Herbal Medicine for Aching Eyes

Eyes are the most sensitive organs in our body. The slightest offense to its surface—a blast of cold, dry air or an inward-growing eyelash, for example—can stimulate the nerves that surrounds our eyes , firing a pain signal to the brain and the result an eye ache.

A widely seen common phenomenon is that if we keep our eyes too still for too long it begins to hurt. This happens as such a continuous effort strains the muscles that move the eyes. That's why one feels a dull ache around his/her eyes while working on the computer screen for hours or reading pages after pages of a real fat novel. If the reading light is dim or the overhead lighting is too harsh, your orbs may ache even more. Sometimes, wearing ill-fitting glasses or trying to see through outdated prescription lenses can also strain surrounding muscles. Sometimes, a sinus infection can inflame the adjacent muscles, for example, and trigger a throbbing, sometimes sharp, pain behind the eye socket. A simple act like rolling your eyes can hurt. 

In such cases, the greatest pain reliever is the effect of warm, moist heat around the ache. Using eye drops is also a good idea. If your doctor has prescribed medicated eye drops to relieve pain from infection or some other cause, you need to make sure the medicine stays in your eyes and doesn't roll down your cheeks. Simple eye exercises can limber up tired eye muscles that have been fixed on a computer screen for hours. Focus your eyes on a pencil as you slowly move it in toward your nose and then back out again. Repeat for a full minute every 20 minutes. Dim lighting or glare also strains eyes. The best illumination is soft overall background lighting with a light aimed at what you're reading. Sometimes, an outdated eyeglass prescription can also strain your eyes. So be sure to have your eyes checked for any vision changes at least once a year.