Fall is the time of year when the leaves change color and the weather shifts into cool gear. It’s also the season in which eye health is particularly important. To ensure that you and your family are ready for the season, we have listed a few fall eye care tips.
1. Practice Personal Hygiene
Fall signals the onset of flu season and an increased risk for eye-related viruses, like conjunctivitis. Personal hygiene, such as washing your hands and keeping your hands away from your eyes, can make all the different when preventing any illnesses.
2. Wear Sunglasses
Although the weather has changed, it’s still important to continue wearing sunglasses to protect your eyes from UV rays. UV levels are the same regardless of cloud cover, so the risk of damages to your eyesight is still present.
3. Avoid Allergies
The changing of the leaves and seasonal temperatures can increase the spread of airborne allergens, like pollen, dust and mold. If you have allergies, try to wear sunglasses to protect your eyes from contaminants. Drive with your windows up and make sure to vacuum often. Allergens can cause irritation that can lead to rubbing or scratching.
4. Eye Safety
Make sure to wear the proper protective glasses while cleaning, doing yard work or working in the garage. The fall season brings outdoor projects, like pumpkin carving and leaf blowing, which can potentially damage your eyes.
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