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7 Tips That Will Protect Your Eyes in Summers...

You’ve got your sunglasses and sunscreen ready, but that’s not enough for your eyes at least. Did you know, constant sun exposure increases the risk of developing a cataract? And while your skin could protect itself against the harmful UV radiations by producing melanin, eyes have no way of developing similar tolerance! So, it’s Best you follow these 7 Eye Care Tips and Tricks from a list of experts this Summer: Check Those Sunglasses Again – For effective eye care in summers, choose sunglasses with caution. The UVR can cause photokeratitis or photo conjunctivitis (more commonly known as ‘snow blindness’) in the short-term. Continual UVR exposure, particularly exposure to UVB rays, may cause cataracts development, pterygium (a non-cancerous growth over the cornea) or skin cancer of the eyelids. So, it’s mandatory that you don’t just buy sunglasses, buy you buy the ones which really offer protection. Do Not Swim Without Goggles – We know you’re dying to take that dip into the pool, but do you know the amount of damage chlorine (designed to protect you from exposure to germs) could do to your vision? A simple eye care exercise would be to wear goggles every time you go to swim. This also applies to swimming in the ocean or other natural bodies of water, as they contain other contaminants that may hurt your eyes.A 2008 study revealed that frequent exposure to chlorine negatively affects the integrity of your corneal epithelium. The epithelium provides a layer of protection to your cornea from irritants and pathogens. If that protection is compromised, you have an increased likelihood of corneal abrasion or other eye injuries. Hand Hygiene & Don’t Rub Eyes – Washing hands is like a vaccine to protect you from...