5 Tips For Keeping Your Eyes Healthy This Winter
Winter is a hard time for our bodies. Dry, cold air chaps our skin and lips, the sun reflecting off of the snow makes us squint our eyes, and colds run amok.
Protecting your eyes in the winter will help keep them healthy, and prescription safety glasses from Safe Vision can help.
Wear Tinted Safety Glasses
Snow can reflect up to 80% of UV light, doubling your exposure while outdoors. Wearing safety glasses designed to protect your eyes from UV light will keep your eyes safe from problems like cataracts, macular degeneration, and “surfer’s eye”.
If you are on the computer a lot, blue light glasses will help prevent dry eyes and computer vision syndrome.
Humidify Your Home & Office
If you don’t have a humidifier in your home or office during the winter season, you probably should get one. Even a small humidifier on your desk or night table can help mitigate winter dryness. Not only will it help keep your eyes healthy during the winter, but your skin too.
Keep Eye Drops Handy
Whether you have contact lenses or not, keeping eye drops handy will help keep your eyes moisturized and healthy in the winter. If you have chronic dry eye, moisture is especially a concern, as your eyes are prevented from producing tears naturally.
Eat Healthy & Drink Water
Eating healthy and getting enough water will help keep your eyes healthy in the winter by providing essential nutrients and water. Get in your fish for those omega-3 fatty acids, as well as nuts, seeds, proteins, and fruits and vegetables for hydration
Be sure to keep up with daily exercise as well.
Visit Your Eye Doctor
Make an appointment with your eye doctor to check your vision and eye health—especially if you are experiencing changes in your vision or have current vision problems. This can include blurry vision, unexplained headaches, and dry eyes.