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Summer Eye Safety

06/06/2016 17:48

Memorial Day has come and gone and now we find ourselves slipping into summer time. This means lazy beach days, barbeques and plenty of swimming to help combat the Florida heat. While all of these things sound wonderful, especially if you are reading this while sitting in a cubicle staring out at the Florida sunshine, it is important to remember to take a few precautions to keep your eyes safe this summer.

Wear Sunglasses

  • Our skin isn’t the only part of our body that needs to be shielded from the sun. Studies have shown that the harmful UV rays that burn our skin can also be linked to the formation of cataracts and macular degeneration later in life.

Wear Wide Brimmed Hats

  • Break out your big, floppy hat to show off while you lounge by the pool or at the beach. Hats can help to block any sun that may sneak in around the edges of your sunglasses.

Wear Goggles When Swimming

  • Swimming pools, oceans and lakes are all full of microscopic organisms.  When submerged in these waters, our eyes are become vulnerable to them. This vulnerability can lead to serious eye infections. The use of goggles can help prevent infection-causing water from entering the eyes.

Avoid Contact Use When Swimming

  • Contacts are often used more in the summer because of the convenience that they provide to us. It is important to try to avoid wearing contacts when swimming in the pool. As we have learned, swimming pools and other bodies of water have many microscopic organisms living in them. These organisms can find their way into your porous contact lenses and cause eye infections. If you must wear your contact lenses while swimming, make sure that you wear goggles to protect your eyes from the water. 

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Coastal Eye Institute (formerly Manatee Sarasota Eye Clinic) is one of the area’s largest ophthalmology practices featuring a comprehensive team of fellowship-trained ophthalmologists in every subspecialty of eye care.From infancy to the golden years...we provide care for the total health of your eyes. Trust your eye care to our specialists!


Coastal Eye Institute has fellowship-trained ophthalmologists in every specialty of eye care:

  • ➢ Laser Cataract Surgery
  • ➢ Glaucoma
  • ➢ Macular Degeneration
  • ➢ Diabetic Retinopathy
  • ➢ Dry Eye Disease
  • ➢ LASIK Laser Vision Correction
  • ➢ Neuro-Ophthalmology
  • ➢ Pediatric Eye Care
  • ➢ Routine Eye Care
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