Three ways to maintain healthy eyes in the winter

Maintain Healthy Eyes

Three ways to maintain healthy eyes in the winter

Maintain Healthy Eyes

The cold, dry air of winter can be harmful to your eyes. With less humidity and reflected UV radiation, it can be difficult to keep your eyes in optimal condition. Thankfully, there are several solutions that can help keep you protect your vision during the winter, including:

Keep your eyes moist

While the outdoor air is dry during the winter, the indoor air is as well. Make sure you have plenty of house plants as well as humidifiers and diffusers in your home to ensure optimal moisture. When you are outside or away from home, carry moisturizing drops with you to keep your eyes moisturized.

Wear sunglasses

The sun can wreak a lot of havoc on your eyes during the winter. Wearing sunglasses while you drive or when you’re outside can protect your vision from the sun’s harmful UV rays. Not all sunglasses are great to use, however. When buying a pair, check to see that they block 99 to 100 percent of UV radiation.

Wear glasses more than contacts

If you wear your contacts too long during the day and while you’re outside, they can easily dry your eyes out. Consider wearing eyeglasses more often than contacts to ensure optimal moisture.

These three tips will help to keep your eyes moisturized and healthy during the winter. Do you have any ideas to keep your eyes healthy?



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