Change is a good thing and it’s happening all around us today. Cities are changing, technology is changing and (best of all) the weather is changing.

As summertime (2018) rolls around, most people are looking forward to activities which include more time spent with the family and more time outdoors. Those activities also include (typically) lighter clothes, colder drinks and a fashionable pair of sunglasses.

Speaking of sunglasses, the summertime definitely is NOT the time of year to forget them at home. It’s also not the best time to neglect your eye health.

That said, the following summer eye health tips will help you protect your eyes as the temperature starts to heat up:

Leave Your Screens at Home

Come on, it’s summertime. There’s so much else to do besides check social media. But if you can’t part with your handheld companion, make sure proper filters are in place.

Wear Your Sunglasses

During other times of the year, you got away with forgetting them at home, but try to be more cautious in the summer. It’s also a good idea to invest in the right pair of sunglasses to give yourself a reason to wear them.

Dial Up the Fitness

Summer is the perfect time to get in shape, even though many folks prepare their beach bods in the colder months. If summertime sneaks up on you and you’ve neglected your six-pack abs, don’t worry because it’s never too late to start a basic workout routine.

Check Out Your Local Farmers Market

Enjoy the fruits of summer (so to speak). The options at the local farmers market (or even in the produce section) will be different than they were a few months ago. Get out there and try something new, especially those eye healthy foods.

Use Eye Protection When Playing Sports

Time flies when you’re having fun, and nothing is more fun than playing sports. But be sure to keep your sunglasses on because it’s best to lose track of time while protecting your eyes from harmful uv rays.

Remove Contacts Before Swimming

If you wear contacts, remember to take them out before heading into the water. That is unless you use water goggles.

Remember Your Safety Goggles

If you’re doing any kind of yard work, safety goggles will prevent most eye injuries. Whatever they lack in style, they make up for in protection. And it’s always better to be safe than sorry.