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Does the Winter affect your eyes?

The winter months can be harsh on your eyes without you realising it! The most common eye problems in the winter are due to air conditions that can irritate your eyes and impair your vision. This blog will give you a few tips you can care for your eye health this season and help prevent long-term eye health problems!

The most common eye complaint in winter is dryness, which creates a burning or itchy sensation and can be really uncomfortable. It can sometimes feel as though you have something stuck in, or a scratch on the surface of your eye.

The cause of this may be spending time outside on windy winter days, which can have a drying effect of the eyes. Another cause is the lower humidity levels inside your home or workplace when the heating is on and the windows are closed.

People who wear contact lenses are more likely to experience this problem, but it can affect anyone, particularly post-menopausal women who may have eye dryness due to loss of oestrogen.

If you suffer from dry eyes you should try and sort it out, not only because it is irritating, but because dry eyes can cause blurred vision or damage the cornea, which can also lead to blurred vision. What can you do?

Try your best to keep your eyes moistened. Drink extra fluids and try lubricating eye drops which can provide comfort.

Blink more. This may sound odd, but when you’re concentrating on a complex visual task, such as using a computer, you naturally won’t blink as often. This can intensify winter, so if you find your eyes feel dry at work make a point of blinking more often.

Wear sunglasses. Again, you may feel silly wearing sunnies in the winter, but if you’re outdoors on a blustery day, sunglasses will protect your eyes from the drying effects of the wind.

If you want any advice of anything to do with your eyes or eyesight, please feel free to contact us! We are available on - 0115 9501499