9 June, 2022
How to take care of your eyes in the summer months
Summer has arrived, the days are longer, sunnier and we inevitably spend more time outdoors exposed to the sun. This is one of the “dangers” that our eyes face at this time of year. But it is not the only one: the water in the swimming pools, the sea or the air conditioning, are some factors that can affect our visual health in summer and we want to help you avoid them.
Here are some tips to take care of your eyes this summer
The first one and the most obvious to take care of your eyes, is something we have already talked about in this blog. It is to own and wear a good pair of sunglasses. And by good, like we explained in the previous blog post, we mean certified glasses, we are sorry to tell you that those you find at street markets or bazaars do not usually comply with any current regulations (only 1 in 10). Look for sunglasses with a high UV protection. In any case, you should never look directly at the sun.
Along with sunglasses, an essential accessory in summer is a hat, which will protect us a little more from the sun rays.
One of the favourite sports and hobbies in this time of beaches and pools is diving. You should not do it without glasses prepared for it, so that your eyes are protected from chlorine and any bacteria that could be in the water.
Before and after getting into a pool or the sea, you should wash your eyes well, drying them with a tissue afterwards. By doing so, you will protect your eyes from contaminants that could irritate them.
And, of course, before doing the above, it is convenient that your own hands are clean. You should never rub your eyes if your hands are dirty. Otherwise you could cause infections by transferring bacteria from your hands to your eyes.
Have you noticed that air conditioning and heat dry out your eyes? To prevent this from being a problem, we recommend that you blink as often as you can. And if it is something you can’t control, use artificial tear drops to moisturize your eyes.
If you have any questions to take care of your eyes in summer, you already know that at L’Atelier Óptica we want to help you, answer your questions and provide solutions by recommending the best glasses for you.