Help for Eye Strain Issues
For several years I have struggled with eye issues either due to excessive computer use, florescent lights and allergies. At one point my eye doctor gave me steroid drops which really helped but are not a long term solution.
A friend had told me several years prior about Dr. Christopher’s Herbal Eyebright which is a cayenne based solution. They told me it did sting a bit and honestly the thought of putting cayenne in my eye was not very appealing. J However, when I am desperate for relief and really don’t want to go the medical route if possible I am willing to try about anything. The steroid drops stung too so I figured why not try it?
So I ordered the solution and an eye wash cup from Dr. Christopher’s at the links below. First of all you only put 3 to 4 drops in the eyewash cup and dilute with boiling distilled water. Let it cool before using it. J Burning your eye is not recommended. J I generally just do this at the same time as I neti pot. I put the hot water in and then neti pot. By the time I am done doing that it is generally cool enough to do my eyes. This time of year I do them both daily because of indoor allergens and dry air.
Anyway using the drops has greatly helped my eyes and my vision has even been improving so that my prescription has changed. The eye doctor told me that sometimes happens when you get older. But I believe it may be because of the drops.
The website lists the ingredients and what they were traditionally used for. I relist them here as follows:
“ Ingredients: Bayberry Bark, Eyebright Herb, Golden Seal Root, Red Raspberry Leaf & Cayenne Pepper in a base of pure grain alcohol.
Ailments traditionally used for:
- Blindness (Night)
- Eye Health (General)
- Macular Degeneration