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
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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
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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 :

Carrots and Spinach

Posted by Man (Sojouring America) on 03/04/2014
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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.

Castor Oil

Posted by Drew (Hong Kong) on 05/30/2016
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I buy cold pressed castor oil. It is hexane free and organic, Have been using it for 3 months and it softens the eye lens and has helped me see better.

Posted by Paul (Plano, Texas) on 10/11/2012
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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
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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
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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..

Eye Exercise

Posted by Prioris (Fl, Usa) on 03/04/2014
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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 Evan (Hastings, Florida) on 03/02/2012
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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 Lucky
Liverpool, Uk, Uk

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

Replied by Kitti
Sterling, Va
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This exercise helps instantly! Thanks v. much for sharing your tip.

Replied by Man
Sojouring America
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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.


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

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.


Posted by Sridhar Av (Irving, Tx) on 05/06/2014
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I have used cow ghee (clarified butter) into my eyes on a daily basis. This really works for stabilizing and even reducing myopia.

Posted by Dianna (Austin, Tx) on 10/15/2010
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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 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 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?

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 Brandon (Buffalo, Ny) on 01/12/2013
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Yes, 35% hydrogen peroxide diluted down to 3% works! I have LHON eye disease and it has greatly improved my vision.

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 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

Hydrogen Peroxide for 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.