List of Things that your eye doctor won’t tell you (but you should know)

Does it ever occur to you that there are things that your eye doctor isn’t telling you?  Not surprisingly, here are some of those things you might need to know.

1. Never use toilet papers to clean your eyeglasses. These kinds of papers have rough spotless surfaces that will scratch your lenses.

2. Not all eye drops are safe. Whenever your eyes are experiencing any kind of irritation, the first that will come to your mind is to use an eye drop to relieve the itchiness. But did you know that using eye drops that are not prescribed by doctors can lead to irreversible loss of vision? Each type of eye drop tends to cure specific issues your eyes are experiencing thus using this to relieve your eyes from simple irritation can add to more serious matters. Check for the best solution for the eye problem you have because taking “any kind of eye drop” might just endanger your vision even more.

3. Reading in dim light won’t hurt eyes. According to Reader’s Digest, reading in dim light will make your eyes feel fatigued more quickly. The best solution will be, let the light directly focus on the page you are reading and not over the shoulder. The light that shines from over shoulder can create a “glare”, making it more difficult for you to see.

4. Carrots can help to improve your eyesight, but they’re not the best foods yet. Sure enough, since you were a child, carrots have been the best food you know that is very good for the eyes. But aside from carrots, there are also eye health-preserving foods that are good for the eyes. Eating leafy vegetables boosts up nutrients to help your vision.

5. Wearing extended contacts. There will be an increase in the risk of acquiring infection in wearing extended eye contacts. Food powerhouses rich in lutein will make you reduce the risk of developing eye problems such as macular degeneration and cataracts.

6. Sneaky trick on your Eye Drops. True to the fact that when you’re wearing contact lenses, your eyes become dry due to windy conditions or due to tiredness. Eye drops are the best way to rehydrate and lubricate the eye. However, there are some who are uncomfortable applying this quick fix. Try to pop your eye drops inside the refrigerator to make them easier to apply.

7. Wearing eyeglasses only when it’s sunny. Eyeglasses protect our eyes from the UV rays of the sun and any UV radiation we are encountering. Wearing them when it’s only sunny does not help to protect your eye. Remember that it’s not only the skin being damaged by the UV light but also our eyes.

8. Extras such as scratch coatings, might not be necessary. Mostly, a basic, plastic lens is adequate. It is not always necessary to have these kinds of extra. Better ask your doctors plenty of questions before agreeing to these kinds of extras.

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