Summertime heat calls for protection of eyes


Lucknow: Protecting your eyes in scorching heat is important to prevent damage from UV rays and other environmental factors. Here are some tips to help keep your eyes safe:

  1. Wear Sunglasses: Choose sunglasses that block 100% of UVA and UVB rays. Wraparound styles offer additional protection by blocking sunlight from the sides.
  2. Wear a Hat: A wide-brimmed hat can reduce the amount of UV rays that reach your eyes by up to 50%.
  3. Use UV-Blocking Contact Lenses: If you wear contact lenses, consider those that offer UV protection. However, these should be used in conjunction with sunglasses for maximum protection.
  4. Stay Hydrated: Proper hydration helps maintain the moisture level in your eyes, preventing dryness and irritation.
  5. Avoid Direct Sun Exposure: Stay in the shade when possible, especially during peak sunlight hours (10 a.m. to 4 p.m.).
  6. Use Artificial Tears: If you experience dry eyes, use lubricating eye drops to keep them moist.
  7. Avoid Rubbing Your Eyes: Dust and particles can accumulate on your hands and fingers, which can transfer to your eyes and cause irritation.
  8. Wear Protective Gear: If you’re doing activities that could expose your eyes to dust, sand, or debris (like gardening or sports), wear appropriate protective eyewear.
  9. Take Breaks: If you’re spending a lot of time outside, take regular breaks in shaded areas to give your eyes a rest from constant UV exposure.
  10. Use a Humidifier: If you’re indoors in an air-conditioned environment, use a humidifier to maintain air moisture levels, preventing dry eyes.

By following these tips, you can help protect your eyes from the harmful effects of scorching heat and UV radiation.


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