Nov 6, 2023, 02:11 PM IST
Our eyes, being the most delicate body organ, are prone to irritations and allergies caused by chemicals and pollutants present in the air. Here are some of the ways to take extra care of your eyes in rising air pollution.
Due to pollutants present in the air, our eyes tend to get itchy. But it is advised by the doctors not to rub eyes as it can further enhance the irritation and cause a burning sensation to the eye.
Face masks work for our lungs and in the same way, eyeglasses protect our eyes from pollution. When commuting in an open vehicle in a heavy thick smog of pollutants, it is essential to keep eyes covered.
Wash hands frequently and thoroughly with clean, running water. It is better to wash hands every morning, after reaching home and before going to sleep. This is important as our hands come in direct contact with our eyes frequently, that might carry germs or pollutants.
Eating green leafy vegetables, especially spinach and bright-coloured vegetables like yellow pepper and carrots, is beneficial for eyes and keep them healthy.
Staying hydrated is essential for supporting tear formation function. It becomes even more crucial when external factors like chemicals and smog make us prone to dry eyes.
It is better to avoid eye makeup if feeling itchiness in the eyes. Wearing kajal or mascara often worsens eye allergies and may even cause infections. Also, never forget to remove all the eye makeup before going to sleep.