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The Importance of Teaching Your Children About Eye Hygiene

| Posted on September 19, 2020
Two happy children having fun while highlighting the importance of eye and eyelid hygiene in children
Two happy children having fun while highlighting the importance of eye and eyelid hygiene in children

Did you know that eye hygiene is just as important as oral hygiene? It’s true! Poor eye hygiene causes a variety of concerns in both adults and children.

With increased screen time and virtual learning, it is more important than ever to practice good eye hygiene. By reducing the stress on your eyes and teaching your kids proper eye care at an early age, you can prevent many issues and help them lead a happier life.

Relieving Dry Eye

Increased time on tablets, virtual classrooms, increased mask-wearing – all of these increase the risks of kids developing dry eye.

While no one likes feeling their eyes sting or burn, but nearly 5 million Americans struggle every day with dry eye due to genetics, environment, or screen time. Many think it’s just their reality, however, proper eye hygiene can help alleviate it! The Bruder Moist Eye Heat Compress is designed to reduce irritation by clearing out blockages in your tear ducts and allowing your eyes’ natural oils to flow freely.

Is your child learning virtually or using computers all the time in class? Eye strain is common, especially if you don’t take breaks. Help your child develop health digital routines by setting aside 10 minutes to relax and refresh naturally while wearing a Moist Heat Eye Compress.

Treating Styes

We teach our children to wash their hands before dinner – yet are we certain they wash their hands before they touch their face? Probably not. This can lead to any number of problems, including styes—a common malady in kids.

Styes, bacterial infections that form on eyelids, can lead to redness, sensitivity, and blurred vision. The good news? Styes are no different than a pimple, and can be effectively relieved with the Moist Heat Single Eye Compress and Hygienic Eyelid Cleansers Combo Pack! The packs include cleansing wipes to cleanse your eyelids of bacteria and a cleansing solution spray to protect your skin from irritation.

Promoting Contact Lens Health

The average age children start wearing contacts is 13 – and it keeps getting lower! Contact lenses help many people see the world around them, but dirty lenses can be damaging and lead to dangerous eye infections.

If your child has recently gotten contact lenses, make sure that they wear and clean them based on prescribed guidelines.

Preventing Conjunctivitis

Conjunctivitis, more commonly known as pink eye, is fairly common in children, and its contagiousness causes outbreaks in schools everywhere.

Conjunctivitis is generally caused by bacteria getting in the eye, so make sure your child washes their hands regularly, keeps their hands away from their face, and that their pillowcases are switched out and washed frequently. If your child struggles with frequent pink eye, consider using the Bruder Hygienic Eyelid Care Kit daily to help make hygiene for their eyes as natural as brushing their teeth.

As our children return to school, it’s important to give them a lesson in eye hygiene to ensure their eye health is in tip-top shape all year long. For more information on Bruder’s clinically proven and #1 doctor recommended products, check out the full product line or give us a call today at (888) 827-8337.

Ready to improve your eye care? Order the #1 Doctor Recommended eye hygiene products

Bruder Moist Heat Eye Compress
Bruder Moist Heat Eye Compress
Bruder Hygienic Eyelid Care Kit
Bruder Hygienic Eyelid Care Kit
Bruder Hygienic Eyelid Cleanser Combo Pack
Bruder Hygienic Eyelid Cleansers Pack

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