Even though you may refer to winter as the wet time of year due to the rain and snow, the air is actually more dry during the colder months, which can cause your eyes to become irritated easily.
Our staff is available to assist you in selecting the most effective ways to keep your eyes moisturized this winter. Even before you step outdoors you should prevent dryness by using a humidifier. Optometrists recommend the use of humidifiers in spaces with forced air heaters, which can take away moisture from the air.
Additionally, make sure to take extra protective measures once you're going outside and will be exposed to the frigid air. You can further protect your eyes from the elements by dressing with a hat with a brim and wearing sunglasses. Always try your best to guard your eyes from the swirling winds to keep them from drying out your eyes.
One more practical tip for keeping your eyes moist this winter, is using high quality eye cream. Our eye care center can recommend the right eye cream that will help you keep the ocular area protected.
Remember that if you wear contacts it’s important to be particularly careful in the colder months. When able, use rewetting drops often. Lenses are like sponges and are required to stay wet to maintain their shape. Once they loose moisture, the contacts can change form and stick to your eyes, causing pain and cloudiness. So let your contacts drink up… and make sure to keep them lubricated this winter. With a little knowledge and preparation, you can stay clear of the hazards of the harsh elements and keep your eyes clear and moisturized the whole season!