It is common to refer to winter as its the cold weather time of year, the air is really dry during the winter, which causes your eyes to be more sensitive. There are several ways to keep your eyes hydrated during the winter season.
Even before when you step outdoors you should prevent dryness by using a humidifier. Many eye doctors recommend the use of humidifiers in rooms with forced air heaters, which decreases the moisture from the environment.
Additionally, you should take additional precautions once you step outside and will be exposed to the elements. You can shield your eyes from elements by putting on a hat with a brim and wearing sunglasses. It is very important to shield your eyes from the harsh winds and stop evaporation of the tear film in your eyes.
If you use contact lenses, it’s important to be extra cautious in the winter.
- Make use of rewetting drops as often as you can
- Lenses are like sponges and are required to remain hydrated to maintain their shape, so keep them lubricated.
With some awareness and planning, you can stay away of the hazards of cold, dry weather and keep your eyes clear and moisturized throughout this winter season!