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provides essential minerals.

Vitamins A, B complex, C, E, selenium, and zinc are also important. Be sure and eat
greens every day.
Nicotine, sugar, and caffeine all weaken the eyes.
Tinted sunglasses often cause eyestrain. Only use polarized sunglasses, if you use them
at all.
Margarine and vegetable shortening are not good for the eyes.
To strengthen the eyes, especially in weakness resulting from diabetes, use chaparral tea
internally. Vitamin A is also important.
Place a washcloth, dipped in ice water, over your eyes for 15 minutes, once or twice a
day. Or cold cucumber slices can be put on your eyes.
A number of medicinal drugs are not good for the eyes. This would include aspirin,
ACTH, anticoagulants, corticosteroids, diuretics, streptomycin, sulfa drugs, tetracycline,
allopurinol, antihistamines, digitalis, haloperidol, anti-infection drugs, quinine, marijuana,
and some others.
Anti-infection drugs, including diazepam (Valium), haloperidol (Haldol), some
antidepressants, quinine, and sulfa drugs can cause ocular abnormalities.
Contact lenses: Be very cautious about wearing contact lenses! They keep air from the
eyeball surfaces which they cover. Infections can result. Leaving them in place more than
24 hours can produce ulcerative keratitis. The cells of the cornea are rubbed away by the
contact lens, resulting in infection and scarring, and possible eventual blindness. Research
shows that this danger applies equally to ordinary daily wear contact lenses or extendedwear lenses.
See "Eyestrain."
ENCOURAGEMENTMake God your entire dependence. When you find yourself starting to do
otherwise, immediately call a haltand run back to Him! Do not tarry; do not wait.

EYE INFLAMMATION (J.H. Kellogg, M.D., Formulas)

EXTERNAL INFLAMMATlONSLight weight Fomentations for 15 minutes, every 2 hours;


frequently renewed cooling compress during intervals between.
INFLAMMATIONS OF EYEBALLA Fomentation covering the eye (while the eye is closed) and
extending to the forehead, for 15-20 minutes or until the skin is well-reddened. Repeat as often as
necessary, to relieve pain. Employ the frequently renewed (5-15 minutes at 600 F.) Heating Compress
during the intervals between hot applications.

EYESTRAIN

SYMPTOMSThe eyes seem to be straining to see what they are trying to look at. After some time of
doing this, you acquire a general feeling of eyestrain.
CAUSES AND TREATMENT
Is the area in which you do much of your eyework properly lit?
Flickering tubes can bother the eyes. Try not to use computers too long at a time; do not
watch television too long. Both are hard on your eyes. Keep the screen somewhat
darkened. Shade your screen by placing a hood over the front.
Every so often, shut and rest your eyes. Try "palming." To do this, place the palms
across your open eyes, without touching them. This cuts out all light and enables you to
momentarily rest them from all light.
Make sure you blink often enough. Each blink cleanses and refreshes them.
Refuse to strain your eyes. Keep them relaxed at all time.
Sunglasses cause eyestrain for some people; they help others. Only use Polaroid glasses.
The evening hours are the worst time to read and use your eyes intensively for anything.
The natural daylight is gone.