The eyes are the window to the world around us. They take in shapes, colors and information, then send this information to the brain for processing. This lets the brain know what is going on outside of the body. The eye is very complex and is made up of many parts, some of which include the optic nerve, the retina, pupil, iris, cornea and sclera. The sclera can become discolored for various reasons but can also be whitened by following just a few simple steps.
Do a cleansing detox to help rid the bloodstream and liver of toxins; toxins are often reflected in the eyes. The liver is what helps to cleanse and purify the blood of toxins, but an overtoxic liver can cause a buildup of toxins that can affect many parts of the body, including the eyes. A natural liver cleanse can be purchased at most health food stores.
Use a juicer to juice 8 oz. of carrots, 4 oz. of celery, 3 oz. of endive, 2 oz. of parsley and 2 oz. of spinach. Drink the juice on a daily basis to help keep the eyes healthy. It is rich in vitamin A.
Use eye drops that are made to add moisture to the eyes, not just get the red out, on a daily basis. The eyes can become dry from staring at a computer screen, allergies and dry air, causing them to become irritated and red. Moisturizing eye drops can be purchased at department stores.
It is important to protect the eyes from sun exposure because UV rays can discolor the eyes. Once the eyes have become discolored from sun exposure, nothing can be done to whiten them again. It is important to wear eye protection all year long. Aging can also cause the sclera, or white part of the eye, to become thinner, allowing the blue choroids underneath to show through and causing a slight discoloration.