Weak eyesight is most often associated with either nearsightedness (called myopia) or farsightedness (called hyperopia). Factors like genetics, poor nutrition, aging and excessive strain on the eyes usually contribute to these conditions.
The most common symptoms of weak eyesight are blurry vision, frequent headaches and watery eyes.
Be sure to consult your doctor for proper diagnosis and treatment. At times, eye problems can be caused by serious issues like glaucoma, macular degeneration, cataracts and optic neuropathy.
Weak eyesight is usually corrected with prescription glasses, lenses or even surgery. You can also try some natural home remedies to help improve your eyesight.
Here are the top 10 home remedies for weak eyesight.
1. Eye Exercises
Eye exercises make your eye muscles more flexible, and bring energy and blood flow to the eyes to maintain optimal vision. Regular eye exercises combat eye strain and also improve focus as well as concentration.
Here are few exercises to improve your eyesight:
Hold a pencil at an arm’s length and focus on it.
Slowly bring it close to your nose
Move it farther from your vision until youcan no longer keep it focus.
repeat about 10 times a day.
Roll your eyes in clockwise direction for a few seconds.
Then roll them counter clockwise for w few seconds.
Repeat this four or five times.
Blink your eyes in between each set.
Almonds are also great for improving vision because of their rich omega-3 fatty acid, vitamin E and antioxidant content. They also help enhance memory and concentration.
Soak 5 to 10 almonds in water overnight.
The next morning, peel the skin and grind the almonds.
Consume this paste with a glass of warm milk.
Do this daily for at least a few months.
Do not stay hooked to your television or computer screen as it contributes to eye strain.
When working on a computer, position the monitor at a comfortable distance, about 18 to 24 inches away. The height of the monitor should be at or just below eye level.
To avoid glare on your computer, get an anti-glare screen if needed.
Take frequent visual breaks and rest your eyes every 20 minutes.
Avoid reading in dim light as it puts strain on the eye muscles.
Do not wear glasses that have the wrong prescription; this is particularly important for children.
Get regular eye checkups.
When out in the sun, wear sunglasses to protect your eyes.
Always use good quality eye cosmetics and discard old eye makeup.
Get proper sleep as sleep deprivation leads to eye discomfort and blurry vision