We all agree that seeing clearly is important. Yet, we don’t always take the necessary steps to properly care for our vision.
Those with perfect eyesight tend to take it for granted, unaware that certain bad habits can cause irreversible damage until it’s too late.
What are these bad habits that can damage your eyesight? Here are 15 to be wary of.
Habits to Maintain Good Eyesight
Now that you know which bad habits to avoid, go a step a further by adding good habits to improve your eyesight. Here are a few tips to get you started.
– Practice proper use of contact lenses.
Make sure that your hands are clean before putting in your contact lenses. Avoid wearing them for too long to let your eyes “breathe,” and have your eyeglasses handy to let them rest from wearing contacts.
– Don’t stare at the light.
Look away from the sun or laser pointers to avoid permeant damage to your eyesight.
– Try the 20-20-20 rule.
When you’re in front of the screen, take a 20-second break every 20 minutes. Look 20 feet into the distance so that your eyes can refocus, rest, and then, blink to rehydrate.
– Be wary of headstands.
Yoga headstands have many benefits, but those with eyes that have low tolerance for high pressure sure go easy. Inversions could make optic nerve damage worse, which is not good for those with glaucoma.
– Pay attention to your eyes.
The next time you chop onions, don’t ignore the watery eyes. Listen to what your body is telling you, as even temporary irritants can lead to inflammation. So, protect yourself with goggles or keeping your distance.