Protect Your Eyes During Winter

 In Fun Facts, Sunglasses

We’ve had a long, sometimes wild Winter.It’s not over yet. We have a month of Winter yet to go and let’s be honest, not many of us are headed to the swimming pool before Easter or even Income Tax day. During the Winter months, we get a lot of calls from our customers about the effects of Winter on their eyes. Here are a couple of tips to help save your eyes.

 

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  •  Don’t Let Your Eyes Dry Out

During the winter, our eyes are constantly exposed to blowing, dry, hot air that can cause them to become parched and irritated. Here are a few remedies:

  • Keep eye drops handy to moisturize your eyes.
  • Distance yourself from direct heat sources while sitting.
  • Use a humidifier to help alleviate dryness.

 

  • Tip #2: Wear Sunglasses With UV Protection

UV rays in the winter can harm our eyes. In fact, they can do even more harm when they’re bouncing off snow and ice. Wear sunglasses when you’re outside and driving, to protect your eyes from UV rays. This is especially important as days lengthen into spring and the sun gets more intense.

 

  • Are You A Skier? Wear Goggles

Goggles not only protect our eyes from UV rays, but they also help keep our eyes from drying out from the winter wind. In addition, think about all those errant branches, twigs, tree limbs, and slush full of gravel that can severely injure our eyes upon contact. It just makes good sense to wear quality goggles. Don’t neglect them!

 

Have any questions? Feel free to stop in to American Vision At The Court today and let us answer them for you.

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