Pollution, danger for our eyes

Every day we are in contact with 10,000 to 20,000 liters of air containing pollution. Even if it is decreasing thanks to an increase in vigilance, our eyes are exposed to it and the damage is numerous. Indeed, environmental pollutants deteriorate the tear film and the cornea causing: eye irritation, lens intolerance, keratitis, etc.


6 tips for cleaning your eyes in case of eye irritation

Eye irritation from pollution is common. However, redness in the eye should not be overlooked as it can be a sign of a problem and you should consult your doctor or an ophthalmologist in order to have an appropriate treatment.

In the meantime, if you feel discomfort/irritation on Sunday for example and you have to wait for your visit on Monday, here are some tips:

- Avoid antibiotic drops that you find over the counter, they can make the situation worse

- Do not rub your eyes

- Use artificial tears (saline) to gently clean your eyes

- Make water compresses on your eyelids for a few minutes to relieve yourself

- Remember to blink

- Especially avoid cosmetic products (pencil, mascara) during eye irritation


Sunglasses protect your eyes from the harmful effects of pollution

To protect your eyes from pollution, wear your sunglasses . These will also protect you from UV rays! When you buy your , remember to check that the glass is category 3 . To take no risk, choose to buy your sunglasses from an optician. The Varionet site offers you polarized brand sunglasses from €39.90 , a good way to take care of your eyes without breaking the bank.