Eye care-How to look after your eyes properly

Glasses, eye care

Our eyes are of course very important. I only wear glasses because I use extra oxygen. Because I don’t want to leave my house with a tube in my face, I have special glasses. I normally don’t wear glasses. But how important are your eyes? Very important! Are we then just as frugal at our eyes as we are with our facial skin, for example?Me and my oxygen glasses

These days most people are aware of the need to eat well, watch their weight and get plenty of exercise. But, few people give much thought to the fact that they need to look after their eyes too. It is not hard to do. You just need to follow the following short guide.

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Have your eyesight tested regularlyHow to look after your eyes

Everyone should get their eyes tested at least once per. You should not wait until your eyesight starts to fail.

Buy good quality glasses

Use your prescription to buy a set of good quality glasses from somewhere like EyeBuyDirect.com. Make sure that they fit properly. If they slide down your nose while you are reading or looking at a screen you will be straining your eyes. Your vision can only be accurately corrected if your glasses sit on your face properly. This is especially the case if you wear bifocals.

Keep your eye glasses clean

You need to keep your eyeglasses clean. There are several reasons for this.

Firstly, if the lenses are dirty they cannot do the job of adjusting your vision properly. Without realising it your eyes will have to strain to see things clearly enough.

The other reason is that dirty glasses can be a home for tiny mites and fungus. These can cause infections in your eyes and sometimes your skin. You can find out more about this from this website.

Keeping your hands clean can also reduce the risk of eye infections. People touch their eyes dozens of times every day.

Wear sunglassesHow to look after your eyes

Perhaps the most important thing you can do for your eyes is to wear sunglasses. Ultraviolet light does a lot of damage. Choose a pair that offers protection from both UVA and UVB light.

Cleanse your eyes every day

When you wash your face, make sure that you do not miss your eyes. Don’t use soap and do not rub the area around your eyes too vigorously. The skin in this area is very soft and thin. So, it is easy to stretch and damage it. You do not want to speed up the rate at which you develop droopy eyelids or wrinkles.

Instead, take a clean flannel, and wet it using fresh-flowing warm tap water. Wring it out and press it gently against your eye. This will soften any mucus. After about a minute, take another corner of the flannel and very gently wipe them. This will remove any softened gunk.

Treat infections fastEye care

If you do get an infection, book in with your doctor or speak to a pharmacist, the sooner you treat them the better. The ecosystem in your eye is very delicate. It does not take much to upset the balance. When things get out of kilter it can take a long time for your eyes to recover and get back to normal.

Get enough sleep

Only when your eyes are completely closed are they able to relax and rejuvenate. So, make sure that you get enough sleep.

Lastly, you should eat well and get plenty of exercise. Numerous studies have shown that this really helps to keep your eyes healthy.

 

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14 Comments

  1. 12th December 2019 / 18:22

    I am guilty of washing around my eyes too enthusiastically. I need to be more gentle. My mom has macular degeneration and since I am prone to that I have been wearing my sunglasses more regularly. Thanks for an informative post.

    • nancy
      Author
      12th December 2019 / 18:22

      It is very important to be very gentle with your eye skin! Thanks Leslie!

  2. 12th December 2019 / 18:22

    My eyesight has deteriorated since turning 40 and now in my 50’s I’m at the point that I need my glasses or contacts all the time. I hate it! I miss being able to see unassisted. Our eyesight is so important!
    xo,
    Kellyann

    • nancy
      Author
      12th December 2019 / 18:22

      Can’t you laser your eyes Kellyann?

  3. 12th December 2019 / 18:22

    Eye care is important! I developed some floaters (boo!) last year and had to get my eyes looked at. Thankfully they’re hardly noticeable and did fade, but it is just something worth checking out just incase!

    Carrie
    curlycraftymom.com

    • nancy
      Author
      13th December 2019 / 18:22

      Yes it is! I am glad for you they fade out!

  4. 12th December 2019 / 18:22

    I am actually considering giving this as a present to my husband for Christmas: an appointment with the eye doctor ! It’s so important to take care of them and we sometimes forget.

    • nancy
      Author
      13th December 2019 / 18:22

      That’s a good idea! So many men don’t want to go, I see it with friends! AND WHEN WE GO OUT FOR DINNER, ALL THE MEN GET THEIR READING GLASSES OUT! lOL.

  5. 12th December 2019 / 18:22

    Keeping spectacles clean is an ongoing job in my case! I’ve recently switched to multifocals, and they are a godsend but for a proper reading session I’m still using my reading glasses. I’ve also got prescription sunglasses, and wouldn’t be without them. xxx

    • nancy
      Author
      13th December 2019 / 18:22

      I have used multifocals but they made me dizzy. And I only use mine outside, in the house I don’t use glasses.

  6. jodie filogomo
    13th December 2019 / 18:22

    This is so good. I think we take it for granted most days, but our vision is so important.
    XOOX
    Jodie

    • nancy
      Author
      13th December 2019 / 18:22

      Yes and especially the skin around our eyes is so thin, we should take good care of it!

  7. 18th December 2019 / 18:22

    Great tips, Nancy! I get my eyes checked every 2 years because according to the eye doctor at my eye age my vision is not rapidly changing. But my kids go every year for an eye exam. And I clean my glasses about 100 times a day! Haha.
    Thanks for sharing this important information and linking up.
    Shelbee
    http://www.shelbeeontheedge.com

    • nancy
      Author
      18th December 2019 / 18:22

      Thanks for your comment Shelbee!

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