We often see patients experiencing discomfort because they applied out-of-date eyeliner or makeup. Replace your make-up regularly and don’t use mascara or eyeliner that’s more than six months old. Sharing make-up and make-up brushes will also increase your susceptibility to eye infections.
Make sure you sit about 50-60 cm away from your computer screen and that there is no light reflecting off the monitor.
If working for long periods in front of a monitor, try and take a break every 20 minutes to half an hour.
Working in an air conditioned office or building can dry out your eyes even if you don’t wear contact lenses, making them uncomfortable and itchy but a little fresh air will help.
It’s important to have a regular, comprehensive eye test because optometrists can diagnose not just problems with sight, but major health issues too, such as high cholesterol, liver damage and many others.
Try and drink lots of water – as well as being great for your skin it can improve the moisture balance in your eyes, especially in air conditioned offices.
If you have something in your eye, don’t rub it. The best thing to do is lift the upper eyelid outward and gently pull it down to cover the lower lashes causing tears to wash the object out of your eye. Lens wearers should take them out and clean them thoroughly.
Sunglasses help keep your eyes healthy by protecting them from UV rays – not to mention being a must-have fashion accessory.
Eating certain foods rich in antioxidants can keep your eyes in good health such as oily fish, nuts and green leafy vegetables. Other foods that help maintain healthy eyes are those containing zinc like red meat or rye oats, as well as strawberries, kiwis and oranges which are foods high in