It never fails. As soon as the seasons change from winter to spring allergy season is in full swing. Seasonal allergies are the 6th leading cause of chronic illness in the United States, but there are some steps you can take to decrease your problems with itchy eyes. Close the windows and turn on the AC, wear glasses or sunglasses when you are outside, and take over-the-counter allergy medication. Once allergy season is over, though, there are plenty of other eye problems to be on the lookout for.
Summer sports can lead to eye injuries and ultraviolet rays can lead to long-term eye health problems. Both can be prevented with the proper protective eyewear. It’s also important to stay hydrated so your eyes don’t dry out and become irritated. Polarized lenses can also add an additional layer of protection when you are doing activities outdoors that involve a lot of glare. Learn more about protecting your eyes this summer from this infographic!