We are getting closer to the first day of Fall, which lands on September 22nd . For many people, the fall season is a time for enjoying activities outdoors like camping under crisp starry skies, sitting around a bonfire making s’mores, and picking apples. These activities and more are some of the hallmarks of the fall season. What are some of your fall traditions? As you make plans for the season, don’t forget to include your eye health on your fall season to-do checklist.
Here are a few simple ways to prepare and make sure your eyes stay healthy this Fall!
Protect Your Eyes When Raking Leaves.
Raking or blowing leaves can send pieces of plant material into your eyes. That could lead to an eye infection called fungal keratitis. As with any yard work, be sure to wear protective glasses or goggles to keep your eyes safe. Also, if you wear contact lenses, disinfect them right afterward.
Keep Your Eyes Moist During Fall Cooler and Dryer Weather.
With fall breezes may come burning, stinging, and watery eyes. Dry, cold air is the culprit, often causing dry eyes. Keep your eyes moist with artificial tears and try to avoid overly-warm rooms, wind or hair dryers, which are key elements that dry out your eyes even more.
Reap the Harvest of Fall’s Eye Healthy Foods.
Fall’s bounty is a feast for healthy eyes. Foods that are full of antioxidants like vitamin A, vitamin C, and other nutrients are great to eat for your eye health. Enjoy the season’s fruits and vegetables, such as:
Get the natural benefits of all these foods and help preserve your vision. It is never too late or early to start eating right!
Have Questions? Just Ask Us?
We are always happy to give our patients the information they need to protect their eyes. Give us a call if you have questions about how to protect against the fall season allergies or dry eyes. The more educated you are about your eyes, the more confident you will feel about making decisions for your eye health.
How is Your Eye Health? We Ask, Because We Care.
We are so thankful to be able to provide care to you through Fall, and all seasons!
Central Florida Eye Specialists and Staff