There are various methods in Ayurveda to improve eyesight. If proper care for eye is not taken, it can result into various eye conditions such as age related macular degeneration and cataracts, which is a leading cause of blindness in the world.

The Ayurvedic name for defective eyesight is ‘Drishti Dosha’. Alochaka Pitta is responsible for maintaining eyesight and it weakens with age. Proper caring for the eyes is one preventative measure that helps.


Causes of Defective Eyesight: – Prolonged constipation and nervous debility can cause Drishti dosha. Common cold can also lead to eyesight defects. Stress , Diabetes, Excessive smoking, alcohol intake,caffienated drinks are also responsible for defective eyesight .


Ayurvedic Diet for improving Eyesight:


Consuming good amount of apple and grapes helps in improving your eyesight.

Carrots have good quantity of vitamin A which proves to be one of the useful natural treatment for enhancing your eyesight.

Cucumber juice does wonders for your eyesight as it tries to improve it immensely.

Addition of spinach in your diet is beneficial.It purifies your blood, increases the hemoglobin and improves your eyesight.

Turnip, fresh milk, cheese, butter, tomatoes, lettuce, cabbage, soya beans, green peas, oranges and dates are good source of vitamin A include them in your diet.

Triphala Benefits for Eyes:

Triphala strengthens the muscles of the eyes and improves eyesight. It is helpful in curing various eye problems like cataracts, glaucoma, progressive myopia, and conjunctivitis. It is also used to wash the eyes, in order to reduce their redness. Triphala is very helpful in treating impaired vision.

Triphala Ghrita : is indicated in diseases of eyes. Useful in conjunctivitis and many other eye troubles. Triphala nourishes the nerves and tissues of the eyeball, including the eye lens. Cow’s ghee balances the vitiation of the vata dosha and normalizes it.


Panchakarma: Therapies like Aschotana, Anjana, Tarpana ,and Jalookavacharan are found to be very effective for eye diseases.