Summer Eye Care Tips

Summer Eye Care Tips

Yes summer is upon us so how about a few summer eye care tips from your Tulsa Eye Doctor at Optique Professional Eye Care.  My father in law has had numerous lesions removed from a life of working outdoors, so why not share a few thoughts about protection.

  1. Hats are always good especially those with larger brims to prevent intense direct exposure of the face particularly the ears, nose and eyelids.
  2. The easiest is a great pair of large or wrapped sunglasses with UV protection. It is amazing the number of corneal burns that occur each year that could be avoided by using simple shades. Do not let a cloudy day deceive you there are still a lot of UV radiation getting to you through those clouds. Most people don’t even realize the damage they have done until the wake up after and hour or two in extreme pain much like wielders, who experience flash burns. Too much exposure to UV light effects the eyes in a number of ways from cataract formation, macular degeneration, pinguecula to pterygium and solar keratitis.
  3. We are more active with sports and yard work in these warmer months and safety protection should always be priority. Mowing, weed eating, tennis, baseball and basketball are just a few of the activities that you should have eye protection for.
  4. Stay hydrated and you may want to have a good artificial tear with you. The wind, heat and sun all take a toll on your tears.  The tears are the first layer that light hits when it enters the eye even though it is thin it still can help filter out some UV light.
  5. Never swim in contact lenses. If you are not concerned about acanthamoeba which may necessitate a corneal transplant.  Contacts will absorb chemicals and pollutants in the water that will be held against the cornea which may be toxic.
  6. Try to avoid outdoors direct sun from 10 AM to 3 PM when the rays are at their most intensive strength.
  7. Summer makes a great time to schedule your family for eye exams because schedules are usually easier to manage. School age children should have an annual exam prior to classes beginning in August. An annual eye exam can help with prevention and maintain healthy eyes. These exams can allow your eye doctor to detect a problem early and may be sight saving, so you can enjoy vision for summers to follow.

Looking for a good eye doctor in Tulsa check out Optique Professional Eye Care.  Most insurance and vision plans are accepted, and we are accepting new patients.  Our goal is to help you obtain and keep the best sight and eye health possible. Call our friendly staff today at (918)893-3769.

New Years Resolution

Make Eye Care part of your New Year's Resolution.

A new year is a great time to start fresh. Why not use it an a reason to update your eyewear and have your ocular health evaluated, after all we can not grow younger with each passing year and as we age more health conditions manifest.  Eye care is an integral component in one's healthcare due to the tremendous amount of health information that can be detected by a trained eye doctor.

New Year and new technology is also available like more breathable contacts lenses, computer lenses to combat the blue haze of the monitors, new frame lines and designs that are not so "common". Optique is sporting an updated look this year as well. Many long time patients are noticing both the cosmetic and structural changes.

We look forward to servicing you and your family this year. We accept most insurance plans, Care Credit and HSAs and offer cash discounts. We are located at 51st and Harvard in the heart of Tulsa, conveniently off of I44 (Skelly Drive).

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