a condition or practise where things are not considered hygienic if they do not appear to be hygienic in other people's eyes, regardless of if it is clean or not. Eyegiene habits are typically found in the hospitality business.
Bill: So, after the silverware has been put through the dishwasher, you need to give it a polish.
Bill: So that it looks clean.
Kim: But it IS clean?
Bill: No it isn't, not until it LOOKS clean. It's a eyegienic practise, it's eyegiene.