May 2018

For as long as you have it, your eyesight is a vital part of your overall quality of life. Therefore, taking good care of your eyesight and eye health is important to maintaining that quality. Today, we take a look at a few things you can do to make sure you’re taking good care of your eyes, and how doing so could improve your chances of preserving your eyesight for life.

May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month, which is dedicated to raising awareness about the many potential risk factors of skin cancer. Excessive sun exposure is just one of those many risks, but for many people, the dangers are more subtle than they realize. For instance, even after slathering sunscreen all over your exposed skin, the sensitive skin closest to your eyes could still be vulnerable to UV radiation. That’s why one of the important things to remember this summer (and all year round) is to ensure you have adequate protection in the form of UV-protective sunglasses, such as the Maui Jim’s line of products that are certified by the Skin Cancer Foundation.

Warm weather means outside weather, when you can take long walks, ride bikes along the beach, and squint painfully every time you accidentally catch a ray or reflection of sunlight in your eyes. While you’re having fun, it’s important to remember that too much of that light and not enough protection can lead to increased risks of eye disorders like cataracts or, in severe cases, eye cancer. To help you fully enjoy the sun without soaking up too may UV rays, we offer these few tips for keeping your eyes safe this season.

For people with eyesight issues who don’t want to wear glasses but aren’t prepared for refractive surgery, contact lenses are a great alternative. There’s a lens for virtually every type of corrective treatment and all kinds of lifestyles, including specialized contacts that are made for people with chronically dry eyes or allergies. For them to work properly, however, you have to take care of your contact lenses properly, both in and out of your eyes.