You forget to wear sunglasses
Ask anyone and they’ll probably tell you a horror story of what happened when they forgot to apply sunscreen on a hot day (it’s happened to all of us). Well, what the sun does to your skin it also does to your eyes. The American Optometric Association advises always wearing sunglasses during the daylight hours because they protect your eyes from harmful UV rays—and they prevent you from squinting to see through the bright light, which is a killer workout for your eye muscles.
You read while lying down
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When you’re at a funny angle, like you are when you lie down and prop a book up, your eyes have to work extra hard to track the words. Instead, make sure you’re in a well-lit room and sitting upright with your book on your lap. If eye pain persists while reading, the Vision Specialists of Michigan says there may be an underlying eye condition that should be checked out by our ophthalmologist. These are shocking diseases that eye doctors can detect first.