What’s up guys! Are you taking responsibilities as the fight against COVID-19 continues? It’s very important we all do for our own safety. We talk squint eye on this segment today and the natural remedies for treating squint eye. First let’s understand what squint eye is and who tends to squint.
Squints also known as strabismus, is an eye condition where the eyes do not look in the same direction as each other. One of the eyes may turn in, out, up or down while the other eye looks ahead. Squints are common in children and but can occur at any age. This means it occurs in adults as well. It is one of the most common eye problems. “Squint is an uncoordinated action of the eyeball, so that the visual axes of the eyes fail to meet at the point of object. The common causes of squint and other eye diseases are staring at a particular thing or at dazzling light for a long time, intoxicants and lack of nutritious” (articlez.com).
Squints could be hereditary. It could be due to weakness of the eye muscles or problem with the nerves in the eye muscles. Your vision can be seriously affected due to cataract, glaucoma, corneal scars, optic nerve disease, refractive errors, tumors of the eye, retinal disease or even injuries.
According to research, to squint is not totally bad to vision because some actually squint to see well. Squinting does slightly change the shape of your lenses. Your eye lens reflexively changes shape when you squint. According to invision2020.com: “A small amount of the increased clarity of vision is due to changing the shape of the eye as you squint”. Most of the times this happens to those that wear recommended glasses. It says when we squint “it creates the same effect as looking through a pinhole” This has got many people including me curious about seeing better when one squints and I can wait to experiment using the pinhole. How do you do this, “take a piece of paper and poke several holes in it with a needle, tack or paper-clip. Remove your glasses or contact lenses and try to view something like a TV from across the room. The clarity you see is due to the pinhole effect.”
Natural Treatments And Home Remedies For Squint
There are many home remedies and natural treatments for eye problems including squint. Here are some of the best natural treatments which may be very helpful
- Almonds: are one of the best home remedies for squints and other eye problems. You should soak eight almonds in water during the night and grind them in the morning. Apply the water on your eyes. Apart from squint, it is a natural treatment for eye problems such as emission of liquid from the eyes, sore eyes, poor eyesight, weakness of the eyes, etc. Almonds are sold at supermarkets and even in traffic.
- Milk: You should put a cotton swab soaked in milk on your eyes for the entire night. It is one of the best natural treatments for eye problems. You should also put two drops of milk into your eyes
- Banana and Sugarcane: Banana and Sugarcane are best home remedies for squint and other problems. Carrots provide Vitamin A that strengthens the eyes. So you should regularly eat carrots.
- Water: You could get wet pads soaked in cold water or rinse your eyes and face with cold water to get relief. It can as well tackle other problems relating to eye such as sore eyes, itching, etc.
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