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How to prevent eye infection

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An eye infection is usually caused by bacteria or a virus. Eye infections include styes, conjunctivitis, trachoma etc and can occur in any age group.

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Eye care for computer users
If you are into a job that requires working on computers for long hours, do take off your eyes from computer at regular intervals and have an anti-glare screen set on your computer.

While working for long hours, look at distant objects either in your office or outside. Looking at a distant object and then returning to your task helps your eyes focus better.

Try taking such visual breaks for about 5 to 10 minutes every hour.

Have seperate towels
Ensure that each member of your family has separate towels. Eye infections like trachoma and conjunctivitis are transmitted through common towels and handkerchiefs.

Don’t share eye make-up
Do not share your eye makeup kit and do not use eye makeup until the infection is fully cured. Sharing makeup means you are also sharing bacteria and thus giving an open invitation to eye infections.

Take antibiotics with prescription

If you are taking medicines or antibiotics to manage other health problems, take it with doctor’s prescription because some medicines might cause eye infection.

Wash your eyes frequently

Wash your eyes and eyelids with an eye scrub and fresh water properly. If washing it with a eye scrub is not possible, at least wash your eyes with fresh water at frequent intervals right through the day. Dirty eyelids can lead to an eye infection.

Have an eye-friendly diet

The foods you eat contribute to your eye health. A diet rich in fruits and vegetables and fish contributes directly by supplying certain vitamins, minerals and essential fatty acids to your eyes. So, follow a healthy diet and avoid too spicy and greasy foods.

Sharing eye-drops is a big NO

Do not share eye drops as it can also transmit eye infection from one person to another.

Protect your eyes

Always wear sunglasses when in the sun, wind, or cold to prevent eye irritation.

Keep your hands clean

We all touch our eyes many times a day. It’s best to always wash your hands before and after touching your eyes or face.

Take care while using contact lenses

You should follow a proper hygiene when using contact lenses from https://www.contactlensesplus.com .Never touch your contact lenses or your eyes unless you have already washed your hands properly with soap and water. Never share your contact lens equipment, containers, or solutions.

Minimise eye allergens
Keep your eyes healthy by getting rid of different allergens that may cause your eyes to get itchy and irritated. These may include things like dirty carpet, pets, pollen, fabrics such as sofas and curtains.

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