Home Lifestyle Safeguarding Your Vision Amidst Rising Heat: Tips to Enhance Eye Health

Safeguarding Your Vision Amidst Rising Heat: Tips to Enhance Eye Health


As temperatures surge this season, an unseen menace lurks amidst the scorching heat, posing a threat not just to our bodies but to our precious eyesight. With mercury levels soaring, dehydration gripping three-quarters of the populace, and heat-related fatalities spiking, it’s evident that the heatwave has become a formidable challenge, particularly for our ocular health.

The eyes, often overlooked amidst the frenzy of heat avoidance measures, are increasingly vulnerable. Cases of corneal cell inflammation are surging, with ‘eye strokes’ becoming distressingly common. These strokes occur when blood clots form on the retina, obstructing oxygen flow and precipitating retinal damage. Given that the eyes are intricately linked to overall health, neglecting them amid conditions like diabetes, hypertension, obesity, and stress could exacerbate existing issues.

In hospitals, the influx of patients grappling with elevated blood pressure and blood sugar levels due to the heat has doubled. Consequently, the risk of glaucoma exacerbation looms large, compounding the already prevalent challenges of cataracts and myopia. In such a climate, turning to holistic practices like yoga and Ayurveda for ocular health guidance becomes imperative.

Recognizing the warning signs of an impending eye stroke is crucial. Symptoms such as allergies, corneal cell inflammation, eye swelling, dryness, conjunctivitis, and blood clots on the retina should not be overlooked. Additionally, vigilance for floaters, blurred vision, vision loss, eye pressure, and retinal bleeding is paramount.

To fortify our eyesight amidst the heat onslaught, incorporating holistic practices into our daily routines is recommended. Engaging in pranayama, Anulom-Vilom, and Bhramari breathing exercises for 30 minutes both morning and evening can enhance ocular resilience. Consumption of ‘Mahatriphala Ghrita’, aloe vera-amla juice, soaked almonds, raisins, figs, and a diet rich in carrots, spinach, broccoli, sweet potatoes, and strawberries can nourish the eyes from within.

For those seeking alternatives to corrective lenses, a blend of almonds, fennel, and sugar consumed with warm milk at bedtime may offer a natural remedy. By adopting these holistic approaches and prioritizing eye health amidst the sweltering heat, we can safeguard our vision and navigate through the scorching season with clarity and resilience.