Just like your hair and skin, winters can wreck havoc with your eyes if proper care is not taken. Unlike summers, when you protect your eyes with sunglasses, most people avoid following eye care tips during winters. So to lower the impact of winter on the eyes, here are a few tips from Dr Rahul Ali, Country Head, Orbis International, you must follow.
Protect your eyes with glasses or goggles when outside, especially in windy weather or when participating in sports such as skiing or ice skating. Also, aim for glasses with a wrap around the frame so no light can shine in through the sides of your glasses.
You can even opt for a humidifier as it not only helps in keeping your skin healthy and glowing but also reduces the pressure on the eyes due to dry air. As humidifier helps in maintaining moisture in the air, it can keep your sinus from drying out as well.
Stay hydrated, possibly up your intake of liquids. Instead of drinking water all day long, you can opt for soups, which is the perfect winter food to keep you warm and hydrated. Moreover, it also prevents dryness of the eyes due to high moisture content.
Increase your intake of omega-3 as fish oil can help stimulate tear production and keep the eyes lubricated thereby lowering the risk of dry eyes, which is commonly seen in winters.
If you have dry eyes, then you can use eye drops prescribed by a doctor. Avoid taking over the counter eyedrops and consult your doctor, if itching of the eyes or redness in the eyes persists for more than a day.