Enjoy the Sun, but Keep Your Eyes Safe

Enjoy the Sun, but Keep Your Eyes Safe

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.

Tips for Eye Safety

  • Wear UV-blocking eyewear – If you don’t already have a favorite pair, then invest in some UV-blocking sunglasses that you confident enough to wear everywhere. The point is to wear them, so make sure you enjoy doing so, for the sake of your eye health.
  • Break out your hat collection – Even with your sunglasses on, you can’t always block the sun from shining down onto your eyes. Like sunglasses, pick a favorite hat (or preferably several) so you’ll always a comfortable way to protect your eyes.
  • Take shade breaks – For both your eyes and your skin health, don’t stay out in the sun for too long. Sunscreen and sunglasses can only do so much; too much sun exposure and you’ll still risk suffering health consequences from overindulgence.
  • Stay hydrated – Your body is mostly water, and you lose most of that just from sweating under the sun. When you’re dehydrated, your typically moisture-rich eyes can become dry, irritated, and uncomfortable. They’re also at higher risk of damage and other complications, so carry a water bottle with you everywhere you go, too.

Benefit from Eyewear Designed Just for You

With a large selection of high-quality, custom eyewear, we can help you find the most comfortable and fashionable pair of sunglasses to keep your eyes safe this season. To learn more, or to schedule an eye exam, call Kirkwood Eye Center in Southlake, TX, today at (817) 416-2010.

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