Jun202014

How to keep your eyes healthy this summer!

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EyeFacts

My family and I have several trips planned this summer, all involving the outdoors. We all take our eye health very seriously (all 3 of us wear glasses and/or contacts) so we know the importance of keeping our eyes in the best condition possible. When we spend out time outdoors, we take certain measures to protect our eyes from the sun. We use a combination of hats, sunglasses (making sure that there is some type of UV protection available- I even bring the generic glasses to our optometrist to make sure they’re good enough), umbrellas, seek out shelter and more. When seeking out shelter, we normally head in during the mornings and evenings because that’s when your yes are more likely to get extreme UV exposure. Also, grass, sand, and water are all more likely to reflect UV rays that can be even more harmful! As the days get longer, our UV exposure is increased. We’re talking spring through fall, you have to take extra steps to protect your eye health. I’m also a big fan of the site: Fast Facts for Your Health: The Sun & Your Eyes: What You Need to Know from ACUVUE┬«. There’s a ton of information there that’s extremely useful when it comes to your eye health. It’s also important to talk to your doctor about UV protection.

Experts say it is difficult to isolate the exact amount of damage that Ultraviolet Radiation (UV) imposes on the eye over long periods of time. However, a number of studies have shown that the effects of UV radiation are mostly cumulative and may increase the chance of …Continue Reading…

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