With winter well and truly set in, it's time to protect your eyes, especially as the pandemic may mean you are spending more time indoors. Here are some ways that winter can affect your eye health and some tips for prevention from the College of Optometrists.
Sunglasses can also be helpful in winter., Snow and ice are reflective, so it's advised to wear sunglasses on sunny winter days. It's also worth asking your optician about anti-reflection coating on the lenses to reduce the effect of sun glare while driving.
Central heating will be whacked up in these colder months, but that can make already dry eyes feel worse. Here are some simple steps you can take to feel more comfortable:
As the darker nights draw in, it's essential to get the lighting in your room correct for things like reading, puzzles etc. Your optician can help you with your lighting needs at your home appointment if required.
During the pandemic, there may have been an increase in the time you have used your smartphone or tablets. With increased screen time, there could be more eye strain. When using screens, it's important to:
If you are worried about your vision, contact us on 0800 60 50 40 for a home visit.