Vision Improvement Remedies

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With age, all of us suffer some loss of vision and visual acuity, but natural foods and home remedies can combat these vision problems and protect your eyes. For sure, carrots truly are great for your eyes, but that's only the start of the natural cures for eye health!

When it comes to visual acuity, we want to be concerned about both the muscles of the eye and the iris, as well as with the health of the photoreceptors in the back of the eye - our rods and cones.

Home Remedies to Improve Eyesight

In addition to the beta carotene in carrots, our eyes can possibly benefit from other vegetable sources of vitamin E, omega-3 fatty acid sources or supplements, and from various eye exercises, such as utilizing pin-hole eyeglasses. These and other eye care suggestions you can find below to correct blurred vision. Here at Earth Clinic, we are always interested in discovering more home and natural remedies; have you or your family been utilizing a method to improve eyesight that isn't listed here? Please share it with us!


Posted by Martin (Cambridge) on 05/21/2018
5 out of 5 stars

I was taking Astaxanthin as an antioxidant and to lower blood pressure. Surprise instead my vision improved so much after a month that I stopped needing reading glasses. I started using them a year ago so I am in the early stages of vision deterioration. But I am wondering if this would help someone who has more significant vision issues. I take 12 mg capsule once a day.


Posted by Karen (Atlanta, Georgia, USA) on 01/02/2009
5 out of 5 stars

My vision improved significantly within 30 minutes of taking Bilberry. After I took it I could lay my glasses down and could see well enough to find my glasses, peel a band aid etc. I couldn't do that before. Try it!

Replied by Janet
Sparta, Missouri, U.s.a.

Karen, how much Bilberry did you take?

Replied by Charity
Faithville, Us

I use billberry and some castor oil ...the verdict is still out but this site might help :

Castor Oil

Posted by Paul (Plano, Texas) on 10/11/2012
1 out of 5 stars

Hi, I had an accident last week where I had a detached lense. Then my fiancee told me abot your solution. Castor oil solution. Well now I am sufferring fog in my left eye. And it made things worse.

Replied by Lucy

I fixed that by doing an eye rinse with a tiny bit of cayenne pepper in the water. Stings a little bit, but doesn't burn. Look up Dr Christopher's cayenne in eyes to better eyesight.


Posted by Rita Cachia (Melbourne, Victoria, Australia ) on 11/10/2008
5 out of 5 stars

Vision improvment

I have been taking 3 cayenne pepper caps a day and I cannot believe how i can see better. I am typing away without glasses this evening. My vision is +2.5 on the left and +2.00 on the right.

Also I suffer from a bad cocxyx (tail bone pain) since I started the caps my pain has halved. I read somewhere it heals nerves I think its true.

I am telling everyone about it.I take a capsule with everymeal.Its working. I had a brand new wart which became sore so I mixed cayenne pepper with a drop of water to make a little paste and put it on the wart. Put a bandaid on it and now its gone. Try it.

Replied by Mikeyp
Eldridge, Ia
5 out of 5 stars

I threw away my glasses after taking 4 grams of cayenne fruit capsules per day for 2 months. Even Walmart stocks them.

Replied by Francisca
Michelbach-le-bas, Alsace, France

Could you please tell us what your eye problem was? I also have eye problems but I had no idea about the influence of cayenne pepper. Although I don't take the pills (I find them a waste of money) I do take quite a bit of the real stuff but I never noticed a difference in my eyesight.

Replied by Grrrl
Sarajevo, Bosnia

I highly doubt that you can reach that amount of cayenne pepper in pure powder form. You should never think that a remedy for your health is a waste of money! And caps with cayenne are natural caps PACKED with cayenne so I doubt it is the same amount you use in food, nobody could eat that!

Replied by Hgkv
Banura, Egatham/ Vernovia

You are just trying to market the product. She was right it is indeed waste of money. Please dont play with peoples money and health.

Replied by Rivenraven
Colvile, Washington

They are not marketing a fricken product! It makes perfect sense to me that the capsules are better as treatment then the amount you add in food. I don't think anyone will eat 3 tsp of cayenne a day in food, it's just too spicy. I am broke so I put 3 teaspoons of cayenne in orange juice along with some turmeric and chug it, but I doubt other people would be willing to do that lol. It's pretty horrid. I haven't done it in a few months, and I think I need to start doing it again, I feel like I have permanently tired eyes and eye strain. Time to step up the cayenne.

Replied by Ihateglasses
London, England

Im starting to take 120mg of standardized gingko biloba capsules as ive read a few studies where its helped with improving eyesight, and I believe gingko has similar effects as cayenne because they both help improve circulation so ill report back in about 2 months time.

