Understanding Eye Problems

After struggling with blurry vision for years, I finally realized that it was time to consult with a professional. Simply put, I was tired of dealing with the struggles of acting like I could see when I really couldn't. It was embarrassing, and I just wanted to be able to participate like normal. I was nervous for the eye appointment, but my doctor was incredible. He walked me through every aspect of the exam and calmed my fears about permanent eye damage. This blog is all about working with an optometrist to get the vision experience that you really deserve.

Warm Weather Eye Protection


During the summer months most people like to surround themselves with plenty of water. Whether this means white water rafting on an exciting adventure, wading in the local swimming hole, or spending time in a swimming pool, there are things that should be done in order to make sure that you are doing all that you can to keep your eyes protected.

Make sure you are wearing sunglasses

Since you are going to be outside while you are enjoying the water, you want to be sure you are wearing sunglasses that offer you UV protection while you are outside. If you are supposed to be wearing corrective lenses, then you should have a UV protecting tint put on your regular glasses. You can go with tint that gets darker in sunlight and lighter inside. This way your glasses will offer you the versatility you need. If you don't wear corrective lenses, then you can simply choose any style of UV protective shades that catch your interest.

Protect your eyes from dirt

When you are swimming in a natural water source, such as a lake or a river, your eyes will be subjected to small grains of sand and other types of dirt. These things can actually get in your eyes and cause damage to the cornea if they cause scratches to it. Also, the water may have germs in it that can even cause you to get an eye infection. This is why it is a good idea for you to make sure you are wearing your goggles while you are in the water and don't put your hands up to your eyes until you are out of the water and have had a chance to wash your hands off.

Protect your eyes from chemicals

If you are going to be spending time in a swimming pool, then you will need to be concerned about chemicals more than you will have to be worried about dirt. The first thing that you want to do is to make sure you don't go into a pool right after the chemicals have been put in. You should wait a few hours so they have time to dissipate. Also, you should make sure you wear goggles in the swimming pool. Never wear contact lenses while you are swimming because they can come out of your eyes and you won't be able to find them.

Protect your contact lenses around all sources of water

Any time you are going to be around water that can splash up in your face, there is the chance of you losing your contact lens. You know that you will never be able to find it once it goes in the water. Therefore, it's better to use your glasses when you are going to be wading in a pool or visiting a lake or river.


8 June 2017