Have you been rubbing your eyes? Been waking up to red eyes despite proper sleep? Is constant watering of eyes annoying you? If yes, then don’t ignore it. It could be something serious.
Monsoon is here and while it’s a blissful relief from summers, it is time to gear up against several infections that plague our eyes. While you love reckless rainwater splashes, it is essential to protect your eyes from dangerous infections.
Keep Conjunctivitis Away
Remember this is the season when you are most prone to conjunctivitis and you need to be extra careful about it. Viral infection or bacteria are the primary causes of this painful condition. Wash your hands frequently. Do not borrow sunglasses or other eye gear from others. Carry your own glares and wipe it clean periodically.
Beware Of Corneal Ulcers
Does it scare your wits? It sure does scare us, as it is one of the most severe forms of eye infections resulting in vision loss. Wearing contact lenses can aggravate the matter. If you experience prolonged irritation and eye swelling, consult your ophthalmologist immediately.
Eye Stye Is Dangerous
Gland infection in the eyelids is really hurtful and is called Eye Stye. Rubbing eyes dry and dirty-handed causes styes. This particular infection leads to forming of excessive pus and thus incessant rubbing is followed. To avoid this, try hot compression. If that doesn’t help, consult your ophthalmologist.
Use Eye Protection Goggles
Protective goggles obstruct water from entering your eyes. These will help you to enjoy the rains while protecting your eyes. It comes handy when you have to ride a bike in the rains as these goggles are designed in a fashion that they do not cause discomfort while riding or driving.
Clean Your Eyes Often
Use cold water and wash your eyes often. Do this at least 4-5 times a day. It’ll help remove the dirt and germs that cause itching and irritation. It is advisable to not share personal items of hygiene such as towels and handkerchiefs with anyone. They only increase the risk of you contracting contagious infections.
These dangerous conditions are caused when the chemicaled rain water makes way into your eyes. Take precautions to protect your eyes from dangerous infections and enjoy the mirthful rains.