5 Tips For Healthy Eyes This Summer

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Summer means fun in the sun. But with all the fun the sun brings, it also brings serious risk to the health of our eyes and vision. Use these tips to keep your eyes and your vision happy and healthy all summer long.

How to protect your eyes in the summer sun

Focus on UV Protection

Wearing basic sunglasses isn’t enough to protect your eyes from damaging UVA, UVB and UVC rays. Many cheap over the counter sunglasses don’t offer adequate protection from the sun.

Make sure your sunglasses are certified to block UVA and UVB rays. The best way to ensure that you are getting proper UV protection in your sunglasses is only purchasing sunglasses from a reputable licensed optical source.

Sunglass Size Matters

Finding a well fit sunglass frame is crucial to protect your eyes from the sun. Your sunglasses should be large enough to prevent any sun rays from entering your eyes while also protecting your eyelids and the skin around your eyes that ofter is neglected from sun screen.

Wear a Hat

Nothing is better than a new summer hat. Wearing a wide brim or full brim hat with your sunglasses is a great way to not only help protect your eyes but it will also help protect your face from the suns damaging rays.

Hydrate Your Eyes

Drinking plenty of water everyday is a great way to prevent dehydration over the summer. But what about your eyes?

While drinking water is important, you may want to consider using eye drops like Biotrue Hydrating eye drops every morning and evening to help keep your eyes lubricated and prevent summer-induced dry eye.

Stay Inside

If you do not have to urgently go anywhere, stay indoors between the hours of 10am and 4pm. These are the hours where the sun is the harshest and has the highest UV index.  

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