27.04.2010

Expert offers summer eye health tips

Expert offers summer eye health tips

By Alexa Kaczka

One expert on eye care has offered tips on how people can help to protect their vision during the summer.

Opthamalogist Dr Pavitra Bhat told the Times of India that the first thing people should ensure they have is a good pair of sunglasses which block out UV light.

According to the specialist, sunglasses should block out 99 to 100 per cent of both UVA and UVB radiation and screen out 75 to 90 per cent of visible light.

In addition, people can help to prevent puffiness by drinking plenty of water during the day, the expert recommended.

"Watch out for excessive sunlight, flowers, chlorine in swimming pools, contaminated water, dust and pollution. Allergies are by far the most common summer eye problem and are usually secondary to pollen, dust, wind and air pollutants," she told the publication.

Recently, Dr Stephen Trokel, an attending ophthalmologist at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center, said that people who wear contact lenses should still ensure that they wear contact lenses when the sun is out.

by Alexa Kaczka


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