Eye issues are common and can affect anyone at any age. Modern life is hectic and demanding! Constant strain while dealing with daily chores can leave your eyes sore, tired, red, or dry or sometimes, you may also feel irritation. Red eyes are defined by dilated blood vessels causing the presence of redness on the surface of the eye. It is essential to look after your eyes very carefully.
Eyes can appear red because the vessels in the surface of eye become enlarged. Common eye issues can be caused by allergies, specifically, hay fever, or by some allergen in your surroundings. Dry, smoky or dusty atmosphere can irritate your eyes and make it sore. At the workplace, air-conditioning or computer screens can be responsible, as can motorway driving too. Recreational pastimes such as swimming or socialising in smoky clubs or pubs can be common causes. Pollen, pollution, grit, and dirt can also play a huge part.
Typical symptoms of minor eye issues include itchiness, burning sensation, redness, fatigue, dryness or an uneasy irritating sensation in the upper surface of the eye skin. Severe symptoms can include pain, discharge, blurred vision, inflammation or sensitivity to light.
Blink consciously when doing close or continuous work. Rest your eyes with frequent breaks from screens, reading or very bright objects every 30 minutes. Get Vitamin A tablets from your pharmacy to keep your eye healthy.
- Wear good quality sunglasses.
- Close eyes for a few seconds from time to time to give them a rest.
- Use a humidifier to reduce the dry atmosphere in the home and office.
- Avoid car heaters, particularly at face level.
- Sit away from direct heat like gas or electric fires.
- Use eye drops when irritation starts or when doing activities that can irritate or dry the eyes.
- Do not use any eye medication without consulting the physician.The pharmacist and our trained assistants are available for advice on all medicines and minor ailments, in private if required.