Battling the Cold Weather: Protect Your Eyes
Winter is finally here! It’s the season of festivities, but it is also the season that can cause the most harm.
Yes, you may now be more cautious when driving or when choosing what to wear, but it’s even more important to protect your eyes as well from the potential hazards of winter conditions.
Here’s some things you should start being aware of:
You may experience dryness in your eyes due to the low humidity caused by the cold outdoor air. The strong winds can cause your eyes to lose their natural moisture leaving them feeling sore with potential feelings of pain and discomfort.
Vision changes can also occur. When you are in extremely low temperatures for long periods of time, the blood vessel in and around your eyes restrict and this constriction can cause vision changes such a blurriness and double vision. If you notice vision changes while out in the cold, move to a warm area as soon as possible to correct your vision. If your normal vision doesn’t return after a short period of time, you should seek medical attention as your eyes may not be able to correct themselves.