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Protect Your Eyes This Summer

Close up portrait of smiling female by the sea. When the weather gets hot and the summer sun is sizzling, you probably know that you need to take some extra steps to stay healthy and comfortable, such as drinking lots of water and making sure to slather on the sunscreen when you do decide to go outside. But you should also make sure to protect your delicate eyes this summer!

Wear sunglasses

Sure, sunglasses will make you look cool – but they are also a very important tool to protect your eyes. Even on cloudy days, dangerous UV light from the sun can cause damage to skin and eyes. You don’t have to spend a fortune on fancy, expensive sunglasses, just make sure that you get sunglasses that give 100% protection from UV rays.

If you spend all day out in the sun, wraparound sunglasses might be a good option to protect your eyes from all angles. And if you drive all day, polarized sunglasses can help to reduce the glare. Larger sunglasses can protect not only your eyes, but the delicate skin around your eyes. They can help to prevent wrinkles and fine lines that can form around the eyes after years of sun exposure. And don’t forget sunglasses for the kids!

Get a big, floppy hat

If you enjoy spending a lot of time outdoors in the summer, a big floppy hat is a great way to not only protect your face from the sun, but it will also help to keep you cool and keep the sun out of your eyes.

Stay inside when the sun is at its worst

This might be easier said than done for many people, but try to stay inside during the hours of 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., when the sun is at its highest.

Ask your doctor about contact lenses

There are so many benefits to contact lenses, including that they can block UV light and offer an extra layer of protection for your eyes.

Take some extra steps to protect your eyes this summer! And if you notice any problems, call the Eye Care Institute for help. Call the office in Santa Rosa at (707) 546-9800 for an appointment today.

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