How to Naturally Cure Dry Eyes with Honey Eye Drops


How to Cure Dry Eyes with Honey Eye Drops

I know how unorthodox this sounds, but I assure you this works, and apparently I'm not the first person to have thought of doing this. Let me explain.

I have been suffering from some pretty irritated eyes recently due to long hours at work staring at a computer monitor, combined with summer allergies. However, I never even considered putting conventional eye drops in my eyes, as they are filled with chemicals and steroids that in the long run, are incredibly bad both for your eyes and your body. I simply figured dry, red eyes was something I was just going to have to live with. Then, quite by accident, I found out that honey is an excellent way to soothe my discomfort.


I use honey as a daily face wash, and inevitably, I would sometimes accidentally rub some into my eyes. I began to notice that my eyes felt rather soothed and refreshed after this happened a few times. So I did some research and found that before medicated and conventional eye drops were invented, honey was often used as a natural remedy for a wide range of ocular ailments, including dryness, irritation, allergies and glaucoma. This makes sense as honey has natural antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties. Hence, I decided to make my very own honey eye drops.

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How to Cure Dry Eyes with Honey Eye DropsYou'll Need:

- natural, organic honey
- boiled, distilled water that has cooled
- a small container that dispenses liquid in drops

Directions:

1. Mix one part honey and nine parts of water (that has already been boiled, distilled and cooled to room temperature) together in your container.
2. Close the top.
3. You're done. It's that easy.

Some people may prefer to create a stronger solution, but I think one part honey to nine parts water is a good place to start. Feel free to make the concentration stronger or more diluted according to your comfort level. There are those who are able put pure drops of honey in their eyes before going to bed, so use whatever concentration feels right for you.

To Use:

Place a few drops of the solution into the affected eye whenever you need. If the solution is on the stronger side, your eye may sting or burn a little before feeling soothed, as honey has antiseptic properties, but it isn't unbearable. I would compare the sensation to opening your eyes while underwater in a chlorinated pool.

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How to Cure Dry Eyes with Honey Eye Drops
I generally use these drops after long stretches at the computer, and it has definitely helped ease the dryness in my eyes, even helping them stay moisturized for longer stretches of time. My eyes also look a lot brighter and clearer, whereas they used to become red quite easily after only a short time starting at the computer screen.

There are some postings online that say a side affect of using honey eye drops is that it can actually change the color of your eyes by inhibiting the ability of melanin to attach to the iris. Some people say brown eyes have become hazel or green, or green eyes have turned blue. I don't actually believe this is true, and I think it's mostly wishful thinking by people who really want to change their eye color. So far, I have not seen any changes in the color of my dark brown eyes, but I'll definitely write about it if that happens.

How to Cure Dry Eyes with Honey Eye Drops
Side note: If you spend a lot of time in front of the computer, I would also suggest investing in a pair of computer glasses, which are glasses that help reduce the glare of blue light from the screen so you aren't straining your eyes quite as much. I use a pair, and it has significantly eased the discomfort I experience from staring at a computer screen for too long. These types of glasses can be used while doing any activity that requires looking at a bright LED screen, including watching television.

11 comments:

  1. Hi, I want to give a try to honey eye drops. I have blepharitis and I've read that honey can be very good for eye's ailment.
    When you say "boiled, distilled water", what do you mean? Normal water that is boiled, or something more complex?

    Thanks a lot. (And sorry for my poor English...)
    Peppe

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    1. Don't apologize, your English is just fine!

      When I say "boiled, distilled water," I mean water that has been boiled, left to cool, then filtered. This is to ensure that all the germs and larger particulates are eliminated from the water before you put it in your eye!

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    2. Thank you, I'll give a try and report how it goes.
      Peppe

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    3. I tried it. I used 2 parts honey 8 parts distilled water. I wll let you know the results later on. It might be best to make a weak solution at first and see how it goes.
      Going 50/50 can be very strong on the eyes. I only experienced a mild stinging sensation using 2 parts honey 8 parts honey.

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  2. Is it one table spoon of honey or any quantity you want

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    1. One part honey to nine parts distilled water. However, one tablespoon is a bit much, considering you'll probably be only putting a few drops of the solution into your eye at once. A diluted tablespoon of honey would take you forever to get through, which isn't a good idea considering you risk breeding bacteria in your solution this way. Best to make a very small quantity that you can get through in a day or two. Just make more when you need it.

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    2. the reason you don't see any eye color change is the extreme dilution of your drops. Although the honey, and must be pure and uncontaminated, has lower PH so much be diluted to reduce acid burning, yours is very high dilution of 90%. 50 % , equal part pure uncontaminated honey, equal part BOILED water....is safe and gives a more honey effect, good for soothing DRY eye syndrome and will change eye color if used 2 to 3 times a day for over 2 weeks,,,although this dilution may sting a little for 1 minute after dropping in, it is safe and your eyes adjust. The extreme dilution you made is weak. As for bacteria, honey is a natural ANTIbiotic and cures many eye infections and styes it was used in natural medicine for eye infections before traditional prescriptions. How it changes eye color is that honey will not allow the melanin to attach to the iris, which is the green or brown color on top of the blue that we are all born with......the color change is also temporary. As for infections....this is why to BOIL the water and why to use pure uncontaminated honey,,,,as well as sterilize your spoon, cup and eye drop container, don't let it touch your eyes etc. Don't just mix it like you are making a sandwich and put your spoon on the counter and use honey that was used etc. If you are using sterilized tools and clean products, honey is a benefit to a lot of conditions of irritated dry or infected eyes as a soothing natural antibiotic.

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  3. thanks for the great post!! are these okay to use with contacts in?

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    1. Hm... I would recommend using this solution when you don't have them in. I don't think the solution would harm your contacts, but I imagine if you find that it stings it would feel even worse with contacts in your eyes!

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