Whether you are struggling with Florida’s sporadic cold fronts or planning a snow filled vacation over the holidays, these eye care tips can help you keep your eyes healthy all winter!
- Dry Winter Air
- While we love to soak up all the dry air we can get here in Florida, your eyes might not be as excited. Dry winter air can cause your eyes to become itchy and irritated. To help combat dry eyes make sure to use artificial tears to help keep your eyes moistened. Try to avoid any drops that “get the red out.” Instead, look for artificial tears like these from Systane.
- Harsh UV Rays
- We are often asked, “Do I need to wear my sunglasses in the winter?” The answer is always YES! You need to wear sunglasses all year round. While the UV rays may not feel as intense in the winter months they can still cause damage to your eyes. If you need some stylish new shades to go with your winter wardrobe, stop by one of our four offices to find your perfect pair!
- Winter Illness
- During winter months we tend to see an increase in the spread of illnesses such as the Flu and Conjunctivitis (pink eye). Do your part in helping to stop the spread by washing your hands often and avoid touching your eyes.
With the year coming to an end, make sure that you squeeze in your annual eye exam! To set up an appointment with one of our 11 board-certified ophthalmologists, contact us today!