Prevent Common Summer Eye Problems

When we think of summer, most people think about sunburn, dehydration or skin darkening as major problems that plague people during the hottest months of the year. However, there are certain problems that can target your eyes during the summer, keeping you from enjoying the great outdoorsshutterstock_194910800.

Individuals across Raleigh have turned to us for help treating the following summer eye conditions:

  • Styes. Styes develop when dead cells and germs accumulate on the eyelid, which allows bacteria to grow. These can be prevented by making sure your eyelids are clean and exfoliated on a regular basis. It is also important to avoid dirty towels and expired cosmetics.
  • Conjunctivitis. Conjunctivitis, also known as pinkeye, is an inflammation of the outer membrane of the eyeball and inner eyelid. Due to the fact that pinkeye is highly contagious, making sure you avoid handshakes, taps, door handles, towels, pillows, eye cosmetics and other items that infected individuals have touched can prevent you from contracting it.
  • Dry eyes. Are your eyes constantly itchy and gritty? Wearing sunglasses can prevent natural elements, such as wind, dust and sand, from entering your eyes and causing them to dry up. Eating a diet that is rich in omega-3 fatty acids and Vitamin A can also prevent dry eyes.
  • Eye allergies. If your eyes are red, itching, burning or puffy, you may be dealing with allergies. Making sure you avoid common triggers for eye allergies, such as cosmetics, dust, pollen, smoke and mold, can help you live a summer free of allergies.

Live a Healthy, Happy Summer with Help from Raleigh Eye Center

Don’t let eye allergies or dry eye ruin your summer. Raleigh Eye Center can help make your summer as carefree and comfortable as possible. Don’t hesitate to contact us today if you need treatment from conjunctivitis, dry eye or other common eye problems.