The eye is the most vulnerable organ in humans. There are many things in life that can do great damage to it. Understanding these hazards helps prevent problems before they occur and better protects your eyes. The American magazine published a number of "10 things that have been ruined by eyes" that many ophthalmologists have summed up, and have a quick look at what you have recruited.
Going out without wearing sunglasses
Dr. Venai Akalu, professor of ophthalmology at the University of Illinois, said that excessive UV exposure can easily burn the cornea and even cause various eye diseases such as cataracts. Therefore, when wearing outdoors, wearing sunglasses, wide-brimmed hats, etc. can protect the eyes well.
Don't wash your face before going to bed
After a day of running, the face will be contaminated with a lot of dust and germs. If you don't wash your face before going to bed, it will easily lead to eye infection. In addition, experts recommend that in order to avoid bacterial infections, eye makeup such as mascara is best replaced once every three months.
The air is too dry
Wind blowing, air drying, etc., will accelerate the loss of water in the eyes, and it is easy to cause dry eyes. It is recommended to avoid rubbing your eyes with your hands at this time. If you use a humidifier properly, you can use artificial tears to moisturize your eyes. Experts remind that artificial tears should be used less than 4 times a day. If the eyes are itchy, artificial tears can be placed in the refrigerator for refrigerating, which can better relieve the itching of the eyes.
Ignore the symptoms of photophobia
Dr. Anne Sumer, an expert on the American Ophthalmology Association, said that many people feel that the phenomenon of flashing, photophobia, pain, blurred vision or redness will naturally fade. However, these may be signs of eye diseases issued by the body. If left untreated, it is easy to aggravate eye diseases, making eyesight difficult to recover, and even more serious consequences.
Total eye drops
Some eye drops can temporarily contract blood vessels and eliminate red eye symptoms, but inflammation still exists. Repeated use of such eye drops can cause redder eyes. Therefore, it is best to see a doctor in time when the eyes are red and swollen, in order to treat both the symptoms and the root causes.
Staring at the computer
Under normal circumstances, the number of blinks in one minute is 12 to 15 times. If you stare at the screen for a long time, the number of blinks will be significantly reduced, which can easily lead to eye dryness, fatigue, and myopia. Therefore, when using a computer, watching TV, and watching a mobile phone, you should always look up into the distance and let your eyes rest.
Taking a shower with a contact lens
Experts said that when showering or bathing, do not wear contact lenses, otherwise shampoo, body wash, etc. will immerse in the eyes, which will contaminate the lens and cause eye discomfort. In addition, in the hot summer months and springs with more sand, it is best to wear contact lenses.
Swimming without goggles
When swimming or repairing furniture, it is best to wear goggles to protect your eyes. Otherwise, dirty water and small flying objects may injure the cornea.
Dr. Ian Kona, professor of ophthalmology at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, said that smoking 20 cigarettes a day increases the risk of cataract by a factor of two. Smoking also increases the incidence of age-related macular degeneration and myopia. This is because the oxygen inhaled by the human body is consumed during smoking, resulting in a decrease in blood oxygenation, and the retina is particularly sensitive to hypoxia, which in the long run will inevitably result in a decrease in visual acuity and even blindness in severe cases.
Irregular inspection of the eyes
Experts say that even if there is no myopia or presbyopia, you should develop a good habit of regularly seeing ophthalmology. Especially for patients with hypertension and diabetes, the eyes should be checked frequently.