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Posted on 05-05-2017

5 Ways to Protect Your Eyes This Summer From Our Clarksville and Elkton Optometrists​

When summer arrives, we all love heading outdoors and into the water for fun, relaxation, and good times. This summer you can be sure to have fun while taking a few safety precautions when it comes to your eyes. Our Elkton and Clarksville optometrists compiled this comprehensive list of five summer safety tips for your eyes to help you stay healthy and enjoy all of the fun in the sun.

protect your eyes this summer from our clarksville optometrists

1. Sunglasses and Ultra Violet Rays

Tinted lenses do not protect your eyes from UV rays. Polarized sunglasses lenses which filter both UVA and UVB will protect your corneas from sunburn. Good coverage is also important; small-sized frames expose eyes to UV rays. 

2. Yard and House Work

Cleaning up the yard and tackling house projects put eyes at risk. Always wear protective eye gear when handling chemicals or power tools.

3. Outdoor Sports

When participating in outdoor sports, wear the necessary protective eye gear and be alert for golf balls on the course and fishing hooks on the water. 

4. Chemicals

If you plan a trip to the local pool, don't forget your goggles to protect your eyes from chlorine and other harmful chemicals found in the water, sunscreen, and bug spray. 

5. Fireworks

If you attend a Fourth of July party, don't take your eyes off of the fireworks. Stay alerted to protect your eyes from injury. 

Visit Our Optical Center for Polarized Prescription Sunglasses

Our Sites Vision Clinic offers an in-house optical center with a wide selection of frames for sunglasses. Lenses can be customized to your exact corrective prescription and your choice of lens color. Our vision professionals working in our optical center will help you find the right sunglasses to suit your personality, lifestyle, and protect your eyes during the sunny season (and the snowy season, too). Contact us at (931) 647-5237 or (270) 265-9036 for more information. 

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