Sangati Jogwar

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  • Eyes can get badly affected due to overexposure to sunlight.
  • Using eye-shields, caps and hats can help to minimize this damage.

Air pollution can damage your vision if your eyes are not protected properly. Today, it is impossible to avoid exposure to air pollution, especially in the cities where roads are swarming with two-wheelers and four-wheelers. However, taking proper precautions to protect your eyes from the hazardous effects of air pollution is always possible.

Eye hygiene is a must

If you have a habit of touching your eyes frequently then you must change this habit. Hands carry germs and often touching your eyes can lead to infection and irritation. Also, you need to make sure that every time your hands touch the eyes they are dirt-free and clean.

Drink an adequate amount of water

Hydration is the key to keeping both skin and eyes in good condition. Make sure that you drink enough water to keep yourself hydrated as low water consumption can cause dryness in the eyes.

Wear protective glasses

You must wear protective glasses while going out to protect your eyes from harmful UV rays as well as air pollutants. Wearing an eye shield, cap, hat, or scarf to protect the area around the eyes from harmful air pollutants is a good idea as it will ensure minimal damage to the eyes.

Use makeup with caution

Nowadays, most of the branded eye makeup cosmetics are tested and highly advanced and hence do not cause damage to the eyes. However, using expired cosmetics or sleeping with eye makeup can cause damage to the eyes. Importantly, using makeup kits that have been exposed to the atmosphere for a long time should be avoided as they can prove dangerous for the health of the eyes.

Using cold compresses

On the days when it is hot or when your eyes are exposed to too much pollution, smoke, or dirt, try using cold compresses to give them a soothing experience. It will make them feel relaxed and improve their ocular health.

Make regular eye checkups a priority

Regular eye checkups are a must to protect your eyes from serious damage and vision issues. You must never overlook issues such as redness and swelling of eyes, irritation, and dryness in the eyes. These can be due to air pollution, irritants, or an indication of some other serious ocular issue. So always ensure to make eye check-ups a priority.

(Disclaimer: This piece of article is for basic information purposes only. It's always advisable to consult a doctor for any type of health issue.)

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