Thursday, May 23rd, 2013

How to Protect Your Eyes in Summers

As mercury starts rising, the intense heat of summer instigates a range of summer-related ailments and allergies. The most commonly affected part of body during this season is the eyes. The scorching heat of sun poses great danger to the eyes. Therefore, on arrival of summer taking extra care of eyes is must, Informs Director, Ophthalmology, Fortis Healthcare, Dr. Sanjay Dhawan. Read further what does the expert suggest to protect your eyes in summer.

Summer is the time of dealing with lots of heat, dust and excessive strong sun light. Just as we use sunscreen to keep the sun’s UV rays from harming our skin, we should also  blocks those same rays from damaging our eyes. There are few essential steps that demand attention and implementation to protect our precious peepers in sunny days. Here are the tips:

  •  To protect eyes from intense heat always opt for those sunglasses which covers whole eyes, that should block out 99 to 100 per cent of both UVA and UVB radiation and screen out 75 to 90 per cent of visible light.
  • Take care that your contact lenses do not come in contact with intense heat, during summers avoid using AC’s if you are suffering from eye infections caused by intense heat as it can increase your eye problem.
  •   If you wear UV protective contact lenses, you still need to wear a pair of sunglasses to protect the area of the eye that is not covered by the lens.
  • Wash your eyes with cold water twice a day, avoiding rubbing them, stay away from dusty areas, wear protective eye glasses and use eye drops under the supervision of an eye specialist.
  • Check to make sure your sunglass lenses are perfectly matched in colour and free of distortion and imperfection.
  • Gray-coloured lenses reduce light intensity without altering the colour of objects, providing the most natural colour vision. See a sunglass lens on how much UV radiation it absorbs.
  •  Drink plenty of water throughout the day, it protects your eyes from puffiness and swelling and splash cool water on your eyes at regular intervals, this relaxes stressed eyes and keeps your eyes hydrated.
  • With daily routine work along with other parts of our body, eyes catch stresses too. Exercise is good for relieving the stresses off from eyes. The best eye care exercise that you can practice is to close your eyes and pressing them with your palms. This is handful for resting your eyes. You should do this eye care exercise daily for about 5 to 10 minutes.

For eye care in summer, a regular checkup is must. You must go to an eye care specialist who will give you proper advice to keep your eyes soothing in this time of year.

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