Winter is well and truly here and with a different season comes different problems espeically for your eyes. Winter weather can cause your eyes problems both inside your home and out. Here are some different ways to help your eyes out this winter:
Many people tend to connect sunglasses and eyewear during their holidays and hobbies but forget about them the rest of the time. If its sunny, you need to wear sunglasses. You don’t suddenly become immune to UV just because the sun is shining on a cold winters day in Britain and not on a hot day in the Bahamas. Sunlight can cause damage to the retina and the lens of the eye no matter how warm it is. If the suns shining think sunglasses.
BEWARE SNOW AND ICE
Snow and Ice both reflect the Suns UV rays so they can reach your eyes from below as well as above. This is obviously extremely important when it comes to any alpine sports such as skiing, snowboarding, mountaineering etc.
Driving in Winter
The main problem with driving in winter is the long winter nights. With it getting dark so early during winter it means more people are driving in the dark so its easy to see why more accidents happen during this season.
There are ways you can help your eyes out:
Dry eyes (especially if you are already a suffer) can be both caused and exacerbated by central heating. This can be treated by:
Time Spent indoors
We all tend to spend a lot more time indoors during winter and of that our time is usually spent watching TV or using the computer. But we need to remember the 20:20:20. This is basically every 20 minutes take a 20 second break and focus your eyes on something over 20 ft away.
With low level of light during winter its important that during close tasks and reading you use extra light thats as close as possible to your task/book.
That winter wind and the general coldness can cause watery eyes. Wearing eyewear can provide protection against the wind, even if you don’t usually wear them outdoors.