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How to protect our eyes in summer?

With the holiday season approaching, some advice on protecting your eyes in summer will certainly be of use.

Sea water can cause irritation and reddening of the eyes, and also conjunctivitis. So when heading to the seaside, remember to take goggles for swimming. People who wear contact lenses should also replace them with corrective swimming goggles. If, however, irritation does occur, you should immediately rinse your eyes with physiological saline solution.

Another important matter is protecting the eyes against the sun’s rays. Severe exposure to UV radiation can lead to many eye conditions, such as:

  • pterygium (web eye)
  • pinguecula
  • solar damage to the cornea
  • solar damage to the macule
  • cataracts
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