Three Tips For Taking Care Of Your Eyes
As cliche as it sounds, your eyes are your windows to the world and must be protected at all costs. We have been assisting our patients with their eye needs all through the pandemic and as things evolve, we will continue to adapt.
Here are some tips to consider when thinking about eye protection. However, depending on the severity of the situation, you may need to get professional help. While much can be reversed if you get the correct attention in time, some of these can cause permanent damage to your eyes. Make sure you see a doctor if you think that the issue is problematic.
Tip #1: Keep the kids safe
Here are some important tips to remember to protect children’s eyes around the home:
Avoid sharp, pointy, and projectile-type toys such as darts, air/pellet guns, and bow and arrows. A foam dart to the eye can be a serious injury. Kids need to wear safety glasses when playing with them.
Educate your children on how to use and play safely with scissors, pencils, and other sharp objects
Keep dangerous materials and chemicals out of children’s reach, including fast-acting glues, caustic materials such as toilet and oven cleaners, and spray cans.
Tip #2: Keep your eyes off alcohol
Did you know that alcohol relaxes the eye muscles? Relaxed eye muscles can cause a disruption to focus and depth perception, which is why people who have been drinking may have a hard time reaching for things and can end up spilling and stumbling. It will not be easy to take out your contact lenses in this condition.
Prepare your contact lens routine ahead of time so you don’t spend time looking around. Better yet, wear your disposable lenses on nights that you might be at a party.
While celebrating, use caution when opening champagne bottles. Ensure the bottle is not pointed towards anyone and ease the cork out carefully - they are under immense pressure and can cause serious injury.
Tip #3: Stay safe when you play
Certain sporting activities can pose a high risk to your eyes. Each year people can prevent thousands of eye injuries if they wear the appropriate protective eyewear while participating in sporting activities.
Always wear eye protection while participating in the following sporting activities:
Ball and puck sports such as hockey, racquetball, or squash
Don’t forget your sunglasses, UV protection is important all year round. When using your phones, tablets, computers, and gaming systems, give your eyes a break. Use the 20-20-20 rule, which states that every 20 minutes, you should take a 20-second break and focus your eyes on something at least 20 feet away.
If you want assistance when it comes to your eyes, connect with us at Doctors Eyecare Wetaskiwin. We provide our patients with Vision Care, Sunglasses, Contact Lenses, and Children’s Eyecare. We deliver high-quality products and services to all ages for over 20 years. If you want a more detailed understanding of the services we provide, please click here. If you want to get in touch with us or think we can assist with a need you have, please click here.