The overexposure to the Sun can be very harmful to your eyes and later eyesight. As we use sunscreen to take care of our skin, we cannot forget to protect our eyes from the Sun during Summertime, with for example, a quality pair of sunglasses. In this way, if we don´t properly take care of our eyes during Summer, we can suffer some serious consequences such as photo keratitis, causing the burning of the cornea and even to the development of cataracts. Therefore, we would like to share with you some simple tips to protect your eyes from the sun this Summer.
Summertime: Sunglasses are essential
Do not go outdoors during Summer without sunglasses. They are the main protection accessory against the harmful UV rays of the Sun. With a pair of good sunglasses, you will block the UV rays and protect our eyes during the intense periods of Summer Sun. Make sure that you acquire sunglasses with a high level of UV protection to ensure their effectiveness.
Wear a Hat
Sunglasses as mentioned are essential, but to maximise the protection of your eyes, better also to wear a Hat. It will prevent direct Sunlight from all angles and in addition also protect your head and face.
Keep your eyes hydrated and clean
Important to keep your eyes well hydrated and clean. With the Summer heat we tend to be exposed longer to the Sun, you go to the beach or pool, you play in the sand, you rub lots sunscreen over yourself etc., all this can irritate and dry-out your eyes, increasing the probability of damage without even realising.
To avoid this, keep your eyes hydrated more frequently than usual with artificial saline tears. This will help you basically to improve the state of your eyes in these situations and protect them especially during the Summer months.
Use water glasses or goggles
The Sun is not the only thing that can damage your eyes in Summer. Water can also causes serious damages to eyes if you are not careful. Always try to wear water glasses or goggles to protect them from sea salt and disinfectant substances in the pool water, such as chlorine, which irritates eyes and can even cause inflammation.
Careful on cloudy days
Though the Sun is not shining brightly in the sky due to cloud cover, it does not mean that the harmful Sun-rays are not exposing all over you and onto your eyes. Use sunglasses and sun protection also on cloudy days to avoid possible & unexpected damage.
Enjoy yourself in Summertime, but do not forget to protect your eyes!