08/12/2022
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Eye Care: How to properly care for your eyes – 2022

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Eye Care: How to properly care for your eyes

The human eye weighs 8 grams. But to save those precious 16 grams, sometimes you have to make considerable efforts. Eye care

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How to properly care for your eyes

The human eye weighs 8 grams. But to save those precious 16 grams, sometimes you have to make considerable efforts. Although for most people, for a long and happy vision, you need to follow very simple hygiene rules, which we’ll talk about today.

  1. We wash ourselves in science. Eye care is primarily the prevention of infectious diseases. How to wash your eyes properly?
    • To wash hands.
    • Wash at least twice a day.
    • You can wash your eyes with clean running water or a decoction of chamomile, mint, sage.
    • When washing, you do not need to close your eyes tightly, water should get not only on the eyelids, but also on the eyeballs!
    • Wipe with an individual towel.
    • You can also wipe your eyes with a cotton pad soaked in water or a decoction of herbs. The direction of movement is from the temple to the inner corner of the
    • eye. For each eye – a separate cotton pad.
  2. Don’t hurt yourself with makeup. The first main rule is not to go to bed with makeup on. Cosmetics can clog the sebaceous and lacrimal glands, cause irritation of the mucous membrane, and lead to inflammation. Also use eye cleansers, do not use other people’s cosmetics, wash brushes and sponges regularly.
  3. Taking a break from the screen. Yes, as my grandmother advised. 50 minutes of work – 10 minutes break to look out the window. The gaze must be focused either on distant or near objects. You can also close your eyes and massage them lightly. The goal is to relax as much as possible. The distance from the smartphone to the face must be at least 40 centimeters.
  4. We don’t sit in the dark. In the twilight, the eyes will dry out, the eye muscles will overstrain. If the light is too bright, the eyes will quickly get tired. Light should be distributed evenly throughout the room. There should be an additional lamp at the workplace – on the left.
  5. We wear sunglasses. To prevent ultraviolet rays from damaging the retina. The goggles help reduce eye strain in bright daylight and protect them from wind and dust.
  6. We protect the eyes from injuries, bruises, foreign bodies. It is important to observe safety precautions, use safety glasses at work in hazardous conditions and when doing extreme sports.
  7. We moisturize. The room temperature comfortable for the cornea is 18–22°C and humidity 45–60%. For dry eye syndrome, moisturizing drops can be used.
  8. Don’t ignore the doctor. If there are no problems with vision, once a year you need to go to the ophthalmologist for prophylaxis. For those who wear glasses or lenses – for the selection of corrective means. And if you notice that your vision has deteriorated, there is discomfort, a feeling of sand in the eyes and other symptoms, you should not delay going to the doctor or self-medicate, but undergo a vision diagnosis.
Useful Eye Gadgets

Gadgets can not only harm vision, but also work to preserve it. Let’s talk about some modern eye helpers.

  • Glasses massagers. Manufacturers promise that they will improve blood flow in the eye area, tone muscles, and normalize eye pressure.
  • Relax glasses will help relieve eye fatigue, relax the eye muscles.
  • Training glasses, perforated. Thanks to the holes, they do not allow the eye muscles to atrophy, they train them.
  • Mobile applications “Eye acuity test” and “iKulist”, with which you can check your eyesight and identify possible visual impairments.
If you wear contact lenses:
  • do not use lenses longer than 19 hours;
  • do not sleep in lenses;
  • do not swim in lenses;
  • wear lenses according to the manufacturer’s instructions and doctor’s recommendations;
  • wash your hands before putting on or taking off lenses;
  • give up lenses if you catch a cold, when the body is weakened and dehydrated – during these periods, the eyes dry up anyway, opening the way for infections.
If you wear glasses:
  • use current diopter glasses;
  • make sure that the lenses of the glasses are always clean;
  • change glasses every 2-3 years – scratches on the glasses harm the eyes.
Good for eye health:
  • balanced diet;
  • rejection of bad habits;
  • compliance with the daily routine;
  • full sleep;
  • eye gymnastics.

 

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