The more you learn about your eyes, the better position you will be in when it comes to taking proper care of them and avoiding some preventable issues. This article will serve as a helpful guide that will teach you a lot about eye care and things you should keep in mind.
Putting water in your eyes isn't a good thing to do
Some people feel they can use water to wet their contact lenses and this is absolutely wrong. Putting water on contact lenses is a good way to ruin them and should be avoided whenever possible. Also, water isn't good to put in your eyes. Water that comes out of your tap will have chemicals in it that can be damaging to your eyes. Also, tap water can have pathogens known to be infection causing in it, as well as parasites. This is why a contact wearer should always be sure they have travel sized cleaning and wetting solutions on them at all times. Everyone else should make sure they keep their own eye drops nearby at all times. Also, close your eyes in the shower and when swimming.
Wearing any type of sunglasses is better than going without any
When you leave the house, you more than likely make sure your skin is protected. Therefore, it would stand to reason that you would also want to be concerned about protecting your eyes from those rays. The best thing you can do is to get sunglasses with excellent UV protection. However, don't let the fact that the only sunglasses you have available to you don't have UV protection prevent you from wearing them. Anything that you can do to cut down on the suns rays going directly into your eyes will help. This is why you may even want to wear a hat that will help protect your eyes from the direct sunlight when you go outside during the day.
Carrots aren't the only food that's great for your eyes
When most people think of foods that are good for their eyes, carrots are the first thing to come to mind. However, there are plenty of foods that can help your eyes stay strong and healthy. Green leafy vegetables like kale, broccoli, and spinach are also great for the health and well-being of your eyes. Another food you'll want to make sure you are getting enough of and that's also great for your eyes is fish that contains high amounts of omega 3 fatty acids, such as tuna, mackerel, and salmon.
To learn more, contact an eye doctor like Robert L. Evans, OD.