5 Tips to Keep Your Eyes and Vision Safe this Summer

With summer finally here, many people will be heading out to enjoy the nice weather. Make sure you’re protecting your eyes and keeping your vision safe as you head out to the beach, enjoy the nature trails or undertake a home renovation project!

Keep Hands Clean and Avoid Rubbing Eyes

It’s good practice to keep your hands clean, but in the summer, you’ll want to ensure that you wash your hands after applying sunscreen or coming back from the beach. Residue and debris on your hands can be transferred to your eyes—causing irritation and discomfort.

Use Eye Drops to Alleviate Allergy Symptoms

For those that suffer from allergies, pollen can irritate eyes and cause them to be itchy or water. It’s a good idea to have some allergy eye drops on hand to help flush allergens and keep your eyes clear and healthy.

Stay Hydrated

Dehydration can cause a number of eye problems including eye strain, dry eyes and blurred vision. Ensure that you’re drinking enough water throughout the day, especially if you’re spending time out in the sun.

Wear Sunglasses with Ultraviolet Protection

Rays from the sun can damage eyes and it’s important to wear sunglasses when out and about this summer. Just remember that not all sunglasses are made equal and some don’t provide adequate protection against ultraviolet light. Learn more about protecting your eyes from harmful UV rays.

Wear Proper Safety Glasses

Summer is a time when many people take on home renovation projects or pick up a new hobby. It’s extremely important to protect your eyes with safety glasses. If you wear corrective eyewear, safety goggles and glasses are available with your prescription so you’ll be able to see clearly while pursuing a new project.

Summer is a time to enjoy the warm weather and our beautiful Canadian landscapes. Just make sure that you’re protecting your eyes and keeping your vision safe!

Stop by your nearest Hakim Optical location to see the wide variety of sunglasses and safety glasses. Our friendly sales representatives can help you find the best glasses for your needs and ensure that they’re properly fitted.

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