How To Reduce Floaters In Eyes Naturally
If you’ve ever experienced black spots/specks floating around in front of your eyes, drifting around when you move your eyes, and even affecting your vision, you know that it can be quite frustrating. These are known as floaters.
They are clumps of protein in the vitreous humor that is on the back of your eyes. These protein lumps appear as specks and spots in your field of vision. While they are harmless for the most part, chances are- if you have them, you want to do whatever you can to get rid of them.
Unfortunately, at this time, there’s not a specific treatment for floaters. There are some physicians that will surgically remove and replace the vitreous humor using artificial gel. However, you may not necessarily want to do anything this extreme- there are also several natural cures for eye floaters.
Allow Your Eyes to Relax
Research has revealed that relaxing your eyes can be quite effective for removing floaters in the eyes. In order to do this, find a comfortable spot to sit back and rest. Then, rub your hands together to warm them up. While your hands are warm, hold your palms against your eyes for five seconds. You should be doing this four to five times each day.
Lysine is a supplement that is known as a vasodilator. This means that it’s effective for widening blood vessels, such as your large veins. In addition, there’s some proof that it may actually flush out the lumps of protein from the eyes.
Give Your Brain Time to Adjust
Floaters are perfectly natural and are something that your brain is perfectly aware of. Therefore, you should give your brain the time it needs to adjust and train your eyes to not be so bothered by the floaters. Over time, your brain becomes aware of them and they won’t cause any disturbances in your vision.
Take Garlic/Garlic Supplements
If you are currently dealing with an infection of some sort, then the eye floaters could be the result of the white blood cells. You can minimize this effect by making sure that you are taking antibiotics and anti-inflammatory medications. Garlic is a great natural substance for both of these effects. So, if you are suffering with eye floaters and you just can’t deal with them anymore, try taking two cloves of garlic each day.
Try Focusing Your Eyes
Research has shown that when you force your eyes to focus, you can get rid of most of the floaters in your eyes. In order to practice focusing, stretch out one of your arms straight in front of yourself and point your index finger up. Then, move the finger close to your eyes, while focusing on it.
You should stare at your finger until it is about 6 inches from your eyes. Then, you will stretch your arm straight back out and repeat this process. You should do this about ten times each time you do it. Doing this on a regular basis will help you to not be so bothered by the floaters.
Take Ginkgo Biloba
Ginkgo Biloba is a supplement/herb that increases the blood flow to your eyes. When the blood flow is increased, that seems to help flush out the lumps of protein from your vitreous chamber- which means the floaters go away.
Try Getting a Massage
Research has indicated that stress is the cause of floaters in most cases. By taking the time to get (or give yourself) a massage, you will reduce your stress levels, and therefore- reduce the floaters. You can do a DIY massage by massaging your forehead between your eyebrows and temples in circular motions both outward and inward. You may want to try using essential oils, such as fennel oil, in this process. Repeat this process in both eyes for approximately twenty minutes. You will find that your floaters should be significantly reduced.
Try Doing Eye Exercises
At regular intervals, for a few minutes each time, sit down and make sure that your eyes keep moving. Roll them up, down, side to side, and in circular motions. This will help to reduce the floaters.
One of the best home remedies for many conditions, including eye floaters, is consuming a diet that is rich in antioxidants. The best sources for antioxidants are foods that are high in Vitamin A, C, and E. Kiwi fruit, oranges, and strawberries are high in Vitamin C. You may also want to make sure that you include leafy greens, carrots, milk and other dairy products, and spinach in your diet.
Try Taking Taurine
Taurine is known as an essential amino acid and is a natural cure for eye floaters because it supports the natural function of your retina. Since taurine is not synthesized in the human body, we must obtain it from outside sources. You can obtain taurine from most meats, and can get high amounts in hearts and livers. Some other great sources of taurine are clams, shrimps, and scallops. You should know that the levels of taurine are higher in these than they are in most other meats.
Eye floaters can be quite annoying- but don’t worry, there are some things you can do to naturally get rid of them. Sometimes, you won’t be able to get rid of them though, so you must learn to live with them or consider surgery.