After the scorching heat of the past few months the rains are surely making you feel at ease both mentally and physically. We bet you’ve also spend quite a few days getting drenched in the rain, just for fun. But for your eyes, monsoons can become a time for several eye problems starting from irritated eyes to redness and swollen eyelids. But there are simple ways to help your eyes stay healthier during the monsoons; all you need to do is to follow these simple steps:
- Wash Your Eyes with Water: If your eyes are feeling itchy or you have accidentally rubbed your eyes with dirty hands, go and splash some water on your eyes. Cold water will help soothe the eyes and also wash away the allergens (if any). Follow this technique every day when you wake up to remove all the dirt and debris from your eyes that can create eye problems.
- Keep Yourself Alert For Any Eye problems : Whether you feel that your eyes are red and are not turning normal, or you have watery eyes, the best solution would be to visit an Eyecare professional and ask him to take a look at it. Most of the time, you eyes might heal on their own but if you feel that your eyes are hurting or are creating discomfort beyond your tolerance level, consult an eye specialist.
- Keep your eyeglasses clean: People who need spectacles or moreimportantly, need vision correction require wear eyeglasses all the time. For people wearing eyeglasses it can become a problem for them as dust and allergens can get stuck on their eyeglasses and thus provide allergic reactions for your eyes. The best way to keep your eyes safe is to use a specially formulated eyeglasses lens cleaner to wipe your glasses twice a day or if you don’t have a lens cleaning solution nearby, you can also use running water to wash your lenses.
- Use Contact Lenses with care: Contact lenses and especially soft contact lenses, when worn without proper precaution can create problems for your eyes. If you wear monthly, weekly or yearly contacts keep care that your lenses are stored in only fresh solution. And for double safety, change your contact lens case every six months so that no bacteria can make it their breeding ground. Also use a cleaning lens solution for cleaning your lenses every night prior to storage. Many doctors suggest using Eyeglasses more than lenses for rainy seasons.
- If you wear contacts, stay away from Rain water: Rain water or water bodies like the bathtub or the local pool can be really damaging for your eyes. Contact lens wearers are suggested to keep away from water bodies and rain water. For rainy days, resort to the humble eyeglasses. If you’re still thinking about your appearance being hampered by bulky eyeframes, resort to lighter titanium eyeframes or better still half rimmed or rimless eyeframes that provide a better aesthetic appeal.
So, these are the top tips for you to keep your eyes safe and healthy in Monsoons. The best tips for healthy eyes would be to keep your dirty hands away from your eyes , stay away from allergens and wear contact lenses carefully.