Eyes are one of the most important organs of the body, and because of that maintaining good eye health should be imperative for everyone. However, people all over the globe have problems with their eyes and many of them are diagnosed with loss of vision, as well. Modern medicine is advancing every day, and many of these eye related problems can be cured. Some even believe that more than 50% of all blindness in the world could have been prevented.
You should do whatever is in your control, to protect your eyes from any potential harm. This may include eye injuries, infections, allergies and diseases, since all these are known to lead to some serious eye problems.
Protect Your Eyes
Safety glasses, sunglasses and contacts lenses are important. Whenever working around some flying objects or any of the substances which might cause dust and debris you should wear protective glasses. They will prevent anything floating in the air to come into contact with your eyes and damage them. Many companies working with such materials require from their workers to wear safety glasses all the time, as great precautionary measure for their workers. Sunglasses are invented to protect the eyes from harmful sun light. Ultraviolet part of the sun rays can seriously damage your skin and eyes and you must protect both of them, wearing sunscreen lotions and sunglasses while in the sun.
Contact lenses are great invention, but many people don’t handle them as they should. You must wash your hands before taking contacts in them. Always clean them thoroughly after every use, and moist them with eye wash and refreshers. The container for your contact lenses must also be cleaned frequently. Dried or dirty contacts are potentially harmful for your eyes and may cause infections. Use only contacts that are completely cleaned and change them every few months or so.
Many diseases are known to be associated with eye problems, including diabetes, hypertension, autoimmune disorders and thyroid problems. Hypertension and diabetes can be prevented, so you should lead a healthy lifestyle maintain healthy weight to avoid medical problems associated with these diseases. If you already suffer from certain medical problem, you should follow your doctor’s recommendation and prescriptions.
Allergies to pollen or some other substances may also provoke eye problems. OTC (over the counter) drugs might work for you, but if the redness, itching and burning wont; stop, visit your doctor.
Your eyes should be treated gently, so don’t rub them too often. Use a wet wash cloth and wash them every morning.