Common Eye Problems During the Winter Months

Common Eye Problems During the Winter Months
Posted on 12/07/2020
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Although certain eye problems can cause discomfort at any time during the year, there are some eye conditions that are more prelavent during the winter months. At Brass Eye Center, our Albany eye doctor wants to make sure you are aware of these common eye problems and how to treat any discomfort you may experience.

Dry Eyes & Irritation

Dry Eyes & Irritation

Winter air is typically more dry than other times during the year and the cold forces us to stay indoors where heating can cause excessive dryness as well. It’s very common to experience dry eyes and irritation during the winter months because the majority of your time is spent in a dry environment. You can counteract this by staying hydrated, drinking plenty of water, using eye drops recommended by your Latham eye doctor, and using a humidifier while you sleep.

Excessive Tearing

While your eyes may feel dry and irritated inside, they may also produce excessive tears when outside. It is normal for your eyes to tear when they experience cold air or wind. However, this may get in the way of outdoors sports or activities. Our Clifton Park eye doctor recommends wearing protective eye glasses or goggles to prevent excessive exposure to the wind and cold air.

Light Sensitivity

During the winter months, the days are typically dark, cloudy, and grey. Your eyes quickly adjust to these lower levels of sunlight which means they can actually be quite sensitive to bright light when it does show up. This could be an unexpected sunny day, seeing the light reflection off the snow or ice, or walking into a brightly lit room. You can protect your eyes by wearing polarized, UV glasses. If any type of sensitivity continues, please contact our Albany eye doctor at Brass Eye Center.

Schedule Your Next Appointment at Brass Eye Center Today!

If you are experiencing irregular eye irritation or sensitivity, please contact Brass Eye Center in Latham or Clifton Park. Our eye doctors and staff will be happy to examine your eyes and determine the right course of action for your individual vision needs. Schedule your next appointment by calling 518-782-7827. We look forward to seing you soon!