“Beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder.” – Quote by Plato. The things which our mind perceives are firstly seen by the eyes. Eyes are not only the most beautiful but also the most delicate sensory organ of body. Being most sensitive parts of our body, eyes require a special care. Healthy eyes give a good vision and a beautiful life full of colours blessed by God. And proper eyesight allows living a stress free life without the irritation of contact lenses and spectacles.
As sense of seeing is base of most of our daily activities like reading, writing, selecting things etc. so care of eyes is vital for us. For keeping our eyes healthy we must spend time on its proper cleaning, taking a Vitamin rich diet, basic exercise and its protection.
To enhance the beauty of our eyes externally we normally do a lot of efforts. Products like eye liners and eye shadows are just good to emphasize your eyes. But their hygiene is must. Washing eyes frequently is a healthy habit. Splashing cold water in your eyes removes the strain and relaxes them.
A healthy diet gives you twinkling eyes. Diet rich in omega-3 fatty acids, zinc, lutein, and vitamins C and E prevents vision problems that occur with age. For healthy eye one must take regular diet containing green leafy vegetables like spinach, eggs, nuts, beans, kale, collards, oranges and other citrus fruits or juices. Carotenoids like carrots, broccoli etc. are converted into Vitamin A by our body which ward-off night blindness. Balanced diet maintains body weight which keeps you far from diseases like obesity and type 2 diabetes. Diabetes may cause of blindness.
Sun’s Ultraviolet rays make your eyes more prone to macular degeneration and cataracts. One must select good sunglasses that obstruct UVA and UVB rays. Glasses close to the face protect the eyes from side.
Eyes do make a person presentable. So the fitness of eyes is worthy. For the sound health of eyes one must practise few basic exercises like:
♦ Closing eyes tightly 3-4 times.
♦ Massaging your eyes gently.
♦ Pressing your eyelids lightly with three fingers.
♦ Roll your eyes clock wise and counter clock wise 5 times blinking in between.
♦ Try to focus on distant objects.
♦ Let your eye balls swing in different directions and move them up and down and then left and right.
♦ End up your exercise by placing your palms on your eyes.
Modern life style and hectic schedules drains out all the energy and life, leaving us exhausted and almost half dead at the day end. The way a refreshing drink soothes us, there has to be something that gives a chill and relaxation to our eyes. You can use clean cotton squeezed after being dipped in water by adding 3-4 drops of rose water on it. This will freshen up your eyes. Moreover to reduce the puffiness of eyes, cucumber works as natural moisturiser. Being a vegetable having higher water content, cucumber acts as anti-inflammatory for eyes. Two thick round slices of cucumber will leave you with the healthy, smooth and more hydrated skin around eyes along with comforting eyes. As Sparkling eyes reflect your energy. Let the eyes shine and smile.