Regular and complete daily hygiene of eyes is important. This is applicable 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 there needs to be better awareness to keep eyes clean and inculcate daily eye hygiene habits aided by products that help in keeping eyes free from any kind of contamination.
Do you clean your teeth every day? Most people will say yes, as this is a good habit that has been developed in our society, and has given us healthy teeth, contributing to better oral health. Can the same be said for our eyes? Maybe not. We live in a world which is increasingly getting more and more polluted with dust particles, smoke particles, and bacteria that stick to the outer surfaces of our eyes. Add to this the increasing use of devices such as computers, laptops, and smartphones which put strain on our eyes. When we really start to understand this, we realize how our eyes, which are perhaps one of our most valuable organs, have increasingly come under a lot of distress. Should we consider dealing with this change in a proactive manner? We think 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 (caused by demodex mites) and dry eye. So, it’s 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. Did you know that many chemicals used in these makeup materials can reach ones 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 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.