Summer Holidays and your Eyes
Dont let hay fever hold you back from enjoying time outdoors this summer. Here are some top tips on protecting your eyes from that pesky pollen:
- If you wear contact lenses, ask your optometrist whether you should wear them when you have hay fever. Make sure you have an up-to-date pair of glasses you can wear instead if needed.
- Wear sunglasses to help protect your eyes from dust and pollen – these can also help protect your eyes while gardening.
- Visit your pharmacist or optometrist to get medicated eye drops if your eyes itch and swell up. If your normally wear contact lenses, remember to check if you can use the drops while your lenses are still in.
DIY Home Projects
Thinking of doing up your home in the summer holidays? We recommend that protective eyewear should be worn for any DIY activities where there is a risk of an object entering the eye. These activities include hammering, chiselling, drilling, stripping paint, painting ceilings and laying insulation. Wear protective eyewear and clothing. Check with your optometrist that the protective eyewear suits the application. Keep your goggles on – many accidents occur when people lift their goggles to take a closer look. Make sure you keep them on for the duration of the task.
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
Note: We are contracted in to all medical aids