Mistakes when taking care of your eyes that you may be making
Eyes are very important, helping us to see everything around us. However, it is also very vulnerable to external factors if not taken care of properly. Here are the mistakes you can make when taking care of the eye area.
1. Ignore the signs of eye discomfort
If you see signs of an eye infection, you need to see an ophthalmologist for diagnosis and treatment. Because if the infection is not treated, it can make your eyes invisible or can spread to people around.
2. You don't get an annual eye exam. You should see your ophthalmologist every year to make sure your eyes are still working properly, especially if you're over 40.
During the examination, the doctor will evaluate the ability to see, especially serious problems such as glaucoma, diabetic eye disease or macular degeneration ...
Elderly people; have underlying medical conditions such as diabetes, high blood pressure; People with a family history of eye problems should have regular check-ups to take care of their eyes if necessary.
3. You have an eye injury Even if it doesn't feel like a big deal, you should see an eye doctor as soon as possible if you have an eye injury. It is especially important if an eye injury is accompanied by symptoms such as:
Difficulty seeing things; Feeling pain or discomfort in or around the eye area; Unable to open eyes; Seeing blood in the whites of the eyes; Unable to move the injured eye; See the black center of the injured side is larger. Injuries have many different degrees, even something falling into the eye can cause an infection in the eye that causes corneal ulcers, severely affecting the ability to see.
Should use sunglasses often even when there is no sunlight, should choose the one that blocks at least 99% of both UVA and UVB rays.
5. Rubbing the eyes damages blood vessels This can irritate and damage the blood vessels of the eyes. Your hands contain a lot of germs because we often come into contact with surfaces containing bacteria. Make sure your hands are always clean by washing them with soap and water before caring for the eye area.
6. Spending too much time looking at the screen Constantly looking at the computer, tablet or phone screen at close range and for a long time will make the muscles around the eyes have to work too much. Long screen time can make your eyes tired and cause headaches. Blue light from smart devices also damages the retina, increasing the risk of macular degeneration.
For safe use follow the 20-20-20 rule, which is an easy way to prevent eye damage. Look at something 20 feet (6m) away for 20 seconds every 20 minutes of looking at the screen. Also, blink often to keep your eyes moist.
7. Skip contact lens care To keep your eyes healthy, rinse your contact lenses with a solution your doctor recommends. Contact lenses should be stored in a suitable container and should be replaced every 3 months. Taking them off before going to bed is also important to protect your eyes.
8. Shower with contact lenses A hot shower can help you relax after a tiring day of work or study, but it's not good when you're wearing contact lenses. Contact lenses can get caught in the water by germs and lead to an eye infection. To avoid any possible problems, remove your contact lenses before you shower. If you use the once-daily ones, be sure to throw them away at the end of the day.
9. Do not remove makeup, take care of your eyes before going to bed
Leftover particles of mascara, eyeliner can get into your eyes and lead to serious infection. It is important to remove makeup and take care of your eyes completely before going to bed. If you forget to remove your makeup and your eyes become red and painful, see your doctor right away.
10. Not wearing safety glasses Eye protection with safety glasses is key to preventing eye injuries when you work around the house or play sports. Depending on your job, choose the right type of goggles.
Before starting a new activity, check that you have enough protective gear.
11. You don't know your family history When you visit your doctor, it's important to know if any eye conditions run in your family. That way, your doctors will check regularly if you have a family history of eye problems and treat them right away if there are problems.
12. Don't wear glasses Your vision changes over time. We need to monitor and change glasses to match the extent of our disease. Especially elderly people often have eye problems, need to be examined to choose the right glasses. Using the wrong glasses or not wearing them causes the eyes to adjust a lot, so the condition will get worse faster.
13. Smoking is bad for your eyes Smoking can be just as bad for your eyes as it is for the rest of your body. It can make you more likely to:
Get cataracts; Damage to the optic nerve; Have macular degeneration. All of these problems can lead to vision loss.
Eyes are one of the important senses, if cared for properly, it will work at its best. But if you do it the wrong way, it is easy to hurt your eyes and cause many serious problems affecting vision.
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