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18 May 2018 | Health & Fitness

Best Ways To Treat Eye Pain At Home

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Photo credit - Healthmagaz.com
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1. Blink Often
If you feel there is some kind of foreign object in your eye that is causing the pain, try the blinking exercise.

Regular blinking will improve the flow of tears, which will help remove the foreign object. Also, regular blinking improves blood circulation to the eyes and reduces eye strain .

Blinking exercise

  1. Close your eyes fully and count to 2.
  2. Then, squeeze the eyelids together and again count to 2.
  3. Finally, open your eyes and count to 2.
  4. Repeat a few times until you get relief from the pain.

To keep your eyes healthy, you must make a conscious effort to blink your eyes more often when using your computer or mobile devices.

The American Academy of Ophthalmology recommends using the 20/20/20 rule, that is, for every 20 minutes of screen time, look at something that is at least 20 feet away for at least 20 seconds.

2. Flushing with Saline Water
Another easy remedy for eye pain is flushing the eye with water. With exposure to a foreign body or chemical, it is important to thoroughly flush the eyes with lukewarm distilled water or a saline solution.

Flushing will help clear the foreign body or chemical from your eye, which in turn will reduce the pain.

  1. Mix ¼ teaspoon of salt into 1 cup of distilled water.
  2. Boil the solution and allow it to cool completely.
  3. Use it to thoroughly rinse or flush the affected eye.
  4. Do this home treatment a couple of times a day.

Note: If possible, use distilled water since tap water may contain chemicals and impurities.

3. Cold Compress
Applying cold compresses over the eye with the pain can help you get instant relief. It will also provide relief from itchiness , which can be due to some kind of allergy.

Cold compresses also help alleviate the discomforts associated with eye infections.

  • Soak a cloth in ice cold water, wring it out and place it over your eyes. Remove it after 5 minutes and repeat a few more times.
  • Alternatively, wrap some ice cubes in a clean cotton towel. Place it over your closed eyelids and remove it after 5 to 10 minutes. Repeat 2 or 3 times.

4. Warm Compress
If you have blepharitis or a sty that is causing the eye pain, try warm compresses. A warm compress will help clear the clogged oil gland or hair follicle and accelerate the healing process.

Once the blepharitis or sty is healed, the pain will go away.

  1. Dip a soft cloth in warm water and wring out the excess moisture.
  2. Place the warm towel over your closed eyelids.
  3. Relax and breathe slowly for 1 minute.
  4. Change the washcloth and repeat the process 3 or 4 times.
  5. Use this treatment 1 or 2 times daily.

5. Massage Therapy
If your eyes are strained and causing pain due to working for hours in front of a laptop or computer screen, try massaging therapy. Massage also helps deal with pain due to a migraine .

Once the blepharitis or sty is healed, the pain will go away.

  1. Dip a soft cloth in warm water and wring out the excess moisture.
  2. Place the warm towel over your closed eyelids.
  3. Relax and breathe slowly for 1 minute.
  4. Change the washcloth and repeat the process 3 or 4 times.
  5. Use this treatment 1 or 2 times daily.

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