We’ll be honest- dry eyes are quite common in the winter due to the colder temperatures. Good news is, we’re here to give you some tips!
Preventing Dry Eyes in Cold Temperatures
Reducing the use of heaters will make a huge difference! Heaters create an environment that can easily lead to dry eyes.
Because of this, it is also suggested to avoid the use of hair dryers, especially those that blow straight into your eyes. Instead, opt for air drying your hair!
Treating Dry Eyes
Artificial tears, or eye drops, are a great place to start. Eye drops are specially designed to restore your eyes natural moisture. Keep in mind, though, that if you wear contacts, you will need to purchase a contact-friendly option.
Eye ointments are thicker than eye drops, meaning they may be a better option for you! The ointment is applied to the lower lash line prior to going to bed. That is important to remember as it can blur your vision. You can purchase some over-the-counter, or speak to the doctor first.
Indoor humidifiers and warm compresses are both other ways to battle dry eyes. Humidifiers add moisture back into the air, which is a great alternative to reducing the use of heaters. Warm compresses, like a wet washcloth, will help soothe and rest your eyes as well.