After Diwali and stubble burning the PM2.5 eyes level has increased radically and have been affecting people in many ways, particularly putting the elderly and children with respiratory and eye related issues.
Air pollution is basically is a mixture of natural and man-made substances in the air we breathe and it just not affect humans but plants and animals as well. It can even affect our heart and can even cause chronic respiratory diseases, including asthama. But you people might not be aware of the fact that air pollution can severely affect our eyes and vision. Polluted air can increase the risk of eye problems, ranging from simple irritation and burning to severe allergy and even cancer. The common symptoms are mostly redness, itching and burning sensation, watering eyes and risk of conjunctivitis.
Studies have also shown that high level of pollution in the air can increase the occurrence of dry eye syndrome. It is a chronic condition in which your eyes can’t produce the right amount of tears to keep your eyes wet. Lack of moisture in eyes can make your eyes feel itchy, and can have burning sensation as well. Here we have listed few tips that you can follow to minimise the risk of eye infections:
- Try and avoid wearing lenses during this time and stick to your specs.
- It is advisable to wear sunglasses while outdoors.
- Take plenty of fluids to stay hydrated because if you won’t have enough water in your body, you wont be able to produce the amount of tears to moisten your eyes.
- Try and use lubricant eye drops given by an eye specialists.
- It is also advisable to cut down on your smoke because cigarette can quickly dry out your eyes and can cause constant eye irritation.
- Install a high-quality air filter to keep outdoor air pollutants out of your surroundings.