Wintertime can be tough on our bodies. Our skin dries out, we battle chapped lips and flaky scalps, and we’re often sniffling, coughing and spluttering on a daily basis. The winter months are often much windier than the summer months and the air is also a lot colder. This affects the moisture levels in our eyes, leaving them dehydrated and feeling scratchy and sore. It further exposes our eyes to large amounts of dust and debris.
Foreign bodies in the eye are not only highly irritating, but they can cause serious damage to the eye if left untreated. One sore eye is always a cause for concern. It may indicate you have something embedded in the cornea or under the eyelid.
Here are some tips to protect your eyes during the winter months:
Regardless of the season or time of year, it always pays to look after your eyes and have your eyes examined by an optometrist at regular intervals. They need to last you a lifetime, so it never hurts to take extra care!