With summer on the horizon and beach days on their way, we’d like to share some advice on how to keep your eyes healthy this year.
We all know that wearing SPF and keeping our skin from getting burnt is vital, but our eyes can get damaged too! Continue reading for some expert advice on keeping your eyes in good shape this summer.
Buy 100% UV Protection Sunglasses.
Our first suggestion for keeping your eyes healthy this summer is to wear Sunglasses with 100% UV Protection. Although there are lots of sunglasses out there, not all of them offer the right amount of protection from the sun. Over exposure to UV can not only damage the delicate skin around your eyes, but also your eyes themselves. Over time, an excess of exposure to UV rays can cause a reduction in vision and even cataracts!
At Reynolds & Slater Opticians, we offer sunglasses in a variety of different styles, shapes and brands – we are guaranteed to have a shape for you.
To avoid puffiness and dry eyes we recommend staying hydrated. By keeping a bottle of water to hand at all times, you’re less likely to fall foul of dehydration. When you become dehydrated, the blood flow to your eyes is affected and leads to swelling and puffiness. Hot and dry environments, along with an increase in use of air conditioning units, can also increase your chances of getting dry eyes – staying hydrated is essential when it comes to combating this.
Invest In Some Eye Drops.
As well as drinking lots of water, eye drops can help to immediately ease symptoms of dry eyes. Whether it’s due to allergies, pollen or the dry summer wind, eye drops are a great way to help!
If dry eyes are something you suffer with regularly, Reynolds & Slater Opticians offer a dry eye clinic. We look to diagnose the problem and work with you to manage the causes as well as the symptoms. As part of this service, we also offer a bespoke hygiene treatment regime along with full aftercare.
Cool Down With Some Cucumber.
Every now and then we recommend taking the time to sit back, relax and cool your eyes down with some refreshing cucumber slices – You deserve it!
Book An Examination And Get Your Prescription Ready For The Summer.
When the days become longer and the weather gets nicer, we often find ourselves making the most of our time and often become busier. Getting the right prescription before the summer rush kicks in is vital to maintaining your eye health and avoiding tiredness.
By investing in the latest diagnostic technology, we strive to give our clients the most thorough examinations and install full confidence in our recommendations.
Book an examination with us today to get your prescription summer ready!