Going to the Beach for Spring Break? 3 Ways to Shield Your Eyes from Sun Damage

  • Posted on: Mar 15 2019
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With Ohio’s freezing cold winters, it can be hard not to want to escape every weekend for somewhere much warmer. Now that spring break is finally here, it’s time to pack yours and your family’s bags and head somewhere hopefully a little bit warmer. Even though the beach may practically be calling your name during this time of year, don’t forget to pack your beach bag full of a few things to make sure that your eyes don’t’ get any sun damage.

Pack Your Sunglasses

No, we aren’t just talking about any cheap pair of sunglasses that you find at the gas station on your way to the beach. We are talking about sunglasses that are worth investing in. Even though sunglasses can be a little bit expensive, it’s worth it. Why? Cheap sunglasses tend to only protection your eyes from UVA rays whereas more pensive lenses typically can shield your eyes from both UVA and UVB rays which can both cause some serious eye damage. Plus, you can always get precision strength sunglasses so that you don’t have to worry about doubling up on your glasses when you are at the beach.

Don’t Forget Your Large Brimmed Hat

Any hat is better than none at all, but if you’re going to make a good investment in a hat, make sure that it’s a large brimmed one. Why? Large brimmed glasses will help shield your eyes from extra sun in addition to your sunglasses. And, the wider the brim is, the less likely you are to expose your eyes to the sun.

Bring an Anti-Glare e-Reader

If you are the nostalgic type of person and can’t get rid of your books, then this tip isn’t for you. If however, you’re the type of person who likes to use their iPad or e-reader while on vacation, make rust hat you get an anti-glare cover. Why? Because as soon as the sun hits your screen, it’s going to practically blind you unless you have a protective shield on the top.

Don’t head to the beach unprepared this spring break. To learn more about ways that you can shield your eyes from sun damage or to schedule your next eye appointment, contact us at our Chardon or Mentor offices and call us at (440) 286-1188.

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