Summertime is all about sunny skies, warm weather and long days that beckon you to enjoy the outdoors.  Whether your plans include hiking and biking, relaxing poolside, fishing at your favorite watering hole or vacationing in a sandy paradise, your eyes need extra care and protection during the summer months.

It’s easy to protect your eyes from common summertime irritants with a little bit of extra planning that includes bringing a bottle of Clear Eyes® with you. Keep these helpful tips in mind:

Wear Sunglasses

When you’re outside—even if it’s cloudy—wear sunglasses that are 100% UV protective to shield your eyes from damaging rays. A brimmed hat will also help protect your eyes and the delicate skin around your eyes from the harmful effects of sunlight.

Wear Goggles

When it’s time to take a dip in the pool or the ocean, wear goggles. Look for goggles that come with UV protection, because the sunlight that reflects off the water can be just as damaging as the UV rays from direct sunlight. Goggles also help protect your eyes against unpleasant microbes, chlorine, other chemicals and pollutants underwater.

Stay Hydrated

H2O is the way to go! Staying hydrated by drinking lots of water is good for you in so many ways, including helping to keep your eyes naturally lubricated. The more fluids you have in your body, the easier it is for your eyes to produce tears—your body’s natural defense against environmental irritants.

Use Clear Eyes®

You can protect your eyes and ease common symptoms like dryness and redness with Clear Eyes® eye drops. If your eyes tend to bother you during airplane travel, at the pool or at the beach, take a Clear Eyes® Traveler's Eye Relief with you. Use a few drops before, during or after you board the plane or hit the beach.

Blink Often

Don’t forget to blink. It may sound silly, but giving your eyes a break by blinking helps keep them fresh and bright. Remember, your eyelids are built to keep your pretty globes (eyeballs) from drying out. Every little blink moisturizes the surface of your eyes.

Don't forget the little ones

Little eyes need to stay healthy too! In addition to sunscreen, children need to wear protective eyewear outside like sunglasses, goggles and brimmed hats.

This resource is only a guide and does not provide medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Never delay or ignore professional medical advice because of something you have read on a website. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call a doctor, dial 911 or go directly to a hospital Emergency Room (ER).