Every season affects our eyes in some way or the other. Common eye problems that people face when the temperature starts soaring high are allergies, red eyes, conjunctivitis, and migraines. Protection and proper eye hygiene can help keep these summer problems at bay.
Not a big reason to worry, you can still have fun in summers, just follow some of the precautionary steps listed below:-
Use ultraviolet protective wraparound sunglasses that absorb at least 99% of the UVA and UVB light. This will prevent migraines and long term eye diseases such as cataract. The larger the glares the better cover they provide.
While glasses are a good first UV barrier, a large hat will give you the extra defense you need to protect your eyes from the sun’s rays.
- Drinking a minimum of 2 liters of water each day will not only keep your skin hydrated but will also ensure that your eyes are moist and hydrated as well.
If you are going for a swim in a pool, make sure you wear swimming goggles to ensure you do not catch conjunctivitis.
Do not rub your eyes with unclean hands, especially if you are outdoors and in public places or if you have sweaty hands. This way you can protect yourself from allergies and infections in your eyes.
Do not splash water inside your eyes. This washes away the tear film which is actually a protective layer. Rinse your eyes only if there is a foreign particle like dust in your eyes. You can also use products like Jiwadaya Netraprabha which are ayurvedic eye drops for swelling, irritation, and redness of the eyes.
- Always wash your hands and face once you get back home to prevent dust and grime from entering your eyes and causing allergies and infections.