Overuse from too much television or computer use strains the eyes. Eyes may itch or burn or sting. Other causes of tired eyes can come from sand or dust, or allergies etc. Modern medicine often treats the symptoms of tired eyes with over-the counter drugs or eye drops. There may be some side effects and they don’t get to the cause.
From the natural perspective we can strengthen the weakness of the system whether it is due to liver imbalance or stress. These can cause weakness of the eye muscles. Clean up your diet and remember to avoid alcohol, tobacco, coffee, soda pop and junk food.
Lutein and Zeanthin (antioxidants) taken as daily supplements are valuable to protect the eyes.
Use combination eye drops from Similisan for temporary relief.
Herbs for Eye Strain, Tired Eyes
Herbs are plants valued for their specific strengthening/ tonifying properties.
Dave’s Liver Formula to support the liver and help reduce stress.
Dr. Christopher’s Herbal Eyebright for eye health.
Dr. Christopher’s Herbal Eyebright Liquid. 5 drops in 1 oz of water for eye drops or an eye wash.
Cell Salts to Help with Tired Eyes
To make a cell salt solution, put up to 10 tablets of each cell salt in a 16- to 24-ounce bottle; fill with water and swirl to dissolve tablets. Sip throughout the day.
#6 Kali phos 6X – burning, tearing, stinging pain, from stress conditions
#9 Nat mur 6X – dry eyes, sensitive to light, from grief, with throbbing headaches
#12 Silicea 6X – eye strain and headache, swelling of tear ducts; weak vision and cataracts
Eye Strain Homeopathic Remedies
Homeopathic remedies are non-toxic natural medicines safe for everyone including infants and pregnant or nursing women. You may use 6X, 30X, 6C or 30C potencies.
Ruta (#1 Homeopathic for eye strain) – eyestrain from over use; eye muscles are tired; also for headaches from eyestrain.
Argentum nit – eye strain from close eye work and heat; aching, tired eyes; craves sweets, fears heights, and has performance anxiety; talkative person.
Kali carb – sharp pain in eyes; pressure from reading; deep pain in eyes, swelling of eyelids; headaches, worse from motion into eyes.
Lycopodium – eye tiredness from liver weakness; all symptoms worse 4 to 8 pm; digestive problems; sunken eyes with blue rings; eyes are too hot or cold and too large; stinging, smarting, and sensitivity to light.
Source: Dave’s Healing Notes