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How to help your eyes during the cold weather

Winter is well and truly upon us and it doesn't look to get warmer for a while, so, we thought it would be helpful to put together a little guide on how to help your eyes during the cold weather.

1. Wear Sunglasses – The sun is very low in the sky at this time of year, and because it’s cold many of us forget to wear sunglasses to protect our eyes. Sunglasses are brilliant for protecting your eyes not just from the sun but also the wind, they’re bigger than normal glasses so they shield a larger area around the eyes.

2. Hydrate – Regular hydration is obviously very healthy for our bodies but during the colder months we tend to neglect this a little, and tend to stick to caffeinated hot drinks instead. So it is a good idea to try and get your recommended daily intake of water during the day and where possible another good think to do is to switch out caffeinated drinks to decaffeinated instead, as these hydrate you far better.

3. Stay away from direct heat – Because it is colder a lot of people tend to use fan heaters within the home or in the car. But remember not to have these heaters pointed directly at your face, direct heat from a fan heater can dry your eyes out, making them feel uncomfortable or itchy, try and aim them more towards your body instead.

4. Use eye drops – If you have been diagnosed with dry eye syndrome then you should know, the best way to combat it is to use lubricant drops to replenish the moisture you loose from your eyes.

Because it is colder this time of year and we all have our central heating on, dry eye syndrome could flare up, so it is important to keep some lubricant drops handy. It’s best to use the drops at least four times a day to combat the symptoms.

We hope you found our tips useful, if you have any questions about anything then please feel free to contact us. Don’t forget to keep yourselves wrapped up warm!

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