Eye Support Remedy
Vision begins when light rays are reflected off an object and enter the eyes through the cornea, the transparent outer covering of the eye. The cornea bends or refracts the rays that pass through a round hole called the pupil. The iris, or colored portion of the eye that surrounds the pupil opens and closes (making the pupil bigger or smaller) to regulate the amount of light passing through. The light rays then pass through the lens, which actually changes shape so it can further bend the rays and focus them on the retina at the back of the eye.
The retina is a thin layer of tissue at the back of the eye that contains millions of tiny light-sensing nerve cells called rods and cones. In bright light conditions, cones provide clear, sharp central vision and detect colors and fine details. Rods provide peripheral or side vision. Rods also allow the eyes to detect motion and help us see in dim light and at night. These cells in the retina convert the light into electrical impulses. The optic nerve sends these impulses to the brain where an image is produced.
Eye color is created by the amount and type of pigment in the iris. Multiple genes inherited from each parent determine your eye color.
- Your eyes blink over 10,000,000 times a year!
- Eyes are composed of more than two million working parts.
- The eye muscles are the most active muscles in the whole body.
- 80% of what you learn is through your eyes.
- It is impossible to sneeze without closing your eyes.
- The cornea is the only living tissue in the human body that does not contain any blood vessels.
- Eyes are the most complex organs you possess except for your brain.
- Astigmatism: A defect that causes an inability to properly focus light onto the retina.
- Myopia (nearsightedness): Inability to see clearly at a distance.
- Hyperopia (farsightedness): Inability to see near objects clearly.
- Conjunctivitis: Also known as "pinkeye," conjunctivitis is an infection or inflammation of the conjunctiva.
- Glaucoma: Increased pressure inside the eye slowly reduces vision.
- Cataract: A clouding of the lens, which hinders the passage of light through the lens.
- Strabismus: The eyes do not point in the same direction.
- Amblyopia (lazy eye): One eye sees better than the other, a problem of childhood development.
- Macular degeneration: A loss of central vision in both eyes.
- Pterygium: A thickened conjunctival mass usually on the inner part of the eyeball.
- Scotoma: A blind or dark spot in the visual field.
- Diplopia (double vision): Seeing double can be caused by many serious conditions.
- Retinal detachment: The retina comes loose from the back of the eye.
- Diabetic retinopathy: High blood sugar damages blood vessels in the eye.
- Stye: Bacteria infect the skin on the edge of the eyelid, creating a tender red bump.
- Chalazion: An oil-making gland gets blocked and swells into a bump.
- Hyphema: Bleeding into the front of the eye, behind the cornea.
- Blepharitis: Inflammation of the eyelids near the eyelashes.
- Corneal abrasion: A scratch on the clear part of the front of the eye.
- Keratitis: Inflammation or infection of the cornea.
- Retinitis: Inflammation or infection of the retina.
- Uveitis (iritis): The colored part of the eye becomes inflamed or infected.
- Dry eye: Either the eyes don't produce enough tears, or the tears are of poor quality.
- Optic neuritis: The optic nerve becomes inflamed, usually from an overactive immune system.
- Black eye: Swelling and discoloration around the eye as a result of injury to the face.
Suggestions To Strengthen
- As you go about your daily life, practice tracking moving objects and following things.
- Shift your gaze often. Fix your sights on something in one corner of the room, then the other in a rhythmic way. Focus near, then focus far. When you're reading, look across the room every 2 minutes.
- Any kind of eye condition responds very well to the herbal eye wash.
- Eye exercises are important because eye muscles have a lot to do with healthy vision.
- The health of the eye is controlled by the health of the liver so consider Liver Support.