Replied by Ute
Albuquerque, New Mexico, Usa

I agree, I don't think she is marketing about her success with cayenne. This stuff works wonders for a lot of things, I tried it for sinus problems and that was the one thing that helped (tea with appelcider vinegar and about 1/4 tsp cayenne) did not try it for my eyes yet but I should try it.

Replied by Nm
Houston, TX

I don't think Bosnia was trying to market any product. Usually the supplement is a more potent form of the supplement, at a higher level of the ingredient than you could reach my eating the foods. Your reaction is a natural one, but I think if you do a little research you will see the difference.

Replied by Man
Sojouring America

If she was trying to "market a product", she would have had a specific brand name, because anybody can go to the store and buy a pound of cayenne pepper for about five dollars. How is that "marketing a product"? I tell people to take turmeric and Extra Virgin Olive Oil, both of them foods from the grocery store. If she was "marketing" she would have said that her cayenne is special and all the other cayenne pepper was just not as good as her brand. Capeeche. Now, I am going to try increasing my cayenne consumption and see if my tired eyes can feel a little better. They have felt burned out and hazy lately. I did some painting with oil paint rust inhibitive paint and the next day my vision seemed off, ( inside with little air movement). On to the kitchen to get the cayenne pepper.


I just saw yesterday where a Dr. said diatomaceous earth helps after chemical exposure. The same symptoms you stated.

Replied by Col
Edmonton Alberta

You mention your eyes feel tired and head in a fog. I was like you. It's a very good chance your Testosterone is very low and should get some blood work done to confirm.

Replied by Faust

Hi, any luck on taking gingko biloba for myopia?..I'm desperate for a cure here..

Colloidal Silver

Posted by Mama To Many (Tn) on 09/25/2020
3 out of 5 stars

Hi there!

My 82 year old mother in law fell last fall. She cut her forehead above her left eye. Subsequently her eye got very infected. She ended up in the hospital on IV antibiotics. Ever since then, her eye has not been "right." (No pun intended.) She fell shortly after the eye incident and broke her shoulder and femur and was in a nursing home and rehab for months. We moved her in with us from the nursing home 2 months ago.

Between her dementia, all the distraction with her broken leg, and then Covid concerns (we weren't able to see her for 3 months), the eye issue became secondary, to say the least.

I took her to the eye doctor a couple of weeks ago to get her glasses prescription updated. That is when I realized she basically can't see out of her left eye because it is so blurry. Nothing was immediately apparent to the optometrist. He referred us to an ophthalmologist. He said she had some scar tissue from a previous cataracts surgery and he used a laser to remove it and prescription steroid eye drops. Well, it didn't improve her vision at all. And the eye drops made her eye feel "heavy."

Her eye does itch and she rubs it a lot. It gets red and irritated. I always assume its some sort of infection and I do use colloidal silver gel on it. One dose of that topically and it usually clears right up, but its temporary.

Today I tried one drop of Visine allergy eye drops. Again, that seemed a temporary fix to the red and itchy eye.

But nothing touches the blurry issue. I could take her to another doctor, but she is in a wheelchair and has COPD and she is a high risk for Covid. I really prefer to minimize taking her out.

I thought I would throw this out there and see if anyone has any ideas for what this could be and what I might do for her.

She reads a lot and does word searches. Her eyesight is very important to her. Its one of the few things she has left!

Thanks you guys!

~Mama to Many~

Replied by Tessa

Hi Mama to Many -

I have a few ideas that may help.

Is your mother-in-law taking B12 supplements? A deficiency in B12 (common in older folks) can sometimes result in blurry vision. A liquid B12 (spray or drops) would be easily assimilated.

The other supplements I would look into for eye health would be Vitamin A (not beta carotene because some people can't convert it to Vitamin A - especially those with hypothyroidism), a good fish oil, B-Complex along with the B12, zinc, lutein and zeaxanthin, Vitamin E and Vitamin C.

Special supplements formulated for eye health would have most of these.

The other thing would be warm compresses - that may help with the itchiness. There are eye masques (Amazon has them) that emit gentle heat (used mostly for dry eyes) but it might relax the eye and help with the blurriness.

I find using a humidifier daily helps with tired/sore eyes.

It sounds like your mother-in-law has had quite a few trials and tribulations but fortunately she is with her family to help her through them.

I've enjoyed your posts over the years, Mama to Many. They always are so kind and helpful.

