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Eye Health & Tips to Care for Your Vision

Our eyes are one of the most important organs in our body, yet we tend to take them for granted—especially in today’s world, where we are constantly exposed to digital screens, pollutants, and other eye irritants. Fortunately, even subtle changes to your lifestyle can help you minimise the risk of developing common eye conditions. Here are some of the things you should know and can try to care for your eyes and protect your vision long-term.

In this post:

  • What are the most common eye issues
  • What eye issues to look out for as you age
  • How to care for your eyes, dos and don’ts
  • Eye health medicine toolkit

Eye Health

What are the most common eye issues?

Your eye issues will depend on your age and on your lifestyle but here are some of the most common everyone should be aware of:

If you wear contacts, you should also be aware of:

As you age, you should be aware of these eye changes and conditions:

Caring for your eyes

As with all parts of your body, advice for caring for your eyes will sound familiar—eat your vegetables, get exercise, adequate sleep, limit alcohol intake, and stop smoking. But here’s a closer look at what you can and should do to keep your eyes healthy as long as possible:

90% of eye injuries could have been prevented

DoDon’t
Eat foods high in Lutein (kale, spinach)Smoke
Avoid smoke & air pollutantsSpend excessive time watching screens
Protect your eyes from UV lightTry to over-extend the life of your contacts
Use the 20-20-20 rule for screentimeExpose your eyes to UV light
Use protective goggles or eyewearGet dehydrated
Practice good eye hygieneTouch your eyes with your hands
Get an eye exam every 2 yearsNeglect your eye check-ups
Eye care medicine tool kit
For basic eye care, we recommend you have following over-the-counter (OTC) medications or shop medicines on hand:
Ocu-Lube Carbomer 0.2% Eye Gel - 30 Single Unit Dose

Ocu-Lube Carbomer 0.2% Eye Gel – 30 Single Unit Dose

Ocu-Lube Carbomer 0.2% Eye Gel are eye drops that comes in the form of liquid gel. With the active ingredient carbomer, these eye drops provide a soothing effect and act as ‘artificial tears’ to alleviate dry and sore eyes and promote hydration. With the added convenience of single-dose packaging, they are particularly well-suited for individuals experiencing dryness and fatigue in their eyes and seeking immediate relief wherever they are.

Hylo Night Eye Ointment - 5g

Hylo Night Eye Ointment – 5g

Hylo Night Eye Ointment with Vitamin A is a preservative-free ointment designed for overnight eye care. Formulated with the active ingredient retinol palmitate, it creates a long-lasting protective film, providing relief for burning, itching, and dry eyes. With up to 6 hours of lubrication, it improves tear film stability and offers comfort throughout the night. The 5g tube contains approximately 300 applications, making it a cost-effective choice.

Blephasol Micellar Eyelid Cleansing Lotion - 100ml

Blephasol Micellar Eyelid Cleansing Lotion – 100ml

Blephasol Micellar Eyelid Cleansing Lotion is a gentle aqueous solution specially formulated to cleanse and soothe your irritated eyes and eyelids. Its innovative spray application fights contaminants effectively, providing deep cleaning around your eyes and other areas of skin irritation. With just a small amount applied to a cotton pad, you can remove debris without rubbing your eyes.

Optrex Allergy Eye Drops 2% w/v - 10ml

Optrex Allergy Eye Drops 2% w/v – 10ml

Optrex Allergy Eye Drops provide relief for eye allergy symptoms by addressing the root cause and calming irritated eyes. These drops help alleviate redness, itchiness, and watery eyes that may occur during an allergic reaction or hay fever. The portable dropper bottle allows for easy application wherever you are, making it an ideal solution for those who do not want their allergies to hinder their daily activities. The active ingredient in Optrex Allergy Eye Drops is sodium cromoglicate

GoldenEye Antibiotic Ointment - 4g

GoldenEye Antibiotic Ointment – 4g

GoldenEye Antibiotic Ointment is a treatment for bacterial conjunctivitis.

Main takeaways

  • Common eye health concerns at any age are pink eye, digital eye strain, eye injuries, and nearsightedness.
  • As we age, our eyes change and lead to additional eye conditions to be sure to check up on, such as farsightedness, AMD, cataracts, glaucoma, floaters and dry eye syndrome.
  • Caring for our eyes involves keeping the area around them clean, protecting them during sport or dangerous labour, and getting regular check-ups every 2 years.
  • OTC medicines can also help you manage the symptoms related to common eye health conditions.

References

Richa, A., et al (2022). J Family Med Prim Care. Effect of increased screen time on eyes during COVID-19 pandemic

Koh, A.H.C., et al (2002). Ann Acad Med Singapore. Age related macular degeneration: what’s new

Hoskin, A.., et al (2016). Asia Pac J Ophthalmol (Phila). Eye Injury Prevention for the Pediatric Population

PillSorted

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