Healthy eyes and sight can be a gift that many of us take for granted. We may not realise that comfortable eyes with no problems are a blessing until we experience some difficulties. The best policy, as ever, is preventing problems before they really have the chance to arise. Getting into good habits early on can help us to feel comfortable and have good sight later down the line. Fortunately, by incorporating a few additional tips and tricks into our daily routine, we can ensure we’re taking the best care of our eyes. Check out our quick steps to make sure you’re doing all you can to keep your eyes healthy.
- Take off Your Makeup
Removing makeup or products before we go to sleep is one of the most commonly preached beauty tips. Blocked pores, blemishes, and excess oil can all follows if we skip this step. But did you know that remaining makeup can have a negative impact on your eye health too? Old mascara can cause lashes to shed, irritating the eye or even leading to infections. For the most part, this is a worst case scenario but it is better to be safe than sorry. Remove eye makeup with a gentle solution and always remove contact lenses too. A good night’s sleep is just as important to your eye health as it is to your general health.
2) Regular Check-ups
If you are a contact lenses wearer, this step is particularly important as your eyes are more vulnerable to scratching. However, even if you do not wear glasses or contact lenses, it is important to know that no other problems are developing. Opticians can tell us whether there is an infection, build up of pressure, or even the onset of diabetes. The chances are that we will be fine and healthy, but if we have any concerns our optician can provide us with some advice or additional reading.
3) Eye Exercises
If we regularly work with a screen or habitually stay up late, we might experience some problems. Tension around the eyes and temples, soreness and dryness, or just general fatigue are all common. Some gentle eye exercises can strengthen our eyes and prevent further strain. It is important also to take regular breaks and rest our eyes if we feel them becoming tired. Headaches and migraines are often avoidable if our eyes are comfortable.
4) Eye Drops
Dryness and irritation is one of the most common eye complaints. If the weather is dry and changeable or you work somewhere with air conditioning, you may experience irritation. Having eye drops or spray handy can provide instant relief and stop us from rubbing at our eyes too. Touching our eyes and eyelids regularly can often contribute to further irritation.
Don’t be tempted to cut corners when it comes to the health of your eyes. Healthy, comfortable eyes and good sight should not be taken for granted. Protect and value them, remember to add these tips to your routine, and you should enjoy reliable eyesight well into old age!