Jonathan Paul: 15 Tips for Summer Eye Health
HAPPY & HEALTHY EYES
As you’re getting out the suitcase for an extended summer trip or a quick weekend getaway, we want to take a quick moment to remind you about some quick tips ton keep your eyes happy and healthy during the warmest, sunniest season of the year!
Whether it’s currently summer in your area, or you’re planning out your summer season in months or weeks to come, we’ve got some tips for you to keep your eyes healthy during the warmest, sunniest season of the year.
REMEMBER TO GET YOUR KIDS SUNGLASSES.
We don’t always think about giving kids sunglasses and admittedly, it can be difficult to get kids to keep their sunglasses on, especially when they’re young. It’s actually much more important than we may consider on a daily basis. Up to 50% of our lifetime exposure to harmful UV rays happens before age 18, when eyes are more sensitive and still developing. There are many sunglasses for kids, just be sure to follow the suggestions above and try to find a pair that they like as it will improve the chance of them wearing them on their own. If your child cannot wear contacts or you would like them to have full coverage, Jonathan Paul® Fitovers offers highly durable sunglasses sized specifically for children in fun colors and a stylish wayfarer shape.
COVER MORE THAN JUST YOUR EYES.
Yes, this blog post is about eye health but we still want our readers to stay as healthy as possible and harmful UV rays can also have a detrimental effect on your skin. In addition to sunglasses, be sure to wear hats or visors, use umbrellas or find shade, and apply your sunscreen when going out into the sun.
PROTECT YOUR EYES WHILE WORKING ON HOME PROJECTS.
Summer season is a popular time for home improvement projects, but many people forget to protect their eyes from dangerous objects, especially if they don’t usually do such projects. Even just mowing the lawn or clearing gutters can be dangerous for your eyes, as objects can ricochet or unexpectedly fall towards your face. We recommend to always use goggles while working on home or lawn projects this summer.
AVOID SPORT INJURIES.
Summer is also high-season for recreational sports, whether it’s a family game or community team. Many sport-related eye injuries are found in sports with small balls, such as badminton, baseball, paintball, and golf. If you wear sunglasses while playing, look for polycarbonate lenses due to their high durability against impact – and of course 100% UVA/UVB protection.
AVOID CHEMICALS AND NATURAL IRRITANTS.
Chemicals found in pools and common natural irritants like poison ivy, oak, insect bites, lake and river bacteria can be harmful or bothersome to you in general, but especially near your eyes. Be sure to always wear goggles if you will be opening your eyes in a pool, river, or lake. Also, if you find yourself outside near natural irritants, be mindful of keeping your hands clean after touching certain plants, as rubbing allergens into your eyes can cause many problems.