5 Habits That May Harm Vision

News Desk, News Nation 360 : Eye Health is something that often tends to avoid. However, it is the vision that helps one see and navigate the day to day life. Protecting them is paramount. Lack of knowledge or awareness threatens the safety of their vision. Dr Nandini Ray, Ophthalmologist, Fortis Hospital, Kolkata has shared a few tips that must be considered to keep the vision protected. Excessive nonstop use of computers or video display units. Not taking frequent breaks in between using the computer and blinking and looking away at a long-distance object/target after every 20 minutes, blink for 20 seconds and go back to the computer, Do not fall asleep with your contact lenses on, Never put a CL on red-eye, Always remove eye makeup before going to sleep. This can clog up the openings of meibomian glands along the lid margins which causes chalazia or cysts, Avoid dandruff. This is related to blepharitis along the lash line, Do not rub the eyes habitually. This can cause floppy eyelids and eventually can affect the corneal curvature and elasticity, Do not watch TV or an iPad in a dark room causing eye strain and Computer Vision Syndrome, Splash eyes with cool water. Occasionally do a warm compress of the eyelids with lid hygiene, Take omega 3 in your diet. This is good for the overall health of the meibomian glands, Not controlling diabetes and hypertension and not going for regular annual checkup’s can cause loss of vision from Retinopathy, Being aware that other diseases like Rheumatoid arthritis can cause problems like Dry Eye disease is important, Not knowing one's family history of diseases like Glaucoma which can be hereditary can lead to blindness as regular eye check-ups are needed. Also, periodic eye check-up is essential. Any form of eye irritation, pain or other observed issues should be taken immediate care of.

Report : Anustup Kundu