"I wish I could remember where I put my thing so that I could save time in finding my spectacles." This is the plight of most of the people who wear spectacles. It is not only about finding the glasses but there are a number of frustrations that a person with glasses undergoes on a regular basis. Getting those dreaded scratches on the glasses and fogging of glasses everytime you wear a mask (or step out of the AC room) are some of the common problems that a spectacled person has to go through. Keeping eye glasses free from smudges and scratches is a difficult task, which is why a majority of the people who wear glasses wish to somehow get rid of them.
Well, did you know that there are multiple ways to improve your eye health, eventually helping in reducing the power of your eyeglasses or removing them permanently?
Can I get rid of glasses naturally?
Natural remedies help in addressing issues like short-sightedness, fair-sightedness (or hyperopia), and presbyopia. However, they can only help in improving eye health; and not remove the spectacles. Here are home remedies that can help in improving your eye health::
Consume almonds, fennel, and mishri
This is an age-old Ayurvedic remedy that is instrumental in improving eyesight. All you need is a mixture of 7 almonds, 5-gram fennel seeds, and 5-gram mishri that are crushed into a powder.
You should have one teaspoon of this powder every day with cold milk at night. Regular consumption of this powder helps in improving the eyesight, thereby reducing the power of your spectacles.
Perform regular eye exercises
Simulating eye muscles is one of the elementary things to improve the health of your eyes. Rotate your eyeballs from left to right and upwards & downwards to improve your eye health.
You should repeat this simple yet effective eye exercise close to 2-3 times a day. Clockwise and anti-clockwise rotations of the eyeballs help in stretching, strengthening, and relaxing the eye muscles.
Add leafy greens to your diet
If you are feeling that your eye muscles are weakening, you should try out this home remedy -
Make green leafy vegetables such as kale, spinach, etc., a part of your daily diet. These vegetables are rich in lutein and zeaxanthin - the healthy antioxidants that prevent the free radicals in the eyes.
How to get rid of glasses permanently
The tips & tricks mentioned above go a long way in improving your eye health, but they cannot remove your eyeglasses permanently. So, the question still remains, 'How to get rid of glasses permanently'!
Surgery is the only way to get rid of glasses permanently, and the encouraging part is there are several surgical options available. These surgeries are safe & painless and aid in treating short-sightedness, hyperopia (farsightedness), and presbyopia. The treatments are largely based on refractive errors, eye structure, and overall visual requirements.
Eye surgery procedures have undergone significant technological advancements due to which an increasing number of people are now opting for (bladeless) eye surgeries.
PRK (Photorefractive Keratectomy) -
It is the first vision correction surgery where a laser was used to change the cornea's shape.
ICL (Implantable Contact Lens) -
Lenses made of Collamer, a biocompatible material, are implanted in the eyes between iris and natural lens.
RLE (Refractive Lens Exchange) -
Natural lens in the eye is first removed, and an artificial lens is implanted inside the eye.
LASIK (Laser-Assisted In Situ Keratomileusis) -
One of the widely preferred surgeries to remove refractive errors. You can opt for bladeless LASIK if you fear blades & needles being inserted into the eyes.
ReLEx SMILE (Refractive Lenticule Extraction, Small Incision Lenticule Extraction) -
A Femtosecond laser is used for carving out tiny lenticulars in the cornea.
How Centre for Sight can help
Centre for Sight has a chain of technologically advanced hospitals that houses expert doctors who can guide you in improving your eye health. We are pioneers in LASIK and SMILE laser surgeries. Our doctors can assist you in choosing the best-suited surgical option to get rid of your spectacles (or contact lenses).
It's time to live a spectacles-free life by opting for relevant eye surgery from the Centre for Sight…
Article: How to Get Rid of Glasses or Contact Lenses
Author: CFS Editorial Team | Mar 08, 2021 | UPDATED 02:10 IST
*The views expressed here are solely those of the author in his private capacity and do not in any way represent the views of Centre for Sight.