The winter weather can be harsh on your eyes. Here are some of the ways that winter can affect your eye health, and some tips for prevention.
The long winter nights and low light levels, together with adverse weather conditions, can make driving in winter more difficult, so:
Sunglasses aren’t just for summer. Snow and ice are reﬂective, so the sun’s rays can reach your eyes from below as well as above. The low sun in winter can be particularly dazzling, so wear sunglasses on sunny winter days, particularly when driving.
Hitting the slopes? Buy ski eyewear that has a CE mark and is made by a reputable manufacturer.
Central heating can make already dry eyes feel worse. There are some simple steps you can take to feel more comfortable:
You will see better in bright light than in dim light, so you might find that you need to wear your glasses more when the lighting is poor. If you have problems seeing in low light, we recommend:
If you still have difficulty seeing, book an appointment with your optometrist.