The most commonly affected part of our body in summer is ‘eyes’. The scorching heat of sun causes great danger to the eyes. Summer can take its toll on our eyes. The sunlight increases the risks of developing cataracts and damaging retina. Protect your eyes from risks of UV rays that spread from sunlight. Increased exposure to sunlight can come in the form of hay fever. Hay fever sufferers endure symptoms of itchy eyes and nose, sneezing and difficulty in breathing. Even expose to pollen may leave eyes swollen and weepy. Eye allergies include mild itching, redness of eyes to severe watering and swelling of eyelids, sties, bacterial and viral conjunctivitis. Viral conjunctivitis is most prevalent eye problem and immediate treatment is necessary because it can worsen the eye condition and results to swelling of eyelids. Eye infection is due to intense heat; avoid using air conditioner, because it can increase your eye problem.
Some care for eyes during summer:-
- Make sure to protect your eyes with good quality sunglasses.
- Wear large sun hat or visor, which provides an additional protection to eyes from sunrays.
- Avoid mid-day sun; stay inside because at this time strength of sun and UV rays exposure is at a peak.
- Stay hydrated and keep your eyes moist by sprinkling cold water twice a day to feel relaxed.
- Don’t apply sunscreen close to your eyes as it can cause irritation.
- Wear spectacles rather than contact lenses.
- Always wash your hand before you put your contact lenses in your eyes.
- Use antibiotic eye drops and ointments under medical supervision.