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How to Treat Your Eyes During Sunny Holidays

Summer is just around the corner, but we have already been enjoying majestic sunny days. We can confidently say that there is nothing better than going out and feeling the warmth of the sun on your skin. It is scientifically proven that moderate exposure to the sun has both mental and physical benefits.

Besides all the great things about the sun, we should not forget that humans are weak against it. Our eyes can suffer great damage from it. Looking at the sun directly can actually burn our retina and lead to temporary vision loss, long-term eye problems, and even blindness.

In order to avoid such eye conditions from developing, we will present 4 tips about ways to take care of your eyes during sunny periods.

Tip 1: Eye Examination

The most important thing that you should take from this article is this first piece of advice which relates to the importance of contacting your eye doctor. Young adults with no eye problems are recommended that they get their eyes tested at least once every two years. If you’ve been out enjoying the sun and a few hours after you’ve gone back home, you feel that there is something wrong with your eyes (if you experience eye strain, pain, blurry vision, or anything else), you should book an appointment on immediately.

Do not underestimate your situation and do not falsely believe that things will get better; when your body gives you the signs that there is something wrong, you should listen to it and do something about it.

Tip 2: Don’t Sun Gazing

Sungazing is the action of looking at the sun directly. It is even a spiritual practice. As we mentioned above, moderate exposure to the sun does improve both mental and physical health. However, looking at the sun directly during any part of the day is very dangerous, and no eye doctor recommends such an activity. You should avoid sun gazing even if you are wearing sunglasses.

Tip 3: Purchase Sunglasses Wisely

Many people buy their sunglasses using their fashion style as the sole criterion for their purchase. Sunglasses are an accessory that completes an outfit, but their major purpose and function are to protect human eyes from ultraviolet light.

In order to ensure that your sunglasses do protect you, you should check their label. If they can block one hundred percent of UV light, then you can go on with your purchase. Otherwise, you are just wasting your money.

Tip 4: Drink Water

People should drink about 2 liters of water daily. On sunny days, they should drink even more because they perspire, meaning that they lose more water than usual. Water helps all our organ systems function properly. Not to mention that water also makes our skin look healthy.

Thus, it also helps with our eyes. If you don’t drink enough water, you will experience dry eyes and headaches -among other things- as the body does not have enough water to lubricate them.