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Looking for a treatment for tired eyes? In this day and age, it is not unusual to suffer from itchy, overworked eyes. Screen time, pollution, not enough sleep – even some make up products – can all make eyes react. According to EyeHealthWeb, some of the reasons for swollen, droopy eyes and heavy eyelids include:
- Too little or too much sleep
- Prolonged staring at digital devices (computer screens, smartphones, video games); this is known as Computer Vision Syndrome
- Overworking the eyes by performing an activity that requires intense use of the eyes, such driving or reading, for an extended period without taking a break
- Incorrect vision prescription
- Dry eye syndrome (a chronic lack of moisture in the eye that can occur when the tear glands don’t produce the correct quantity or quality of tears)
- Farsightedness (difficulty seeing objects that are nearby)
- Astigmatism (a condition in which the cornea is abnormally curved, causing vision to be out of focus)
- Exposure to bright light or straining to see in dim light
- Presbyopia (the slow loss of ability to see close objects or small print) is normal as you get older; people with presbyopia often have headaches or strained, tired eyes, and may require reading glasses
So what’s the best treatment? Well obviously a good seven hours sleep a night minimum is going to help, but these DIY treatments will also help:
Cucumbers: Contrary to popular belief, cucumbers do not have anti-inflammatory properties, but their round shape and composition (mostly water) make chilled cucumber slices excellent mini ice packs for puffy eyes.
Bag of frozen vegetables: Frozen baby peas are recommended because they have a way of filling out the space around the eyes. Always place a soft cloth between the bag and your skin. The eye swelling should decrease after five to fifteen minutes of application.
Whole Milk: The fat in whole milk is one of its soothing components. Protein, amino acids, lactic acid, and vitamins A and D are other ingredients that can reduce eye irritation and puffiness. Iced milk works best. Simply apply a clean washcloth saturated in ice cold milk to the eyes for about fifteen minutes.