Most of us are blessed to have five sensory organs, and of these our eyes are by far the most beautiful and expressive. Many people in America and around the world suffer problems with their eyes and eyesight. There is a misconception that there are only prescription medicines and medications available to treat these sorts of eye problems but this is not quite the truth. In fact there are a many different natural eye care products and exercises that the sufferer can use to help with their problem eyes.
As you are going to need your eyes for the rest of your life it is in your best interest to take proper care of them. Here are a few tips to help you maintain the health of your eyes:
• If you find that you have dark circles appearing under your eyes try gently applying a few drops of almond, coconut or sesame oil around your eyes.
• While reading, using computers or even watching television it is best to do these activities in a well lit room.
• Avoid intense light or using very hot or very cold water on the face and head.
Natural Eye Care Exercises
If you suffer from a lazy eye (Glaucoma), which is a quite common ailment, you can help by performing a number of daily natural eye care exercises. As is the case with our general bodies and well being, our eyes need regular and sustained exercises to stay in good shape and help with any inherent problems.
An excellent exercise for your eyes are head rolls – this is where you close your eyes, take a long deep breath, hold it for a few seconds and as you slowly exhale, drop your chin to your chest slowly. Next as you are about to inhale you slowly move your head around to the left side and then back again, making sure that your neck and shoulders are relaxed the entire time. Then as you exhale fully you roll your head to the other side. Repeat this exercise ten or more times each day.
Another effective exercise for the eyes involves you closing your eyes, and then you massage them with the tips of your fingers using a circular movement. Do this for about two minutes making sure that you are pressing very lightly on your eyes as excessive pressure will be detrimental to your eyes.
Natural Healing Eye Care Products
As well as doing regular eye exercises there is also a range of natural healing eye care products available that will help you maintain healthy eyes. There are a number of excellent all-natural eye drops that you can use to relieve dry eyes. These eye drops are also very useful in treating eyes that have been exposed to irritants such as smoke, dust, ultraviolet rays, excessive sugars, drug use and more.
It is important to remember that our eyesight is one of the most important of our senses and that a medical practitioner should examine any medical condition likely to impact on the quality and effectiveness of our sight. Once you have a qualified diagnosis of any problem you can then consult a naturopath for ideas and help in developing a natural remedy treatment plan.