1. Don’t Closet Your Sunglasses!
The sun is fully capable of damaging your eyes through UV exposure. UV rays can cause everything from mild dryness to permanent vision problems! Remember that even on an overcast, cloudy fall day, UV rays are just as high as they are on clear sunny days. Choose sunglasses with a Polarization filter to block UV-A and UV-B protection, and be sure to wear them consistently when outdoors or driving.
2. Back to School – Don’t Forget the Most Important Exam
Schools offer vision screenings, which are helpful but are not a substitute for a comprehensive Eye Exam, by an Optometrist. Don’t risk having your kids squinting at the whiteboard, getting headaches from having an outdated prescription, or underperforming in school due to blurry vision. Schedule your child an eye exam, Eye Design Eyewear & Eye Care! Start their school year off right. Set them up for success by having them take the most important exam of the year with us– their eye exam!
3. Wash Your Hands Frequently
Avoid touching or rubbing your eyes to help prevent spreading the flu and eye-related illnesses like pink eye. Also, it’s important to always wash your hands with soap and water frequently. Washing your hands helps you stay healthy! It is one of the most important and most simple steps to take to avoid getting sick and spreading germs.
4. Remember Safety Comes First!
Wearing eye protection is often overlooked when doing work around the house or in the workplace. Eye injuries are very common. In fact, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health reports about 2,000 U.S. workers sustain a job-related eye injury requiring medical treatment each day! Safety experts and eye doctors believe that the right eye protection could lessen or prevent 90 percent of these eye injuries. Remember to wear the proper eye protection at your job or while doing housework, yard work, cleaning, or during sports.
5. Avoid Exposure to Allergens
Fall brings pumpkin pie and hot apple cider… as well as airborne allergens like pollen and mold! Many people are allergy sufferers. They suffer through symptoms like red, itchy, burning, and watery eyes. Most seasonal allergies are caused by pollen from grasses, trees, and weeds as well as molds. A few things you can to do help are: driving with your windows up, cleaning your floors, using a dehumidifier regularly, and again washing your hands before touching your face!
At Eye Design Eyewear & Eye Care, we care about you and your eye health. Get out there and enjoy everything Fall has to offer, but remember to take good care of your eyes– they are the only pair you have!