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Note.Self medication is always harmful,so for any eye problem consult the eye specialist.

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Eye care

  1. 1. Know about “Eye Care”Dr. Sukh DevM.S.Ay.shalakya Tantra.(Netra roga)drsukhdev@gmail.com<br />
  2. 2. Eyes are precious, and should last a lifetime. Now it’s time to learn about all the things which make sure that our eyes are always healthy & safe.<br />
  3. 3. Symptoms that require immediate eye care:-*Apparent loss of vision *Sudden hazy or blurred vision*Loss of peripheral vision*Inflamed or watery eyes *Flashes of light or black spots<br />
  4. 4. DO NOT IGNORE !!!Redness in the eye Swelling of the eyeWatery discharge Blurred visionDryness of the eye Fb sensation in the eyeIrritation in the eye Eye-strainPain in & around the eye<br />
  5. 5. General eye care:-Exercise your eyes: First, blink your eyes several times, while you keep your eyes closed, roll your eyeballs both clockwise and anticlockwise & take a deep breath, now open your eyes gradually while releasing breath.<br />
  6. 6. Drink water: Drink plenty of water; it reduces puffiness around the eyes.Don’t rub your eyes: if dirt enters your eyes, don’t rub as this may cause the dirt to stick inside. Blink several times to start your tears flowing; this will help flush out the dirt.<br />
  7. 7. Eye care while reading*Good posture while readinghelps in reducing eyestrain.*Try to avoid reading while lying on your back, stomach or side.*Make sure that there is good light on study table & good room light as well.*Looking up from time to time from your reading can help in keeping your eyes relaxed.<br />
  8. 8. Eye care while using computer:* Make sure that computerscreen is at least 18 to 26 inch away from your eyes.* Arrange lighting to minimize glare and reflection.* Remember to blink often to keep your eyes moist.<br />
  9. 9. Television & Your Eyes*Never watch T.V. in a completely darkened room.*Place the set to avoid glare and reflection form bulb, tube lights and other bright sources.*View from distance at least 5 times the width of T.V. screen.*Avoid staring at the screen.<br />
  10. 10. Eye care in Sunlight*While exposure to sunlight,always wear sunglasses thatshould:*Screen out 75 to 90% of visible light.*Block out 99 to 100% of U.V. radiation.*Have lenses that are gray, green or brown<br />
  11. 11. Eye care while using cosmetics*Use only good quality ofhypo-allergic cosmetics.*Avoid using eye make-up inside the lower eyelid because colour pigments may cause irritation.*Prevent contamination of your make- up *Don’t use any product after their expiry.<br />
  12. 12. Know your contact lenses*Ideally, a person who useslenses should wear it for not more than 10-12 hours a day& occasionally for 14 hours a day.*Never wear your contact lenses while swimming. The pool water houses various micro-organisms that may lead to fungal infection in the eyes.<br />
  13. 13. Four rules for spectacles users*Don’t leave your glasses in such a position where the lenses come into contact with a rough or hot surface.*Use a stiff case or spectacles box rather that a pouch.*Clean the lenses with a soft cloth regularly.*Keep spectacles dust free & free of scratches as much as possible.<br />
  14. 14. Eye care during infection(Like conjunctivitis)*First consult your eye specialist & follow his instructions.*Don’t swim (some bacteria can be spread in the water).*Avoid touching the face and wash hands frequently to prevent infection.*Don’t share towel or washcloths of other person.*Don’t reuse handkerchiefs (using a tissue is best)*Avoid shaking hands.<br />
  15. 15. BEWARE:Self medication is always harmful.So for any eye problem consult the eye specialist (Doctor).<br />
  16. 16. <ul><li>And the most important thing:Eye Care examination On should ideally visittheir eye specialist once ayear, but if there is a problem with your eyes, visit sooner.</li></li></ul><li>