Eyes are a most wonderful gift to the human body; as a window to the world and as a window into the soul. To take special care of these unique organs, there is a lot a person can do on a daily basis. Eye care starts in your mind. You have to value your eyes for all the use they have and all the pleasure they give.
Daily eye care begins with cleansing the eye of crusts formed from long inactivity and sleep. Eyes have a need for exercise too, and doing eye-rotation exercises first thing in the morning helps in airing them. Eyes require oxygen to be supplied to them, and the human body’s method of doing it is through tears. Tears form in lachrymal glands just above the eyes, and are secreted for a variety of reasons – emotional, as a response to experience or because of collection of debris or dust or just to keep the eyes clean.
Eyes have a reflex of shutting instinctively before any impact or shock occurs. This is a protective mechanism. To aid the natural processes of protection, it is necessary to maintain the eyes clean by washing them with clear, cool water. A lesser known method of eye care is palming – rubbing the palms together to make them warm and placing them over the eyes. This helps reduce fatigue and relaxes the retinal muscles.