Managing Dry, Itchy Eyes During The Winter Months

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In St. Peters and Cottleville, the winter weather can wreak havoc on your skin and eyes. Because moisture evaporates so rapidly during this time of year, you will likely notice your eyes are red, itchy, and dry. If you have been diagnosed with dry eye, you may experience significant discomfort. Luckily, there are eye care measures you can take to ease your discomfort and enjoy the winter weather. Our eye doctors at Bogey Hills Vision Center would like to share some tips in regards to dealing with dry, itchy eyes during the winter.

Increase the Humidity

It is important to restore moisture in the air during winter. One way to do this is to add a humidifier to your bedroom and living areas. You may even want to consider installing an in-house system to add moisture and lubricate your eyes more effectively.

Avoid Direct Heat to the Face

It’s cold outside, so you will have the heat on. However, you want to make sure that the heat is not directly blowing toward your face. This is especially true when in your vehicle. This type of heat can cause your eyes to dry out. If you are near a space heater or a fire, make sure your eyes are protected. The burning of the wood will only expedite the evaporation of the moisture in your eyes.

Protect Your Eyes

Winter brings extremely cold temperatures and harsh winds, so you need to protect your eyes. One way to do this is with a quality pair of sunglasses, which can protect your eyes from the cold, wind, and sun. Our optometrists can help you find the right pair, even if you do not need prescription sunglasses.

Find Dry Eye Relief at Bogey Hills Vision Center

If you find that your at-home remedies are not helping the discomfort of dry eyes, schedule an appointment with our optometrists at Bogey Hills Vision Center. We provide quality eye care for residents in St. Peters, Cottleville, and Saint Charles. Call our team today at (636) 946-1176 or reach us through our website by using our online contact form.