Eye Care in Monsoon: What Needs to be Done?

Tue Aug 31 2021

Monsoons are loved by many of us who love rain and look forward to relief from the sweaty summers. But as good as monsoons are, they also bring a lot of viral infections, including eye infections. This makes it extremely important for you to take good care of your eyes.

Eye infections like conjunctivitis, eye styes, etc., are at their peak in the monsoon season. To avoid such infections, you need to maintain good personal hygiene and protect your eyes. Maintaining good eye health is as important as maintaining an overall healthy lifestyle. Practising proper eye care in the monsoon will help you achieve that.

Tips to Maintain Good Eye Care in Monsoon

Taking good care of your eyes in the monsoon will help protect your eyes from the many infections that your eyes are susceptible to in the monsoon season. So, to maintain good eye health, here are a few tips for eye care during monsoon:

1. Try not to touch your eyes frequently

Our hands carry many germs, and touching our eyes frequently or rubbing them with our fingers will only put them at more risk of infection. Therefore, it is also vital to wash our hands often and maintain hygiene to avoid passing germs to our eyes.

2. Keep your eyes protected from rainwater

No matter how much you like playing and dancing in the rain and getting drenched in the monsoon water, it carries many germs and pollutants from the air, which can harm your eyes and cause eye infections. This is why you need to protect your eyes from the rainwater to avoid any potential eye infections.

3. Keep your eyewear clean

If you use any eyewear, be it glasses or contact lenses, you need to keep them clean and hygienic, especially in the monsoon season where there is a chance of fungal growth due to the moisture in the atmosphere. You need to clean your glasses with a clean, dry cloth and avoid keeping your contact lenses out in the open. Clean the contact lens case frequently.

4. Keep your eyes safe from wind and dust

Another vital tip for eye care in the monsoon is to protect your eyes from dust storms. Wind and dust in your eyes can lead to irritation and infection. Hence, wear protective eyeglasses to avoid the entry of dust particles into your eyes.

5. Be careful while using eye makeup

You always need to be careful while using eye makeup, but in the monsoon season, you need to take extra care as the chances of it coming out are more as you go in the rain. You might want to go for waterproof eye makeup, and always make sure you don’t use any makeup past its expiry date.

By following the above healthy eye care tips in monsoon, you can maintain good eye health.

Why Choose Centre for Sight?

Centre for Sight is a chain of eye care hospitals in the country with experienced and qualified eye care professionals who will ensure you one of the best eye treatments. If you ever acquire any eye infections in the monsoon, you can visit your nearest Centre for Sight clinic; our experts will help you with some tips and advice on eye care in the monsoon, which will help you maintain good eye health.

Article: Healthy Tips For Eye Care During Monsoon | Centre for Sight
Author: CFS Editorial Team   |   Aug 31 2021 | UPDATED 04:50 IST

*The views expressed here are solely those of the author in his private capacity and do not in any way represent the views of Centre for Sight.

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