Tips For Protecting Eyes During Summertime

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Experts suggest that visiting an Optometrist at least once a year is necessary to ensure that eyes are in good condition and there is no underlying condition that can produce severe risks in the future. As we know, UV rays are stronger during summer and just like our skin, and they can also damage our eyes. Here are a few tips that will help you to protect your eyes when the sun is at its peak. https://merivalevisioncare.com/

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Merivale Vision Care Tips For Protecting Eyes During Summertime

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As we know, UV rays are stronger during summer and just like our skin, and they can also damage our eyes. Here are a few tips that will help you to protect your eyes when the sun is at its peak.

Wearing sunglasses with Ultraviolet Protection::

Wearing sunglasses with Ultraviolet Protection: If you are wearing prescription eyeglasses, you should get prescription sunglasses to reduce the harmful effects of UV rays. UVR can cause photo conjunctivitis, which is also known as snow blindness. If eyes remain exposed to UVR for a long time on a regular basis, then it can also cause cataracts or skin cancer of eyelids. Don ’ t swim without goggles: G oggles can protect your eyes while swimming from bacteria and contaminants in the water when you swim in the ocean. Several studies have conducted in the past, showing results of chlorine’s adverse effects on the eyes.

Wash your hands regularly and don’t rub your eyes::

Wash your hands regularly and don’t rub your eyes: C onjunctivitis often caused when you touch something which is already infected with germs from someone else’ touch, and then your hands come in contact with your eyes. If you already have conjunctivitis, you should wash your hands after putting eye drops to avoid spreading the disease.

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Keep your eyes protected during outdoor activities : It is vital to keep your eyes protected during summer as dust and sand are more in the air. It can cause abrasions to your eyes. If the injury is typical, then it heals within one or two days. Always wear safety glasses to prevent any damage to your eyes. Eye injuries should be treated as soon as possible. If you face such injury, you should visit the nearest hospital or an eye clinic right away.

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Use Eye Drops: T his is common among the people who have gone through a specific type of eye surgeries. In the case of allergies, eye drops are effective. Eye drops are also helpful in reducing dry eye symptoms. If the eye drops are ineffective in solving the problem, then you should visit an eye clinic for proper diagnosis and further treatment. Take an eye exam: An eye exam involves a series of tests to ensure that you have a proper vision, and that your eyes are not at risk of any diseases. The inspector may use different types of instruments, bright lights and ask you to look through lenses. Each test focuses on evaluating various aspects of your vision and overall health of your eyes .

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Eat healthy food and stay hydrated: To avoid age-related muscular degeneration and cataracts, you should eat foods high in vitamin C, and E. Dehydration can also affect your eyes, such as severe dehydration makes it difficult for the body to produce tears. Get proper sleep: You need enough sleep to give your eyes sufficient rest. If your eyes don’t get required rest, then it can increase the risk of decreased cognition on visual tasks. It can make simple activities like driving, cooking, and caring for children dangerous

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