Dry eyes are a common source of discomfort, and usually dry eyes are a chronic problem. Our eyes are always protected by a thin film of tears. This film of liquid keeps our vision clear and protects our eyes from irritations.
Causes for dry eye:
- Poor eye lid function
- Decrease tear production
Prevention of dry eye:
- Wear goggles to prevent excess irritation.
- Don’t forget to blink when you work in front of computer or while reading or while watching TV.
- Avoid rubbing your eyes.
- Avoid direct blowing of air into eyes through hair driers, fans or air conditioners.
- Avoid a dry climate
Triphala is an herbal formula. It is made from dried fruit from the haritaki, amalaki and bibhitaki plants. It detoxifies and calms eye stress.
Mix 1/2 tsp. of Triphala powder with1/2 cup of hot water and let it steep for 5 to 15 minutes. Strain it through a coffee filter, fill an eyecup with the liquid and bathe your eyes.