By Khushi Pal
Published Jun 14, 2024

Hindustan Times

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5 essential tips to protect your eyes amid heatwave 

Exposure to the scorching summer heat and sun during a heatwave can cause eye-related issues such as dryness and itchiness. Here are five essential tips to help protect your eyes. 

Wear sunglasses

It is essential to wear sunglasses before stepping out during the day to protect your eyes from the harsh sun and harmful UV rays.

Wear a cap

In addition to sunglasses, wear caps or visors which provide extra coverage around the eyes and help shield them from direct sunlight. 

Limit screen time

Your eyes are prone to dryness during summer. Limit your screen time as it can further deprive your eyes of moisture and cause dryness.

Stay hydrated

Have plenty of water and fluids to prevent dehydration. Staying hydrated helps maintain the moisture balance in the eyes and prevents dryness. 

Avoid direct AC air

An air conditioner removes moisture from the indoor air, causing dryness and dehydration. Avoid exposure to direct AC air or opt for humidifiers in rooms.