What You Need To Know About Taking Care Of Your Eyes In The Winter


Your eyes are one part of your body you have to use daily, which means you need to make sure you are taking great care of your eyes daily.

Eye Care Winter Challenges

In the winter, the environment provides some extra challenges for your eyes. In the winter, when the temperature drops, the air is not able to hold onto humidity. Even though you might see a lot of rain or snow during the winter months, the low moisture level combined with cold winds means your eyes can quickly get dehydrated and irritated when outside.

Inside air is not that much better in the winter. All of that heating up of the air results in dry air that can be just as dehydrating for your eyes. Additionally, with less ventilation and more recirculated air in the winter, the air inside is often full of more small particles, such as skin flora and bacteria.

The sunlight can also be intense in the winter, especially if you live somewhere the light can reflect off the snow.

Eye Care Winter Tips

Luckily, you can take steps to combat winter eye challenges and take care of your eyes in the winter.

First, work to regulate the temperature inside. Don't keep turning the thermostat up. Instead, keep the temperature inside your home milder. This can help keep the moisture levels better in your home. Additionally, you should consider using a humidifier in your home and your workplace, if possible. This will help keep your eyes more lubricated.

When you are at home or work, don't stand right next to a heat source. The warm air blowing out of the vent may feel great but isn't great for your eyes.

When outside, wear sunglasses to protect your eyes from the chilly dry winds and from the reflective sunlight.

Don't stop drinking all that water. It is important to stay hydrated to combat dry eyes. Drinking enough water each day will help improve the state of your eyes. If your eyes are still dry, though, you can talk to your eye doctor about using eye drops.

The winter can make taking care of your eyes more challenging, but you can combat dry winters' eyes by staying hydrated and controlling the temperature. You should consult with your eye doctor if you have serious dry eye issues, and they will help set you up with the right eye drops and let you know if there is anything else you can do to take better care of your eyes. 

Talk to a local eye doctor to learn more.


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