Regular and complete daily hygiene of eyes is important. This is true for both patients who receive treatment and in healthy people. Air pollution, unclean water, unhygienic hands, the act of rubbing eyes are all potential sources of infections which can cause eye disorders, and sometimes even lead to serious diseases. Thus needs to create better awareness to keep eyes clean, inculcate daily eye hygiene habits and also products that help to ensure that eyes are free from any kind of contamination.
Do you clean your teeth every day? Most people will answer this question with a yes, as this is a good habit that has been inculcated in our society, and has given way to healthy and shiny teeth, contributing to better health. Can the same be said for Eyes? Maybe not. We live in a world which is increasingly getting more polluted letting out more dust particles, smoke particles, and bacteria to stick to outer surfaces of our eyes. Add to that the increasing use of devices such as computers, laptops, and smartphones which make our eyes work longer and even harder. When we come to really see the reality, we realize how our eyes, which are perhaps one of our most valuable organs, are suddenly under a lot of distress. Should we think more proactively about dealing with this? Absolutely yes.
Its good to be more aware of eye and eyelid hygiene. By cleaning eyelids, eyelashes, and eyebrows, the external structure of the eye, one can certainly keep their eyes clean and healthy. One can also avoid many symptoms such as itching, burning sensation, an urge to rub one’s eyes, which potentially can lead to other disorders such as blepharitis and dry eye. So, it’s very important that one cleans eyelids daily like one cleans teeth in the morning. This habit of maintaining eye hygiene will help in preventing many infectious and inflammatory eye disorders.
Facial makeup has become part of everyday life. But, do you know that many chemicals used in these makeup materials can reach one’s eyes and can damage them? These materials must be cleaned effectively every day so that eyelids and eyelashes remain clean without any residue of chemicals, debris, and deposits. This should be a part of a daily routine and hygiene process.
Eye hygiene is especially essential in case of young children, where natural systems of self-defense have not been fully developed yet. Healthcare professionals recommend removing conjunctival mucous secretion which is present on eyelids and eyelashes upon waking up in the morning and can cause irritation in the delicate skin of children.