.
If some strain is felt in the eyes, these should be closed for a
few seconds and use them gently again. Strain is caused
- Mental strain
- Lack of proper blood circulation in the eyes
- Lack of control over thoughts.
Eyes should be washed by sprinkling cold water early in
the morning and evening. After washing with cold water, the eye should be gently dried by a clean towel. Then the
eyes should be closed for a few minutes for relaxation. This
exercise may be repeated in the evening also after returning
from work. In order to give more relaxation to the eyes,
they may be covered by both palms gently. This exercise
may be done for five minutes daily.
3. After food, the eyes may be gently rubbed with wet hands
while cleaning the mouth.
While closing eyes, good thoughts should prevail. Imagine
some line from the book and think that the words are getting
clearer and darker. This improves the eyesight.
5. Eye exercises:
While taking morning or evening stroll, eyes should be
refreshed by seeing green, blue sky or flying bird's, etc.
Stretch eyes gently as far as possible. The blinking of eyes
should be done regularly. Blinking is a very good exercise
for the eyes. While seeing a distant object or reading a board,
gentle blinking helps in seeing clearly and removes the strain.
Blinking should be done during the day or night to loosen
the strain and for better eyesight.
Swinging of head and rhythmic movement of the body also
has soothing effect on the eyes. While reading or working
in the dim light, the eyes should not be strained.
6. Viewing movie pictures or TV:
The eyelids should be kept downward and frequent blinking
should be done while viewing pictures or TV programmes.
Eyestrain should be avoided.
7. Avoid reading books of fine prints or in moving vehicles:
Posture of the body should be kept erect and comfortable.
Also protect the eyes from smoke or bright sun or artificial
light. Avoid seeing a very bright object or solar eclipse,
The moonlight has cooling effect on the eyes. Moon may be
seen for a few minutes to relax the eyes.
9. Oiling of ears:
A drop or two of 'Sarson' oil in each ear periodically at
Bedtime is beneficial both for the ear and the eyes.
10. Eye drops:
In Ayurvedic system 2 or 3 drops of Tulsi leaves juice in the
eyes weekly is recommended. Fresh water is also used for
washing the eyes in the morning. If necessary, some good
eye-drops may be used on the recommendation of the Eye-Specialist.
11. Sun-bath and barefoot walk on grass:
Morning rays of the sun are cool and good for the eyes. Stand
for five minutes in the gentle morning rays of the sun and
swing the head to and fro. After this, wash the eyes with cold
12. Eye diseases:
If there is strain or trouble in the eyes due to spectacles or
eye lenses, the Eye-Specialist should be consulted. In case
of eye trouble,wash with boric acid solution. This is useful.
But in any an Eye-Specialist should be consulted.
13. Good food for eyes:
Good food containing vitamin is very essential to maintain
good eye sight. Eyes need food containing vitamins. The
food articles containing vitamins should be a part of diet.
Rich source of vitamin-A is spinach, carrot, watermelon,
mango, plums and fish. This vitamin is essential for eye
health. Vegetables, leafy vegetables, and fruit and their juice
also give the necessary vitamin and minerals required for
the eyes and body. Wheat grass juice is also a good source