Spring is just around the corner, and with it comes a flurry of activities, colours, and festivities. It’s the perfect time to shed heavy winter coats and embrace the warm sun. But have you considered the impact the change in season may have on your eyes? As an optician, I have seen many patients complaining about eye irritation, dryness, and redness during this time of the year. So to ensure that your eyes are prepared for the spring season, I have put together a little note to help you take care of your eyes.
In this blog, we’ll discuss tips and tricks to help you protect your eyes, keep them healthy, and enjoy the spring season to the fullest. So, without further ado, let’s dive in and get ready to prepare your eyes for spring!
- Allergies: Springtime is a time of high pollen and other allergens that can trigger scratchy or watery eyes.
- Bright sunlight is when the days get longer than the nights, and the sun shines more directly. It is known that bright sunlight can cause glare and eye strain.
- Wind: the eyes can be irritated by the strong spring winds, which may contain dust and other particles.
- Increased outdoor activities: It’s a time when the weather gets warm, right? This means you may spend more time outside, exposing your eyes to UV rays, wind and dust.
- Dry eyes: The dry, warm air in spring can cause dry eyes, which can be uncomfortable and lead to other problems.
Taking some vital steps to protect your eyes during spring and address any symptoms you may experience is essential. Wearing your favourite sunglasses, taking breaks when working on digital screens, and washing your eyes properly and thoroughly with clean water can all be helpful. If you have any concerns or symptoms, talk to your optometrist.
Spring is full of fun and also a great time to take care of your eyes. Below is a little note from an optician on how to keep your eyes healthy and comfortable as the seasons change:
- Protect your eyes from UV rays by wearing sunglasses or a hat with a brim when outside. Moreover, they look good on you.
- If you wear contact lenses, ensure you replace them regularly, as your optometrist advises.
- Don’t miss your regular eye exam. Having your eyes checked regularly is essential to detect any potential problems early.
- Eat healthy foods that can naturally improve eyesight, like carrots, sweet potatoes, squash, eggs, and green leafy vegetables. Salmon, sardines, flax seeds, soybeans, and walnuts
- Keep an eye on your overall health, as certain medical conditions, such as diabetes, can also affect your eyes.
- Do not hesitate to talk to your optometrist if you experience symptoms such as eye strain, dry eyes, or blurred vision.
That’s how stress-free it can be to take care of your eyes in spring. These tips will help you enjoy spring’s beauty. It is, however, better to book an appointment with our expert opticians and have your eyes in tip-top shape for winter.
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