1. Shield yourself from the sun

Just as you apply sunscreen to your skin, you should take precautions to protect your eyes from exposure to dangerous UV rays. One way to protect yourself: Consider getting contact lenses with UV protection.

Other precautions include wearing polarized sunglasses, a large-brimmed hat and UV-blocking contacts.

  1. Don’t take chances with your sight

If one or both of your eyes become red, painful, blurry or sensitive to light, remove your contact lenses right away. Put your contacts in their case rather than throw them away. Doctors might want to take cultures from the contacts or the case to figure out what’s bothering your eyes.

Wear glasses until you can get your eyes checked by a doctor. Obey your eye doctor’s orders about your contacts. For instance, if your doctor tells you to stop wearing contacts for a week to give your eyes time to heal, follow their advice.

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 to most medical aids