Weil Eye Care Offers Eye Protection Tips for Summer

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Summer activities can leave eyes vulnerable and unprotected. It’s important to take the proper precautions to keep eyes safe all season long.

It’s the start of summer and that means it’s time for sports, sunshine and home improvement projects, all of which can leave eyes injured and hurting. Weil Eye Care knows that the summer season is chock full of potential hazards for eyes, but with a little preparation, they can be protected from injury.

According to the American Academy of Ophthalmology, 44 percent of all eye injuries occur in or around the home, most often during home improvement projects. Summer may be a great time for getting those projects done around the house, but debris from chopping wood, hammering nails or sawdust can be harmful for eyes. It’s important to keep a pair of certified safety glasses on hand and wear them around any home projects.

During the summer, it’s especially important to protect eyes from overexposure to the sun’s UV rays. Skin isn’t the only part of the body that needs protection from the sun; Eyes need it as well. Wearing sunglasses that protect against both UVA and UVB is the best way to keep eyes safe when outdoors in the sunshine.

Many people enjoy outdoor activities during the summer, such as sports and other exercise. Sports with smaller balls, like baseball, softball, golf and badminton, make eye injuries more likely. For these sports, it’s important to wear protective eyewear. Sports and exercise also help keep eyes healthy by stimulating good blood circulation and oxygen intake.

Eye injuries don’t exclusively happen during the summer. Consider taking these safety steps around the home to diminish the risks of injuring eyes all year round:

  •     Make sure that rugs and shower/bath mats are slip-proof to avoid falling
  •     Secure railings so that they are not loose
  •     Cushion sharp corners and edges of furnishings and home fixtures

To learn more about how to protect against eye injuries this summer, contact Weil Eye Care today by calling 650-517-6076.

About the practice: Weil Eye Care Medical Center recognizes that every patient has different needs and takes pride in delivering caring, professional and courteous service to each person who walks through the door. Whether it is an adult, adolescent or child, their knowledgeable eye doctor and staff are committed to helping them achieve their best vision and eye care.

Weil Eye Care Medical Center provides a comfortable and relaxing reception area, conveniently located adjacent to the Center's Optical Boutique. Dr. Weil specializes in medical eye care as well as facial aesthetics, including Botox and facial-filler injections. Dr. Weil and her staff speak both English and Spanish and have a highly-experienced optician to help with all glasses needs.

Their services include comprehensive eye evaluations for adults and children, diagnosis and treatment of eye diseases, prescription and fitting of glasses and contact lenses to optimize vision, enhance appearance, eliminate eye strain and meet a patient’s needs for their activities. For more information, please visit their website at http://www.weileyecare.com.

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