This post is intended as a revision before the holidays, especially if you are planning a trip.

The lenses could be used to go to the beach, in order to protect your eyes from the sun. We must ensure the moisture of the eye blink and, if necessary, with drops of artificial tears as recommended by a professional.

  • If water sports are done, use goggles, to ensure adequate moisture in the interior of the eye and prevent leakeage.
  • Use sunglasses over the lenses. This way we will be protected from solar radiation and wind.
  • If there is a redness of the eyes, remove contact lenses and put them back the next day. If the redness returnss, interrupt their use and go to the specialist.
  • If you work in a place where air conditioning is very strong, take special care with the hydration of the eyes and contact lenses.

The ocular photoprotection

There are two types of radiation that come to our eyes, with different effects for our eye health:

1. Visible radiation, which are light and correspond to each of the colors. Within the large spectrum that involve radiation blue is the most harmful to the eyes.

2. Invisible rays, the famous UVA (ultraviolet long-wave), UV (ultraviolet), UVB (ultraviolet medium-wave, the most dangerous) UVC (short wave ultraviolet) are beneficial to health in their perfect measure, but a prolonged exposure can affect, at eye level, the cornea (the transparent front and eye), the conjunctiva (membrane that takes the inner surface of the eyelids and part of the eye) in the form of a cancerous cellular changes in the lens, causing an organic and functional impairment that ended in cataracts.

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