Drops for eyes - how to use them properly?

November 5, 2009

  • Drops for eyes - how to use them properly?
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 Eye drops
   In any pharmacy you will notice a number of different non-prescription eye drops. With some of them you can remove the discomfort caused by eye strain, while others are used for treatment of various eye diseases.

Eye drops used for the following problems:

  • Dry eye
  • Redness
  • Itching
  • Allergies
  • Soreness
  • Tumors swelling
  • Suppuration eyes

 Drops for eyes - how to use them properly?


When infection need to see a doctor, and not all eye infections can be cured with the help of drops, even prescription. If you are worried about a dry eye, you can buy any suitable counter drops, but in this case, however, it is better to consult a doctor.

 Drops for eyes - how to use them properly?

Eye drops against dryness and redness of the eye

Many OTC eye drops provide short-term relief of dry eye - in the event that the causes of this symptom as temporary.

Probably the dryness of the eyes from time to time there is almost everyone. This occurs when you are running for a long time at the computer, reading, spend a lot of time in the sun and so on. The eyes can become dry as a result of a long flight (sometimes the air in the cabin can be very dry) or due to dehydration.

Most eye drops, in which you can cope with the dryness, the so-called "artificial tears" - they contain substances that are normally moistened eyes.

Experts recommend avoiding eye drops containing decongestants or decongestants. Often, these drops are advertised as anti-red-eye. Decongestants constrict blood vessels in the outer proteins of the eye, so, indeed, they appear less red. At the same time, such drops can cause more dry eyes.

 Drops for eyes - how to use them properly?

What is the cause of dry eye

Prolonged dry eyes can be caused by aging, especially in women - they have influence on the development of dry hormonal changes. In addition, dry eye can be caused by prolonged use of diuretics or antidepressants.

If the dry eye persists for a long time and has a more serious reasons than fatigue may instead drops you make better use of gels or ointments. However, since some gels cause temporary blurred vision, they are best used at bedtime.

The composition of most eye drops contain a preservative to prevent the growth of bacteria, thus increasing the safety of the drug. However, for some people, these preservatives may cause allergic reactions.

Eye drops without preservatives are usually produced in very small tubes, which contain, as a rule, a single dose of the drug. Once you open a package, drops should be used during the day and then throw it away, even if there is something there, as in the preparation without preservatives quickly begin to multiply bacteria.

 Drops for eyes - how to use them properly?

Red eyes

Red eyes can be caused by various reasons, including dryness, allergy, infection, fatigue, or a combination of these factors. Instead of using the drops, designed to combat these symptoms, it is best to consult your doctor and determine the cause of its occurrence.

Decongestants can cause not only dryness and irritation, but also the dependence - that is, shortly after the expiry of drops whites of the eyes will become red, even if you are well rested. Sometimes decongestants also cause dilation of the pupils.

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Gymnastics for the eyes: improves vision

July 13, 2008

  • Gymnastics for the eyes: improves vision
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 Gymnastics for the eyes
 If you spend much time on the computer, you probably regularly face various consequences of eyestrain. Among them - the redness of the whites of the eyes, itching and burning, and, of course, blurred vision. To reduce the effects of eye fatigue, it is recommended regularly gymnastics for the eyes.

  • Focus your eyes on the tip of your nose - look at him without blinking. After a few seconds, close your eyes and relax. Repeat the exercise 10-15 times.
  • Looking up as if you are trying to view your "third eye" - a point that is just above the area between the eyebrows. Hold the look as much as possible. This not only allows your eyes to relax, but also improves concentration. Close your eyes, relax. Repeat the exercise.
  • Without turning his head, fix your gaze on his left shoulder and hold it there as you can. Then close your eyes and relax. Repeat the exercise, but now look at his right shoulder.
  • Sit in a comfortable position. Rub your hands together until they become warmer. Cover the eyes with his hands. Do not exert pressure on the eyeballs, and do not cover the nose. Between the fingers should be held a little light. Imagine a deep black color and focus on it. Breathe deeply, slowly and smoothly. Perform each exercise for three minutes or longer.
  • Sit down and relax. Perform a circular motion through the eyes first clockwise and then - counterclockwise. Repeat the exercise five times.
  • Focus your eyes on a distant subject (which is about 50 meters away from you). After 10-15 seconds, without turning his head, slowly turn the gaze to an object that is no further than 10 meters away from you. Repeat the exercise 5-10 times.
  • Take a pencil in your hand and pull the arm in front of him. Slowly move the hand to his nose, his eyes fixed on the tip of a pencil - until when you can not focus the view on the pencil. Repeat ten times.
  • Looking at the opposite wall, performing eye movement, if you write look at a wall. Do not move your head. The more letters, the stronger the effect.

Much more important is to do gymnastics for the eyes regularly than not, but for a long time. Total 30-60 seconds each hour of exercise will bring significant benefits.

So far there have been no single study that might confirm or refute the effectiveness of exercises for the eyes, but many people say that it helps them. Before you perform these exercises, it is best to consult a doctor - if some violations of gymnastics to the eye may be contraindicated.

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Do not exert pressure on the eyeballs. Always wash your hands before touching your eyes. Finally, doing gymnastics for the eyes, turn away from those who are with you in the same room, or tell them about what you are doing - otherwise you can understand completely wrong.

 Gymnastics for the eyes: improves vision

Morning exercises for eyes

  • Breathing deeply, stretch in bed and rolled several times from side to side. This helps to relax the spine and tightness of muscles during sleep.
  • Widely open eyes and mouth - four times (jaw muscles relax and the age - many are sleeping soundly with clenched teeth and eyelids).
  • Hard zazhmurte six times, then take 12 light blinks to prepare for ever to work for the day. During the day, you often easy to blink.
  • Exercise "Letter nose" - a relaxation of muscles of the neck and the back of the skull base. Close your eyes and using his nose as an elongated handle, write something in the air. "Letter nose" can be used as first aid at occurrence of stress during the day. Keep your eyes slightly closed, whereas under the eyelids begin involuntary eye movement with a frequency of about 70 times per second. Vision, after you open your eyes, you will find more sharply.
  • Exercise eyebrow. When the voltage in the eyes heavy brows sometimes hang over the eyes. Raise eyebrows. Did you see you have some feeling on top of the ears? Do the exercise while feeling appears. Now vyzvite the same sensation in your ears without raising eyebrows. When you are able to achieve this, the whole weight will automatically rise to the eyes and deliver them from their pressure.
  • Finger turns. Keep your finger in front of his nose and move his head from side to side, convincing myself that the finger moves. Perform this exercise 20-30 times, alternately opening and closing his eyes. This exercise relieves stress.
  • Lying on your back, do palming for about 5 minutes, palming off the elbows pillow.
  • Get out of bed and do the exercise "big turn" for two minutes.
  • In fulfillment of these eight exercises, you will need only 10 minutes.
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 Gymnastics for the eyes: improves vision

Correct habits of

  • blink and move, continuously and automatically;
  • Breathe easily and continuously;
  • translate gaze from near to distant objects and back again;
  • while viewing the subject excites an interest, in my eyes it;
  • Think of what he saw without effort;
  • often close their eyes to give them a rest.

 Gymnastics for the eyes: improves vision

How to do the exercises

It so happens that in the performance of the exercises you have achieved the opposite result despite the fact that it is very trying. It says that you are not given enough time to relax, palming, while it is very important.

When you exercise vision improves gradually. First, there may come a rapid improvement, then a lull, but in spite of this, you need to constantly do exercises for the eyes and only if you feel really good effect.