Posted by: Manhattan LASIK Center
Women often have more eye problems than men because of living longer. No matter the age, cell phone, and computer use often exacerbates problems like dry eyes and straining that causes headaches. We have five eye health tips for women to help you protect your eyesight for a lifetime.
All makeup and beauty supplies have expiration dates. Tossing these products when old can save your eyes from chronic infections and problems with dry eyes. Facial products especially eyeliner and mascara are extremely susceptible to aggravating your vision. Chemicals in these products can damage the eyes if old. Remember to buy new applicator brushes and pads when you throw out your old makeup and beauty products. This goes for masks, peels, lotions, and red-eye removers too.
Avoid over-the-counter lenses
Contact lenses can fit improperly. An eye expert should always make the diagnosis to prescribe a particular product even when you have no visual deficit. Even changing the color of your eyes with contact lenses requires a proper exam and fit to ensure your eye health and safety.
Ultraviolet rays can cause eye problems. Many researchers believe that macular degeneration and cataracts come from too much UV exposure. Eye specialists recommend wearing sunglasses year-round when sunny. A high-quality pair of glasses will protect your eyes from UVA and UVB rays.
Eye health tips for women with chronic health conditions
- Check numbers regularly
- Take all medications
- Do not skip medications
- Do not overmedicate
Seeing your specialists regularly is a good way to stay healthy overall. This will help your eyes too. Be sure to eat well, exercise, and drink plenty of water each day.
Healthy habits are good for your entire body. Your eyes need water and nutrients to stay healthy. Little changes can add up over a lifetime, good or bad.