The freezing temperatures and dry air of winter can cause visual discomfort. Eye Design, your trusted provider of vision correction services, shares some helpful tips on keeping your eyes in good shape throughout the winter.

Stay Hydrated

Winter’s cold temperatures and dry winds can cause your tears to evaporate too quickly, resulting in dry eyes. One way to battle this problem is to drink lots of fluids, which helps maintain adequate moisture in your eyes. If your symptoms persist, we may also recommend artificial tear drops to improve your visual comfort.

Eat Fish

Your eye care specialist suggests incorporating lots of fish in your diet throughout the winter. Cold-water fish contains high levels of omega-3 fatty acids that help keep your eyes lubricated. Some good examples are tuna, salmon and mackerel.

Use a Humidifier

Running the heater in your home has the unwanted effect of drying out the air. This can contribute to dry eye syndrome. To combat this problem, run a humidifier in your home. This increases moisture levels in the air, reducing your risk of developing dry eyes.

Wear Sunglasses

The sun constantly emits ultraviolet (UV) energy even during the winter months. While you may not feel as much heat from the son, you’re still vulnerable to UV rays, which can also reflect off of snow. This is why it’s important to wear sunglasses or eyeglasses with UV-protective coatings throughout the year.

Last but not least, visit your optometrist for an eye exam. This is an effective way to keep your eyes in great condition, no matter the season. Call us today at (386) 872-311 to schedule an appointment and learn more handy winter eye care tips. We serve Ormond Beach, FL, and nearby areas.