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Tips Protect Eyes From the Sun

Wear UV-blocking contact lenses

A lot of people with issues in eye sight need to use contact lenses. So if you are one of them, make sure your lenses are good quality and you can use them for sun protection too. A lot of contact lenses today use the UV protection technology. Only buy lenses with UV protection. You can use these even if you have no issues with your eyes. Also, don’t forget to wear sunglasses while you wear lenses. As far as UV protection is concerned, a color like G-15 would be good in contact lenses as well.

Glasses aren’t only for sunny days

Most of us wear our glasses only when the hot sun is shining outside. However, UV rays attack even on cloudy and hazy days. This is the time when we often neglect sun protection for our eyes. So if you have put a lot of effort in choosing the most stylish and safe sunglasses, flaunt your style in all weathers.

Wear brimmed hats

Team you sunglasses up with a brimmed hat for added protection. Brimmed hats can be a great investment in your eye care. The brims of the hats cover a lot of your eyes from the direct sunlight. Go for a hat with at least three inches of brim all around. It can block up to 50 percent of the UV rays reaching your eyes and eyelids.

Wear helmets with tinted visors

Helmets save lives in case of accidents. They also save your eyes in the event of bright sun. Hopefully you wear a helmet all the time while you are riding. If you care for your eyes, wear a helmet with tinted visors. These visors protect your eyes from wind and dust and, if tinted, from UV rays as well. So invest in the right kind of helmet.

Beware of reflected light

It’s a fact that the rate of UV exposure goes up many fold in the presence of reflected light. So keep a safe distance from these rays as well. You encounter reflected light near water bodies and snowy places. So take care while fishing, boating, snowboarding, and other such activities.

Seek shade and avoid times of intense sun

Another way to protect your eyes from UV exposure is to find shade whenever you’re out during the day time. Also, realize that the UV levels are highest during periods of bright sun which is mostly from 10 am to 2 pm. Try to be indoors during this time.