This year’s National Eye Health Week (NEHW) in the UK is taking place from 24 to 30 September 2018, promoting the importance of eye health and the need for regular sight tests for all.
If there was ever a time to zoom in on our eye care routine, it’s now.
In light of this, we sat down with Anita, our in-house optician, to hear her top tips for contact lenses care.
Opt for dailies – daily disposables are proven to be better for general eye care; they remove the need to store or clean lenses, which means optimum hygiene and reduces the likelihood of complications.
Take off your make-up – for general eye and skin care, forgetting to take off the day’s make up can lead to potential eye infections, irritations and spot outbreaks.
Vitamin fix – there are many supplements you can buy to aid the health of your eyes from any chemist or opticians. Many people take vitamins to maintain or improve their general health and well being, so why not treat your eyes to a vitamin fix every now and then. At Waldo, we offer Waldo Vitamin – a range of contact lenses that feature a solution infused with vitamins to help your eyes relax.
Tech time out – for those who work in an office environment, every so often look away from your screen and focus on something in the distance, then focus on your thumb in front of your face. Repeat this about five times just to wake your eye muscles.
Water aware – do not swim in your contact lenses or allow them to come into contact with water. If they do, ensure you dispose of them afterwards.
Sleep conscious – whilst getting a good nights’ sleep has huge health benefits, falling sleep in your lenses can put your eyes at risk from infection. Lenses can dehydrate overnight which also means they can be difficult to remove.
Regular eye checkups – attend regular eye checks as recommended by your optician, at least once per year. Our in-house optician is available to answer any questions you may have about your lenses.
Halloween hazard – many decorative lenses are usually painted on, which dramatically reduces the amount of oxygen getting to the eyes. Make sure you purchase the lens from a certified retailer, use the cleaning solutions provided and don’t keep them in too long.
Got questions? Drop Anita a message on firstname.lastname@example.org. Happy eye health-ing!