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Tips to Protect Your Eyes in Winter

Most of us are good about pro­tect­ing our eyes from the sum­mer glare. We keep a pair of sun­glass­es in our car and wear eye pro­tec­tion when we are doing out­door activ­i­ties. When fall and win­ter approach, it is a strug­gle to remem­ber the impor­tance of eye pro­tec­tion. The over­cast skies and lack of sun­shine fool us into think­ing that our eyes do not need to be shield­ed from invis­i­ble UV rays. UV radi­a­tion can make your eyes more prone to degen­er­a­tive eye dis­eases such as cataracts, glau­co­ma, peri­oc­u­lar skin can­cer and mac­u­lar degen­er­a­tion.

In fact, eyes can be more at risk in the win­ter than in the sum­mer. Here are a few things that you can do to keep your eyes pro­tect­ed and safe dur­ing the win­ter:

Keep wearing those UV-A or UV-B protecting sunglasses

Light reflect­ing off of the snow can be even brighter than light reflect­ed off of water. Regard­less of how sun­ny or cloudy it is, wear sun­glass­es every day to pre­vent UV-ray expo­sure.

Wear a hat

Maybe you don’t like hav­ing hat hair, but wear­ing a hat will keep your skin look­ing younger and your eyes pro­tect­ed by keep­ing UV rays off of your face. Wear a wide-brimmed hat when you are out­doors, espe­cial­ly for a long peri­od of time. Remem­ber that the sun does not have to be shin­ing for UV rays to be harm­ful.

Use sunscreen on your face and neck

Select a good, mois­tur­iz­ing sun­screen that has an SPF of at least 30. Make sure to reap­ply accord­ing to pack­age instruc­tions.

Wear proper eye protection when you are outside

Whether you are shov­el­ing snow, doing yard work or hang­ing exte­ri­or hol­i­day dec­o­ra­tions, wear poly­car­bon­ate safe­ty gog­gles to keep any for­eign objects from pen­e­trat­ing your eyes and caus­ing per­ma­nent dam­age.
Keep eye drops handy – Your eyes may become dried out or irri­tat­ed by cold, dry­ing winds. Use mois­tur­iz­ing drops to keep them lubri­cat­ed. Being indoors can also dry out your eyes as fur­naces and heaters can remove mois­ture from the air.


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November 20th, 2017|Comments Off on Tips to Protect Your Eyes in Winter

About the Author:

Born in Connecticut and raised in Upstate New York , Dr. Stetson graduated Cum Laude from Colgate University in New York, and then earned an MD degree with honors at the University of Vermont College of Medicine. He distinguished himself again in residency at the Albany Medical Center, where he obtained the highest percentile in the Ophthalmology Knowledge Assessment Examinations. Dr. Stetson has performed more than 50,000 refractive surgeries and has been on staff at Diamond Vision since 2004, before becoming Medical Director in 2006.


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