Winter Eye Health

February 21, 2018

Your eyes are typically well suited for most types of weather including the winter months. Your eyelashes, eyelids, and tears provide a natural means of protection for most conditions. But, extreme cold, prolonged exposure, or extended sun glare from the snow can be harmful.



Symptoms may include:

  •  Eye pain

  • Loss of vision

  • Blurred or decreased vision

  • Double vision

  • Extreme light sensitivity (photophobia)

If any of these symptoms occur, go inside to warm up your eyes. If symptoms persist, seek medical attention.


Individuals exposed to high winds, cold weather, or during activities such as working outside or having fun in the snow should wear the proper eye protection such as sunglasses or goggles. Make sure these sunglasses or goggles have 100% UVA/UVB protection.


Community Eye Care can assist you with all of your eye care needs including properly fitted and protective sunglasses and goggles.




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