Going into the winter months, the weather can impact our eyes harshly. Whilst you may not be able to see it, the sun is always there and it’s rays are always emitting. UV protection is an essential in the cold weather too. Over time, dryness can cause blurred vision or damage the cornea, which can also lead to blindness. Here are some tips on how you can prevent & treat any problems:
- Moisten your Eyes: Drink extra fluids or use eye drops whilst you are awake with your eyes wide open.
- Wear Glasses: If you are more often outdoors, sunglasses will protect your eyes from the drying effects of the wind.
- Shield Them: Wearing sunglasses protects them against the UV light.
- Blink More: When focusing on a task that requires you to concentrate your visual attention on to one place specifically, i.e. working on a computer screen. Then you don’t find yourself blinking that often which can dry your eyes. So if they ever start to feel dry whilst your focus is fixated on a computer screen you should blink more often.
It is reported that the most common problem in winter is dry eyes, which may be due to the low humidity levels inside your house or office. As heating tends to be on and windows are generally closed keeping the heat being radiated inside the house. Spending time a lot of time outside can have this effect to as the wind in the atmosphere causes the eyes to dry.
This winter we are running offers throughout all our Eye Emporium stores, which includes exclusivity for students too such as 1/2 price Eye Test + 50% off complete designer frames. We’re one of a few independent opticians to take automatic Eye Test bookings, to book an appointment click here.