Believe it or not, the same harmful rays our eyes encounter in the hot summer months are still present in the winter. Even if most of our skin is covered, our eyes are still vulnerable without proper protection. There are several ways the winter sun can be harmful to our eyes, especially in the snow.

You probably already know that winter weather can cause dry eyes. Not only is the air itself dryer, but heaters dry it out even more. Try using a humidifier to avoid winter dry eye.

But what about a day of fun in the snow? Don’t forget to protect your eyes. Snow reflects sunlight, which greatly increases the UV exposure to your eyes. “Snow blindness” can include pain and burning in the eyes, light sensitivity, watery eyes, headache, and more.

Prepare your eyes for winter by letting us help you find a good pair of sunglasses or goggles, and by remembering your regular eye exams and prescription updates! Click here to contact us today!