Eyes, although one of the essential organs in the body, is often neglected in the human body. Unfortunately, we have no beauty enhancement treatment or spas to rejuvenate or improve our eyesight. Therefore, it is purely up to us to maintain good eye health.
Ironical, isn’t it that eyes are very important, yet we abuse our privilege of vision?
Here are PharmEasy’s five easy and effective ways of taking care of your eyes and maintaining good eye health:
1) Take frequent breaks from the screens
Thanks to the technological era that we live in, people spend endless hours in front of monitors, TVs and cell phones. The constant exposure to screens, be it the laptop, smartphones, tabs or television, etc., leads to unnecessary strain on our eyes. It is best to take frequent breaks when reading or working on a computer screen. One must look away and focus on objects in the distance for good eye health.
2) Use Eye drops
Staring at screens for too long, results it strained dry-eyes. The best way to overcome this problem is to use a hydrating eye drop to cool, hydrate and nourish the eyes. Just as one shoe doesn’t fit all, one eye drop isn’t useful for everyone, so consult your ophthalmologist before you squirt anything in your eyes in the hope that it’s doing you good. Also, always check the expiry date of products before using them.
3) Get regular eye check-up
It is advised that you get an eye check-up at least once in six months. Eye strain, dry eyes, and other similar disorders can lead to severe ailments if they aren’t cured on time. Consult your doctor once in six months or if any of the following symptoms persist:
– irritation of the eye/eyes
– Foreign body sensation in the eye
– stringy discharge
– eye fatigue
– heavy eyelids
– red eyes
– discomfort on wearing contact lenses
– shorter bearable spans of reading, working on computers, etc
4) Proper care of contact lenses
People who wear contact lenses have to take extra care of their eyes. Precaution needs to be taken while wearing and removing contact lenses, while applying or removing make-up, spraying deodorants, to name a few. Try not wearing the lenses for too long and avoid any contact with dust and foreign particles as it may lead to infection.
5) Use a pair of antiglare glasses
The UV rays of the sun cause considerable damage to eyesight. Also, the bright harsh light entering the eye for prolonged lengths of time can harm the cornea. Sunglasses also protect the eyes from dry air and dust particles. Plus, it adds to your coolness quotient, so why not?