Many of us work in front of a computer, we go home and we watch TV and are constantly checking our cell phones, playing games, and updating our status on social media. According to the New York Times, “on average, American adults are watching five hours and four minutes of television per day” and this number is quite alarming. Not only is it taking time away from outdoor activities and time spent with our families, but it can also affect our health, for example, our eyes. This can lead to eye strain and the simple thing to do is to limit the amount of time on screen, but there are also other things that you can do to take better care of your eyes.
Fennel: this is a very simple way to create your own natural eye drops. Add a half spoon of fennel in water and boil it, then let it cool and strain it. Once you have the liquid ready, put 2-3 drops in each eye and let it rehydrate and calm your eyes for 10 minutes.
Vitamin A, C, and Beta-carotene: just as the rest of our organs, the best way to keep them healthy is taking care of them from the inside out. Make sure you have your daily dose of these vitamins if you want to ensure your eyes work to the best of their ability! Make yourself an orange and carrot juice every morning, it will give you a boost of these vitamins!