Winter Weather Tips for Contact Wearers

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  1. Hydrate your eyes-Single-use rewetting eye drops are a great way to keep your eyes and contacts lubricated on a dry winter day.
  2. Hydrate your body-Drink the recommended amount of water even in winter to keep your body hydrated.
  3. Switch things up-Designate a couple days of the week to give your eyes a break from your contacts and wear your glasses.
  4. Put moisture in the air-Set-up a humidifier during the winter months at home or the office to replace some of the moisture that get sucked out of the air by forced air heat. The added moisture will help keep your eyes from drying out.
  5. Switch out lenses regularly- If you are not a person who will habitually care for your contacts winter is a good time to switch to daily disposables.
  6. Wear sunglasses-The UV rays of the sun bounce off of the snow and ice, creating an extremely bright environment that can be harmful to the retinas.
  7. Get plenty of sleep-Sleep is important for resting your eyes, staving off dryness and fatigue, be sure not to sleep with contacts in your eyes.

Sources:

www.VSP.com

www.discoveryeye.org

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