June is a popular month to go outside and enjoy the sun, sand and sports. However, the summer weather and activities can threaten the health and beauty of your eyes. The team at Eyesthetica has a few tips to help you keep your eyes healthy, vision clear and skin smooth during the summer.

Protect Your Eyes from the Sun

One of the best things you can do to protect the health of your eyes, your vision and the appearance of your skin is to shield your eyes from the sun’s harmful rays. Wear sunglasses with 100 percent UV protection and top off your outfit with a wide-brimmed hat. Remember: you don’t have to sacrifice style for safety! Oversized sunglasses and floppy summer hats are currently on-trend and can be found in nearly every department store and boutique.

Stay Away from Fireworks

Thousands of people go to the emergency room every summer with fireworks-related eye injuries. Avoid the temptation to buy and shoot your own fireworks and, if attending a public show, respect the safety boundaries.

Use Caution when Camping

Camping is one of the most popular summer activities, and it’s important to be mindful of your eyes when hitting the great outdoors. If you wear contacts, be sure to sterilize your hands before changing them — or better yet, switch to glasses for the trip. Keep a safe distance from the smoke of a BBQ pit or campfire, to prevent injury and eye irritation.

Be Smart with Sports

If you or your child plays a sport with flying objects (e.g., baseball) or possible contact (e.g., football), make sure you have the proper protection. Check your sport’s governing board for details on appropriate eyewear; it could be a pair of sport goggles or a face mask, depending on the activity.

Eat Right

Your diet can influence the health of your eyes. The right foods can decrease your risk of developing conditions like macular degeneration and cataracts, protect against dry eyes and promote overall eye health. Fill your meals with the following foods:

  • Fish
  • Nuts
  • Leafy greens
  • Tomatoes
  • Bell peppers
  • Strawberries
  • Cantaloupe
  • Quinoa
  • Brown rice

Hydration is important for eye health, too! Drink eight glasses of water a day.

Consult with Our Oculoplastic Surgeons

If your eye area is starting to show signs of sun damage or carelessness from years past, the team at Eyesthetica can help. Depending on your specific concerns, we can recommend treatment with Botox, dermal fillers or facial resurfacing to smooth and tighten the skin around your eyes.

To learn more about the available options, please schedule a consultation with our team of experts. Call (213) 234-1000 or send us an email today and request a consultation.