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Tried and Tested Ways to Care for Your Eyes in Summer

While summer offers you a chance to enjoy the outdoors, it is also the time when the sun is at its worst. The UV rays present in the sunlight can pose serious threat for your eyes upon prolonged exposure. Besides, several summer related activities that we gaily take part in with the onset of summer can expose our vision to potential threats. In this blog, we present the 10 best tips you can swear by when it comes to safeguarding your eyes in summer.


1. UV Protection sunglasses:

So, while this appears as a very obvious eye protection trick, not many people take it seriously. For most of us, a sunglass is more like an accessory than protective gear. We are picky when it comes to the style, design, color and other attributes, but what about the UV Protective glasses? Did you consider this aspect while buying yourself a pair? You must invest in sunglasses that promise 100-percent protection against both UVA and UVB rays and nothing less.

2. Goggles while swimming:

While you take refuge from the scorching sun in the swimming pool, you are actually putting your eyes at risk. The disinfectant used in pools to maintain water quality are highly erosive and can adversely impact your vision. Thus, it’s advisable to use swimming googles as you indulge in your refreshing summer activities.

3. Maintain hygiene and do not rub your eyes:

Most of the infections spread via touch, so cleaning your hands with anti-septic soaps or sanitizer is helpful in preventing a variety of infections. Conjunctivitis, a bacterial infection of the eye, is widely prevalent in summer. Ensuring proper hand hygiene is instrumental in preventing eye infections.

4. Accessorize with hats:

While sunglasses may be a refugee to your eyes, you might not be able to completely protect your eyelids from UV exposure given the gaps surrounding sunglasses. Resorting to a cap or hat with a long visor may help shield the harmful rays of sun.

5. Children need protection too:

In a report published by WHO, it is stated that 80% of a person’s UV exposure occurs before the age of 18. That is because children are likely to spend more time in the sun, playing outdoor. Inculcate the habit of using sun shades and hats every time they go out in the sun, to protect their eyes from the sun’s scorching glare.

6. Eat healthy and hydrated:

No matter what season it is, you must eat healthy and drink plenty of water. The better you eat, the more power and nutrients your eyes get to stay healthy and fight the heat that summer brings along. The nutrients from healthy food and water improve your eyesight. Include a lot of citrus fruits and sources of Vitamin C, Vitamin E and zinc in your diet.

7. Consult a doctor:

In case of persistent irritation in your eyes, do not turn to self-medication. Instead, consult a professional ophthalmologist immediately and work as per their guidance to resolve the issue.

These are some of the tried and tested ways to keep your eyes healthy in summer. It’s by keeping in mind these simple dos and don’ts, that you can make the most of this amazing summer.

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