It’s finally getting to springtime, and we all know what that means–more time outside! While it can be wonderful to get to spend time in the sun, it can also be harmful to your eyes if you don’t take proper care of them. In this article, we’ll give a few tips on how to best take care of your eyes this spring so that you can enjoy many spring sights to come.
We cannot stress this point enough. Although many people think that sunglasses are only required in the summertime, that’s not the case. Any time that you are out in the sun for long periods requires sunglasses. We would even go so far as to say that any time you’re out in the sun for more than a few minutes, you should wear sunglasses. Sunglasses protect your eyes from harmful UV rays. To learn more about finding the perfect pair of sunglasses that is not only fashionable but also protects your eyes and prevents damage, check out our last article on this topic.
Keep Allergies at Bay
There’s nothing worse than wanting to go spend time in the sun, but being unable to because spring allergies and pollen are giving you itchy, red eyes. The only thing you want to do is rub them to fight that itch. Unfortunately, this can be awful for your eyes. You could even cause abrasions by rubbing too vigorously, and this can leave you with an eye injury that needs time to heal and will hurt more in the meantime. This isn’t to say that this will happen every time that you rub your eyes, but in general, rubbing your eyes is a practice you should steer clear of. It can not only cause abrasions, but you can even get infections from bacteria on your hands. Instead, take prescribed allergy medication or stay inside on days with high pollen. Take steps to prevent before it happens and you’ll be a much happier camper.
Be Careful with Outdoor Fun
When you’re having fun outside in nature, you need to protect your eyes. This means not only protecting with sunglasses but if you are doing crafting or work outside to protect your eyes with protective goggles. If you are performing woodwork, you’ll need safety glasses. If you’re working with any tools or doing most any DIY work you will need eye protection. The degree will depend on what you are doing. Make sure to be smart and safe with your eye safety while you’re doing DIY projects.
Need to Schedule an Appointment?
Contact Dr. Clifford Myers office to set up your next appointment. We are happy to work with you and give you a comprehensive eye exam to make sure that we catch any diseases early while also giving you your updated lenses. Whether you’re looking for contacts or glasses, Dr. Clifford Myers can recommend the best choice for you.