As summer reaches its zenith in the UAE, with experts categorizing the region's ultraviolet (UV) levels as 'extreme', it's crucial to prioritize eye health. While sunscreen is widely recognized for shielding our skin from damaging UV rays, the risks associated with neglecting eye care during the summer are less acknowledged. The World Health Organisation reports that 15 million people globally suffer from cataracts, with up to 10% of these cases potentially linked to ultraviolet radiation exposure. Protecting our eyes involves more than just donning sunglasses; maintaining a balanced diet also plays a vital role. Dr. Mohammad Hesham Aly, Medical Director at Magrabi Eye Hospital in Dubai, emphasizes the significance of safeguarding our vision amid the harsh desert summer. He outlines several eye health concerns during summer in the Middle East, including Dry Eye Syndrome, corneal damage, and risks associated with humidity and heat. Outdoor workers and those engaging in water activities face heightened risks due to prolonged UV exposure and potential waterborne infections. UV exposure is also linked to age-related macular degeneration (AMD), a leading cause of vision loss in older adults. Preventive measures include wearing sunglasses that block 100% of UVA and UVB rays, regular eye exams, and a diet rich in antioxidants. General precautions such as staying hydrated, wearing hats or umbrellas, and practicing good hygiene with contact lenses are essential for everyone to protect their vision during summer.