The usual problems of the extraordinary eyes
Our senses allow us to get to know the world, thanks to which we receive external stimuli. The eyes have an invaluable role in this cognition, with the help of which we receive 90% of information from the environment. Despite this, we do not take care of them properly, so with time problems such as dry eye syndrome and conjunctivitis occur. What causes these ailments and how to fight them?
ZSO, i.e. the dry eye syndrome
Dry eye syndrome appears more and more often, because our lifestyle creates perfect conditions for its development. There are at least a few culprits. It's dry air, air-conditioned rooms and hours of work in front of a computer. All this means that the eye organ emits too few tears, so the eyeball is not sufficiently moisturized.
Our tired eyes react painfully to every blink and are sensitive to light. Eyes are burning, not working as they should, we are losing the joy of life. Worse still, dry, tired eyes are exposed to bacteria and viruses. There's nothing left for us to do but act.
And it takes so little
Special eye drops - so-called artificial tears - are sufficient for such ailments. But that's not all, let's take care of humidifying the air in the place where we are staying. Let's also change the way we work in front of the computer. It doesn't take much - at least once an hour, let's take our eyes off the screen for our tired eyes to rest a little.
Conjunctivitis, due to its strong redness, is also referred to as the "red eye" and is a common eye disease. It is caused by many factors. In some people this is contact with grass pollen or animal hair. However, this is not the norm, because cosmetics, chlorinated water, contact lenses or even cigarette smoke cause such symptoms. Occasionally, purulent secretions appear. In this case, conjunctivitis is the effect of bacteria or viruses that have been transmitted to the eye, e.g. on dirty hands.
Combating causes is more important than treatment. Avoid the factors that cause irritation. When a problem arises, let's give up eye make-up and replace lenses with glasses. Let's not touch the eye area with dirty hands. In case of bacterial inflammation, contact an ophthalmologist who will prescribe an antibiotic.
As we can see, although the ailments described are not dangerous, we should not underestimate them, because they may turn into something more serious. Too much can be lost to risk too much.