CIMA Medical Center in Miami Springs shares some of their health expertise with some health tips to protect your eyes during the hot summer weather.
- Shield your Eyes
We know that ultraviolet (UV) rays are a threat to our skin, but what about our eyes? The World Health Organization estimates that UV exposure is responsible for up to 20% of cataracts (globally), which is the number one cause of treatable blindness worldwide. Get a good pair of sunglasses with 100% UV protection
- Be Smart with Sunscreen
Sunscreen helps prevent skin cancer, and it’s important to reapply often. The thin skin on your eyelids and around your eyes needs special attention. Five percent to 10% of all skin cancers occur on the eyelid.
- Carry Artificial Tears
Flushing out sunscreen isn’t the only reason you might need artificial tears this summer. Dry eyes, which occur when our tear production is imbalanced, can be worsened by wind, dry heat and humidity during the summer season.
- Keep your Eyes Safe in the Water
While swimming anywhere, it’s important to wear goggles to protect your eyes from irritation. And if you wear contact lenses, avoid wearing them in any body of water.
Take care of your health with a regular checkup, call CIMA Medical Center in Miami Springs at (𝟯𝟬𝟱) 𝟴𝟴𝟱-𝟬𝟱𝟭𝟱 to schedule an appointment or stop by 175 Westward Drive.
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📍 175 Westward Dr, Miami Springs, FL 33166