I hope others on Earth Clinic can chime in with different answers for your mother-in-law. The answer must be out there ...

I wish you and your family all the best. Take care!

Replied by Madelyn

Hi Mama to Many,

I have had an irritated eye that would get red, itchy, and felt like something was stuck in my lower eyelid. I tried colloidal silver and a weak solution of Lugol's iodine. It somewhat helped but my eye still felt irritated and looked red. I put a big drop of castor oil in my eye and that did the trick! However, a couple of months later when the same eye bothered me again, I used the silver to make sure there was no infection, and followed up with the castor oil thinking it would solve the problem like last time. However this time it didn't work, and for several days my eye grew more itchy and red. I think it may have been an allergic reaction or something.

Anyway, my husband recommended I collect my morning urine (mid stream) and put that in my eye. He used it to clear up a bad case of pink eye in a day or 2. I collected my urine and soaked a cotton Q-tip bud in the urine, and then swiped it inside my eye. Felt so good that I then went ahead and used a dropper to put drops in my eye while pulling down the lower lid where I felt the most itch and burning. It complete eliminated all of the itching and irritation, and after an hour when I check again my eye was no longer red. I've now gotten in the habit of collecting my urine each morning in a little jar to have on hand “just in case! ” I ended up needing it again a few days ago... and as soon as the itch flared up in my eye (which I believe was because I put powder on my face- something I don't usually do unless I'm going somewhere for the day...) I applied the urine and it was sweet relief. I don't know if it will help with the blurry vision, but I certainly don't think it would hurt to try. I believe it's an old folk remedy.

Contact Lenses

Posted by Barry (Memphis, Tn, United States) on 11/18/2012

For most of my life I have worn either contact lenses or glasses. As for contacts, I have preferred gas permeable lenses for the level of oxygen, to accommodate my natural tendency to have dry eyes, and to hold the shape of my eyes in order to prevent further astygmatism. Soft contacts would, after a short time, begin to move with my eye lids. (There are some gas permeable lenses that are, surprisingly, very, very comfortable.)

About a year ago I began to notice or to develop some allergic reactions to the contact cleaners/solutions I was using. I am not sure why or how this happened, and it is not important for the purpose of this post, but instead of trying a new brand I decided to go "natural. " Over the years I have been learning a great deal about these things, in part from this very website (i.e. All of you). So I am writing to share my experiment.

For an entire year I have been using hydrogen peroxide to clean and soak my gas permeable contact lenses and filtered water as a rinse. The results have been far better than expected. The contacts are as fresh as when I first wore them. No deterioration. This is due in part to the fact that I do not rub the contacts to clean them. I simply soak them in a 3 percent solution of common household hydrogen peroxide. (See ingredients when you buy your common household peroxide and be sure the only ingredients are purified water and peroxide to 3 percent strength. ) Then, I rinse them under a stream of filtered water from a plastic ketchup bottle. (The water comes from a "water station" hooked up to a public supply but filtered by reverse-osmosis.)

(I do not know about the dangers of getting hydrogen peroxide in your eyes, but it has happened to me on few occasions. Certainly painful, but obviously not deadly. Best to be certain with rinsing not only the contact but your hand/fingers.)

This system has not only solved my allergy issues but also extended the life of the contacts. It has also, I am certain, if not contributed to my eye health not subtracted from it. Finally, it is less expensive.

Note: There is also an over-the-counter brand of cleaner/disinfection for soft contacts that uses hydrogen peroxide as its main ingredient. I know little about this, as I have not worn soft contacts for many years.

Eye Exercise

Posted by Evan (Hastings, Florida) on 03/02/2012
5 out of 5 stars

Nobody has tried this here yet so I thought I'd put my 2cents in. I'm 40 yrs old and have always done, what I call eye exercises. You need to be outside in a large open area and what you do is hold your hand over one eye and look at something as far away as you can and then look at your other hand, close to your face. You do this back and forth as fast as you can for 30 seconds, and then switch eyes. You don't have to cover your eyes, but if you don't your domanant eye will get most of the workout. When you feel like your eyes have done pushups you have done a good eye workout. By the way I have 20/15 vision!

Replied by Francisca
Zug, Switzerland

Evan, thanks for this new exercise! I have been heavily into eye exercises, have quite a lot of books on the subject because my eyesight is quite bad. I am very myopic and in the meanwhile, because of the age I am presbyopic as well. I also have two coaches but they demotivated me by telling me that I was actually exercising too much. I am a hands on person who needs to be motivated and feeling that I am working hard to reach my goal. I then got so confused that I eventually gave up. I have to say that despite all my efforts I never saw much improvement. I still try to keep the good habits like looking away from a book or the computer or TV regularly, try to keep my visual field open and so but right now I am looking into laser surgery. I am fed up of not seeing any improvement! Too bad because I really enjoyed my voyage into natural eye therapy! I will try your exercise though.... No harm in doing that.

