Discover Summer Eye Protection | 4 ways to Avoid UV Vision Damage

Summer is a season when everyone enjoys spending time out under in the sun. All our optometrists at Real Eyes Optometry wants to ensure that everyone is having fun and staying safe.

Can Your Eyes Get Sunburned?

Summer Eye Protection

  1. Wear authentic 100% UV Filtering Sunglasses – Not only do sunglasses make you look cool, but it can protect your eyes from sun damage and prevent conditions such as macular degeneration, cataracts, pterygium and corneal sunburn. Ultraviolet rays can cause sunburn, are also harmful to your eyes. Be sure you select lenses that filter UV rays for you and your family.
  2. Stay inside between 10 am to 2 pm – at that time it is very easy to get sun burnt and the sun’s rays is most intense. If you do have to be outside, make sure to wear a hat, sunglasses, and stay under the shade.
  3. Stay Hydrated – Drinking enough fluids will also help your eyes produce more tears to keep them nice and lubricated which is important for summer eye protection.
  4. Ensure you are taking enough vitamin C, B Complex, D, and fish oil to keep your eyes at tip top shape.

Schedule an Appointment with an optometrist at Real Eyes Optometry to find your sunglasses prescription today. Please call 604-433-4280.