Monday, October 8, 2018


Two days after my yearly physical last year, I developed a stye on my left eyelid. During all my years of dealing with allergy/irritated eyes, I never had a stye before and they are a bacterial infection. Maybe from the doctor's office?
The lid was swollen, red, quite sore and within a few days all around my eye was puffy. A little research on line led me to treating it as a stye. Using moist, hot compresses often during the day made the stye slowly get smaller and the swelling/redness go away. It took about two weeks for it to completely disappear. This was something I wished to not experience again and time for preventive measures using a salt water eye wash.
In this time of so many medical advancements and treatments, it is easy to forget some of the oldest remedies are very effective. Salt has natural anti-bacterial, anti-viral and anti-fungal properties. This is especially true of Himalayan Pink Salt,  Badia Salt Pink Himalayan Ground is the one I use. A site which explains the many benefits of using it for an eye wash has the simple recipe and I decided this might help keep my eyes free of any future infections.  Read the post, as it is beneficial to correctly do the procedure when using the eye cup. You are not only washing your eyelids, but your eyeballs and exercising them at the same time.
To make the solution you need:
1/2 Cup natural spring water. You can also use distilled water, warm or cold.
1/4 Teaspoon Himalayan salt
Glass container (I use an empty glass vitamin bottle)
A small eye cup Gms Optical Glass Eye Wash Cup"   

The mixture stays in the bathroom and is part of my daily morning routine. It can be done numerous times throughout the day if necessary. A month ago I put some of the solution in a small glass dropper bottle for a quick fix or to take with me where ever I go. 
Now the results after using the wash for one year are absolutely wonderful! I have had no further episodes of styes and the overall health of my eyes is greatly improved. Within a few months there was no longer the need for any of the eye drops (Simalison, Optique, etc.) which before I couldn't do without. The salt water eye wash took care of irritation from eye strain and allergies and also reduced my dry eye problem. But the most amazing thing for me was my eye exam. It was the best one I've had in 4 years! 
Three years ago I was dealing with the pressure in my eyes getting higher (19/21, 20/22), having 2 field of vision tests (which were OK) and one doctor wanting to put me on drops for glaucoma. I opted to not do the drops and luckily my pressure didn't keep going up but it was a concern. My exam this past July was 17/18, my vision 20/30 (a slight improvement over last time), everything else was good and I don't need to go back for 2 years. What a great surprise! Along with taking supplements for my eye health, the only new thing I had added was the salt water eye wash. For once, something that seems too good to be true, seems to be true! I highly recommend this simple and wonderful treatment for overall eye health.

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