5 Daily Habits that make your Eyes Dry

Dr. Amarjeet Bhatia    09-09-2021 Consult

Most of us complain about the constant itching and irritation in the eyes. Sometimes, our eyes become blood red and we find extremely hard to focus on our work. This is usually because of the problem of dryness of eyes. We all have certain habits that turn our eyes dry. Here are five daily habits that make your eyes dry:

1. Looking at a computer screen for hours
Spending long hours working on laptops or computer screens makes our eyes extremely dry. Constant exposure to the screen turns the eyes weak and dry. Thus, we must blink our eyes timely and should take small breaks.

2. Not wearing sunglasses
The exposure of eyes directly to the Sun leads to dryness of eyes. The harmful ultraviolet rays of the Sun snatches the natural water of the eyes, making them dry.

3. Excessive smoking
If you and your partner both are into smoking, your eyes will turn dry. Smoking hurts your eyes and makes them extremely dry and itchy. So, stop smoking immediately.

4. Wearing contact lenses for long
Contact lenses make the eyes dry by snatching the oxygen of the eyes. Many people often sleep by wearing contact lenses, it deprives the eyes to get proper oxygen. Hence, causes dryness and irritation in the eyes.

5. Not washing your eyes
If you don't wash our eyes after coming back home, it turns your eyes dry. Pollution, dust, dirt etc. make the eyes dry and itchy. One should wash the eyes twice a day to keep them lubricated as well as protected.