5 Tips to Take Care of Your Eyes and Help Improve Myopia

A woman's eye.
Myopia, or nearsightedness, is a common vision problem affecting millions worldwide. (Image: via Pixabay)

Myopia, or nearsightedness, is a common vision problem affecting millions of people worldwide. It occurs when the eye cannot focus light correctly, resulting in blurry vision when looking at distant objects.

Myopia is usually caused by the eyeball being too long, or the cornea being too curved. Genetic and environmental factors, such as prolonged use of electronic devices, lack of outdoor activity, and excessive work, can also cause it.

Fortunately, there are ways to protect your eyes and improve myopia, such as taking breaks from electronic devices, eating the right foods, and using natural herbal remedies. In this article, we will discuss how to care for your eyes and improve myopia in 1 minute.

Beware of these stress-related signs

Your eyes are the window to your soul, and it is essential to take care of them. The health of your eyes is not only determined by your genetics, but also by your eye habits.

Modern people experience too much visual and auditory stimulation every day, and overlooking these various things will make your spirit leak, depleting the essence of the kidneys at the same time! When your eyes experience a burning sensation, scratching, redness, photophobia, or temporary blurred vision, it will likely be a sign of dry eyes or conjunctivitis.

At this time, your eyes need nourishment and adjustment, and these signs should not be ignored. In addition, occasional blurred vision, black spots or wavy lines in front of your eyes, and seeing lightning-like lights flashing by when you blink, is likely to be an early sign of retinal detachment.

Frequent indulgence in web browsing, game playing, and other activities can lead to myopia.
Frequent indulgence in web browsing, game playing, and other activities leads to vision loss and dry eyes, and may cause back pain and cervical spine discomfort. (Image: Alexey Sinelnikov via Dreamstime)

5 tips for eye health

Maintaining eye health and preventing severe vision loss involves carefully taking care of your eyes when using them daily. The following five tips are for your reference.

1. Close your eyes for one minute

Frequent indulgence in web browsing, game playing, and other activities leads to vision loss and dry eyes and may cause back pain and cervical spine discomfort. One of the simplest yet most effective ways to protect your eyes is to relax your eyes when using electronic products. Gently close your eyes, relax your whole body, do not think about anything, and keep your eyes closed for about a minute; you can let your eyes rest well.

2. Foods that are good for the liver and kidneys

Chinese medicine books mention that when the gas of the liver and kidneys is sufficient, the eyes are very bright. Otherwise, you will feel faint and dizzy. Therefore, eating more foods that can nourish the liver and kidneys protects eye health. Goji berries, pumpkin, mulberry, sesame, cashews, and black beans are all great options.

Goji berries are rich in carotenoids, including high levels of zeaxanthin, which has been shown to have a protective effect on the retina. Pumpkin is rich in selenium, beta-carotene, and other nutrients.

Mulberries are rich in iron and vitamin C and are the best food to replenish blood. Sesame is high in quality lipids, protein, dietary fiber, vitamins B and E, and potassium, magnesium, zinc, iron, and other trace minerals.

Cashews are high in copper, magnesium, and iron and contain high amounts of vitamins A, B1, B2, and B6. Black beans contain high-quality protein, vitamin A, B complex, beta-carotene, anthocyanins, and other nutrients.

3. Natural herbal remedies

For better eye care, you can try the following two Chinese herbal remedies, made up of natural herbs that are convenient and effective. The first is an eye tea comprising 8 grams each of wolfberry and shouwu and 4 grams of Tribulus terrestris. Brew in boiling water and drink a cup daily to nourish your liver and kidneys, brighten your eyes, activate blood circulation, and help protect your eyes.

The second is a goji berry and chrysanthemum honey pill, made up of 40 grams each of wolfberry and chrysanthemums ground into powder, mixed with honey, and made into small pills. It can be eaten alone or with tea to clear the liver and care for the eyes. Many herbs mentioned above are available at health food and Asian grocery stores.

4. Pressing eye points

In addition to diet and rest, you can also massage five acupoints on the eyes, including the Fish Waist point, Cheng Siu point, Pupil’s eye, and Eye Ming point, which are located in the four directions directly above the eyes, as well as the Zanzhu point, which is located on the eyebrow.

You can use the joints of your fingers to press and stimulate these 5 points, which help protect your eyes and are very helpful in reversing poor vision. In addition, regular pressure on the eye point at the center of the earlobe, with about 3 to 5 minutes of pinching, helps to enhance vision and can significantly help improve myopia.

A bowl of dried goji berries sits on a wooden surface.
Goji berries are rich in carotenoids, including high levels of zeaxanthin, which has been shown to have a protective effect on the retina. (Image: Elena Elisseeva via Dreamstime)

5. Wear sunglasses

Wear sunglasses to protect your eyes. In addition to diet, rest, and massage, wearing sunglasses is essential for eye care. Sunglasses can protect your eyes from the sun’s ultraviolet rays, which can cause eye damage and vision loss.

Wearing sunglasses can also reduce eye strain and fatigue, and can help reduce the risk of developing cataracts and other eye diseases. When choosing sunglasses, look for ones that block almost all UVA and UVB rays.

Eyes are the window to the soul

Your eyes are the windows to your soul, and it is essential to take care of them. Taking care of your eyes is not only crucial for your physical health, but also for your mental and emotional well-being. Taking the time to rest your eyes, eating the right foods, and using natural herbal remedies can help protect your eyes and improve your vision, including myopia.

Translated by Eva

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