Eye CareDo’s & Don’ts For Healthy Eyes November 8, 2016 By Namita Nayyar (WF Team) DO’S Do have your eyes tested every two years. Children and pensioners should have an annual check up. Do read and work in good light. To avoid glare and shadow, make sure that the light falls over your shoulder. Do rest your eyes at least every 30 minutes when reading sewing, using a computer or the like, by looking up and focusing at distant objects. Do make sure that your computer and television screens are sharply focused. Do wear safety goggles whenever you use caustic chemicals, do woodwork, or run power tools. Do wear shatterproof sports goggles for games such as squash. Do wear sunglasses when in bright sunlight. Do wear goggles in chlorinated swimming pools or in any water of doubtful cleanliness. DON’TS Don’t look directly at the sun, as you might be tempted to do during an eclipse; even the darkened sun can cause severe and permanent damage. Similarly, avoid staring at any bright or glaring lights. Don’t rub your eye to try to remove a foreign object. Try blinking and washing the eye with cold water. If that fails, see your doctor.