National Eye Health Week: How to keep your peepers in great condition.. and things to avoid

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ASIDE from brushing on mascara before a night out or a trip to the optician, we don’t pay our peepers as much attention as our skin and hair.

How to keep your peepers in great condition.. and things to avoid
LIFE without sight would be harder for anyone but the eyes are one of the most neglected parts of our body.
Aside from brushing on mascara before a night out or a trip to the optician once in a blue moon, we don’t pay our peepers as much attention as our skin and hair.
National Eye Health Week aims to make people more aware of how to prevent problems.
Sniff your mascara
Eye make-up that’s past its best can cause eye infections or ­irritation.
“The warm, dark environment of a mascara tube is a haven for bacteria to thrive,” said optometrist Francesca Marchetti. “If it smells at all bad, ditch it. Bin a new mascara after three months. Always remove your eye make-up at night or you may develop blepharitis.”
Blink more…
Blinking cleans the surface of your eye, helping to prevent infection, and flushes fresh tears and ­nutrients over its surface.
“Normally, we’ll blink about 24 times a minute but when we’re staring at a computer screen, this drops to about nine times a minute,” said Francesca.
“Use the 20:20:20 rule – every 20 minutes, look 20ft away for at least 20 seconds – and blink 20 times.”
…but do it by the book
Your eyes have to be completely closed when you blink to effectively clean and refresh them.
“Check if you’re blinking correctly by resting a finger under your eye just above the cheekbone and pointing to your nose – when you blink you should feel your upper lashes on your finger,” said Optrex expert Dr Daniel Sister.……….
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