Another exercise one should do regularly is neck exercises, circles, side to side, diagonal, up and down and then doing the same only with the eyes, without moving the neck. That one should do even after surgery because otherwise the bad eyesight can come back and it improves the circulation in the head! There is too much conflicting information around, like should one avoid wearing glasses or not, some say yes, others say no. Anyway, my glasses and my lenses are lower than my actual prescription and as I don't drive it is not a problem!

Replied by Lucky
Liverpool, Uk, Uk

hI... Is someone ever tried palming for eyesight improvement? I have long distant weak eyesight.

Replied by Kitti
Sterling, Va
5 out of 5 stars

This exercise helps instantly! Thanks v. much for sharing your tip.

Replied by Man
Sojouring America
5 out of 5 stars

I like Evan's comment here. I have a bit of poor near sightness developing I have noticed in the last short time. Some one had mentioned somewhere that taking a small grid and reading through it helps. I took a salt shaker lid and put it over one eye and cover the other one with my hand and read the smallest print I have and then look up and read what I have printed on a page about 6 feet away alternatively. It has lessened the annoyance of the one eye having a slightly poorer vision for reading.

The difference in vision was making reading a head ache to me but this exercise of using pin hole salt shaker lid as a "pin hole" glasses, it has really helped.

Is my vision perfect now? No. But am I able to continue to read with less annoyance? Yes. So, the eye exercise is a big winner and the pin hole type glasses also.

Replied by Caitlin
Austin Texas

I get tired of carrots, but they work! My mother (late 80's with near perfect far vision and only using reading glasses), upon hearing that my vision was off said that the 'old folks' she grew up with recommended eating a carrot every day and your vision would improve. Well, every day for the past 2 weeks, I've grated just 1/4 of a carrot into my smoothie mixture. End result: my vision has definitely improved to such an extent that I'm reading 1 size smaller letters than before and this, without my reading glasses. And, my vision is not so blurry. Natural remedies such as eye exercises and carrots may take time, but they CAN, over time, work to fix what ails us! Astounding advice from my mother! Thanks MoM, CAT

Replied by Man
Sojouring America
5 out of 5 stars

This is a quick report back on the vision issue. My left eye has improved markedly. It is back to normal. Normal for the left always has been a little weaker than my right as long as I can remember. What I did was eat a few carrots a day and a can of spinach also, with some Extra virgin Olive Oil, and I put this salt shaker lid with small holes in it over my eye and I covered by other eye with the palm of my hand and then I looked and read the smallest print I had and then lifted up my eyes to read typing on that I taped on the wall. I looked up and read a few seconds and then looked down to read the smallest print and then back again. Just a short time. Also, I now wear a pair of UV clear work goggles to look at the computer to cut down on the glare from the monitor.

The three prong approach on the vision issue in summary.

1. Carrots and spinach ( spinach contains high level of Lutein) (sic?) and EVOO ( the oil it to help the body absorb the oil soluble nutrition).

2. Eye exercises with a pin hole type thing over the eye.

3. Glare reducing clear glasses for reading the computer screen monitor.

I hope this helps somebody. Over and out.

Replied by Prioris
Fl, Usa

When I was very young, eye exercises brought my very deteriorating eyesight back to normal. I just used eye rotation. I actually got idea from reading the comics fun facts. At much older age eye exercise don't help as much. I benefit more by eye relaxation. Just goes to show that one must experiment to find out what works for their situation. Also remember that wearing eye glasses will worsen ones vision so unless you really have to use them, minimize wearing them.


Posted by AC (West Midlands, England) on 08/26/2008

My Mother in law has a book about herbs -- growing them and the different things that they do.

The book is called "The book of herbs" and is by Dorothy Hall. This book was published in the 1970s, so if you are seeking it you may only find it used.

In this book, the author suggests that you can improve your eye sight by "boiling fennel leaves in water until the water is reduced by half" and applying this to the eyes every day when it's cool. She lists no exact qualities because she says these aren't necessary. The body will use what it needs and discard the rest.

She also suggests drinking fennel tea to keep slim. Maybe people are confusing fennel with fenugreek which would explain several recent comments about people gaining weight while taking fenugreek.

