We are in full summer boom and it is the perfect time to remember that our vision is important and to keep it in good condition it is important to follow some small tips that allow us to enjoy the summer without damaging our vision.
Choose the appropriate sunglasses
Remember that wearing sunglasses in summer is essential to maintain a healthy look without being damaged by the sun's rays. When buying sunglasses it is important to consider quality beyond aesthetics.
The most important thing when going to the store is to look for crystals that comply with the regulations, for which they must wear a badge that specifies a number from 0 to 4 (from lighter to darker) that indicates the class or category of Sunscreen that includes.
It is also important to take into account the color of the lens that we choose with our sunglasses that will depend on the type of activity to be carried out. In general, the red, yellow and green crystals are the most suitable when driving, while if you are going to make a marine use the blue lens will be more suitable. If we look for a more neutral option, we will always have brown and gray.
Keep the moisture in your eye
During the summer it is normal for the eyes to dry out more due to the use of air conditioning and external aggressions such as pool chlorine that can lead to irritation and itching, among other more dry conditions.
A practical advice is to use humidifiers and drops of artificial tears to help maintain those moisture levels.
Visual diet in summer
Caring for food is basic throughout the year; In the case of vision it is not for less and, especially in summer there are some tips that will help us maintain a healthy vision. Experts recommend including vitamins A, C and E along with antioxidants and magnesium in our summer diet.
Antioxidants are key, so eating fruits and vegetables will help us in this task. Some star foods for summer and vision care are:
Zahanorias. Its high content of beta-carotene and its combination with Vitamin A makes it possible to prevent macular degradation and cataracts. Apart from being a good ally for tanning it also helps vision when it comes to improving vision in situations of lack of light.
Brussels sprouts, cauliflower, spinach and broccoli. The basic quartet to provide lutein to the body, a nutrient found in the retina with antioxidant action that helps fight visual aging.
Zucchini. Source of zeaxanthin, is basic, since it is a pigment that filters ultraviolet rays, which prevents the deterioration of the retina, among others.
Peach. Thanks to its high content of carotenoids it helps to reduce ocular stress and damage caused by the sun, reducing eye wear.
Pay attention to the care of the eyes
Caring for your eyes during the summer is essential to prevent aggressions such as sun or chlorine from damaging our vision, but it is also important to take care of them every day. For example, did you know that glasses with antireflective glasses reduce glare and improve visual comfort? Sometimes with minimal effort, we can achieve great results.
Avoid rubbing the eyes with your hands to prevent infections or maintain a daily and complete hygiene of the contact lenses will allow the eyes not to have to fight against unnecessary aggressions; not in vain, most of the vision problems are associated with bad habits beyond aging.