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Winter can take a toll on the health of our eyes

Here are some eye safety tips you should consider this winter:

During the winter months, not only does our skin dry up but our eyes are also susceptible to dryness. Our eyes produce less tears in the winter because the cold air holds less humidity. Dry eye symptoms include watery eyes, blurry vision and irritation. Try using a
humidifier this time of year and ensure that the vents in your vehicle aren’t blowing directly at you.

Wear winter goggles for sports. Just like playing tennis or swimming during the summer, we should also be protecting our eyes when playing winter sports, such as skiing and snowboarding. We should all be wearing sunglasses during the winter to protect our eyes from the UV rays and the glare off the snow.

Overexposure to UV rays, at any time of the year, can lead to many eye health problems, including cataracts, degeneration of the retina, and damage to the cornea.