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Stay Safe in the PM2.5 Dust

Stay Safe in the PM2.5 Dust

During this period, many areas in Bangkok still have excessive air pollution. Not only does PM 2.5 pose a danger to the respiratory system and our skin, but it also increases the risk of developing eye problems as well. It may cause eye irritation, burning, itching, or redness when being in such environments. These risks are higher for people with eye allergies, eye diseases such as pterygium and pinguecula, as well as those with dry eyes or wear contact lenses. TRSC has tips for you to protect your eye from air pollution.

1. Wash your eyes (For contact lens users, lenses must be removed first): Tilt your head to the side and use your fingers to open the lower and upper eyelids wide apart before slowly pouring a glass of saline or clean water over your eye.

2. Blink frequently. This can also help to get rid of dust in your eyes. Do not use a cotton swab or try to pinch it out, as doing so may scratch the corneal surface.

3. Use artificial tears.

4. Avoid rubbing your eyes.

5. Wear dust and windproof sunglasses regularly, especially for those who ride motorcycles or those with increased exposure.

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