Eye infections are common during the monsoon season and one of the best ways to shield your eyes from infection is not to rub them with hands.
Experts reveal a few ways through which you can ensure that in a season that encourages infective microorganisms to thrive, you will be able to avoid infections like conjunctivitis, sties, dry eyes and corneal ulcers.
Use clean towels, wash your hands regularly and never rub your eyes are the three major things that you need to ensure to keep your eyes from being infected.
Most eye diseases are transmitted by hand-to-eye contact. Therefore, wash your hands before touching your eyes in order to reduce or prevent infection. Avoid rubbing your eyes as that only increases the chances of spreading the infection. Instead, use disposable tissues to wipe off the overflowing discharge or tears.
Also, avoid getting wet in the rain. Always wear adequately protective rain gear. Be careful of dirty water, muck and dampness during the monsoon season.
Do not use contact lenses if you have eye-irritation, red eye or any form of abnormal discharge. Be careful about using expired make-up around your eyes, and if using contact lenses, make sure you never share your solution or container with someone else.
Don’t share personal products with others. Items like handkerchiefs, sunglasses and contact lenses should not be shared with others because they can carry highly contagious infections.