Don’t Let Blurry Vision Cloud Your College Experience
If you are a college student, you depend on your eyes to be your windows to your academic and social life. Unfortunately, many college students complain of blurry vision and eye strain due to the unprecedented visual demands of college. For contact lens wearers especially, long hours of reading, late nights studying, and less-than-ideal hygiene increase the chances of eye infections, blurry vision, and lens discomfort. With Eyeleve’s innovative eye compress, you can keep your eyes feeling comfortable and seeing clearly, despite the college grind.
Common Causes of Blurry Vision Among College Students
Your vision can be blurry for several reasons, but dry eyes are one of the most common causes. Wearing your contact lenses for too long, allergies, and digital eye strain can all make your eyes sting, feel irritated, and dry.
If you have excessive eye pain, redness, or worsening blurry vision, you should find an eye doctor near you at college immediately. Although rare, some eye infections cause long-term harm.
If your blurry vision seems to be related more to the demands of college life, try these tips to feel better longer in your contact lenses.
How Does Dry Eye Cause Blurry Vision?
A thin, protective layer of tears covers the surface of your eye. This tear film keeps your eyes clean and hydrated. Tears are made from a mixture of water, oils, and mucus. Tiny glands lining your eyelids produce the oil in your tears. Without enough oil, tears evaporate too quickly, leading to dry, irritated eyes and blurry vision.
Your tear film works as a lens on your eye, refining and focusing light so that you can see clearly. Without a functioning tear film and with dry patches, your vision becomes blurry.
EYE CARE TIP
Make your contact lenses more comfortable
Using a moist heat eye compress such as Eyeleve helps:
Contact Lenses Can Make Dry Eye Worse
About half of all contact lens wearers have dry eyes. This is because wearing contact lenses thins your protective tear film. Dry eye symptoms such as blurry vision are one of the reasons many people take out their lenses and go back to wearing glasses.
Studies have shown that worker productivity declines with increasing contact lens discomfort. Your blurry vision or uncomfortably dry eyes could be cutting your study sessions (or late-night partying) short.
Computer Vision Syndrome Causes Blurry Vision
When staring at a screen, we blink less frequently. Unfortunately, this means that our eyes are more likely to dry out, and our vision becomes more blurry the longer we spend in front of a screen.
Long hours at your computer also makes your eyes tired. The tiny muscles you use to focus have to work harder when looking at a digital screen. Switching between screens makes our eyes work harder as well. Eye strain and fatigue cause blurry vision.
Following the 20-20-20 rule and taking screen breaks to look at an object 20 feet away for at least 20 seconds every 20 minutes when working on a screen can be an effective way to beat blurry vision and digital eye strain while at college.
Dry eyes make your work day feel longer? Digital eye strain may be the culprit.
Moist Heat Eye Masks Can Prevent and Treat Your Blurry Vision
Research has shown that daily use of a moist heat compress like Eyeleve extends the length of time you can comfortably wear your contact lenses by three hours. That is because the mask’s patented Medibeads produce the optimum temperature to help to melt and release the nourishing oils from your eyelid glands. As your eye’s natural lubricant, these oils strengthen the tear film so you can see clearly and comfortably for longer.
The Eyeleve moist heat mask for contact lens wearers can be heated repeatedly in your dorm room microwave for just 20 seconds and will stay warm for 10 minutes. Over-the-counter eye drops might temporarily help reduce irritation from dry eyes in a pinch, but regular eye masking can prevent your blurry vision caused by dry eye from getting worse.
An added benefit of the heat from the eye mask is that it increases blood flow to your eye area. This blood flow flushes out irritants and eases inflammation.
A Regular Eye Hygiene Routine Keeps Your Vision Clear
Good eyelid hygiene has been shown to reduce contact lens-related dry eye symptoms and eye infections. However, contact lens wearers are at greater risk of eye infections that can cause blurry vision, such as blepharitis, pink eye, or styes. For contact lens wearers, a few time-savers make it easier for you to keep your eyes healthy on the go at college.
Using hypoallergenic, disposable eye wipes like Bruder Hygienic Eye Wipes are a great way to safely clean your eyes, even if you are away from your dorm room. Followed by two quick sprays of Bruder Hygienic Eyelid Cleaning solution over closed eyelids, this daily routine supports healthy eyelids and eyelashes.
If you happen to develop redness, irritation, or something like a stye, these eye hygiene products, combined with regular moist heat therapy from the Eyeleve eye mask, can help speed up healing. Eyeleve’s ergonomic eye pod design fits comfortably over even the sorest stye and delivers moist heat to help the stye and infection heal more quickly.
Extend Your Comfortable Contact Lens Wear Time in College
You depend on your eyes and your contact lenses to help you see the world in front of you. Texting friends, reading the fine print, or studying harder than you ever had in your life- you need your eyes to perform at their best. Daily use of your soothing Eyeleve eye compress can help nourish your tired eyes, increase your productivity, and keep your vision in top-notch condition. College is no time to let blurry vision get in the way of living your best life.