Spring is upon us, which means it’s about time to get outdoors and enjoy the warm weather. But for some, spring also means the onset of allergies and other things that can bother your eyes. Here’s a list of common tips to care for your eyes in the springtime.
Wear the Right Eyewear
If you spend a lot of time around water, polarized lenses can help reduce the intense reflection of the sun against water, cars and even cement. Look for sunglasses that block at least 99% of the sun’s harmful rays. And remember: the sun can damage your eyes year-round if you’re not careful, not just when the temperatures get warmer.
Protect Your Eyes During Sports
Outdoor sports are a natural part of the warmer weather, the most common being baseball, tennis, golf, and soccer. And with outdoor sports comes the increased risk of an eye injury. If you play outdoor sports, be sure to wear proper eye protection to avoid an eye injury.
If you have red, teary and itchy eyes, it could be because of spring eye allergies, but it’s also possible that it could be due to something more serious like an eye infection, inflammation or dry eye syndrome. Talk to your doctor to determine the cause of your irritated eyes.
For those lazy days at the beach or the pool, of if you’re in the sun for a long period, wear sunscreen and also a wide-brimmed hat to protect your eyes from the sun’s damaging rays.
Want to learn more about keeping your eyes safe and healthy during the springtime?
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