With winter fast approaching it is important to adapt our behaviours in order to deal with the months of cold and wet weather ahead. This includes eating the right foods, making sure to wrap up warm, and talking every precaution to help protect our bodies during the coldest part of the year.

As one of the most exposed parts of the body, our eyes need particular care and protection during the winter when they are most vulnerable to becoming dry, tired, painful and even infected. So here we offer some important advice on how to keep your eyes healthy during the coming months.

Reduce strain

Winter is a time when visibility can become difficult, especially for motorists and those who spend a lot of time outdoors. During this period it is important to wear glasses if you need them and to make sure you have the right prescription, as this will help to prevent the daily straining of the eyes.  

Keep the eyes moist

Exposure to cold air is never good for eyes and causes them to become dry and irritated, often leading to unwelcome side-effects such as headaches and migraines. So it is recommended that we keep our eyes moist during the winter by using easy solutions such as eye drops.

Stay hydrated

Making sure to drink plenty of water is an important way to keep the whole body healthy during the winter, and this certainly applies to the eyes. Staying hydrated helps our eyes to stay lubricated and significantly reduces the change of eye strain and issues with vision.

Shield your eyes

It is important to make sure our eyes are well protected over the colder months by reducing exposure to freezing weather and frosty winds. This can be achieved by increasing the amount of time we spend indoors and making sure that we wear protective eyewear when spending time outdoors.

Get in touch!

Here at Dominic Tunnell Opticians we offer a wide range of expertise in maintaining eye health, contact lenses, spectacles and sunglasses. If you would like to find out more about the range of optical services available to our customers, please call our friendly team today on 01905 613020.