Dr. Ruth Yeilding, MD

3 Reasons Rubbing Your Eyes Is Bad

Our eyes are one of the most important parts of our body. They do so much for us and all we can do it take care of them the right way. As we get older, the effects of aging sadly start to show. That’s when we have to make sure we take extra care of our eyes and even the skin surrounding them. While it may seem like something you’ve never had to do, once we go into detail, you’ll understand just how important it is to take care of our eyes. 


Did you know that rubbing your eyes constantly could actually be bad for them? There are many times that when you wake up, one of the first things you do is go and rub your eyes. This is such a common occurrence that people don’t stop and think that it could actually be adding to any eye problems they could be having.


According to Summit Eye KC, the skin around our eyes is very thin and delicate. This makes it easier for anything to happen to it. It also means that age is not its best friend. On top of that, it you’re constantly rubbing it, you’re constantly moving the skin around. This plays a huge part in sagging skin and even dark circles around the eyes.


 When it comes to dark circles around the eyes, there are many different causes for it. Sometimes it’s hard to figure out exactly what could be causing them for you, which is why you should cover all bases. First, pay attention to how many times you’re actually rubbing your eyes. Rubbing them too much can cause damage to the blood vessels. When the vessels break and bleed that s when you’ll notice he area around your eyes getting darker.


Another downside of rubbing your eyes too much is that you’re actually put at a higher risk of infection. We know this may sound extreme for doing something as simple as rubbing your eyes, but if you think about it, this makes sense. Your hands are used for just about every single task that you complete throughout other day. As a result of that you probably have many different types of bacteria making a home in your hands. No matter how clean you are. Touching your eyes with your hands, you are immediately transferring those germs into your eyes. This increases your risk of getting serious infections.


Another big result of rubbing your eyes too much is the damage it can do to your cornea. Sometimes you’ll get that eyelash or debris stuck in your eye and move mountains to try and get it out. That usually consists of rubbing them until it magically disappears. Doing this can increase your chances of scratching your cornea. This is usually healed within one to two days but if not treated correctly can result in an ulcer.


The bottom-line is that it’s very important to understand how to take care of your kin and even your eyes Clearly, doing the smallest of actions can put you at risk of many things. At YMD we have a great way to help with the ageing effects that rubbing your eyes can bring. One of the best procedures that we offer is Lower Blepharoplasty. 

While the name seems difficult, explaining it is pretty simple. This is basically just a surgery that can turn back the hands of time by removing excess skin under the eyes. This will bring back a much younger and natural look to the face. To hear more information, give us a call. We’ll be able to schedule a FREE consultation for you today.


Works Cited

Summit Eye Center. (2019, October 17). 5 reasons Not To Rub Your Eyes. Retrieved from Summit Eye Center: www.summiteyekc.com/blog/5-reasons-not-to-rub-your-eyes


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