Ever felt an irritating itchy feeling in your eyes? It could be dry eyes! Dry eyes syndrome can be extremely uncomfortable and painful, and is caused by a number of medical, environmental, and lifestyle factors. There are quite a few effective home remedies to cure the Dry Eyes Syndrome. These home remedies involve simple ingredients that are available in almost all households.
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Drink water: Dehydration can be a major cause of dry eyes. Water acts like back-up for all the metabolic activities in the body. Thus, consuming at least 8 to 10 glasses of water is crucial to keep the water level in your body balanced.
Lubricate: Eyes tend to get dry during sleeping. To avoid this, use a good quality lubricant just before going to bed to supply enough moisture to your eyes. You can even use a damp warm washcloth to lubricate your eyes. Simply dip it in warm water, squeeze out and place it on your eyes.
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Exercise: To reduce strain to dry eyes, exercise is essential. Practise blinking exercises and also some Netra Yoga to keep your eyes healthy and strain-free.
Hygiene: If you suffer from Dry Eyes Syndrome, avoid touching your eyes. Maintaining eye hygiene is imperative to ensure good eye health. When we face lots of pollution and dust around us, our hands are full of dust and microbes. Touching our eyes only forces those microbes and dust particles into the eyes and this may cause grave damage to the cornea.
Cucumber: Place a round slice of cucumber on each eye to reduce itchiness and dryness. Cucumber helps to sooth dry eyes and numbs the pain associated with it.
Castor oil: Castor oil is known to retain large amounts of water. Hence, it makes for a good remedy for dry eyes. Put a few drops of castor oil on a soft damp cloth and place it on your eyes. You can also add a tiny drop of oil on a q-tip and wipe your waterline with it.
Aloe vera: The gel present inside the leaves of aloe vera plant is one of the best remedies for Dry Eyes Syndrome. Mix a teaspoon of gel with some warm water and dip a cotton ball in it. Gently squeeze the cotton and place it over your eyes.
Lavender essential oil: Add a few drops of lavender essential oil in warm water and mix well. Dip a wash cloth in this solution and wring out the excess water. Place the washcloth over your eyes for 10-15 minutes. This will ensure your eyes remain moist for a longer period of time.
Cold milk: Cold milk can also help your eyes relax. Place a cotton ball dipped in cold milk (and squeezed out) on your eyes and relax in a dark room for 15 minutes. The protein, magnesium and vitamins in milk will help make your eyes stronger and relieve the strain of daily wear and tear.
Tea bags: Place cold used tea bags on your eyes to sooth them and retain moisture.
Lastly, if none of the above work for you and your symptoms persist, visit an ophthalmologist at the earliest.