The air is becoming cooler in the Okanagan as winter is almost upon us. Some enjoyable aspects come with the cold, like delicious hot chocolate and ski season, but it also has its downsides as well – icy roads, wind burned cheeks, and chapped lips.
Another drawback you may notice as the temperatures continue to drop is irritated, dry eyes. The contrast between the brisk temperatures outdoors and dry heat inside can cause our eyes to become dehydrated quicker during the winter creating a stinging, gritty, or burning sensation as your glands struggle to produce enough quality tears.
Heres a list of Do’s and Don’ts to help keeping your eyes hydrated and healthy throughout the winter season:
Moderate to severe dry eyes often require more intervention and it is best to seek consultation with a Doctor of Optometry. At Nuvue Optometry, we have many specialized dry eye tests and treatments. Book your dry eye examination and Nuvue Optometry today.
If you have any questions or would like to book a consultation, please call our friendly office anytime.Dr Devin W Almond, BSc, OD