Many times, we don’t realize that some of the changes that accompany winter pose hazards to our eyes.
We always get complacent and we do not realise that a sudden drop in the outside temperature especially during winters can pose a threat to our eyes. All of us think that eye care is not necessary during the cold and it should only be cared during the summer and monsoon season. However it is to be noted that the sun’s influence remains throughout the year and winter is no different. Exposure to UV rays during winter can in fact pose temporary harm to the eyes and this is why eye care is essential. The cold wind and dry air can cause irritation to the eyes especially while you are outdoors.
When it comes to eye care during winters, there are no different ways of protecting your eyes. Here are a few ways worth considering:
This is quite similar to when we visit beaches and oceanic regions. Good quality sunglasses that have the ability to block UV rays are essential for quality eye care. The glasses can prevent and reduce exposure to both the cold and the wind. Further, it has been seen that as life progresses, cataract formation and retina issues can occur by UV light. Overexposure to the sun’s UV rays during harsh winters without proper eye care and protection can cause harm to your eyes. This condition is comparable to sun burn with the only exception that the sensitive tissues of the eyeball can receive burn.
– Conjunctivitis and other eye infections often spread during the winter. Be sure to wash your hands and avoid touching your eyes if possible. Also avoid sharing any products that come in contact with your eyes, like makeup brushes.
These are some of the simplest ways of protecting your eyes during the winter season. Good eye care is a must if you wish to preserve your vision!