10 Ways to Winterize Your Eyes

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Low humidity outdoors and heat indoors can increase dry eye symptoms. We’ve included some tips to help reduce dryness and soothe your eyes.

  1. Drink plenty of water, at least eight 8 oz. glasses a day.
  2. Decrease your caffeine intake.
  3. Use preservative-free artificial tears.
  4. Eliminate the use of both ceiling and floor fans.
  5. Use a humidifier to increase room humidity.
  6. Place warm compresses over eyes to soothe.
  7. Include Omega-3s. Consult your doctor before taking any supplements.
  8. Blink more frequently – take a 20 second break every 20 minutes from computer/TV screens.
  9. Wear sunglasses when outdoors to decrease glare and shield your eyes from wind.
  10. Wear a sleep mask at night.

If you are suffering from severe dry eyes we offer our Dry Eye Service to help customize a treatment plan just for you. Click here to see if you are a dry eye sufferer. Contact Hannah, our Dry Eye Coordinator, for more information at 770-979-2020 x246 or dryeye@carlinvision.com.