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Keep your eyes healthy

Wear Your Glasses

If you have prescribed spectacles, remember to wear them.

If you need a new pair, consider a coating that filters harmful blue light.

A quality pair of sunglasses will help protect your eyes from UV light.

Just note: The price tag is not an indicator of quality.

Doing any kind of gardening or handy work?

Remember to protect your eyes with safety goggles.

These help to protect your eyes from flying debris.

They are available with your specific prescription as well.

Should you feel any irritation, use saline solution or lubricating drops and call your optometrist for advice.

Remember to Remove Your Contact-lenses

Life gets busy and it’s easy to forget to remove contact lenses.

Leaving them on the eye over night can cause oxygen deprivation to the cornea (the clear window at front of the eye), leading to reduced vision.

A compromised cornea also means increased risk of infection and even ulcers.

You could set an alarm on your phone to help you remember to take your contact lenses out.

Influence of Screen Time

As addictive as your favorite series might be, it is essential to take regular breaks.

Use the 20-20-20 rule for all screen usage.

“Every 20 minutes, look at an object 20 feet away, for 20 seconds.”

This allows your eyes to refocus and rehydrate.

Another good piece of advice is to set a time to stop watching, so you get a decent night’s sleep.

Replace Your Cosmetics Regularly

Eye infections can occur if you do not regularly replace your eye makeup.

Mascara is the biggest culprit.

Do not use your cosmetics for longer than advised after opening and after expiration date. Wash your hands well before applying make-up.

Go for a Check-Up

Your eyes should be checked every two years, unless advised differently by your ophthalmologist or optometrist.

If you notice any of the below symptoms, it’s important to schedule an appointment.

Ø Blurry vision

Ø Painful eyes

Ø Itchiness

Ø Irritation

Ø Dry eye sensation

Ø Light sensitivity

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