My question is, has anyone tried these remedies? I know that fennel is good for digestion, but for weight loss and eye sight too?

Replied by Joyce
Joelton, Tn
512 posts

Hello To the one with the fennel/herb efficacy question: Your question on fennel cannot be answered until you can identify what the author of that herb book is calling fennel! Is it that common weed with a distinctive odor that we southerners frequently call dog fennel. Our inability to answer this question is why I recommend that everyone buy themselves l or more good herb books and another good reference book for identifying these so-called "weeds" that usually are wonderful herbs. How many of them can you identify beyond the dandelion? You never know when you might be reduced to gathering and preparing those herbs for your own use, so you should become familiar with those in your area. You should also have a good reference book about what local plants are safe to gather and eat. Most bookstores stock some good reference books in this area. If you aren't familiar with him, James Duke's book, "The Green Pharmacy" is based on the information he gathered before retiring from federal employment, which can be found in the Federal Government's data base on plants, not only on the plants in N.A. but plants from other countries also. I suggest that you concentrate on your local plants because if you find yourself in a position of needing this information, you aren't likely to be able to order "cat's claw" from South America or anywhere else at that time.

Replied by Sindee
Carlsbad, Ca
5 out of 5 stars

This is an East Indian spice that we drink in our tea concoction once a day for maintaining good digestion. Also helps with bad breath and a few other ailments.

Replied by Anon

How are these two posts for fennel "yes's"? Neither said it improved vision for him/her, just one read about it in a book and another said they heard it helped other problems too. Just checking to not get confused. Thanks


Posted by Dianna (Austin, Tx) on 10/15/2010
5 out of 5 stars

Ok - I have very dry skin. Cool air, wind, all of these make my skin feel tight, dry and itchy. Recently I discovered that ghee (clarified butter) rubbed on my skin at night made it feel much better and I wake up with younger skin. So - I started putting it near my eyes and on my eyelashes and it would get into my eyes and it felt good. I have had fatty deposits on my eyeballs for a while now and usually can't drive at night and have to wear reading glasses to read (i am 50) but imagine my surprise when I had to drive in the dark for an emergency and had no trouble! And also I found myself not reaching for my reading glasses as often!!! Now I put the ghee into my eyes every night. Also my eyes are whiter in the morning and I have almost no crows feet!!! Amazing!!!

EC: For those wishing to learn more about Ghee:

Replied by Anon

Maybe adding straight vitamin A to the eyes would help, too.

Replied by Cherokee
Moulton, Alabama, Usa

What kind of Ghee did you use for your eyes? There are differnet types like, vegetable, cows milk & etc. I would like to try this myself so if you could give me exact brand, strength and etc. I could be sure and NOT mess up maybe.

Replied by Sridhar Av
Irving, Tx
5 out of 5 stars

I have used cow ghee (clarified butter) into my eyes on a daily basis. This really works for stabilizing and even reducing myopia.

Replied by Rach
Pa, US

Hi! I was wondering about your mention of fatty deposits on your eyes. Lately I've been having this clear jelly like stuff on my eyes occasionally - blurring my vision. It's starting to feel like it may be permanently affecting my vision, I'm getting worried. But I haven't had success searching about it online as most sites refer to more serious forms of mucus (infection). I will have to try the ghee, but I was curious if the fatty deposits were similar to what I mentioned & if you were aware of what caused it?

Replied by Maria
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

I am from Poland. The common wisdom is that eating butter is good for your eyes. It works for me. I noticed a few weeks ago that when I stopped eating butter, my eye vision became blurry. It is back to normal now, after eating butter again.

Hydrogen Peroxide

Posted by Elaine (Fairfield, Ct.) on 01/16/2014

I have a friend who has retinitis pigmentosa...I checked your remedies and one said no cure and another said H2O2 with equal parts water into the eye...Is there anything new or has anyoone out there had positive results with the H202 or anything? Thank you.

Replied by Om
Hope Bc Canada

Cold pressed castor oil will cure cataracts so I think it is worth while giving it a go. I use it and it gives brightness and deeper colour. Apply twice a day, especially at night. Very nourishing. Om

Replied by Blanche

I agree that castor oil is soothing in the eye, especially at bedtime, but I can't agree that it cures cataracts. I used it faithfully for 6 months, and went to eye doctor expecting him to ask me what I'd done and that the cataracts were dissolving, but he told me that they were worse....Turned out he was right.

Replied by Samantha
Nc, Usa

You may need to use cold pressed, organic castor oil, so there is no hexane - a byproduct of pressing oil in most, commercial oils.

