Tips to Protect Your Eyes From Heat Waves

Tips to Protect Your Eyes From Heat Waves

Heat waves occur when the air temperature is high, and humidity is low. This often occurs during summers. Heat waves can be dangerous and cause fires, damage crops, cause dehydration, and even cause traffic accidents.

An extreme heat wave can cause a host of different health issues, including heat exhaustion and heat stroke. However, many people don’t realize that heat can also affect your eyes. Excessive heat can cause your eyes to become dry, red, and irritated. These symptoms can lead to ulcers and vision loss.

Here are some tips to help you out!

Don’t Look Directly At The Sun

Even if your eyes don’t hurt, they can still sustain damage from the sun’s UV rays. Looking directly at sunrise or sunset can put your eyes at risk, so always wear sunglasses when you’re outside.

You should also wear sunglasses when you’re driving. The glare of the sunlight can make it hard for you to see the road, so always protect your eyes.

Wear Hats

Anyone who spends time outdoors or works outdoors during the summer knows that heat can be extremely damaging to the eyes. It’s important to protect your eyes with sunglasses, which should have 100 percent UVA and UVB protection, as well as polarized lenses.

Wear Sunscreen

The best way to protect your eyes is to wear sunglasses. This will protect your eyes from harmful UV rays, which can also lead to cataracts. If you work outside, you may want to consider wearing polarized sunglasses. Polarized lenses reduce glare, making it easier to see when you are in the sun.

If you wear contact lenses, make sure you wear your sunglasses over them. If you already have cataracts, meet Dr. McCaffrey. She may suggest you wear transition lenses which automatically darken when exposed to sunlight.

Drink Water to Protect Your Lens

Wearing a pair of sunglasses can protect your eyes from harmful UV rays, but did you know that it can also help keep your eyes hydrated? When you wear a pair of shades, you block the sunlight from hitting your face. Exposure to the sun’s rays can dry out your eyes and contact lenses, so it’s important to keep a bottle of water with you throughout the day.

At Summerlin Vision, we firmly believe that everyone should have regular comprehensive eye exams. We are located at 900 S Pavilion Center Dr #140, Las Vegas, NV 89144. You can also reach us at (702) 243-8788 and schedule an appointment.


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