Avoid These 7Bad Habits That Will Affect Your Eyes

Avoid These 7Bad Habits That Will Affect Your Eyes

Some of our daily habits impact our vision and we often neglect them either knowingly or unknowingly. Moreover, those who are wearing premium spectacles need to be more careful about their eyes since they are already having a vision problem. To make you understand, we have listed seven common unhealthy habits that can harm your eyes.

Staringat digital screens

Our usual day begins by checking smartphone and while working at the office we continuously stare at the laptop. The digital screens emit harmful blue light that can cause strain and dryness of the eyes. Keep control of the viewing time and avoid continued exposure to blue light. Wear blue light blocking spectacles while using digital screens.

Rubbing itchy eyes

If you frequently rub itchy eyes it might look aged and even develop dark circles. Involuntary rubbing over a longer duration can cause an eye illness called keratoconus where cornea losses its natural circular shape. This also disrupts the blood flow and results in the weakening of the cornea. In severe cases, keratoconus cannot be completely rectified with premium eyeglasses or contact lenses.

Not taking away eye makeup

Rarely people forget to remove eye makeup after a hectic schedule which is quite common. But this habit can cause eye irritation, inflammation, and redness. So never forget to remove your eye makeup before you sleep.

Not getting sufficient sleep

Binge-watching of favorite web series till midnight or working till late night leads to instinctive eye spasms called myokymia. Ensure that you get an appropriate sleep of at least 8 hours at night. Recent studies have shown that sleeplessness will hasten the aging process which is first noticed near the eyes. Deprivation of sleep also causes severe mood swings, dark circles, puffy eyes, and dryness.

Not Wearing Sunspecs

Our eyes are photosensitive and extended exposure to sunlight can cause problems with your vision like pinguecula, photokeratitis and pterygium. Make sure that you wear premium sunglasses that can filter 100% of sun’s harmful UVA, UVB and HEV rays.

Handling contact lenses poorly

Contact lenses are very delicate and they must be managed with proper care. Clean it regularly and never wear it beyond its expiry date. Avoid wearing them while sleeping and swimming.


Recent studies have proven that smoking exacerbates eye diseases such as glaucoma, cataracts, and uveitis. Also, an avid smoker has a higher risk of getting age-related macular degeneration (AMD). If you are already having a vision problem, chances are high that smoking will further deteriorate the condition after 50 years of age.

Many vision impairment can be rectified at the initial phase and some can be monitored with premium eyewear with appropriate correctors. This is possible only if it is diagnosed at the earliest stage. Consult an ophthalmologist and undergo regular eye checkups every six months.

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