Posted on Apr 19, 2022
Eyes can be described as one of the most important sensory organs. It helps us connect with the world with vision and is also important to make us independent. If you see, you can perceive. The very first thing which we do after waking up is “seeing”. So it is of utmost importance that we take all the steps to ensure good health of our eyes. Today air pollution has been blamed for a number of health ailments. Our eyes being the most sensitive of organs become all the more vulnerable to polluted or bad air. So,how does this bad air affect our eyes?
Air Pollution and its affect our eyes:
The principal pollutants that make the air toxic are- soot, smoke, dust, metal particles, sulphur, carbon compounds and many others. All these when come in contact with our eyes, result in number of eye problems, dry eyes being the most common one.
Signs and Symptoms of dry eyes include:
Precautions to prevent eye damage due to air pollution :
By following certain dos and don’ts it is quite possible to protect our eyes from pollution to a certain extent.
As there is no way to completely eradicate air pollution, simple awareness can go a long way in keeping our eyes healthy and prevention of any serious damage. Concluding this, a regular check up from your ophthalmologist should always be done.