Posted by Yannis (Athens, Greece) on 09/21/2010

Dear Ted. My wife was diagnosed with Stargardt disease in her eyes. I read two books (one minute cure by Madison Cavanaugh and hydrogen peroxide - medical miracle by William Campbell Douglas) and I found that macular degeneration was on a list of diseases that could had good results with hydrogen peroxide. I also read that specific cases had different treatments with hp. Do you know how hp can help someone to see improvement to his vision when he has stargardt disease? Is it possible to reverse the damage to his eyes? My wife also takes Tahitian Noni, two per day or super booster from Life extension, vitamin C 1000mg from Quest, super Zeaxanthine form Life extension, Omega 3 and every two days B Complex and stress care from Himalaya. We bought an 35% food grade 500ml and she wants to start taking it. Can you help us? Thank you!

Replied by Jamie
San Antonio, Tx, Usa

Yannis, could you tell us more about the hydrogen peroxide treatment and if it is safe? My wife also has Stargardt's. Thank you. I would also like to ask if anyone else has any ideas or remedies as to what might help Stargardt's disease. Jamie Jamie8491(at)hotmail(dot)com

Replied by Brandon
Buffalo, Ny
5 out of 5 stars

Yes, 35% hydrogen peroxide works! I have LHON eye disease and it has greatly improved my vision.

Replied by Art
Tustin, Ca. Usa

Are you saying to use straight 35% hydrogen peroxidec in your eyes? Art

Replied by Katrina
Pittsburgh, Pa

Brandon, can you please tell me more about how you use Hydrogen Peroxide to improve your vision with LHON. We think my son may have LHON and I would be interested in hearing from you. Have you tried any other treatments that have been helpful to you?

Replied by Kay
In The Valley, Ca

Art from Tustin, Please, please whatever you do don't put straight 35% HP in your eyes!! You may do irreversible damage!!! I don't know anything about the cure for your eye disease, but I do know that you can't use straight 35% HP.

Replied by Jody
Gilmanton, Nh

I have heard alot of h202 recently to improve the vision in LHON. Where do you buy it and what is the correct way to use it or doseage amount??

Replied by Andrea C
Cardiff, Wales

Hi, you have to use 'food grade hydrogen peroxide' and dilute it to 3% with 'DISTILLED WATER'. I had to use a 1% solution, as I found 3% was too strong to start with. Some people can tolerate 3%, or more..... Not me!!! Lol Love Andrea c xx

Replied by Md

Well, A couple drops of 35% food grade h2o2 in a glass of water on a completely empty stomach is a good place to start. To get your stomach empty quicker take a tsp of baking soda in a glass of water first. 10mM h2o2 has been shown safe in the eyes which is 0. 034%. Double check my calculations before applying to the eyes. Also you should add the h2o2 into a salt solution like that which is given with neti pots.

Replied by Judy
Torrance, Cal

You never put 35% hydrogen peroxide in your eyes ever unless you want to go blind!

Replied by Brendan

Can u tell me how much 35% h202 food grade I need to dilute in h2o to make that 10mM solution/dilution???....thanx


Posted by Connie (Slc, Ut) on 09/01/2011

Hi Francisca and all who would like to save their vision ; I'm going to offer a suggestion that may help, or at worst, it won't hurt. The B vitamins, B6, Folate, and B12 have shown to at least improve the eye conditions of : optic neuropathy, glaucoma, macular degeneration, cataracts, and visual acuity. They have helped me with dry eyes, blurred vision, and double vision. Although I have taken a large variety of B-complexes and individual B's for over 25 yrs., I found that they didn't work well until I began taking the sublingual lozenge of methylcobalamin, Mb -12. It is a natural form of B12 that is more easily available for the body to use. 1000 mcg. Daily may be a good possible dosage for eye health. ( It has also helped my years long lower back pain and sleep disturbance among many other conditions). But, it can take many months to see improvements, even over a year. It may be worth some consideration.

Replied by Francisca
Michelbach-le-bas, Alsace, France

Thanks Connie, I have exactly the same complaints as you! I will try but I am not sure at all those lozenges are sold here. Still, I have access to four countries so I will do my best! I will save your post anyway.....

Posted by Lita209 (Sanford, Fl, Usa) on 08/31/2011
5 out of 5 stars

I just wanted to share this with the Earth Clinic community. Sometimes I read post that make me think; I wonder if it is the placebo effect that make them feel better. But this one I know it is true it happened to me and I am very excited! Months ago I bought a juicer (not the expensive kind, just a $100 one at Target) and started juicing. I started noticing problems with my eyesight (I wear lenses) and I thought, uhm, all these years I have never stopped seing with my lenses even when the prescription got a little bit stronger. I couldn't see with my lenses. So I told my daughter, I wonder if my eyesight got better with the vegetables and she laughted. I took them off and still couldn't see.

