Even though we do enjoy fairly mild temperatures in Mauritius, it is important to protect your eyes in winter. Indeed, this season is conducive to some inconveniences, such as dry eyes or inflammation of the eye. Fortunately, there are preventive measures, which we are about to see in this article.
Puffiness and redness of the eyes
Low temperatures can also cause a swelling of the eyelids, due to the constriction of the blood vessels in the tissues. You may then feel that your vision is getting blurry, or you may have red eyes and shaky eyelids.
Dry Eye Cycle in winter
The cold weather often triggers the dry eyes syndrome. It’s one of the most common eye problems during this season. This is why it is important to recognize the signs and know what to do to protect your eyes at all times. So, if you experience a burning sensation in your eyes, it may be caused by a very dry air and the cold wind.
Here are some simple solutions to preserve the health of your eyes in winter:
Keeping your eyes hydrated
The first solution is to keep the eyes moist, even in winter. Drink plenty of water and use a humidifier with warm or cold air in the rooms where you spend the most time.
Use eye drops
To reduce or prevent the burning sensation, you can use eye drops. Of course, do not hesitate to consult your optician for any advice.
Blink your eyes regularly
This simple gesture can relieve the eyes, especially if you spend a lot of time focused on a computer or other screen for example.
Protect your eyes with sunglasses
In fact, sunglasses not only protect you from UV rays, but also from gusts. So remember to grab your favorite pair before going out.
With temperatures dropping, you might experience some of these symptoms. Do not hesitate to make an appointment for a consultation. Our team is always available to assist you with any advice and answer all of your questions.