Published on March 16, 2017
When you have dry, watery or red eyes, which among the over-the-counter eye drops in the market comes into your mind? Believe it or not, I can only think of one. And I bet that most Filipinos can also think of the same brand - Eye Mo!
Last March 7, our friends from Eye Mo gathered some bloggers at Café Naya for an afternoon of informative talks. They aim to help Filipinos get more acquainted with how to identify and fight EyeRitation.
EyeRitation = Eye Irritation
Witty, huh?! =)
Our afternoon started with a sumptuous lunch. They served us different kinds of delicious food that are apparently good for the eyes. (Oh, well! It was good for my tummy, too! Hihi!)
My favorite part of the program was probably the talk given by the invited eye doctor, Dr. delos Santos. He said that he wouldn’t be boring us with eye anatomy and the likes. It made me quite disappointed because I was looking forward to seeing an eye cut in half. Haha! I’m just kidding. Anyway, his talk may be short, but it was very informative!
According to Dr. delos Santos, there are five signs of eye irritation. These are:
1. Red Eyes
2. Sore Eyes
3. Itchy Eyes
4. Watery Eyes
5. Dry Eyes
He discussed some of the causes of eye irritation, and I am actually guilty of doing most of these practices. I’m a software developer so I face the computer more than eight hours a day. When I’m done with my day job, I spend more time either in front of the computer to work on my blog or my mobile phone to check on my social media accounts or catch up on my Korean drama addiction. I also happen to be a bookworm so there are times when I am unable to put a good book down. Can you imagine how much stress I put my eyes into? And oh, I’m also a first-time mother to a 16-month-old baby girl, so there are still nights when I can’t get enough sleep for my eyes to fully rest. More often than not, I wake up with red and itchy eyes.
So what can we do to avoid eye irritation?
1. Wear protective eye wear.
2. Remove makeup before going to bed.
3. Avoid allergens.
4. Manage computer/gadget use.
According to Dr. delos Santos, heavy computer users like me can do this practice to avoid eye irritation. Look 20 feet away for 20 seconds every 20 minutes. (Okay, guys. You can thank me later. Hihi!)
But of course, getting your eyes irritated is sometimes inevitable. In cases of eye irritation, we can do the following:
1. Wash your eyes with clean water. Don’t use faucet water because there are still particles that can make the irritation even worse. Use distilled water instead.
2. Put cold compress on the affected area.
3. Use over-the-counter eye drops like Eye Mo.
4. If symptoms still persist, go to an eye doctor.
Speaking of over-the-counter eye drops, Eye Mo is actually a good first aid to fight the five signs of eye irritation.
The Eye Mo Moisturizing Formula, which comes in the blue packaging, lubricates the eyes. You can use it as often as needed. The Eye Mo Red Eyes can relieve redness of the eyes. You may use this 3 to 4 times a day for 3 days. And as emphasized by Dr. delos Santos, you must see an eye doctor if symptoms persist. This was later on reiterated by Earl Jayona, the marketing manager of LF Asia Philippines, Inc., distributor of Eye Mo.
Summer is just around the corner. Sudden change in temperature is not good for our eyes. Plus, I’m pretty sure that all of us will be heading to the beach to enjoy the sun. That means that our eyes will be exposed to more irritants like pollution from long drives and sand that can get to our eyes! So go to the nearest drug store and get Eye Mo to help you fight the five signs of eye irritation! :)