Eat properly. Promote eye health by eating these foods:

Eat foods that are high in antioxidants like spinach, broccoli, kale, kiwi and grapes. Eating antioxidants will protect your eyes.

 

Eat foods that are high in Vitamin C like oranges, grapefruits, strawberries, and green peppers. Eating Vitamin C will help you build up your immune system.

 

Eat foods that are high in Vitamin E like sunflower seeds, almonds, pecans and wheat germ. Eating Vitamin E will keep your eyes strong.

 

The best ways to prevent yourself from touching your eye area is to use eye drops to keep your eyes hydrated and prevent itching.  Artificial tears are a non-medicated yet highly sophisticated imitation of natural tears. They are available over the counter and are beneficial to anyone experiencing dry eyes.  Other eye drops are available to prevent the itch that causes eye rubbing. These drops are called anti-histamines and mast cell stabilisers. In more severe cases, steroid eye drops are also used to prevent chronic eye rubbing, especially in allergy sufferers.

 

Excessive eye rubbing, whether due to chronic dryness, itchiness, or merely habit, should be addressed to avoid unpleasant consequences.