There’s just over a month of Summer left – Have you been protecting your eyes from the sunshine? Each season affects us differently based on the weather conditions and during the Summer season, temperatures are rising and with clearer skies, sunlight is beaming down a lot more. Too much UV exposure can damage our eyes and also cause aging. Don’t be fooled on a cloudy, overcast day, UV rays are sometimes even harsher in these weather conditions.
Summertime activities can cause:
- Dry eyes
- Irritated eyes after swimming
- UV ray damage when outside
- Physical injuries from outside activities
Ways to prevent injury and irritation:
A simple way to protect your eyes and prevent injury or irritation is by wearing protective eyewear during any outdoor activities, especially during an extra sunny day and with any activities that can cause severe injury. With the high heat temps, it’s always fun to cool down in the pool, be sure to utilize protective eyewear while swimming, especially in a public pool where unknown chlorine, chemicals, and even others’ bodily fluids such as urine can be found.
Types of Protective Eyewear:
- 100% UV ray protection sunglasses
- Swimming goggles
- Protective helmets, eye safety goggles, etc.
Protect your eyes this season. If you find yourself with any kind of eye irritation, contact us today at (281) 893-1760 for more information or to schedule an appointment with one of our doctors. You can always expect to receive compassionate and comprehensive care at Eye Physicians of North Houston.