With cooler weather coming around, you can bet that you will want to spend
your free time outdoors. Whether you plan to watch a football game, go
camping, take the kids to the park, or go for a stroll, it is important
to take care of your eyes. Remember, you only get one set of eyes. Keep
To help you get ready for the fall, we have compiled a list of tips that
will help you keep your eyes in tip-top shape.
1.Wear your sunglasses.
It is important to wear your sunglasses whenever you are outside during
the day. In the fall, the skies could become cloudy or even overcast,
but this does not stop the UV rays from harming your eyes. Although you
might not be able to see the sun, you can bet that your eyes are feeling
it. Research shows that UV rays can be as strong on an overcast day as
they are on a day with clear skies.
2.Rest your eyes.
When it gets cold out, some of us find comfort in cuddling up in a blanket
and watching an entire season of a show or a few movies. However, it is
crucial that you give your eyes a break from staring at a screen too long.
To prevent strained eyes, try to look away from the screen at least every
20 minutes, at an object 20 feet away, for a minimum of 20 seconds. If
you are set on watching movies all day without a break, consider purchasing
special glasses that reduce eye strain. These will help keep your eyes
from becoming fatigued as well.
Staying in shape and exercising on a daily basis may benefit your eyes
more than you think. In fact, a healthy diet and the right amount of exercise
can help prevent you from developing diabetes and other illnesses that
may affect your vision.
4.Wash your hands.
When the weather gets nicer, many people begin their fall outdoor activities.
However, it is important to wash your hands after you have touched any
plants, foreign objects, animals, and more. Your hands are most susceptible
to carrying germs, and many of us touch our eyes with our hands without
5.Wear proper eye protection when working around the house.
With better weather comes the do-it-yourself projects. When working on
a new craft, make sure you wear the proper protective eyewear. By doing
so, you can avoid little pieces of debris from entering and damaging your eye.
6.Get your eyes checked.
There is no better time to have an eye health exam. With summer coming
to an end, and cooler coming up, your eyes may need to adjust. An experienced
optometrist will be able to examine your eyes in detail and let you know
the specific things you can do to keep your eyes healthy.
Key-Whitman Eye Center is here for you.
Our team includes award-winning doctors that supply our patients with unparalleled
services throughout the Dallas / Fort Worth area!
Call us today and set up your appointment.