Eye Care Tips For This Winter
Changing weather uses to have positive as well as negative effects on our skin and eyes. Now the summer season has gone and the winter season is at its peak with the temperature usually remain below the freezing point. Such harsh weather can have harmful effects on your eyes.
A common belief is that eyes need protection in the summer season only to prevent direct hit of ultraviolet rays, but the fact is that eyes demand protection in the winter season as well. Along with UV rays, that can temporarily cause eye disorders, cool wind, and dry air also proves harmful for your eyes. So, protect your eyes from them by following the below-given winter eye care tips.
The use of room heaters is a common practice during the cold season. It takes off all the moisture from the air, making the room dry. The dry environment irritates and dries out the eyes, so, to prevent eye irritation it’s advisable to make use of a humidifier in the room during the winter season.
During the winter season when there is snowfall, make sure to wear sunglasses to block the UV rays. These UV rays can cause sunburned eyes, retina problems, cataract formation, and other eye diseases. High quality, UV-blocking sunglasses prevent these harmful effects of UV light and reduces direct contact with the wind and cold.
Those people who use contact lenses are advised to limit their open-air exposure and make frequent use of artificial tears. The soft contact-lenses, especially, are like small sponges that require enough humidity. If they begin to get dry, they in turn can change their shape and become a stick to the eye, becoming aching and hazy.
Wear a brimmed hat, sunglasses, and a covered jacket or coat to block the whirling, cold wind from the eyes and prevent the evaporation of the tear layer that covers the eyes.
Make use of a quality eye-cream to shield the subtle eye area particularly during the winter season.