Here are a few ways to keep your eyes safe this summer:
1. Don’t forget your shades:-
The sunlight reflecting off the water, reflective surfaces, and sand into your eyes, can result in photokeratitis. This is a painful condition and is caused when the UV rays of the sun not only burns your skin but also burns the surface of your eye. It causes redness, pain, blurriness and may even cause temporary blindness are some of the symptoms of this condition. Wear sunglasses with 100% UV protection for avoiding photokeratitis.
Even if you are wearing sunglasses, wear a hat to protect your eyelids and eyes. Sunglasses have gaps on the sides and top. The sun rays may reach your eyes through the gaps. Wearing a hat will help reduce the exposure.
2. Avoid getting a Swimmer’s Eye:-
Pools – the name sounds so refreshing and brings a feeling of relief during hot summer days. But the pool water can be really tough on your eyes. The chemicals that are used for keeping the water clean affect the tear film in your eyes. As a result, you suffer from redness and blurry vision. Wear swimming goggles to protect your eyes. If the pool water gets into your eyes, splash your eyes with fresh water once you get out of the pool.
3. Protect your eyes from dryness:-
Spending time outside during summers can be tough for your eyes. As the wind is hot and dry and can cause a common issue called Dry Eyes. The hot and dry weather affect the tear film in your eyes and make them dry. Protect your eyes by wearing wrap-around glasses. Use artificial tears to keep your eyes moist. If you are suffering from dry eye consult the eye specialist in south Kolkata.
4. Be Safe from Home/DIY Projects:-
Protecting your eyes doesn’t only mean wearing sunglasses. Take care of them while doing DIY projects at home. Buy professional quality goggles to avoid injury while gardening. In case anything hits your eyes, put some ice on the affected eyes and immediately rush to the doctor.
5. Wash Your Hands:-
Do this before touching your eyes. Avoid rubbing or touching your eyes while you are out. In case you wear contact lenses, take care. Dirty hands may cause eye infections.
6. Eat healthily and Stay Hydrated:-
Fruits and veggies contain lutein and zeaxanthin. These are antioxidants that can help in resisting cataract, and macular degeneration. Additionally, you get easily dehydrated during summers. And this can affect your eyes. Serious dehydration makes it tough for the eyes to produce tears and as a result, you may suffer from dry eye symptoms and other vision issues. Drink plenty of water. This helps in reversing the negative effects of dehydration.
Protect your eyes. Visit professional and experienced eye specialists in Kolkata at Disha Eye Hospital:-
Apart from taking these precautions for protecting your eyes during summers, it’s important that you regularly visit your eye doctor. Do not ignore any eye issue (even the smallest one).
At Disha, our experts take the utmost care to protect your vision. We have the most sophisticated technology to provide you with the best eye care.
To get in touch with our eye specialists across West Bengal, visit http://www.dishaeye.org/appointment