7 tips to safeguard your eyes during heatwaves


Heatwaves

    By following these tips, you can help protect your eyes and maintain good eye health during heatwaves.

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Wear Sunglasses

    Protect your eyes from harmful UV rays by wearing sunglasses that offer 100% UV protection. Look for sunglasses labeled with UV400 or provide 100% UV absorption.

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Use Wide-brimmed Hats

    Wear wide-brimmed hats or caps to provide additional shade and reduce direct exposure of sunlight to your eyes and face.

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Stay Hydrated

    Drink plenty of water to keep your body and eyes hydrated during hot weather. Dehydration can lead to dry eyes, irritation, and discomfort.

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Limit Screen Time

    Reduce prolonged exposure to digital screens, such as computers, smartphones, and tablets, as they can cause eye strain and dryness. Take regular breaks to rest your eyes and blink frequently to keep them moist.

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Use Lubricating Eye Drops

    If you experience dryness or irritation in your eyes, use over-the-counter lubricating eye drops to relieve discomfort and keep your eyes moist.

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Avoid Rubbing Your Eyes

    Refrain from rubbing your eyes, as it can exacerbate irritation and lead to potential eye infections. Instead, use a clean, damp cloth to gently wipe around your eyes if needed.

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Seek Shade

    When outdoors, seek shade or stay indoors during peak sunlight hours, typically between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., to reduce exposure to intense sunlight and heat.

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