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Eye issues and injuries in Adolescents

Every year more than one million people experience eye injuries, out of which ninety percent are preventable if protective eyewear is utilized. One hundred and twenty-five thousand eye damage cases are caused by home chemicals.

It is a healthy practice to wash hands often, especially after handling home chemicals. When utilizing detergents and dangerous solvents, the handler must wear chemical safety eyewear. Also, no children must be around while handling chemicals. While spraying, the nozzle must be turned away from the face. Fertilizers, insecticides, and paints must be stored away from reach. While completing domestic duties adequate protective devices such as goggles, gloves, boots, and helmets should be worn if required. The house must be lighted appropriately to avoid mishaps in the dark. Stairs should also be illuminated and the rails must also be fitted. The directions for opening the caps of bottles must be read carefully to avoid them from popping and hurting other persons. Children and adolescents should read directions before handling functioning equipment before playing games. All power equipment must be equipped with protection. While playing outside, the eyes must be protected by UV protection eyewear and it is a terrible idea to gaze at the sun directly.

Precautions should not only be taken indoors but outdoors too. This is because; more than forty thousand people experience eye injuries outdoors. Ninety-nine percent of the injuries are incurred while practicing sports. So it is vital for the youngsters to wear protective eyewear while practicing sports or when engaging in outdoor leisure activities. A particular helmet is made with a wire shield or polycarbonate face mask which is not only safe but comfortable, too. Protective eyewear should also be worn while completing research in the science lab. Fireworks must only be handled by adults.

Because of the increased use of computers, more and more youngsters are having eye strains. The symptoms of eye strain caused by computers are red & watery eyes, concentrating issues, hurting & fatigued eyelids, eye muscle spasms, backache, and headache. In such a setting, eye exercise must be done routinely. The eyes must be made to focus on distant things and should be rotated from side to side. It is essentially important to offer adequate rest to the eyes. Glasses with a UV shield must be used when staring at the computer screen. Eye strain can be minimized by increasing the distance from the monitor.

Eye dangers can also be produced when cosmetics are applied inappropriately by contact lens wearers. Some of the adverse effects are damage, ocular inflammation, allergies, dryness, infection, and lens deposition. That is the reason why teens must be made aware of the risk they would experience while opting for a contact lens. Girls should understand that they should buy hypoallergenic cosmetics and preferably the non-scented variety, offered by significant brand names. Cosmetics should not be shared with anything else. The applicator brushes must be washed periodically and old mascara must be disposed of and not renewed. Eye shadows that are glittering, pearlized, frosted, or iridescent contain ground tinsel or oyster shell, which should be always avoided. Eyeliner should not be applied on the inner lid edge. The loose powder should be avoided. The cream should not be used near the eyes. The wearer should wash hands while handling the contact lens. No sobbing, washing of the face, or bathing should be done with the contact lens on.

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