How to Protect Your Eyes in The Winter?

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The winter months can be grueling for some people not just because sometimes it gets really cold; it’s because the cold and the change in temperature and air moisture can have several consequences for many people. 

Your eyes especially are exposed to the harsh conditions of the winters. Dry eyes and inflammation of the eyes is a problem faced by many Americans who bear the cold months. Unfortunately as the winter is dry, your eyes too tend to get drier during the winter months. 

Symptoms of dry eyes such as itching, burning, excessive watering of the eyes are brought on by the fact that most places have indoor heating which reduces the moisture in the air. 

What can you do to protect yourself from dry eyes?

  • Wear glasses.
  •  Use eye drops. 
  • Keep your eyes moist. 

Fun In The Winter Sun

Not to be a party pooper here but all the fun activities that you love: snowboarding, skiing, ice-skating and even making a snowman are in fact a major source of exposure to the sun’s harmful UV rays. These harmful rays damage the eye’s surface causing an inflammation of the cornea called keratitis. 

How Do You Protect Yourself?

One word: Glasses. 

So you must be wondering what steps can one take to make sure you take care of your eyes in the winters?

Thankfully, we have compiled a list of recommended precautions and tips: 

    • Use humidifiers inside the house
    • Sitting away from vents, avoid drafts as sitting next flowing air increases dry eyes due to constant evaporation
    • Avoid smoking and smoke in general as it irritates the eyes
  • Always wear sunglasses outdoors
    • Contact lenses are NOT recommended for long intervals

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