26 Feb How To Care For Your Eyes In Cold Weather
When the weather begins to turn extremely cold, it is not uncommon for people to take certain precautions. Winter clothing is donned, indoor temperatures rise, and more is done in preparation for the cold weather. This should also be done for the care of your eyes too. Here are 3 things you can do to prepare for your eyes for the cold winter weather.
Shield Eyes From Reflective UV
Sun reflecting off of the wet, shiny pavement and/or white snow is extremely harmful to the eye. Damage to the eye caused by UV rays can cause macular degeneration, vision loss, cataracts, and more. You can easily decrease your chances of this, simply by wearing the appropriate eye protection. Invest in sunglasses that block 100% of UV Rays, available at Dr. D’Orio Eye Care.
Protect From External Harm
If you like winter sports such as snowboarding, skiing, ice-skating, or other sports, it is vital to wear eye protection. Wear goggles that will protect your eyes from external harm while participating in these winter sports. Goggles will keep debris and large objects away from your eyes so that they remain safe and will also keep the wind out of your eyes so you have optimal vision.
Protect From Dry Eye
Winters in certain areas tend to be very dry, which often plays up the symptoms of dry eyes. If you suffer from chronic dry eyes or seasonal dry eyes, be sure to constantly lubricate your eyes with eye drops so that your symptoms are not exacerbated.
Caring for your eyes in the winter should be as important as wearing a winter coat when the temperature drops. To get optimal care for your eyes during the winter and to receive specialized dry eye care, visit Dr. D’Orio Eye Care today. Book an appointment for an eye exam at Dr. D’Orio Eye Care by calling 416.661.5555 (North York) or 416.656.2020 (Toronto).