How to Protect Your Eyes on Spring Break

Eye Conditions and Services Dallas, TXSpring break is the perfect excuse for you to lay out in the sun and not move unless you absolutely have to. Last month we talked about why you should invest in good sunglasses before you head out on your spring break vacation, but there are some other things that you can do as well. Let’s take a closer look at a few other tips from Dr. T. Jeff Russell.

Wear a Big Hat

In addition to wearing sunglasses, make sure that you wear a large brimmed hat as well. Hats will help shield your eyes from all of the other angles so that you don’t get any eye damage or sunburns. Plus, a large brimmed hat is a great way for you to also protect the skin around your eyes from freckles, sun spots, and other forms of sun damage.

Look Into Your Contact Lenses

If you wear contact lenses, talk to Dr. Russell about getting lenses that have UV protection built right in them. Although contacts that have UV protection in them aren’t an excuse for you to ditch your sunglasses, having that extra bit of protection is something that should make you feel more confident when you are laying out outside.

Choose Shade

Unless you are in some serious need of some vitamin D, try to take some breaks in the shade every so often. For instance, if you want to lay out most of the day, try sitting under a cabana or umbrella while you eat lunch. By giving your eyes some breaks from the sun, you can prevent over exposure.

Use a Screen On Your Tablet

If you have a tablet like an iPad, then you know just how much glare you can get on it when you are out in the sun. If you are bringing your tablet with you to the pool or beach so that you can catch up on shows or read a new book, consider buying a screen beforehand that you can place over the top to block glare.

Now that you know a few of the basic ways to protect your eyes from sun damage, you can go into your vacation feeling a lot more protected To learn more, contact us at our Dallas office and call us at  and call us at (214) 522-2661.

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