Posted by: Aker Kasten Eye Center in Eye Care on April 15, 2016
There’s not a single day of the week or time of the year when appreciating our vision and taking good care of our eyes isn’t important. But there are certain months and seasons that can give our eyes more trouble if we don’t take extra steps to protect them. Here are some tips to help you enjoy the upcoming seasons:
Eye challenges that come in the spring
For people with seasonal allergies, spring means itchy eyes, runny noses and a general feeling of having a constant cold virus. So this spring, pay extra attention to which things trigger your allergies so you can try to avoid them Visit your eye doctor if your eyes become extremely red, watery or swollen. Call (561) 338-7722.
It’s not just that spring can inspire your desire for new fashionable glasses frames, but also consider that about 90% of sports-related eye injuries could be prevented if we protected our eyes. So visit your eye doctor to check out the new spring eyeglass styles and the special glasses designed to protect your eyes from sports-related injuries.
In addition, spring-cleaning, home-improvement projects and gardening can all be dangerous to your eyes. Make sure you’re wearing safety eyewear before using any sprays, such as for bugs, weeds or cleaning, as well as for mowing the lawn, weed eating or undertaking repair projects.
Summer eye protection
More sun, more potential for eye damage
Hopefully, we all know that sunglasses should we worn to protect our eyes from sunlight all year long. But it’s even more important when we start spending more time outdoors. And remember, UV rays can damage your eyes even on cloudy days. Wearing sunglasses whenever you’re outside can reduce the risk of cataracts and macular degeneration.
Outdoor activities such as boating, golfing and running can be safer and more enjoyable if you make sure your sunglasses have polarized lenses. They help control glare and provide a clearer view by blocking reflected light. And wearing goggles can sharpen your vision and protect your eyes while swimming and snorkeling.