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5 Ways to Manage Dry Eye in the Summertime

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If you are like most people, you want to make the most of the summer weather. Typically, enjoying the most that the summer has to offer includes spending time outside and engaging in different types of recreational activities. 

For some people, the summer months represent a time period in which they experience more severe dry eye symptoms. There are also individuals who may not have dry eye symptoms in the fall, spring, or winter who experience the uncomfortable condition during the summer months. Today, we share five ways to manage dry eye in the summertime.

Wear Sun Protection

One of the most important steps you need to take to fully protect your eyes in the summer time is to take advantage of appropriate eye protection. Most over-the-counter sunglasses protect only against UVB sunlight. You want to make sure to wear sunglasses that protect against both UVA and UVB sunlight.

If you wear prescription eyeglasses, visit a knowledgeable eye doctor and obtain a prescription for sunglasses that provides a full spectrum of eye protection. The type of eyeglasses you wear provides not only broad-ranging protection against the sun, but it also aids you in guarding against dry eye during the summertime.

Up the Eye Protection Game When Doing Home Projects

On a related note, a number of different summer do-it-yourself activities can contribute to dry eye, including:

  • Mowing the lawn
  • Trimming trees
  • Various gardening activities

Of course, there are other eye dangers associated with these activities. You protect against these various risks as well as against the prospect of dry eye by taking advantage of enhanced eye protection like professional-grade goggles.

Regularly Hydrate to Benefit Your Eyes

Dehydration can prove to be a major issue in hot weather. During the summer months, it’s very important that you stay hydrated. Your entire body depends upon you drinking plenty of water during the summertime. This includes your eyes. Maintaining appropriate hydration is a crucial part of lowering the risk of dry eye in the summer.

Rest Your Eyes

In order to avoid dry eye in the summertime, make sure you regularly rest your eyes. The summer sun as well as screens of all types (tablets, computers, smartphones) place strain on your eyes and can dry them out. Take breaks from exposing your eyes to the sun and screens throughout the day.

Consult with an Experienced Eye Doctor
If you’re concerned about dry eye or are in need of any other type of eye care, contact the team at Matossian Eye Associates by calling (800) 708-8800, or request an appointment online. We can schedule an appointment any time that is convenient for you.

Contact Us

Doylestown, PA
501 Hyde Park
Route 202
Doylestown, PA 18902

Phone: 215-230-9200

Fax: 215-230-9292

Hopewell, NJ
Two Capital Way
Suite 326
Pennington, NJ 08534

Phone: 609-882-8833

Fax: 609-882-0077

Hamilton, NJ
1445 Whitehorse-Mercerville Rd
Suite 106
Hamilton, NJ 08619

Phone: 609-890-0772

Fax: 609-890-0774

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