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Keeping Your Eyes Healthy This Winter

Saturday, December 15th, 2018, 8:03 pm

Eye Health | Marion, ILWhen winter comes, we’re ready. We know exactly what we need to do to keep ourselves warm. If it’s your first year here, you may not know all the tips and tricks to keep yourself happy this winter. And, you may not even realize how harsh winter can be for your eyes. Keep reading to learn how to keep your eyes healthy this winter.

Dry Eyes

Cold, dry air that comes along with winter can be a real mood-killer. It can make our eyes red, irritated, and it may even distract us from what we want to be doing. If you wear contact lenses, your eyes’ ability to breathe is already cut down a little bit. So, consider investing in some eye drops for when the air is really bad. Or, you may even want to look into a different brand of contacts that allows for better breathability.

The air inside isn’t much better than the air outside, unfortunately. Fires and artificial heat can suck the remaining moisture out of the air, leaving you with no refuge. A humidifier can add in that much-needed moisture and help your eyes feel better. Don’t have a humidifier? Place a bowl of water by vents to add some more moisture to the air. Just make sure windows are shut so you don’t lose that warm, moist air.

Winter Parties

When it comes to parties, getting ready is half the fun. But if you’re sharing makeup, you may be in store for something markedly less fun. That’s because sharing eye makeup can lead to infections such as pink eye. Next time someone wants to borrow mascara or eyeliner, find a nice excuse and turn them down. Any makeup that can be sterilized is fine, as long as you make sure to sterilize brushes, too.

Start the New Year Right

The new year is a great time to get your necessary appointments scheduled. Imagine starting the new year with healthy eyes and a plan for future eye health!

If you’re interested in learning more or are looking for an exam, contact us to schedule a consultation. Call us at (800) 344-7058 for a consultation at our Illinois office or (877) 269-4545 for our Missouri location.

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