Well last week I finally went for an eye exam and from -3. 00 I went to -2. 00 on my lenses and -1. 50 on my glasses. So I know it was the juicing! I had stopped juicing for about a month and I am now going to start again, even though now I am afraid my new prescription won't last. It makes me wonder if we can revert all the way to 20/20???

Replied by Debbie
Melbourne, Australia

Lita209, I have found the same thing although I am not juicing. I am having chlorella and spirulina powder with liquid chlorophyl every day. I usually find it very hard to drive at night because I am practically blinded whenever a car passes me (especially on a two way road with minimal streetlights.

Anyway I had to drive at night recently and I kept thinking my eyes seemed better because the headlights weren't blinding me as they usually did. I didn't even have to avert my eyes to the side of the road when a car passed as I used to.

I haven't noticed a difference when trying to read street signs from a distance but I will keep an eye on that as well.

Replied by Gavin
Manganui, Northland, New Zealand

I'll expand a bit on my question.. We bought a juicer.. We were juicing carrots mainly.. I was drinking a lot of ginger beer and grapefruit juice. Those were the main things. Your e mail has reminded me that the carrots are the only thing out of a long list I haven't tried.... What happened was I was watching the tv.. And everything went blurry, so I took my glasses off and could see absolutly perfectly.. I really mean perfectly! .. I Felt I was going Hyperglycaemic, and had a sore mouth I was on a quick release multivitamin... So as advised I stopped everything. In ten days my eyes went back to where they were with glasses. This is absolutly true and ive been trying to repeat the magic ingredient, ive even been through the supermarket slips to repeat the exercise. But so far no luck. You can imagine it was a bit of a shock to suddenly see perfectly again.. so thats why i'd like to know what you have been juicing.

Replied by Francisca
Michelbach-le-bas, Alsace, France

Hi Debbie, as I am not getting any better with all the supplements I have tried I am stopping everything and going to start with the Chlorella Spirulina today! I also have Chlorophyl but pills, I suppose that it won't make a difference! Maybe that will change the dryness in my throat and eyes. I have an appointment with the GP next week to see whether I might have Sjogren's but I hope not as the idea is making me panick!

As far as the copper goes, I bought it but I am not sure whether to go on taking it or not. I tried for two days, 2 ml three times a day in a glass of water meaning 0, 9mg copper a day. But I got a bit of a metal taste in my mouth, my throat felt even drier during the night and my stomach seems slightly upset (I felt a bit nauseous). I have stopped taking it now. My husband who is a chemist said he would never take a heavy metal and I read on the Internet that Alzheimer's could be connected with zinc and copper deposits in the brain. I bought the copper at the pharmacy and it says that it can be used for flu symptoms and rheumatism.

Replied by Francisca
Michelbach-le-bas, Alsace, France

I am with all of you on this, I would love to know what Lita has been putting in her juices! I have been juicing for 18 months now, just anything really, now in the summer more fruit like black berries (just bought a lot from a friend so need to use them up quickly), grapefruit, avocado, apples, carrots, celery, tomatoes, lettuce, you name it but so far no changes in my eyesight! I am very myopic, not like Lita but sometimes you see even more changes in higher prescriptions. I try to do trampolining whenever I can, try to use my eyes well (I have read a lot of books on the subject), do some exercises but nothing ever seems to happen so know what people are doing that works would be a huge help!

To Gavin: My gingerbeer is going well. I strained it yesterday and am leaving it to ferment again till tomorrow, then I will start drinking it. Stupid enough I don't remember whether I forgot to put in the sugar but as it didn't really taste sweet I added a bit yesterday still, if I didn't put the sugar in would it still ferment? And another question, about the ginger water before sleeping. Isn't ginger something that would keep you awake? I forgot to take it yesterday but I can try tonight still I am a bit worried it will make me even more awake!

Replied by Gavin
Manganui, Northland, New Zealand

Thanks Debbie.. I mentioned to francesca, that I thought it might have been the fractionated yeast in the ginger beer that caused the improvement in vision. But it might also have been a combination of things.. As at that time I was juicing a lot of carrots. A chap in his nineties with good eyes also said the trick to vision was B12. I was getting that in the vitamins, and still am but the x factor dosn't seem to have popped back into the equasion yet. I'll be back on carrots next week so will also keep you posted. I was juicing the whole carrot with the top still in it. That has something in it as well. I ve been wearing glasses for twenty years and they've been getting stronger, but the pair im wearing at the moment are the ones I had ten years back. I've also ordered some Hyluronic acid capsules.. As root vegies have it as long as eaten raw.. Its a bit like msn.. Which is lost in cooking. I'll just keep banging away till I work it out.

