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As the seasons change, so do the conditions or situations in which you find yourself. Because of this, there are often different things you need to be concerned with regarding your health, including your vision.
So to help ensure that you’re always taking care of your eyes in the way they need, here are some tips on how to protect your eyes during each season of the year.
Spring brings new blossoms and warmer temperatures that often get people going outside more. Because of both of these things, it’s important that you know the best ways to protect your eyes from these hazards.
According to Nichole Baxter, a contributor to AllAboutVision.com, you should try to steer clear of any allergens that trigger your eyes to become itchy or watery. Also, make sure you’re wearing sunglasses when you go outside and safety goggles if you participate in any springtime sports.
In the summer, you need to be extra careful with your eyes because there are some many things you do on a daily basis that could be causing them harm.
Things like being in the sun, swimming, the heat, dry summer air can also contribute to your eyes feeling scratchy and dry themselves. To combat these things, wear sunglasses that block all UV rays when you spend time outside. Goggles should also be worn while swimming, even if you didn’t initially intend to open your eyes underwater. Additionally, make sure you’re keeping yourself hydrated so you can naturally fight against dry eyes.
With another changing of the seasons come more opportunities for allergies to wreak havoc with your eyes. So if you know you have allergies that get more irritated as summer gives way to fall, Dr. Judith Marcin, a contributor to Healthline.com, advises that you take your allergy medication on a regular basis and that you wear safety goggles while taking care of any outdoor chores in preparation for winter.
In many places, winter can be a very dry time of year, even if you get snow. Because of this, it can be a good idea to keep a humidifier going in your home to help keep your eyes moist and combat seasonal dryness.
Along with this precaution, AOA.org also reminds us to be careful when spending time outside in the snow. The sun reflecting off the white snow can be blinding, so be sure you’re wearing polarized goggles when doing outdoor activities in the snow.
The more you’re able to take care of your eyes now, the better off they’ll be in the future. To help you in doing this, consider using the tips mentioned above to protect your eyes during all seasons.