If you are planning on going away, say for example to take part in skiing, you may find that you will need to consider UV protection. As like summer days, winter days can be so bright that they do start to damage your eye, especially if they are constantly exposed. Snow and ice are reflective, so the sun’s ultraviolet rays can reach your eyes from below as well as above. Not wearing UV-blocking glasses or eye wear alike can prevent photokeratitus aka sun burn on your eye
So, what should you do?
When the winter days are extra bright, wear sunglasses every day to prevent UV-ray exposure
Keep eye drops on standby for if/when your eyes become dried out or irritated by cold, drying winds. Use moisturizing drops will help to keep them lubricated
Use a humidifier at work and at home or try opening windows for a few minutes on cold days to help with your dry eyes
If you are due a sight test, make sure you go, to ensure you have the best vision possible during the winter
If your symptoms remain persistent be sure to book an appointment with an eye specialist who can advise you on what you can do.