8 Tips to Relieve Winter Dry Eyes
The winter season can really be challenging for managing dry eye conditions.
Whether you live in a climate with cold winter weather or you are planning a ski trip to the local mountains, winter can be a challenge if you suffer from dry eyes. Dry, cool air, cold winds and even drier indoor heating can cause eye irritation, burning, itchiness and redness, and sometimes even excessively watery eyes as more tears are produced to compensate for the dryness. Many people have a chronic feeling that they have something in their eye (i.e. foreign body sensation) and some even experience blurry vision. These symptoms can be debilitating!
Doctor of Optometry
Dry eyes is one of the most common complaints eye doctors get from patients during the winter season, especially in the cooler climates. That’s why we’d like to share some tips on how to relieve dry eye discomfort, and how to know when your condition is serious enough to come in for an evaluation.
Tips to Relieve Winter Dry Eyes
Many people have a chronic feeling that they have something in their eye (i.e. foreign body sensation) and some even experience blurry vision.
Dry eye syndrome is a chronic condition in which the eyes do not produce enough tear film, or do not produce the quality of tear film needed to properly keep the eyes moist. While winter weather can make this condition worse, it is often present all year round. If you find that the tips above do not alleviate your discomfort or symptoms, it may be time to see an optometrist to see if your condition requires more effective medical treatment. Please call our office at 206-242-8545 for an appointment or schedule online at www.btowneyecare.com.