Face the A/C away from your eyes
“Blasting your A/C directly on your face may feel good on a hot summer day, but it can wreak havoc on your eyes,” Statt says. The dry air zaps away natural moisture on the surface of your eyes. To protect eyesight, she says, point the air vents away from your face.
“Choose sunglasses that protect against 100 percent of the sun’s ultraviolet A and ultraviolet B rays, which can cause all sorts of eye damage and problems,” says Vincent Hau, MD, ophthalmologist at Kaiser Permanente in Riverside, California. Your shades don’t have to cost a fortune either. “More expensive doesn’t necessarily mean better protection,” he says. “You can get drugstore sunglasses with just as good of protection or better than designer ones.” Make them fashionable by chossing the best sunglasses for your face shape.
Wear them even on cloudy days
One of the common myths about sunglasses is that you don’t need them if it isn’t sunny. “Even on a cloudy day, UV lights still shine through and will hit and damage your eyes,” Dr. Hau says. Think of your sunglasses the same way that you think about your sunscreen, and never leave home unprotected.