Summer is just around the corner. In a few weeks, the sun will be at its warmest and brightest. Everyone will be off to the beach, to get a tan, flaunt their summer bodies and have their well deserved rest and relaxation. Most of us prepare our days for summer, we plot schedules on what summer activities need to be done and who to do it with. We gather all the things essential for our fun vacation. Things like our bikinis, board shorts, sun screen lotions, towels and let us not forget the most important of them all, eye wear.
During summer, our eyes are exposed to high amounts of ultraviolet rays. If these rays have the capacity to burn our skin, it can also harm our eyes. The warm weather and atmosphere the summer season brings is a welcome sight to the majority, but too much of it can be potentially harmful to our health. To protect our skin from the harsh and intense heat, we can use sun screen lotions, for our eyes on the other hand, it is best to use UV-filtered sun glasses. This type of eyewear not only looks good, it also spares the eye, the damaging effects of ultraviolet rays. Contact lenses can be worn but this might cause eye itch. During the warm summer days, the eyes become more sensitive to contact lenses. Contacts can still be worn provided, the wearer doesn’t expose his eyes under the sun for long periods, and doing so will make his eyes dry, irritated and uncomfortable.
A good option for frequent contact lens wearers is the daily disposable contacts. These lenses are changed everyday preventing tears and mineral deposits to build around the lens. These people can also try wearing prescription eye glasses or sun glasses for the mean time or until summer is over.