Keeping the eye moist is essential for good eye health. Tears bathe the eye, washing out dust and debris. They also contain enzymes that neutralize the microorganisms that populate the eye. In dry eye syndrome, the eye either doesn’t produce enough tears, or the tears it produces have a chemical composition that causes them to evaporate too quickly.
Causes of Dry Eyes
There are several causes of dry eyes. It can be “normal” degeneration from aging, a process which is accelerated if you still eat cooked food. As with any degenerative condition, eating raw foods and a lot of greens in particular will help. Dryness is also a side effect of laser corrective surgery, many medications, such as antidepressants, certain blood pressure medicines, and even birth control pills. It is a serious condition and must be addressed. I am not a doctor, so these causes of dry eyes are not my territory.
Eye Exercises for Dry Eyes
However, if you stare at a computer screen all day, you probably suffer from dry eyes because you don’t blink often enough. Eye exercises are the solution to this frequent problem. When I was doing research about facial exercises for my new book, Rawsome Flex, I discovered that some exercises make my eyes moist.
There are two types of exercises that you may find of help: one deals with eye movements and often appears in books geared toward improving your eyesight naturally. The second type was originally designed to restore the youthful look around the eyes. I discovered that some exercises I used to eliminate wrinkles around the eyes actually improved my eyesight and made my eyes look larger and clearer.
You might want to begin with some gentle exercises that you can find in books and on websites which discuss how to improve your eyesight naturally and then explore the facial exercises in my new book Rawsome Flex or other similar books.