Are you protecting your eyes during the summer heat?

Taking care of your eyes during the summer in South Africa involves several key steps to protect them from the strong sunlight and other environmental factors. Here are some tips to protect your eyes from the summer heat:

๐—ช๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ ๐—ฆ๐˜‚๐—ป๐—ด๐—น๐—ฎ๐˜€๐˜€๐—ฒ๐˜€ ๐˜„๐—ถ๐˜๐—ต ๐—จ๐—ฉ ๐—ฃ๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฐ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป: Choose sunglasses that block out 99% to 100% of both UVA and UVB radiation. This will protect your eyes from the harmful effects of ultraviolet rays, which can lead to cataracts and other eye problems. Visit Van Eeden & Le Roux, where we have a wide variety of sunglasses just for you.

๐—จ๐˜€๐—ฒ ๐—ฎ ๐—›๐—ฎ๐˜ ๐—ผ๐—ฟ ๐—–๐—ฎ๐—ฝ: A wide-brimmed hat or cap can provide additional shade for your eyes, further reducing your exposure to UV rays.

๐—ฆ๐˜๐—ฎ๐˜† ๐—›๐˜†๐—ฑ๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฑ: Drink plenty of water to keep yourself hydrated. This helps maintain the moisture level in your eyes, reducing the risk of dry eyes, which can be exacerbated by hot and dry conditions.

๐—จ๐˜€๐—ฒ ๐—˜๐˜†๐—ฒ ๐——๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐—ฝ๐˜€: If you suffer from dry eyes, consider using lubricating eye drops to keep your eyes moist and comfortable. Visit Van Eeden & Le Roux, where we can give you advice on which eye drops you can use.

๐—”๐˜ƒ๐—ผ๐—ถ๐—ฑ ๐——๐—ถ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฐ๐˜ ๐—ฆ๐˜‚๐—ป๐—น๐—ถ๐—ด๐—ต๐˜: Try to stay in the shade during the peak sun hours, usually between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., when the sun’s rays are the strongest.

๐—•๐—ฒ ๐—–๐—ฎ๐˜‚๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐˜€ ๐˜„๐—ถ๐˜๐—ต ๐—–๐—ผ๐—ป๐˜๐—ฎ๐—ฐ๐˜ ๐—Ÿ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜€๐—ฒ๐˜€: If you wear contact lenses, make sure to clean and handle them properly to avoid infections, and consider wearing sunglasses to provide extra protection.

๐—•๐—ฒ ๐—”๐˜„๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ ๐—ผ๐—ณ ๐—”๐—น๐—น๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ด๐—ถ๐—ฒ๐˜€: Summer can bring about more pollen and dust, which may cause allergic reactions in the eyes. Be aware of your allergies and take necessary precautions, like using antihistamine eye drops if needed.

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