14 Tips for Preventive care and hygiene for Eyes


Different key factors affect the health of the eye including infections, injury & trauma, age-related problems & other medical conditions. With few precautionary steps, many of these problems can be minimized, delayed or avoided.

Here is a list of hygiene tips for Eye Care:

•        Protect your eyes from dirt and other irritating substances.

•        Avoid or minimize the use of makeup. Don't share eye makeup accessories with anyone.

•        Remove contact lenses in case of infection, if you wear contact-lens.

•        Use of Non-prescription eye drops, relieves itching and burning from the irritating substances which causes pink-eye.

•        Don't touch or rub the infected eyes.

•        Wash your hands with soap and warm water before you clean your eyes.

•        Wash away any discharge from your eyes several times in a day using fresh cotton  

ball or Paper-towel. Discard the used piece of cotton ball or paper towel and clean your hands with soap and warm water.

•        Wash your bed-sheets-- bed linens, pillowcases, and towels in hot water and detergent.

•        Never wear another person's contact lenses.

•        Wear eyeglasses instead of contact lenses. Throw away disposable-lenses or ensure

           cleanliness of extended-wear lenses.

•        Avoid sharing common articles, unwashed towels and glasses.

•        Wash and sanitize your hands both before and after applying the eye drops or ointment to your eye or your child's eye

•        Do not use eye drops that were used for drug administration to an infected eye of patient in a non-infected eye.

•        If your child has bacterial or viral pink-eye, provide medical attention and care to the child.



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