The senses of sight is perhaps the most important of the five senses nature has give to man. A sightless man is a pitiable sight. Anything that interferes with your vision is irritating and a danger to the capacity to see is the most serious danger of all. You must, therefore, take care of your eyes.
Sometimes eyes do the job of the tongue: a mere flickering of the eyelids may express volumes. They reflect your inner mind. Whether the eyes are big or small is not in your hands, but do care of them. Large eyes ringed with dark circles are ugly, but sparkling eyes, even if they are small, are beautiful. You can disguise your face under a coat of make up, but the only thing that can make your eyes beautiful is their constant care.
The beauty of the eyes depends on cleanliness of the body. Constipation, for example, makes the eyes dirty. The white of the eyes no longer remains white; inadequate intake of water may give them a yellow tinge. In sufficient perspiration gives rise to a accumulation of poisonous humours in the body and dark circles appear around the eyes.
It is the inner cleanliness, which is the key to the beauty of the eyes. Improve your diet, enjoy sunshine and fresh air. Spend at least 15 to 20 minutes in the sun with the minimum of clothing so that fresh air can get into your pores and the heat of the sun can bring out the perspiration.
You food must have all the necessary vitamins. Vitamin A is to be found in abundant quantities in spinach, leaves of turnip, sweet potatoes, milk, butter, cabbage, tomatoes, peas, gourds and carrots.
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Vitamin B is to be found in the husk of the wheat seed, soyabeans, milk, peas, unpolished rice, toasted rice, raisin, cucumber, oranges, spinach, cabbage, carrot and pineapple.
The source of Vitamin C are: Green chillies, juice of lime, orange, leaves and stalk of the mustard plant, spinach, leaves of turnip, papaya, leaves of beet root plant, cabbage, tomatoes, mangoes and myrobalan.
The cheapest sources of natural Vitamin D are: milk, butter, and sunlight.
Exercises- some exercises for eye care also suggested:
Fold your arms with your hands under the armpits and stand in a relaxed manner. Take your shoulders back in a circular motion and resume the earlier position.
Touch the underside of the neck with your chin and then move your head as far back as you can. Move your head in a circular motion so that it touches first the right and then the left shoulder. Then move in the reverse direction touching first the left and then the right shoulder.
Move your head from side to side without moving your body. Keep your head stationary and then move your eyes upward and then downwards. Move your eyes left and right. Repeat this process at least half a dozen shoulder.
Concentrate your gaze on your index finger extended outward and try to view a distant object across it just as you are taking aim. Repeat it twenty times.
Stand with your feet one foot from each other. Close your eye and move your body from right to left. This should be done as you face the early morning sun. Sprinkle cold water over your eyes and then dry them with a soft piece of cloth.
Put your palms on your eyes. Sit with your elbows on your knees and palms on your closed eyes. Do it softly so that no pressure is exercised on the eyeballs.
All the exercises suggested here should be done while your body is completely relaxed and your mind free from worries or thought of things that you have to do during the day. They will help to make the eyes healthier and more beautiful.