4 Essential Safety Tips to Keep Your Eyes Healthy

4 Essential Safety Tips to Keep Your Eyes Healthy

4 Essential Safety Tips to Keep Your Eyes HealthyWhile many eye injuries take place on the job, there are many still that take place at home or in other situations. That’s why, no matter where you are, taking the proper precautions is important. Here are some of our top safety tips for protecting and keeping your eyes healthy.

4 Essential Safety Tips to Keep Your Eyes Healthy

Wear Sunglasses

Photokeratitis is a painful eye condition that happens when the eyes are exposed to ultraviolet rays, either from the sun or an artificial source of ultraviolet rays. Reflective surfaces like water, sand, or snow can also cause UV damage to the eye. That’s why it’s important to always wear sunglasses when you’re outdoors. Look for sunglasses marked 100% UVA and UVB protection to help block out the ultraviolet rays that can damage your eyes.

Get out of the sun immediately if you have pain, redness, blurriness, or vision loss.

Moisturize Your Eyes

UV rays aren’t the only outside element that can irritate the eyes. Heat, dry wind, and seasonal allergies can also lead to dry eyes.

Dry eyes are common, but those who wear contact lenses or have seasonal allergies tend to experience the most dryness. Artificial tears are the best way to keep your eyes moist and protected.

Use Eye Protection

Sunglasses are great for hanging out outside, but wearing the proper eye protection is even more important for those with an active lifestyle.

According to statistics, there are 40,000 sports-related eye injuries every year in the United States, with 90% of those being avoidable. This may include hikers, runners, pickleball and tennis players, and soccer players.

Schedule Regular Eye Appointments

Regular eye exams are vital for eye health, especially if your family has a history of certain eye diseases or you have an existing eye condition. Furthermore, if you suspect an eye-related injury or issue, schedule an appointment with your eye doctor as soon as possible.

Contact Ophthalmic Plastic & Cosmetic Surgery, Inc. for a Consultation

Ophthalmic Plastic & Cosmetic Surgery, Inc. can address dry eye, eye ptosis, thyroid eye disease, and other concerns.

Call us today at 314-567-3567 to schedule an appointment at one of our locations in St. Louis, Arnold, or St. Peters, MO.

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