How To Provide Special Care To Your Eyes During Monsoon?

 

How To Provide Special Care To Your Eyes During Monsoon?

After the hot summer season, when monsoon begins, it soothes everyone’s mind and body. The rain water tends to cool down the hot land surface of the Earth. In the initial days, when rains start, temperature falls. But any hot sunny day in between causes great humidity. So, monsoon is basically a combination of humid climate, heavy rains and strong winds. All these three elements spread infectious diseases.

Viral fever, stomach infection, eye infections, skin infections, fungal infections, cold and swine flu are the most common health issues during rainy season. Air becomes a key medium to carry such infections. Generally, this season lasts for a month or two at most places. But this period is very crucial from health perspective.

As eyes are very delicate and sensitive, so they are the more prone to infections, bacterial conjunctivitis, fungal and bacterial corneal ulcers etc, during monsoon. If we get a little careless towards our personal hygiene or ignore some early symptoms of eye problem, we will end into serious problems. Hence, it is very essential to adopt some precautions to safeguard our eyes or visit a top eye clinic in Jaipur for any serious problems.

 

Eye Care Precautions and Tips to Maintain Eye Health during Monsoon

1. Avoid Rainwater from Entering Eyes

Rainwater contains dissolved oxygen, nitrogen and other gases like carbon dioxide as impurities in it. It appears to be clean, but actually rainwater carries many germs and microbes.

One must be aware of the fact that rainwater destroys the tear film of the eyes. This tear film is a protective layer of eyes. So, one must sure that rainwater does not enter their eyes.

For avoidance, one must make use of eye wear (glasses) while going out in rains.

 

2. Have a clean and Comfortable Eyewear

A best fitted and comfortable eyewear is all you need to prevent rainwater from entering your eyes.

You should also keep the glasses clean with a soft cloth and keep it scratch free to help you see clearly through water.

 

 3. Wash your Hands Frequently

The pandemic situation of COVOD-19 has made us realize the importance of washing hands frequently. Even during monsoon, we must wash our hands with a good hand wash or soap or sanitize them at short intervals. This will prevent viruses/bacteria from reaching our mouth and eyes.

 

4. Maintain Personal Hygiene

The most important rule of personal hygiene is to have and use everything of one’s own. During monsoons also, avoid using the towels/ handkerchief/ masks or make-up products used by others (family members).

This will prevent the transmission of bacteria/ viruses and hence avoid eye infections.

 

5. Treat Your Eyes Gently

In case, some dust particles enter your eyes or if the rainwater causes itchiness, do not rub your eyes vigorously. Treat them gently, wash them with cold water and pat dry with a dry and clean napkin. Avoid self medication.

 

6. Minimize the Use of Eye -Makeup

If possible, one should not put on eye makeup during monsoon. Firstly, fungus may grow on makeup products due to moisture in air and secondly, with the drops of rain, makeup may be washed off and may enter into the eyes causing itchiness and pain. So, eye-makeup should be avoided during this season.

 

7. Stay away from those Affected

As we all have faced the COVID-19 isolation phase in one or the other way, we all know how not to get in touch with anyone who is affected . One must remain apart from anyone (family member) who is suffering from any viral infection, conjunctivitis, fever etc.

 

8. Sanitize the Stuff you Carry out

During monsoon, air borne infections are most probable. So, whatever stuff you carry outside in travel or to your workplace- purse, mobile, umbrellas, glasses etc, must be sanitized.

Sanitization will save not only your eyes from catching infections but also protect you from the COVID-19 virus.

 

9. The COVID-19 affected Needs Extra Protection

Those who are/were affected by COVID-19, needs extra care; especially if are/ were in ICUs on oxygen support. Possibility of developing Black Fungus (an ailment of eye) is extraordinarily high in such people if they are diabetic or hypertension patients. Such people must follow the above tips genuinely.

 

Inspite of all these precautions, if you still feel discomfort, itchiness or redness in your eyes, you must visit nearest best eye doctor in Jaipur and get it treated.

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