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Let’s take daily steps to keep our eyes healthy so they last our lifetime. The sun’s rays can damage our eyes and surrounding skin and cause vision loss, cataracts, macular degeneration, and even eyelid cancers. Here are some ways help protect our eyes:

 

Invest in a good pair of sunglasses

Choose polarized if possible since it blocks sun, its reflections, and eliminates glare. I personally love Xperio UV polarized lenses. In addition to providing maximum UV protection to protect our eyes, they are scratch resistant and  easy to clean.

 

Never stare into the sun, its direct sunlight, or anything reflecting the sun’s rays

Avoid looking at shiny metal objects, the sand, and the water. The glare hurts because it’s damaging to our eyes!

 

Beware of eye-strain when on a computer

Make sure you are a good distance from your screen. Don’t have it right in front of your face! Take breaks and look away from the screen now and again to give your eyes a break.

 

Wear goggles in the swimming pool

Goggles will help you avoid getting chemicals they clean the pool with into your eyes. Especially if you’re swimming in a chlorinated pool.

 

Get plenty of sleep

Sleep helps to rest your eyes. Try to get at least 7-8 hours a night and give your eyes time to relax and rejuvenate. They work hard for us all day and deserve down time.