It’s Been A Long Summer, Are You Protecting Your Eyes?
Each season can affect us differently, depending on the conditions outside. During the summertime the temperature begins to increase, skies are clear, and sunlight radiates through until the autumn arrives. These changing conditions can ultimately have negative effects on our eyes. For example, too much exposure to UV rays can cause damage and aging to the eyes. This can even occur on cloudy days because UV rays pierce through the clouds and also reflect off of surfaces.
Summertime activities may cause:
- Dry eyes
- Irritated eyes after swimming
- UV ray damage when outside
- Physical injuries from outside activities.
What can be done to prevent Injuries and irritation?
Eye injuries and irritation can often be prevented by simply wearing protective eyewear during outdoor activities, especially ones that may potentially injure your eyes. For example, when swimming in a pool, especially in public pools, make sure to wear swimming goggles to prevent any irritation to the eyes that can be caused by chlorine and other chemicals, such as urine!
Types of Protective Eyewear:
- 100% UV ray protection sunglasses
- Swimming goggles
- Protective helmets, eye safety goggles, etc.
These summers months bring weather that allows us to enjoy the outdoors, but watch out for potential hazards that may damage your eyesight. Be aware, protect your eyes, and have fun while summer is still here.