Just like it dries out our skin, the winter months also contribute to dry eyes, due to there being much less moisture in the air. This can lead to extreme discomfort, especially if your daily life requires you to focus with your eyes often (ie. working on a computer screen).
If you are suffering from dry eyes this winter, there are a few things you can do to help your eyes out:
1) Use a humidifier. Running a humidifier in your home will increase the level of moisture in the air, helping to reduce the effects that dry winter air can have on your eyes.
2) Use eye drops. Making eye drops part of your daily routine when your eyes are dry can have a great impact, by bringing much needed moisture, as well as helping to retain that moisture for a longer period of time.
3) Drink plenty of water. The amount of moisturizing tears your eyes produce is directly related to how hydrated you are, so it is imperative that you drink water regularly throughout each day, to keep your eyes (and body) well hydrated. This is especially important during these winter months!
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