How to get your Eyes ready for Summer

 In Eye Care

As the warm summer months approach you will need to take the necessary preparations to protect your eyes. Visiting with your doctor at Utah Valley Eye Center in Orem will help you to get your eyes ready for the warm and sunny months that lay ahead. Listed below are some suggestions for you to try.


Invest in Safety Eyewear

Summer allows for more time outside doing things around the house and fun summer activities. When it comes to the more dangerous activities make sure you are wearing the proper eyewear. Construction, yard care, mountain biking, snorkeling, whatever you may be doing you need to make sure you are protecting your eyes.


Avoid Dry Eye

Spending time outside when it is hot, dry or windy can irritate a common condition called dry eye. A hot, dry environment affects the tear film, drying out the eye’s surface. To protect your eyes in these conditions, wear wrap-around glasses to keep wind from your eye’s surface. Artificial tears or eye drops can help to alleviate dry eye and keep your eyes moist.


Avoid Sunburn of the Eye

When sunlight shines off water, sand or other highly reflective surfaces into your eyes, it can cause a very painful condition called photokeratitis. This is when the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) rays burn the surface of your eye. Pain, redness, blurriness and even temporary vision loss are symptoms of this condition. You can easily prevent this from happening by wearing sunglasses with 100% UV protection and wide brimmed hats when spending time outside.


Summer doesn’t have to be a pain for your eyes. By taking necessary preparations and talking to your doctor at Utah Valley Eye Center in Orem you can easily take care of your eye needs. If you find that your glasses are getting in the way of your summer fun we can even get you taken care of with our LASIK services. Call us today to schedule your appointment.

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