April 4, 2007

Clay pads for your eyes

eyesAs we are spending more and more of our time under artificial lightings and illuminations, television, computers and the like, our delicate eyes are constantly subjected to stress and strain. The hectic and stressful lifestyle that one leads these days is also detrimental to one’s ocular health. Result – Defective vision and other eye problems are increasing at an alarming rate. A sensible diet coupled with a few relaxation techniques for the eyes can help to relieve those tired eye muscles.

To give your eyes the much rest, here’s a recipe for a clay eye-pad recommended by naturopaths. So try this out to relax and cool your eyes.

The clay eye pad:

Take clay of any color (preferably black). It should be obtained from the surroundings of a pond or from a virgin ground, devoid of chemical fertilizers. If pure clay is commercially available, you could use even that. Sift it and see to it that it is without grits.


Moisten clay with cold water and make round, flat and small lumps from it. Put these lumps on your closed eyelids for about 10 minutes (not more than that). Lie down and relax completely. See to it that your mind is free of all worries and problems of the day.

We frequently rest our eyes during the day (especially when they are tired) by closing them for a moment. This clay pad relaxation method brings about a fuller and a more conscious relaxation of the eyes and is an improvement on the natural and unconscious process of closing one’s eyes for relaxing. Clay has the virtue of drawing out toxins and has a cooling effect on the eyes.

See also: Eye care for computer users/ Eye Yoga/Keep your eyes in a good condition with these habits

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  1. Parineeta4:19 PM

    thanks for the tips and advice! ive been needing some fatigued eye remedies! THANKYOU

  2. Venkatesh5:43 PM

    Cornflower or blue flowers are used as remedy for tired eyes, but also for a few internal disease.

  3. optometrist10:25 AM

    Likely your eyes are dry. Could be the air conditioning in the office, lack of blinking (while working on computer the blink rate drops), dirty contacts, allergies, lack of sleep, smoking (you or others nearby), contact lens solution sensitivity......

    Try taking more breaks while working, use contact lens rewetting drops and see your lens fitter to check out the lenses.

  4. look away from the computer from time to time =go get a glass of water and drink it before going back to computer =wear lenses that shade so not to get as much light in eyes

  5. Ghanashyam10:27 AM

    How can i get rid of tired eyes?

  6. Suresh10:27 AM

    Wash your face daily with cold water so you'll feel refreshed for the entire day.
    put spoons in the freezer for about 5 minutes, take them out and put them over your eyes for 30 seconds or so.

  7. Lovely8:51 AM

    Dampen two envelopes of chamomile tea with warm water. Put one envelope on each eye and listen to relaxing music. Keep it on for about 20 minutes, and when you’re done, your eyes will be noticeably better.


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