Are you suffering from dry eyes or are you off on a skiing holiday soon? Make sure to read this post for some top tips on keeping your eyes healthy. While your main worry during the cold months might be staying warm, it’s especially important to look after your eyes in winter. So don’t take good vision and eye health for granted and follow these simple steps to ensure your eyes stay healthy:
Keep your eyes moist
There are many causes for dry eyes. Two of the most common reasons are a lack of sleep and excessive air circulation caused by heaters. So if you spend a lot of time indoors or you don’t get enough sleep, it’s quite likely that your eyes are dry, irritated and itchy.
To avoid dry eyes, keep your distance from radiators and ensure that you get a good night’s sleep. Getting a humidifier is a good idea if the air in your home is really dry and you battle constant dryness. Eye drops from your local pharmacy might offer some relief, too but make sure to get your eyes checked out by an eye specialist should your dry eyes be a chronic problem.
Wear sunglasses or contact lenses with UV protection
You might not believe it, but the sun can be more dangerous in colder months than in summer. Look after your eyes in winter by wearing contact lenses or sunglasses with UV protection. No matter, if you’re wearing discount sunglasses or designer models, it’s important that they block out a high percentage, ideally 100%, of UV light.
Snowy surfaces easily double the effect of ultraviolet rays as they enter your eyes from above and as a reflection. This can severely affect your vision and even cause accidents. So make sure you’ve got a pair of sunglasses on you at all times.
Rock some goggles on those pistes
You might feel a little silly wearing skiing goggles but believe me, they’re much nicer than a mushy eye caused by dirt, eyes or small stones flying around. They offer protection from just about anything that might get kicked up when you’re rocking those slopes. Kill two birds with one stone and get yourself a pair of polarised skiing goggles. If you don’t find any that you like, remember to get goggles that offer enough room for a pair of sunglasses underneath them.