Replied by Debbie
Melbourne, Australia

Hi Gavin, there is some information on the web that says chlorophyl improves vision! That is the green tops for your carrots you were juicing. That is the green vegetables and the green herbs. I take a liquid chlorophyl along with the spirulina and chlorella. I take about 15ml per day.

I found an article that says chlorophyl improves vision and "night vision".

Here is two links you may find interesting on foods beneficial for healhy eyes.

Replied by Gavin
Manganui, Northland, New Zealand

Thanks debbie.. When I get the juicer out.. I'll ad a few of the goodies suggested in the website. When you think that to make an 8 oz glass of carrot juice it takes about ten carrots, your certainly getting a good daily supply lol.

Replied by Lita209
Sanford, Fl, Usa

Hey Gavin to answer your question; I remember having as base carrots, beets and apples. I would try different things like celery, cucumber and spinach. Spinach didn't work for me because you need so much to get so little. Also I would use pomenagrate, orange, strawberries and sometimes ginger. But the basic was always carrots, apple and beets. I hope this helps. To our health!!

Replied by Gavin
Manganui, Northland, New Zealand

Thanks for your reply Lita, that seems to back up what I was using in the juicer when my eyes came right. Mostly carrots some apples. Plenty of grapefruit juice.. And oranges.. Plus a few billberries as they came off the bush. Plus B12 in a multi.

Replied by Gavin
Manganui, Northland, New Zealand

I will do- dont worry. I'm going to get a load of carrots monday in the shopping.

Replied by Andrea C
Cardiff, Wales

Do not juice the greens off carrots!!!!! They're poisonus to humans!! Love andrea c xxxxxxx

Replied by Swedish Chef
Sf Bay Area, Ca

I'm a little late in this thread, but I think it is the beets. I started drinking beet kvass and noticed an improvement in my eyesight. At the moment my eyesight is blury because I just tried the ghee remedy suggested above (but my crows feet are much finer after just a few minutes. So ghee on crows feet, but not in the eyelashes is my preliminary conclusion.)

Replied by Radra
Greenwich, London

Juicing what? Please be more specific. Thanks

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Posted by Jan (Wisconsin) on 12/03/2013

I've been searching for natural ways to help with ocular hypertension, aside from the usual advice to eat carrots for your eyesight. I haven't found anything on the subject on your website - is there anything I can do to help postpone the loss of eyesight or to halt it from worsening? Thanks! ~Jan

Replied by Mama To Many
Tennessee, Usa

Dear Jan,

I am hopeful that there are things that would preserve your eyesight. Several things that come to mind are: activated charcoal powder, eyebright, and carrots.

You mentioned that you have been told to eat carrots. Juicing organic carrots would be a better way to get the important nutrients in larger quantities. I would highly recommend 2 cups of fresh carrot juice a day. It is a bit of a time commitment, but the "carrots for eyes" is not just a myth. I have a friend who reversed and "incurable" eye disease with carrot juice. (I am sorry I do not recall what the name of it was.)

The herb Eyebright got its name because of its usefulness in eye disorders. You can buy eyebright supplements and take capsules or a tincture. The is a Dr. Christopher Eyebright tincture that can be taken internally and can also be diluted in water as an eyewash.

Finally, activated charcoal has been used successfully to treat eye disorders. Here is how to make charcoal eye drops.

1 teaspoon activated charcoal powder

4 ounces pure water

Mix together.

Strain through a coffee filter.

Drop 1 drop of the filtered charcoal water into your eyes twice a day. (3 or 4 times a day is better but not convenient.)

An even stronger way to use charcoal is with charcoal poultices over your eyes at night. (See, "How to make a charcoal poultice" under activated charcoal powder on Earth Clinic.) Here is a link to a story about someone who had great success treating a serious eye disorder this way.

While she was not treating the same condition, it was a condition of the eyes and there was inflammation that would lead to blindness that was reversed.

Charcoal is also used by people for regular hypertension. Charcoal reduces inflammation.

All of these things can be safely done together.

Please let us know what you try and what helps you. I do hope you see results quickly with what you try and that you can save your eyesight.

~Mama to Many~