Summer Eye Care: Protecting Your Vision in the Sunny Season

Summer is the time for sunny days and outdoor activities, but it's also important to protect your eyes from the harsh effects of the sun. The increase in UV exposure and outdoor activities can pose risks to your eye health. This blog provides essential tips and product recommendations from Eye Lounge to help you keep your eyes healthy during the summer months.

1. Wear UV-protective sunglasses Long-term exposure to UV rays can increase the risk of cataracts and macular degeneration. Choose sunglasses that block 100% of both UVA and UVB rays. Consider sunglasses with wraparound frames for better protection.

2. Use Protective Eyewear When engaging in sports or outdoor activities, wear protective eyewear to shield your eyes from dust, debris, and potential injuries.

3. Stay Hydrated Dehydration can affect the health of your eyes, causing dryness and irritation. Drink plenty of water to maintain hydration levels.

4. Avoid Direct Sun Exposure Limit exposure to direct sunlight, especially during peak sun hours (10 a.m. to 4 p.m.). Wearing a wide-brimmed hat can provide additional shade for your eyes.

5. Use Quality Eye Drops for Dry Eyes Dry eyes can be exacerbated in summer due to heat and air conditioning. Use lubricating eye drops to keep your eyes moist and comfortable. Eye Lounge offers a range of eye drops such as Lubristil Eye Drops and Blink Refreshing Eye Drops, which provide long-lasting relief for dry eyes and are suitable for contact lens wearers​

6. Pay Attention to Lid Hygiene Keep your eyelids clean, especially if you're prone to conditions like blepharitis. Eye Lounge's Clinitas Soothe Drops and Blephasteam Eye Goggles are excellent for maintaining eyelid hygiene and treating dry eye symptoms​.

7. Use Eye Sprays for Convenient Care For those who find it difficult to use eye drops, eye sprays like Visualise Dry Eye Mist offer an easy and effective solution. This mist provides fast and effective relief for dry, tired eyes and is suitable for use with contact lenses.

8. Take Eye Health Supplements Nutritional supplements can support eye health. Eye Lounge's MacuShield+ and Viteyes 2 are popular supplements that provide essential nutrients for maintaining healthy vision​

9. Avoid Rubbing Your Eyes Rubbing your eyes can transfer bacteria and irritants, leading to infections and allergies. If your eyes feel itchy or irritated, use a clean, damp cloth to gently wipe them.

10. Regular Eye Exams Visit your optometrist regularly for eye exams to detect any issues early and maintain good eye health.   

Eye Lounge offers a wide range of products to help you care for your eyes during the summer. Visit their website to explore their collection of sunglasses, eye drops, supplements, and more. They provide trusted, high-quality products and offer free delivery on orders over £50.00

Remember, taking care of your eyes in the summer is just as important as looking after your skin. By following these tips and using the right products, you can enjoy the sunny season while keeping your eyes healthy and protected.