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5 Eye Care Mistakes to Avoid at All Costs

Most people don’t realize that their daily habits can have a negative effect on the health of their eyes. Discover how you can start taking care of your vision and avoid the following eye care mistakes.

Sleeping in Your Contacts

Unless you are wearing FDA-approved overnight contact lenses, make sure that you’re removing them at the end of each day. Contact lenses limit the amount of oxygen that the cornea receives, which can cause a variety of serious issues. Symptoms of sleeping in contact lenses include eye pain, blurred vision, excessive tearing, and eye ulcers.

Blue Light Exposure

If your 9 to 5 job requires that you spend the day staring at a computer, remember to give your eyes a break from time to time. Electronic screens like computers and smartphones emit harmful blue light. In order to relieve eye pain from blue light, take a break every hour and focus your eyes on something else, like a book or a report.

Excessive Eyeliner

Makeup artists suggest applying eyeliner to the waterline to accentuate the lashes, but eye doctors warn against it. Eyeliner harbors bacteria, and an infection is more likely to occur when makeup is applied closely to the eye.

Expired Solution

Contact solutions are designed to kill bacteria on your lenses, and an expired solution could contain inactive ingredients. If you’re using an expired solution to clean your contact lenses, you may not be cleaning them at all.

Forgetting Your Sunglasses

Summer may be over, but that doesn’t mean you should leave your sunglasses at home all winter. Ensure that your sunglasses protect against UVA and UVB rays, which are prevalent year round.


Here at the Catonsville Eye Group, providing the best patient care is our #1 priority. The professionalism of our doctors coupled with our capable and caring staff, state of the art technology, and extensive frame and lens options are what have made Catonsville Eye Group the first choice for families in our community. We strive to provide the best possible professional care at fair and reasonable prices to our patients in the most courteous way possible!

If you would like to schedule an appointment, order contact lenses, or ask questions about our services at Catonsville Eye Group, please call our office at (410) 747-1221 or email us by clicking this link. We will respond to your request within 24 hours.

We’re located at the heart of the Music City at 611 Frederick Rd., Suite 101. Drop on by, or schedule an appointment today. We’re looking forward to seeing you!

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