We all love summer, warm days, the sea, the lake and the pools. But did you know that summer carries a high risk of eye infection? It is very important to know how to protect your eyes during the summer days.
Fortunately, only very little eye care during the summer days can bring results. If you want to protect your eyes from pain or long-term consequences, be sure to read our tips on how to protect your eyes on summer days.
Good sunglasses on summer days
Sunglasses are inevitable during the summer. Sunglasses protect you from UV rays and sunlight, which means less blinking and eye pain. Sunglasses also help with headaches, migraines, blurred vision and other side effects that occur as a result of the sun.
UV radiation is harmful to us and our eyes. Although it has not been proven that sun exposure can cause macular degeneration or cataracts, we would recommend that you be careful. Cataracts may not occur, but UV-A and UV-B radiation can cause certain burns to the eye and the skin around the eye.
Eye burns are called photokeratitis. It is a temporary burn, but it can be very painful.
Here are some tips to help you choose your sunglasses:
The glasses should have polarized protection and protect from UV-A and UV-B radiation.
The bigger the better. Large sunglasses do not allow any light to reach your eyes.
It is very important to know the fact that the clouds do not protect us from UV radiation. That is why it is important to wear sunglasses from 10 am to 5 pm.
Also as additional tips would be:
Wearing a hat, cap, something that will protect your eyes and head at the same time.
Do not expose yourself to the sun if you have shade nearby. The shadow gives you extra protection.
Wearing protective gear while swimming is very important.
Whether it is a pool, sea or lake, water can harm the unprotected eyes.
For example, large amounts of chlorine are used in swimming pools. Although chlorine helps kill bacteria in the pool itself, chlorine can irritate your eyes and cause itching and red eyes. Therefore, it is good not to dive and keep your eyes open.
If you swim in the sea or lake, for example Ohrid, the risk comes from the sand in the lake and the infections that float through the lake.
In any case, the best solution is goggles while swimming or diving.
Remove contact lenses before entering water
The main problem when wearing contact lenses while swimming or in the water is the sticking of bacteria and microorganisms on the contact lenses themselves or between the eye and the contact lens, which otherwise would not bother you. This increases the risk of a dangerous infection that can occur in the eye.
If you cannot swim without contact lenses it would be useful to wear diving goggles over them, by throwing the contact lenses away and not using them anymore.
Do not delay your eye problems, just because you are on vacation!
After reading the whole blog, you must remember that you only have one pair of eyes. Take care of them. If you cannot remove contact lenses or wear glasses while swimming, then do laser diopter correction, remove the diopter and reduce the possibility of infections this summer.
If you have an eye infection, whether you are on vacation or at home, use the promotional prices of SOS Summer Eye Care and make an appointment for online consultation with an ophthalmologist.