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It’s Summertime! 4 Seasonal Eye Problems to Avoid

The first day of summer is a week away, which means it’s time to prepare your eyes for the season. Whether you spend your summer swimming laps at the pool or fishing by the lake, it’s essential to protect your eyes from harmful UV rays, chlorine, and more. Discover four ways to maintain the health of your eyes this summer.


Sunlight reflected off of water, sand, and buildings can cause a painful condition known as photokeratitis or sunburn of the eye. Photokeratitis can lead to pain, redness, and temporary vision loss, among other problems. Avoid sunburn of the eye by wearing proper protection such as sunglasses with 100% UV protection.

Swimmer’s Eye

Chemicals commonly found in pools, like chlorine, can have multiple harmful effects on the eye. The eye has a natural tear film that maintains moisture and overall health, and pool chemicals can quickly strip this protective barrier away. To protect your eyes at the pool, wear goggles at all times and enforce this practice with your children.

Dry Eye

Whether you’re driving to the beach or cycling to work, it’s important to protect your eyes from wind and other factors that may cause dry eye. Use artificial tears to maintain eye moisture, and wear sunglasses at all times.

Eye Injury

According to the American Academy of Ophthalmology, more than half of eye injuries occur at home. A leisurely home improvement project can become disastrous when eye safety is ignored. Whether you’re repairing the deck or trimming the weeds, ensure that you wear the proper protection.

Schedule an Eye Exam Today

Here at the Catonsville Eye Group, providing the best patient care is our #1 priority. The professionalism of our doctors coupled with our capable and caring staff, state of the art technology, and extensive frame and lens options are what have made Catonsville Eye Group the first choice for families in our community. We strive to provide the best possible professional care at fair and reasonable prices to our patients in the most courteous way possible!

If you would like to schedule an appointment, order contact lenses, or ask questions about our services at Catonsville Eye Group, please call our office at (410) 747-1221 or email us by clicking this link. We will respond to your request within 24 hours.

We’re located at the heart of the Music City at 611 Frederick Rd., Suite 101. Drop on by, or schedule an appointment today. We’re looking forward to seeing you!

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