1. Castor Oil
- Eye drops containing castor oil may help reduce eye irritation.
- Place one drop in each eye before going to bed, and then do it again in the morning.
2. Aloe Vera
Because of aloe Vera’s anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties, some natural healers recommend using it to alleviate sore eyes.
- Mix 1 teaspoon of fresh aloe vera gel into 2 tablespoons of cold water.
- Soak cotton rounds in the mixture.
- Place the soaked cotton rounds on your closed eyes for 10 minutes.
- Do this twice a day.
3. Eye Massage
To relieve eye strain, use clean fingers to gently massage the eyelids, the muscle above the eyebrows, the under-eyes and temples. This helps increase blood circulation to the eyes and relaxes the muscles around your eyes. It also stimulates the tear glands, preventing dry eyes.
You can use a few drops of olive oil, aloe vera gel or eye cream for a smoother massage.
Sunning is a good way to start the day. Stand in front of a window or a place that receives plenty of sunlight. Close your eyes and allow the sunlight to warm your eyelids. Do this without your glasses or contact lenses. Sunlight helps the retina release dopamine, which helps in the healthy development of the eyes and prevents myopia in young children.
5. Take Breaks
When doing close work, take occasional breaks and rest your eyes by looking away from the digital screen.
6. Limit Screen Time
This is especially important for children, who may not make the connection between extended viewing, eyestrain and the need to rest their eyes regularly.