The eyes are one of our most important organs. We only can see the wonderful world through our eyes. Bad eye habits will affect our health. Do you have any of the following bad habits?
1. Overuse of Eyes
Prolonged overuse of the eyes can cause tension in the eye muscles and increase eye strain. Overusing the eyes will cause the eyes to blink less and lead to eye dryness.
2. Rubbing Eyes with Hands
The eyes are one of the most vulnerable organs, and frequent rubbing of the eyes with hands can cause eye damage. If you rub your eyes with unclean hands, bacteria can enter the cornea and infect conjunctivitis, colds, and other diseases.
3. Misusing of Eye Drops
Some people are used to self-use eye drops when their eyes are uncomfortable. Many eye drops contain preservatives, and regular use can damage the eyes and even cause eye diseases. Therefore, we should use eye drops under the guidance of a doctor. And it is better to use paraben-free artificial tears.
4. Watching Screen in the Darkness
Many people watch screens in the dark, especially watching mobile phones before sleep. The mobile phone screen is too bright, and the surrounding environment is too dark. The brightness contrast is enormous, and it is easy to cause visual fatigue. Long-term use of mobile phones in the dark may increase intraocular pressure and lead to glaucoma, and severe glaucoma can lead to blindness. In addition, blue light from the screen is also harmful to the eyes. If you want to watch TV or play with your mobile phone or other electronics in the dark, you are sure to turn on the light and wear blue light blocking glasses if possible.
5. Playing with Phone While Walking
With the development of technology, more and more people cannot live without a smartphone, and even some people play with phones while walking. The distance and orientation of the mobile phone and the eyes are unfixed, and the ambient light is constantly changing, so the eyes need to adjust constantly and get eye strain. What’s more, it is also dangerous.
6. Exposure to Sunlight for a Long Time
UV rays are also intense on sunny days. If you pay little attention to the sun protecting the eyes, the ultraviolet rays will cause damage to the eyes, such as cataracts, pterygium, and eye cancer. So wearing sunglasses is significant when you have to expose to sunlight for a long time. If you want to learn more details about the harmful effects of UV rays on the eyes, please check the previous blog here.
Do you have these bad eye habits? If yes, please change them as soon as possible.