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How Eye Contact Affects Our Brains

By Vicki Santillano, DivineCaroline Did you ever play the Eye Contact Game as a kid? You’re supposed to sit directly across from another person and stare into his or her eyes for as long as possi…

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Preventing Blindness With Diet

More than a million Americans are blind. The good news is that all four of the most common causes of vision loss may be prevented with a healthy plant-based diet—age-related macular degeneration, diab…

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6 Simple Tips for Sparkling Eyes

According to Ayurveda, eyes look and feel dull when one or more of your three doshas goes out of balance. Bloodshot, burning eyes are caused by excess Pitta dosha. Dry, tired eyes are the result…

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5 Tips to Relieve Computer Eye Strain

Weary, sore eyes after a couple of hours, not to mention a workday on the computer, are a common reality for many.   Add to that the leisure hours spent online, engaging social media, or looking at a …

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Alzheimer’s and Eyesight: An Important Connection

A University of Michigan study finds a link between vision and Alzheimer's.  The study was based on medical information and surveys from 625 people compiled from 1992-2005. None of these individua…

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The Number One Eye Remedy

By Shannon Sexton, Yoga+ Our eyes filter and absorb an endless stream of visual stimuli day after day. We often take them for granted, but when we strain them the pain can be acute. Accordin…

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Meditation Technique to Clean and Heal the Eyes

If you’ve ever been transfixed by a candle flame and felt your mind clear, you may have been tapping into a yogic focusing practice called trataka. The Hatha Yoga Pradipika defines trataka as “looking…

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Exercise Your Eyes Back to Health

By Jacob Liberman, Ode.com Have you been diagnosed with progressive myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness), astigmatism (the asymmetric curvature of the cornea) or presbyopia (far…

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Quick Fix for Tired Eyes

Oh the tired eyes. I have known some people rather addicted to commercial eye drops in an effort to combat strained eyes--and I never thought that sounded quite right. But I feel their need. That's wh…

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Look at the World with Quiet Eyes

Calming the mind is more easily said than done, but Sharon Salzberg suggests a way towards that goal in her new book Unplug: For an Hour, a Day, or a Weekend Guidebook. Theologian Howard Thurman r…

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