With the heat sneaking up right around the corner, it’s important to take care of your eye health to continue to enjoy the beautiful summer sunsets. Stylish sunglasses are in style just in time to give your unique eyes some coverage from the harsh UV rays. Check out our top finds on how to keep your eyes cool for the summer with our summer eye care tips.
Sunburnt Eyes, ouch!
Yes, it is possible to get a “sunburn” on your eye. Sunburnt eyes, or photokeratitis, is a condition when your eyes are damaged from UV rays. This usually isn’t immediately noticeable until after the damage has occurred. Some symptoms of sunburnt eyes may include:
- Sensitivity to Bright Lights
- Seeing Halos
An easy way to prevent sunburnt eyes is to wear lenses that have UV protection. The Visian ICL lens is built with UV protection while certain contact lenses may have UV protection as well. The best way to ensure your eyes are safe would be to wear sunglasses designed to block UV rays.
Stay Hydrated & Fueled with Eye-Loving Foods
The summer heat (and even humidity) spares no one, so it’s important to stay hydrated with plenty of water and electrolytes.
In 2018,45% of millennials reported that they felt very informed about their health, revealing an increase in its importance as time progresses. This has come to include one’s eye health and the types of food they consume to maintain that health.
With eye health, our next summer eye care tip is to eat foods that contain two specific types of nutrients: lutein and zeaxanthin. These have shown to help promote healthy eyes since these are two primary antioxidants located in the eye that:
- Filter harmful blue wavelengths of light
- Protect & maintain healthy cells in the eye
- Helps to reduce the risk of chronic eye diseases such as cataracts
Foods such as kale, spinach, green peas, broccoli, and eggs are rich with lutein and zeaxanthin.
Battling Dry Eye from Hot Breezes
Summer isn’t complete without its hot blasts of wind. Dry eyes are often victims of this and can irritate one’s vision. Some symptoms include:
- Itchy Eyes
Wearing sunglasses or other forms of protective eye gear can help to alleviate those symptoms. Additionally, eye drops designed to combat dry eyes can help to keep them lubricated throughout the day.