on Tuesday, June 21, 2011
marks the official start of summer and we'd like to remind you about the importance of eye health and safety during the summer months. Here are a few tips to keep in mind as you spend the summer enjoying the sun, vacationing, and spending time with family and friends:
Protect your eyes
UV-A and UV-B rays can be damaging to your eyes as well as your skin. Whenever you will be exposed to sunlight, be sure to protect your eyes by wearing sunglasses or goggles that offer both UV-A and UV-B protection. If you're unsure about the level of protection, check the product label or consult your eye care practitioner. And don't forget the sunscreen!
Contact lens compliance is an important factor in maintaining good eye health. Please refer to your eye care practitioner's recommended wearing schedule as contact lenses come in a variety of modalities. If you're on the go this summer, try 1 Day contact lenses as an alternative to glasses or longer modality contact lenses. Avoid the hassle of packing lens solution - wear them for a day and throw them out after a single use. For more information about 1 Day contact lenses from CooperVision, please click here
Schedule an annual eye exam
Summertime is the perfect time of year to schedule a back-to-school or annual eye exam. An annual eye exam is recommended for school aged children and teens and regular visits (once every 2 years) are recommended for adults. Regular eye exams are important as both your vision and eye health are checked, so be sure to contact your eye care practitioner today. Need a practitioner? Click here
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