Summer Eye Safety Tips

Summer Eye Safety Tips

According to the World Health Organization, 80% of a person’s lifetime UV Rays exposure occurs before age 18. Protect your eyes and the kids’ eyes during this summer. Our experts have the following safety tips:


Wear UV Sunglasses:

Evaluate the UV projection quality of the sunglasses and not the price.  We suggest you carefully read the labels and check that the glasses provide 100% UV protection regardless of the price. Encourage children to wear sunglasses during outdoor activities, wear sunglasses even on hazy or cloudy days. If possible monitor UV Index before engaging in outdoor activities. Visit our stores for the latest selection of sunglasses with 100% UV protection.

For instance, check Maui Jim’s latest Collection of 100% UV protection sunglasses

Wear Hats:

wide brims around the entire hat are the recommended option, baseball caps are also a good solution. They provide extra protection from harmful rays.


Use adequate eyewear according to outdoor activity.

Not all sunglasses are made equally so choose the sunglasses according to the activity. Select sunglasses according to the tint, function, and shape. Oakley  and Mui Jim provides a large selection of sunglasses tailor for athletes. Visit their website to select the appropriate lens tint based on use, sport, and lifestyle. It is also suggested to wear sunglasses with contact lenses.

For athletic activities where sunglasses are not ideal, goggles are good alternatives. For example, mountain biking, skiing, biking, swimming, rock climbing, and other outdoor activities. Our experts can help you narrow down your choice and help you with your selection


Be Extra Cautious in Extreme Summer Temperatures:

Eyes can get sunburnt just like the skin, and lack of eye moisture can cause irritation and burning. It is best to avoid staying in direct sunlight, especially prolonged exposure.


Drink Plenty of Water and have a healthy diet.

Nutrients like omega-3 fatty acids, lutein, zinc, and vitamins C and E can help to prevent age-related vision problems like macular degeneration and cataracts so eat foods that are rich in nutrients. Not all liquids are equal, ensure to have lots of water or drinks with salts and electrolytes. Also, alcohol can impair the body’s ability to cool itself, so it is best to limit consumption during hot and extreme temperatures.



Reduce exposure to Eye Irritants Like Chemicals:

Healthy Sleep Schedule

Avoid Rubbing Your Eyes

Schedule Annual Eye Exam