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How to Protect Your Eyes from the Summer Sun

Summer is a beautiful season at Park Place Retirement Community in Hendersonville, Tennessee. However, the bright sun can pose risks to our eye health. Protecting your eyes from the sun’s harmful rays is essential for maintaining good vision and overall eye health. Here are some tips to keep your eyes safe while enjoying the sunny days at Park Place.

Wear UV-Blocking Sunglasses
One of the simplest and most effective ways to protect your eyes from the sun is by wearing sunglasses that block 100% of UVA and UVB rays. Look for labels that specify this level of protection. Wrap-around styles offer additional coverage, preventing sunlight from entering from the sides.

Don a Wide-Brimmed Hat
A wide-brimmed hat not only adds a stylish touch to your summer outfit but also provides extra protection by shading your eyes and face. This simple accessory can significantly reduce your exposure to harmful UV rays.

Stay in the Shade
Whenever possible, seek shade during peak sun hours, typically between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Spending time in shaded areas helps minimize direct exposure to the sun and reduces the risk of eye damage.

Use UV-Protective Lenses
If you wear prescription glasses or contact lenses, consider options with built-in UV protection. Many modern lenses offer this feature, providing an added layer of defense against the sun’s harmful rays.

Keep Hydrated
Drinking plenty of water is essential for overall health and helps keep your eyes moist and comfortable. Staying hydrated can prevent dry eye, a common issue during hot summer months.

Apply Sunscreen Carefully
While applying sunscreen to protect your skin, be cautious around your eyes. Use a gentle, SPF-rated sunscreen on your face, avoiding direct application near the eyes to prevent irritation.

Regular Eye Check-Ups
Regular eye exams are crucial for maintaining good eye health. Ensure you schedule annual visits with your eye care professional to monitor and manage any potential issues early on.

At Park Place Retirement Community, we prioritize the health and well-being of our residents. By following these simple tips, you can enjoy the sunny days safely and comfortably. Our community offers numerous shaded areas and activities designed to keep you engaged while protecting your eye health.

For more information or to schedule a visit, contact us today. We look forward to welcoming you to Park Place Retirement Community in Hendersonville, Tennessee.