Winter Dry Eyes

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Do your eyes get dry in the winter?

Dry eye is one of the most common complaints that patients have during this time of year.

The combination of cold air outdoors and dry heat indoors creates an uncomfortable environment for our eyes wherever we are.

Here are a few quick tips on how to keep your eyes moist and comfortable during the winter months:

  • Take visual breaks: short breaks from screens to allow your eyes to rest and blink will allow your eyes to create more of their own moisture

  • Avoid dry heat: using a humidifier can help to increase moisture in the air and doing warm compresses with a cloth or an eye mask will help to increase moisture on the ocular surface

  • Eye drops: artificial tears can be very helpful in relieving dry eye symptoms but there are many brands available (some better than others) so it’s always a good idea to check in with your eye doctor before starting drops.

As always, pop in, give us a call, or visit highstreeteyecare.ca to learn more about dry eye or any eye-related topics. Look forward to seeing you!