Let's all agree on one thing, We all have bad habits we tend to ignore. Some habits are just minor indiscretions that don't really have much of an impact. Others, however, can have life-changing effects. Bad habits involving your eyes can have a major impact on your vision.
Let's list some common habits that can hurt your eyes.
Spending time stearing at your smartphone
Straining to read the tiny text on your cell phone may be the reason your eyes hurt day after day, especially if you're doing this for hours on end. It could also lead to blurred vision, dry eyes, dizziness, and nausea. So it's best to Put down your phone every 20 minutes to give your eyes a break. Or, even better, make the font on your phone bigger so your eyes aren't working over time to read that tiny Facebook post.
Watching TV at night
looking at any type of screen right before bed in the dark, including your cell phone, television, and computer, is bad for you. The levels of light are changing rapidly, so your eyes have to work hard to process the changes, which can lead to eyestrain, pain, headaches, dry eye, and redness. Even worse? It can mess with your sleep at night, too.
Sleeping in contacts (lens)
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, nearly one million people visit the eye doctor each year with infections related to wearing contacts. Most people forget to take off their contacts before going to bed maybe because they are too tired. Not only does it increase your risk of an infection, but it could lead to permanent damage. When you take them out at night, make sure your hands are clean and you use extra contact solution.
Rubbing your eyes
As tempting as it may be, it's harmful . Rubbing them too hard can break the blood vessels under the eyelids.
using the eyedrops too often could actually irritate your eyes over time. The American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) warns that nonprescription eyedrops don't actually improve the health of your eye, they just make your eyes appear less red. They recommend using eyedrops for only a short period of time. If you're using prescription eyedrops, be sure to follow your doctor's instructions, and stop using them immediately if they cause irritation, an eye rash, or any other negative side effect.
Not eating a well-balanced diet
You should know that diet and nutrition matters . In fact, some fruits and vegetables are crucial for optimum eye health, especially ones with vitamins C and E, zinc, and omega-3 fatty acids. Even more important is Water. Staying hydrated is key for tear production and keeping eyes well-lubricated.
Misusing eye makeup
Anything you put near your eye is a potential risk. And yes, this includes your mascara, eyeliner, eye shadow, and eye creams. So make sure to apply makeup far away from your lash line so you don't block the oil glands of your lids Also, throw away your eye makeup after three months. Bacteria loves to grow in dark, damp places, so your mascara could be a breeding ground to some nasty infections.
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