Summer Holidays and your Eyes

Camping & Festivals

Contact lens wearers will know that it can be tricky to keep up hygiene levels if you are camping or staying at festivals. However there are some simple things you can do to protect your eye health if you are planning on some outdoor living this summer.

  • Always wash your hands before you put contact lenses in your eyes
  • Use the contact lens solutions that are recommended – never use tap water, the wrong solution or lick them.
  • If you wear reusable contact lenses, make sure you clean and disinfect them with the correct contact lens solution in between uses and clean them thoroughly if you drop them on the floor.

Sunglasses

  • Sunglasses are more than just a fashion accessory, they have an important role to play in protecting our eyes from UV rays so make sure that the pair you buy are fit to do the job.
  • Sunglasses don’t need to be expensive, but do make sure they comply with the safety standard BS EN ISO 12312-1:2013, or are made by a reputable manufacturer and contain the CE mark. The CE mark is the manufacturer’s assurance that they meet SA safety standards.
  • Don’t forgot about your children-they are more vulnerable because they have larger pupils and the lenses in their eyes transmit more light than the eyes of older people.
  • People who wear glasses can wear sunglasses that can be made up to any prescription as well as in bifocals or varifocals. If you would like more information or are not sure of the best sunglasses for you, ask us – we’re here to help you have a great and safe summertime holiday.

Very important: Always make sure you discuss and make decisions about your eye care based upon a formal appointment with your optician.

For more information and to book and eye examination please contact us:

Specs Direct  |  Professional Affordable Eyewear

20 McIntyre Street, Parow, Cape Town 7500

Tel: 021 939 1020

info@specdirect.co.za

Note: We are contracted in to all medical aids