Recommendations of an Optometrist

Recommendations of an Optometrist

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You often work at the computer?

Many people who work every day for a long period time on the computer complain of fatigue and redness of the eyes, dryness and itching, headaches, difficult perception of items located far from the eyes, at close range.These symptoms indicate that your eyes are tired and need to rest.

Before contacting to an ophthalmologist or optometrist, check the following:

  • Inspect your workplace (ergonomics, lighting, humidity, etc.).
  • Working on the computer, take breaks regularly.
  • Blink more often. If you blink too slowly, the eyes tend to dry out and quickly get tired, there is a headache, tingling, blurred vision.
  • Do exercises that can help prevent eye fatigue.

If for you are assigned reading glasses, it may be that they are too strong for the computer. The reason is that the reading glasses are designed to read the text in the region 33-40 cm, and a computer screen at a distance of 50-70 cm from the eye. In this case, you can take care of the so-called computer glasses.

Reminder for those who wear glasses

  • When not using the glasses, store them in a fairly roomy and, preferably, solid case.
  • Do not wear glasses on your head or in your bag sheathless. This besmirch glasses and deforms the rim.
  • Clean glasses every day, using a special liquid and a rag for cleaning glasses, to avoid scratches.
  • If possible, purchase yourself a few pairs of glasses: for simple home exercises, others for work or special occasions.
  • If you find that glasses are too strong or too weak, visit your eye doctor.
  • Never wear someone else's glasses - you can hurt your eyes.

Reminder for those who wear lenses

  • Do not wear contact lenses longer than 2-3 hours on the first day. Start slowly, first 2 hours a day and every day increase the time by one hour. The average time to get used to contact lenses may take about two weeks.
  • Depending on the type of contact lenses, time wearing them from 8 to 12 hours. Do not wear contact lenses on time longer than stipulated.
  • Before you put on and take off contact lenses, wash your hands and wipe them well, make sure to dress them in the correct side.
  • Do not confuse the contact lenses for the right and left eyes.
  • Apply eye makeup after fitting of lenses and remove the lenses before you wash off cosmetics.
  • Before you put on and after removal, should always be cleaned and disinfected contact lenses.
  • The liquid in the container for contact lenses should be changed daily. If the lenses are not used for a long time, the fluid should be changed every week.
  • All types of aerosols: hair spray, deodorant, etc. spoil the surface of the lens.
  • If you feel a burning sensation in the eyes, or if lenses seem uncomfortable, remove it and check that they are whole and were dressed properly.
  • If your eyes for a long time the red or you feel irritated, then you should wear glasses instead of contact lenses. If necessary, consult with an ophthalmologist or optometrist.
  • If you have a runny nose, cough or inflammation of the eye - do not wear the lenses.
  • Do not swim in contact lenses - wear goggles for swimming, since the water can wash the lenses from the eye or get harmful bacteria.
  • Always bring your glasses and of lenses container.
  • Do not sleep in contact lenses.
  • Once a week, let your eyes a rest from lenses.
  • The term contact lens wear begin to run from the opening of the blister.
  • Replace container at least once in 3-6 months.
  • If you have started wearing contact lenses, visit eye doctor after 3-6 months.

What you need to know about sunglasses?

  • Is necessary to search sunglasses with good protection factor, which blocks harmful ultraviolet rays. Tinted glasses can harm your eyes on the contrary.
  • Sunglasses «POLAROID» (sunglasses that absorb horizontal glare) is a bit more expensive, but are of high quality.
  • In the shop glasses can also be ordered photochromic lenses for glasses as from the plastic as well as of mineral glass that changes color when exposed to sunlight, depending on the lighting.
  • The store optics can also be ordered dioptric sunglasses - with Polaroid lenses or photochromic lenses.

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