Keep your eyes healthy with these fall eye care tips:
Keep wearing your sunglasses
Even though autumn has arrived, sunglasses are still necessary to keep your eyes protected from UV rays when you are outside during daylight hours. Even when there is cloud cover, UV levels are almost the same as on a sunny day.
Avoid allergens as much as possible
If you suffer from allergies, you should do your best to avoid any allergens in the environment that can trigger eye allergies. Try to drive with your windows up to limit your exposure to outside air. You may also consider installing a new air filter for your furnace or purchasing a portable air purifier.
Wear eye protection
If you are in the process of winterizing your home or doing other work or play that can potentially cause an eye injury, be sure to wear appropriate eye protection. Eye injuries often occur when performing yard work or playing sports and it is best to be on the safe side to reduce this risk.
Wash your hands often
Washing your hands often is the optimal way to avoid the spread of viruses and bacteria during the fall season when the flu and other illnesses start to circulate more frequently. Be prudent to wash your hands before touching your face, as your hands may have pathogens that can lead to conjunctivitis.
The fall is also a great time to schedule an eye evaluation if you have not had one recently. To schedule one today or to ask any questions that you may have about eye care during the fall, contact Eye Michigan at (248)-221-1022.