Lack of sleep, allergies, conjunctivitis, excessive crying, fatigue, insufficient oxygen supply to the cornea and pollution can cause eye fatigue. It follows some symptoms like the feeling of heaviness in the eyes, the burning and redness of the eyes.
There are some remedies for eye fatigue at home, but do not forget that you should see your doctor every six months to check your eyes:
1. An efficient method is to put a piece of cotton ball in a cup of tea and put it on your eyelid for a few minutes.
2. Use the slices of cucumber on your eyelid to reduce puffiness.
3. Another proper method is to wash your eyes regularly with cold water. It calms the eyes and relieves any fatigue.
4. Put a cotton ball in a cup of cold milk and then place it on the eyelid.
5. In a cup of water, pour a few drops of lavender oil and then soak a cotton ball in it and then put it on your eyelid.
6. Put a cold strawberry on your eyelid for a few minutes. It is very suitable for curing eye fatigue.
7. Moisturize your eyes. We blink 12 to 20 times per minute. It stimulates the secretion of tears as well as its distribution on the surface of the eye. Therefore, it protects the eyes. Dry eyes lead to eye fatigue and vision problems. To prevent the eyes from drying during the day, close your eyes and rotate them. By repeating this practice, you activate the tear glands to secrete more tears and moisturize the eyes. You can also use artificial tears drops that are sold in pharmacies.
8. Do eye exercises. Put your hand in front of your eyes. Focus on your index finger and gently bring it close to your nose. Then move your finger as slowly as possible without moving your look. Repeat this 25 times. It is better to do this exercise three times a day. If you work a lot by computer or read a lot, we suggest performing this exercise more times during the day.
9. Eat dark vegetables. The eyes use two pigments in the eye lens to protect themselves from the sun, namely lutein and zeaxanthin. Receiving mentioned pigments through food can further protect the lens and macula of the eye. Dark green vegetables such as spinach, broccoli, peas, as well as corn and pumpkin are rich in these two beneficial compounds. It is recommended that you eat at least two to three servings of these vegetables each week. Note that vitamins A and C are also necessary for a suitable function of eyes. These vitamins are also present in sufficient quantities in carrots and citrus fruits.
10. Stop smoking. Smoking is seriously harmful to the health of the eyes because cigarette smoke irritates the eyes, and its chemical compounds are absorbed by the lungs and enter the bloodstream and reach the eyes. Therefore, free radicals increase at the surface of the eye lens and accelerate the ageing process of cells in this area, leading to eye diseases such as macular degeneration, early cataracts and retinal ischemia.