Skin and eye conditions are common, and while most of us take precautionary steps to ensure complete protection for skin, eyes are often neglected.
Eyes need equal protection as the skin, as they can be damaged by the ultra violet (UV) radiation too. It has been noted that harmful UV rays can slowly damage eyes over time and put you at risk for conditions such as cataracts, macular degeneration and thickening of the white parts of the eyes.
Wear sunglasses that are UV protected
Protecting your eyes with sunglasses may seem like an obvious solution. To ensure that the sunglasses offer the right care, it is important to purchase shades that offer 100-percent protection against both UVA and UVB rays. That doesn’t mean that you have to be difficult on your pocket. Many cost-effective brands of sunglasses are available in the UAE, which offer the required protection, so you have a wide variety of choices. Remember to wear them every time you step out of the house.
Keep your hands clean and avoid rubbing
Studies indicate that the best way to protect yourself from the spread of communicable disease is simply to wash your hands on a regular basis. This practice is imperative to avoid contracting eye-related conditions such as conjunctivitis. Also, be sure to wash your hands after putting in eye drops or ointment, or after coming back home. If water is not easily available, keep a sanitizer handy. This will help prevent the risk of an infection.
Use eye drops
In the UAE, dry eye is a common problem faced by several people. And sometimes, despite your best attempts, there is just no way to can keep your eyes moist all the time. It is important to use eye drops to keep the eyes moist and alsominimise pain or manage other eye problems.
By taking a proactive approach to eyecare, you can keep your eyes safe and moist. To avail more tips on protecting your eyes, you can also contact certified health providers, who can advise you best on your health.Make use of mobile health applications as MyMedicNow to be able to book an appointment with a doctor and gain feedback on ways to protect your eyes.
MyMedicNow is an innovative engagement platform which offers quick communication between doctors and patients on an on-going basis and allows users to access calendars, doctor information, build schedules, check their nationality, gender and engage with the doctor at the press of a click. So,fast-check your concerns with certified practitioners on MyMedicNow, and maintain a good vision for this summer, and many more to come.
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