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Common Eye Problems to Prevent this Summer

  By posted May 8th 2014
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Common Eye Problems to Prevent this Summer


Heat boils, dehydration, oily skin, heat stroke and skin darkening are some of the major problems, which affect most people during the summer season. However, eye allergies, conjunctivitis, styes and dry eyes are also problems that people develop in summer. So, make sure you take these precautionary measures to prevent eye problems this summer.

How to Prevent Stye:

One develops styes as a result of accumulation of dead cells and germs, which gives rise to bacteria. Prevent styes by maintaining hygiene on the eyelid. Gently exfoliate the eyelids or gently rub the eyelids to get rid of dead cells. Avoid expired cosmetics, dirty towels and contaminated hands.

How to Prevent Conjunctivitis:

  • Do not touch/avoid hand shakes
  • Do not touch taps or door handles
  • Do not share common towels, pillows, beds, toiletries etc
  • Do not share common eye cosmetics
  • Avoid infected eye instruments
  • If you are already suffering from eye flu, then do not use contact lenses and stay away from swimming pools.


How to Prevent Dry Eyes:

Sandy, gritty and scratchy are a few terms that can characterise the symptoms of dry eyes. Sunglasses are recommended for people who are prone to dry eyes, as they prevent dust and wind from entering the yes. Choose good quality sunglasses, which are UV protected. Medical experts recommend that people with sore eyes should consume a diet rich in omega-3 fatty acids as it helps in preventing dry, sore eyes by easing the symptoms. Consume Vitamin A, which is found mainly in milk, almonds, green leafy vegetables and milk, to prevent dry eyes.

How to Prevent Eye Allergies:

Eye allergies constitute red eyes, itching, burning and puffy eyes, and they may or may not be related to nasal allergies. The triggers for eye allergies can be dust, perfume, cosmetics, smoke or pollen from grass, trees and moulds.

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