Follow our tips and advice to keep your eyes safe and healthy, while you’re taking advantage of the brief Irish beach season.
Power through the pollen
The blossoming of the flowers and the growth of pretty plants may look like heaven, but to some of us it can be an absolute hell! Hay fever is a common problem in the summertime and is growing by the year. Indeed, the NHS reports that the condition affects 1 out of every 5 people at some point in their life. Irritable and itchy eyes are caused by the excess of pollen in the air, which is hard to avoid no matter where you are this summer. Reduce the symptoms and bring down any discomfort with a range of eye drops
currently stocked by Feel Good Contact Lenses.
Let’s face it, we all have those nightmarish memories of mum caking us in sun cream from head to toe. This would result in becoming a sticky and greasy mess, and at the peril of all of our nice summer clothes. However, as much as it pains us to say it… she was right! Using sun cream is important when spending time on the beach, however it must be applied correctly, especially if you wear contact lenses. Use your fingers to carefully apply the sun cream to the areas around your eyes, but pay particular attention to avoiding getting any inside your eyes. This will sting and can even contaminate your contact lenses.
Store before swim
A summer’s day at the beach just wouldn’t be complete without a quick dip in the sea. But make sure to take out those lenses before you swim! Acanthamoeba can be found in the majority of water sources and is harmful to those wearing contact lenses, as even a tiny drop of moisture can contain this harmful microorganism. If any gets underneath your contact lens, it can rapidly multiply to leave you with irritated and sore eyes. At Feel Good Contact Lenses, we recommend to avoid this by simply removing your contact lenses before you get into the water.
Take an extra pair
If summer in Ireland has taught us anything, it’s always have a back-up plan! When you’re starting the BBQ, always have some food in the fridge in case it rains. Always bring an umbrella with you… in case it rains! And in our opinion, it’s always best to bring an extra pair of disposable contact lenses
, just in case your first pair gets wet, dirty or in any way damaged.
Follow the advice of our team at Feel Good Contact Lenses and make sure your contact lenses don’t ruin your fun in the sun!