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How to take care of your eyes on holiday!

Your summer holiday is getting closer!

Whether you’re going to spend it by the sea or exploring a new city, it’s important to consider protecting your eyes!

We have put together 5 hot tips that can help you take care of your sight while enjoying your holiday :

1) Sunglasses with UV protection: protecting our eyes from the sun is just as important as protecting our skin. The same harmful rays that can cause wrinkles, premature ageing and skin cancer also affect the eyes. UVA and UVB rays can cause damage to different parts of the eye including the retina and lens, which can lead to macular degeneration and Cataracts.

2) Sun cream: It’s not just the eye surface that needs protection, but you should also protect the skin around the eyes should it come into contact with sunlight. A sun cream of the required SPF should be used frequently to help protect from sun damage.

3) Swimming Goggles: Always wear goggles when swimming in the pool, remember that contaminants can have an effect on your eyes, and could potentially cause redness. Also, never wear contact lenses when swimming either in the pool or in the sea, as bacteria in the water can lead to a serious eye infection! You may want to consider investing in prescription goggles if you struggle with no lenses.

4) Preservative Free Dry Eyes drops:  heat, sunlight and dry air can lead to dry eyes – good idea to take eye drops with you!

5) Take a break: A summer holiday is a good excuse to take a break from the computer artificial lights! if you work long hours in front of a computer screen you are increasing your chances of becoming short sighted, according to Californian eye specialists.

If you want to know more on how to take care of your eyes get in contact with our HSH Optical Teams!

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HS+H Opticians raised over £500 for sight loss charity Vista

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Henry Smith + Hamylton Opticians are celebrating their 130th anniversary!
The Independent Family Run Opticians officially partnered with Sight loss charity Vista for a year of fundraising for the charity. 
The charity and Henry Smith + Hamylton Opticians have been linked for many years. Recently collaborating in the introduction of groundbreaking spectacle lenses, designed to improve vision in people with Macular Degeneration.
In celebration of Henry Smith and Hamylton’s 130th anniversary, the family-based opticians Syston practice hosted a Charity Fundraising night for VISTA on Sat June 3rd with live music from Kerry Jean, games, raffle and much more held at the Syston Brookside WMC. Joanne King, a long standing Syston member of Staff & active member of the community organised the Charity event and raised over £500 for the local sight loss charity Vista.

As well as the success from the Syston Fundraising event, “From May until August, each Henry Smith + Hamylton colleague has pledged to walk 130 virtual miles in aid of Vista, which is the equivalent of walking from Leicester’s Haymarket Memorial Clock Tower to Brighton Pier!”