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Bright, sparkling eyes not only look good but also feel great

Bright, sparkling eyes not only look good but also feel great. Looking into a person's eyes gives us important tips about that individual's health. Tired, bloodshot eyes are a sign of ill health. Dark raccoon eyes show lack of sleep and are sometimes signs of allergies. Sight is precious, and regular eye checks with an ophthalmologist are important.

You can prevent eyestrain with a few home treatments. When working on a computer, look away frequently and change the focal length by looking out of the window often. Palming cupping your hand and placing it over closed eyes is the perfect antidote to hours of study or reading.

Another strategy: use the herb eyebright (Euphrasia officinale) to soothe and relax tired eyes. Make an eyebright compress by dipping a sterile gauze pad into a cool bowl of eyebright infusion. Allow excess infusion to drain off the pad, then place the gauze over your closed eyelid. Lie back and relax for five minutes while you listen to soothing music. Eyebright herbs are available at your local natural product store. While you're there, also look for lutein and bilberries, other supplements that promote eye health.

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