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Posted on 07-12-2017
Summer is here, and this is the season for fun in the sun and celebrations that may include fireworks. Here at Wear Eyewear, our optometrists in Chicago and Orland Park have a few tips to keep you and your family’s eyes safe with these summer eye protection tips.
If you’re looking for eye protection on a budget, our optometrists in Orland Park and Chicago suggest getting a pair of stylish sunglasses that offer 100% protection from ultraviolet rays. There are a number of designers offering ‘sun’sational sunglasses in an array of styles and cost spectrums, and we can help you prescription sunglasses, too. Add a bit of flair to your new look with a wide brimmed hat for even extra protection.
Whether you plan to hit the pool, the beach or take a dip in a river or lake, you should remove contact lenses if you wear them. Contacts can trap water borne bacteria and microorganisms next to your eyes and cause infections. Grab a pair of UV rated protection goggles and dive in!
Intensify your summer fun with a good pair of sunglasses with polarized lenses. Thess help reduce the glare and intensity of reflective surfaces such as water and roadways. Polarized lenses are ideal for summer athletics and those who enjoy water sports.
According to the US Consumer Product Safety Commission, more than 10,500 emergency room visits were caused by fireworks injuries, half of which were incurred by bystanders. Nearly 1300 of those injured suffered from eye injuries. Our optometrist in Chicago believes that firework eye protection such as goggles and safety glasses is a must!
Here are some tips to minimize damage in case an injury to the eye does occur due to a firework accident.
We hope you are ready to enjoy a long hot summer, and we want to help you protect your eyes this season and all year long with our selection of stylish sunglasses and polarized lens options. We even have safety eyewear available at Wear Eyewear. Call our optometrist in Chicago at 312-255-1212 and contact our optometrist in Orland Park at 708-349-9327.
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