Boost Your Sun Safety This Summer

Summertime means more fun in the sun. Along with taking care to protect your skin from the damaging effects of the sun, don't forget to take care of your eyes too. Long-term exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun can lead to the development of various eye disorders, including macular degeneration and cataracts. 

 So what should you do to protect your eyes? Your best line of defense is to wear sunglasses whenever you head outdoors. Sunglasses should be labeled as blocking 99 to 100 percent of UV-A and UV-B rays. Don't be fooled by the cost of the sunglasses. More expensive glasses do not necessarily block any more rays than their cheaper counterparts, and many inexpensive sunglasses are quite adequate for the task. You also cannot tell if sunglasses are effective by the darkness of the lens. 

 When you go swimming, wear goggles to protect your eyes from the sun's rays. Goggles will also protect your eyes from the irritating effects of chlorine and will keep any bacteria in the water out of your eyes. 

Finally, wear a broad-brimmed hat when you go outdoors. 

At Bridgeway Apartments in Lafayette, Louisiana, we believe it’s important to live life vigorously. In order to do so, you must educate yourself regularly with lifestyle-enhancing tips such as these. With this blog post, we seek to improve your way of life through education that promotes self-care. 

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