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6 MAJOR TIPS TO PROTECT YOUR EYES FROM THE HEAT THIS SUMMERS | GABRUU

By Ritika Nath . 18th June 2019 08:00am
6 MAJOR TIPS TO PROTECT YOUR EYES FROM THE HEAT THIS SUMMERS | GABRUU

With the rise of increase in the heat, there are a lot of problems which are increasing and affecting our health. Be it be, your skin or your delicate eyes. You need to protect them from this rapid increase of heat.

Here we are presenting some major tips to protect your eyes from the sun.

Wear Sunglasses with Complete Ultraviolet Protection


You already know that you should protect your skin from ultraviolet radiation (UVR). But our eyes need similar protection, too. UVR comes from the sun and may also be reflected off surfaces such as water or sand. Sunglasses offer 100% protection against both UVA and UVB rays.

Use Goggles at the Pool


While swimming in a pool is a great way to cool off and get exercise, the chlorine in the water can feel awful on your eyes. The chlorine is designed to protect you from exposure to germs but can also hurt your eyes. Protect your eyes by wearing goggles and also consider wearing them if you swim the ocean or other natural bodies of water because they may contain other contaminants that may hurt your eyes.

Wash Hands and Avoid Rubbing Your Eyes


The best way to protect yourself from the spread of communicable disease is to wash your hands regularly. Doing this helps avoid contracting eye-related conditions such as conjunctivitis. You often develop conjunctivitis after touching something that someone else has touched after they rubbed their eyes. 

Eat Healthy and Drink Plenty of Water


Did you know that what you eat has the power to affect how well you see? Many foods are rich in nutrients that could improve your eyesight and help prevent the development of long-term vision problems. Lutein and zeaxanthin are antioxidants known to help resist macular degeneration and cataracts. Adding a supplement or foods high in Vitamins C and E and zinc can assist those with symptoms of age-related macular degeneration. During the summer, people are more likely to become dehydrated which can affect their eyes.

Use Eye Drops


Sometimes you need to use some kind of eye drops to minimize pain or manage other eye problems. This can happen after certain kinds of eye surgeries and other eye procedures. If you have allergies that make your eyes feel tired or excessively try, you may also benefit from eye drops. 

Get Adequate Sleep


Even with a busy lifestyle, you need to know that your eyes are counting on you to be rested! Rested eyes are important so that you don’t suffer decreased cognition on visual tasks such as driving safely, attending to potentially dangerous activities like cooking or caring for children. When you are tired, your eyes are more likely to feel dry which encourages you to rub them and can increase the likelihood of exposure to irritants and diseases.

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