At Austin Vision Center in Austin, we want to help you keep your vision in good shape this summer. When you need to have vision changes checked or you are looking for UV protection glasses, we are ready to meet your specific vision needs.
Summer Eye Safety Tips
When it comes to the hot summer months, it's important to protect your eyes from the strong UV rays of the sun. UV protection eyeglasses and sunglasses help minimize the effects of UV rays on your eyes. Glares are common when the sun is high, especially when you are driving in traffic. Always wear sunglasses while driving in the sun, and use your sun visor if possible to help reduce glare.
Enjoy Outdoor Activities
If you love swimming, pay attention to your eyes when you swim underwater. Use goggles if you are going to have prolonged exposure to chlorine and other pool chemicals. If your eyes start to get irritated, take a break. If you are swimming in a lake or the ocean, avoid opening your eyes underwater, as you run the risk of getting small bits of salt or sand in your eyes.
When You Have Eye Irritation or Swelling
Eyes can swell, become red, or itchy from spending time outside. If you notice any problems with your vision, or you have swollen eyelids from swimming too long, contact your optometrist to get checked out. If you feel like you have something in your eye and flushing your eye with saline solution doesn't help, protect your eyes by having your eyes examined by an eye care professional.
Quality Eye Care in Austin
If you need eye care services because you haven't seen an optometrist in some time, it's time to call Austin Vision Center in Austin at 512-477-2282. Our eye doctor will take a careful look at your eyes and provide you with any vision prescription you may need.