Keeping your eyes safe this summer

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Summer has finally arrived! It is time to get out your shorts, swimsuits, and sunglasses. When talking about summer safety many people tend to think of applying sunscreen to their skin, but it is just as important to be careful and take care of your eyes. Exposing your eyes to the harsh light of the sun can harm your eyes, especially if you are outside for an extended period of time. If you know you will be outside for a long time, remember to stay safe. 


Use sunglasses and other protective glasses

Sunglasses are more than just a fashion statement, sunglasses also protect your eyes. They do this by blocking UV rays. When shopping for sunglasses, find some that fit well and protect the sides of your eyes. For those who wear glasses there are glasses that can be made with prescription lenses. They will block the UV rays and give you 20/20 vision. Wearing a hat can also help keep the sun out of your eyes. 


When working outside it can be hard to remember to wear protective glasses. Said glasses will protect your eyes from flying debris, dust, and dirt. Keeping your eyes safe will help you get through the list of home improvements and yard work faster and easier. These safety glasses can usually be found at your local hardware store. 


Wear goggles

Swimming and going to the beach is a super fun way to beat the heat and stay cool. But it is important to note that the chlorine in pools can cause eye irritation. Lakes and oceans contain other harmful substances that can cause minor irritation and infections. Wearing goggles enables you to swim in these bodies of water without risking getting anything in your eyes. 


If you have had any eye surgery, including blepharoplasty provo surgery, keeping your eyes protected is very important. 

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