Last updated: June 2017. You’re about to discover what could be the world’s best home remedy for dry eyes.
Are your eyes frequently red, itchy, stingy or burning?
Are they sensitive to light, easily irritated by wind or smoke?
Do you have difficulty wearing contact lenses?
These are only some of the unpleasant, to say the least, symptoms of dry eyes syndrome.
Some more signs of dry eyes are: a sensation of having something in your eyes, blurred vision increased at the evening or after working on your computer, stringy mucus in or around your eyes and general eye fatigue.
And if that’s not enough, eye fatigue makes you more tired than you should be. When your eyes are tired, your whole body gets tired.
In this post you’ll find:
What Causes Dry Eyes?
Basically, dry eyes are caused by a lack of adequate tears.
Did you know?
Your tears are a complex blend of fatty oils, water and mucus, which makes the surface of your eyes smooth and clear and protects them from infection.
1. For some people an imbalance in the composition of the tears causes chronic dry eyes. For others, lack of enough tears (keratoconjunctivitis sicca) to keep their eyes comfortably lubricated is the main cause.
2. Other possible causes are a virus, eyelid problems and working long hours in front of a computer (not enough blinking).
3. Some medical conditions can cause dry eyes symptoms: Diabetes, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Hormonal imbalance, Lupus, Scleroderma, Sjogren’s syndrome, Thyroid problems and Vitamin A deficiency.
4. Laser eye surgery – can cause decreased tear production.
5. Contact Lenses – can cause chronic dry eyes.
6. Medication that can cause dry eyes: blood Pressure medication, Antihistamines and decongestants, Certain antidepressants, Hormone Replacement Therapy.
All of these can cause dry eye symptoms.
The Problem with OTC Medication for Dry Eyes
Actually, there are a couple of problems:
1. They don’t resolve the problem; they just temporarily relieve symptoms.
2. Most of them don’t even work. (And they are expensive!)
The #1 (Superstar) Home Remedy for Dry Eyes
Can dry eyes be temporary?
The answer is yes.
I’m not going to keep you in suspense any longer. I’ll just tell you that this natural home remedy does not “care” about the cause of your dry eyes:
Whether it’s from working in front of a computer all day, wearing contact lenses, lack of tears, oils, screws or bolts…This dry-eye remedy is a drug-free, dramatically effective solution that many of us keep in our kitchen.
I know my grandmother does.
That’s all you’ll need to ease your red, itchy and painful eyes.
Oh, and a dropper bottle too.
I’ve suffered from dry eyes for years, to the point I couldn’t wear my contact lenses at all, which was a tragedy to my facial appearance, to say the least.
(My thick glasses make my eyes seem really small, so I basically look a tired owl)
Needless to say I have tried dozens of OTC drops. None of them worked.
After endless internet researching, I found the inexpensive and natural Castor Oil and decided to give it a try.
I was cautious and started gradually by applying a tiny amount on my upper eyelids before bed. No side effect happened and my eyes felt a bit more moist in the morning.
The night after I applied this Castor Oil on both my upper and lower eyelids and in the corner of my eye, allowing it to get inside a bit my rolling my eyes around.
The next day I washed my eyes with an eye wash and put on my contacts.
For the entire day, they have not bothered me – even once.
I was so thrilled I jumped weirdly up and down around my house.
The night after I started applying one drop of Castor Oil (I bought a simple dropper) inside my eyes and kept doing that for about 15 days.
(As with everything else, not all Castor Oils are equal, and you must use a hexane free, cold pressed and preferably organic Castor oil, in a glass bottle!)
Since then I’m able to wear contact lenses throughout the day, every day, with no problem.
When ever I feel my eyes becoming dry again, I rinse (literally) and repeat.
The white of the eyes seems much whiter and less yellow!
And… my lashes seem to be growing longer and thicker. Yay!
Don’t run a try it until you read this article to the end!
Wait! Before You Run to Try Castor Oil…!
(Read to the end of the article to know whether it can work for you too, the possible side effects and the only kind of Castor Oil to use to keep your eyes safe)
Over time I’ve seen dozens, if not hundreds of people sharing their success with this home relief for dry eyes, so I can assure you – i’m not the only one.
Here’s one of the dozens of testimonials from the Earth Clinic Website, for instance:
“…I tried 2 drops of cold pressed, cold processed castor oil every night in an 8-oz bottle. The thick, oozy liquid felt like molasses, but the next day I received a pleasant surprise: I could see better than I had in days!
Every day improved, until by the 10th day, my eyes were healed – and the “dry eye” never returned! I cancelled my eye doctor visits and never went back. Never once did I notice the slightest side effect.”
To know if it works for you too – you’ll have to give it a try.
But you can’t quit after a week if it doesn’t work!
Many people say that it takes a lot of time, even a few weeks to feel the difference, so don’t lose hope and quit if it doesn’t work after one week!
Be warned – do this gradually, like I did.
Listen to your body. If you apply it on your eyelids and wake up swollen and redder, this home remedy is NOT for you.
Also, make sure to read the possible side effects and risks below.
Castor Oil for the Eyes – Side Effects & Risks
Is it safe to put Castor Oil directly in your eyes?
According to this study, which tested treatment with Castor Oil for patients with noninflamed obstructive meibomian gland dysfunction (MGD) (a major cause of lipid-deficiency dry eye), Castor Oil is “effective and safe in the treatment of MGD”.
It’s critical to buy a hexane free, pure, organic cold pressed castor oil in a glass bottle.
If the oil is contaminated you can possibly get an eye infection so proceed with caution.
2 More Incredible Benefits of Castor Oil for Your Eyes
Castor oil could be the best natural remedy for dry eyes, but your eyes will love it for 2 more incredible reasons:
1. Maybe you have heard about using Castor Oil to grow thicker and longer eyelashes?
Well, all I can say is that it WORKS.
2. And if that’s not enough, Castor Oil can almost eliminate dark under eye circles and puffiness.
See the 7 Epic skin uses for Castor Oil and why it’s the best oil I’ve ever used on my skin.
I love 3-in-1 kind of home remedies…don’t you?
The Castor Oil That I Use
The Castor Oil that I use is the Heritage Store Organic Castor Oil, 16 ounce. It’s hexane-free, certified organic and pure, cold pressed.
How many dry eyes remedies have you tried? Have you ever tried Castor Oil?
I can’t wait to hear your results and of course – other suggestions and home remedies you’d like to share with us in the comments below.
To your health and happiness,
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