Contact lenses can easily get contaminated and affect the entire eye area. For this reason, it is crucial to maintain hygiene or otherwise dispose of contaminated lenses. These lenses can be worn safely throughout the different seasons, but summer brings specific challenges that have to be considered.
The summer heat can be harsh and make it easy for germs and bacteria to cultivate. The hot and humid conditions can cause you to sweat and undergo a variety of unhygienic circumstances. The blazing sunlight of the summer days and the heavy air-conditioning can affect the eyes. These environmental conditions cause the eyes to dry out and prone to itchiness. When individuals proceed to scratch their eyes with their germy hands, there are high chances for the contact lenses to get infested and thereby affect the eye area.
Other factors like blooming flowers and fresh greenery can provoke eye allergies and cause irritation. It is hard to wear contact lenses when you are constantly rubbing your eyes. Therefore, it is advisable to avoid rubbing or scratching the eyes when you are wearing contact lenses.
How To Use Contact Lenses Underwater
Summer is the time for adventurous water sports or even just a quick swim in the pool. Eye specialists do not approve of wearing contact lenses in any water body. There are higher chances for contamination of lenses, and infection of eyes. Therefore it is best to switch to your spectacles before diving into the water.
However, if you find yourself in a situation where you have already worn the lens underwater, it is best to dispose of the contact lens as soon as you get out of the water. After you get out of the water, make sure to clean your eyes thoroughly to prevent eye infection.
Many dangerous organisms live in water. These organisms can cling on to the contact lens, breed on the surface of the eye, and then cause infection. This is why it is always ideal to remove your lenses before getting into the water. Another alternative solution is to either wear goggles over your lenses or get prescription goggles. You can get prescription goggles from an eye clinic, this will enable you to see clearly without the risk of infection.
Air Conditioning and Contact Lenses
The Air conditioning relieves the scorching heat of summer. However, AC blasting directly into your eyes can dry out the area and cause irritation. Whenever in a car, make sure to shift the AC vent away from the eyes to avoid irritation.
You can also use lubricating eye drops to keep your eyes moist. Consult the best eye specialist to deal with dry eye conditions effectively.
Exposure To UV Rays
Exposure to UltraViolet rays poses harm to the condition of the eyes. There are contact lenses with UV protection; however, it is best to pair this lens with sunglasses that offer UVA and UVB protection. It will make sure that your eyeballs, eyelids, and the rest of the eye are protected from harm.
Some people suffer from seasonal allergies due to pollen or other airborne irritants. Rubbing the eye is not the solution as this can worsen the condition and cause an eye infection. In these cases, it is best to use disposable contact lenses. Disposing of the contact lenses immediately will prevent contamination and infection.
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