Throw Away Old Eye Makeup
Bacteria grows easily in liquid or creamy eye makeup. Throw out products after 3 months. Never share cosmetics and don't use store samples. Clean your face thoroughly before and after using makeup, and don’t apply cosmetics inside lash lines.
Take a 20-Second Computer Break
Staring at a computer (or any digital screen) won’t hurt your eyes, but it can make them feel tired and dry. Follow the 20/20/20 rule: Every 20 minutes, look at least 20 feet away for at least 20 seconds. Also, place your screen so it’s about 25 inches away and slightly below eye level. Cut glare by moving light sources or using a screen filter.
Whenever you are outside, wear sunglasses; Protective lenses don’t have to be expensive, just check the label. Hats block exposure, too. Snow, water, sand, and concrete all can reflect UV rays.
Use Safety Glasses at Work and Play
Use safety glasses whenever a project might send debris flying or splash hazardous chemicals. Protective eyewear prevents eye injuries. Some sports with the most injuries are baseball/softball, racket sports, lacrosse, and basketball.
Don’t Ignore Eye Problems
If your eyes are itchy or red, soothe them with cold compresses, antihistamines, or eye drops. If you feel grittiness, like there’s sand in your eye, rinse with clean water or saline. See a doctor if symptoms continue, or if you have eye pain, secretions, swelling, or sensitivity to light. Eye drops should only be used based on doctor’s instruction and prescription.