Keeping Your Eyes Healthy During The Winter

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Winter is a hard time for our bodies. Dry, cold air chaps our skin and lips, the sun reflecting off snow makes us squint our eyes, and colds run amok.

Protecting your eyes in the winter will help keep them healthy, and prescription safety glasses from SafeVision can help.

Wear polarized safety glasses during the winter months

Snow can reflect up to 80% of UV light, doubling your exposure while outdoors. Wearing safety glasses designed to protect your eyes from UV light will keep your eyes safe from problems such as macular degeneration.

Furthermore, the skin around your eye is generally more sensitive than the rest of your skin and a quality pair of safety glasses will help to cover this area as well. ANSI, CSA & EN safety standards all require a particular amount of frontal and lateral coverage for your eyes and the area around them.

ALL prescription lenses offered via SafeVision for safety glasses protect against 100% of harmful UV light.

It’s important to note the difference between “tinted’ and “polarized” lenses too. We often remember sunglasses during the summer and many who spend time on the water know that polarized lenses reduce the glare off reflective surfaces like water. But snow and ice also reflect a significant amount of sunlight and can cause temporary snow blindness.

Polarized lenses are specifically designed to not only reduce overall light penetration but, most importantly, glare from these reflective surfaces. So be sure to opt for polarized lenses for your next pair vs. tinted lenses.

If you are on the computer a lot, blue light glasses will help prevent dry eyes and computer vision syndrome.

Humidify your home & office

If you don’t have a humidifier in your home or office during the winter season, you probably should get one. Even a small humidifier on your desk or night table can help mitigate winter dryness.

Not only will it help keep your eyes healthy during the winter, but your skin too.

Keep eye drops handy

Whether you have contact lenses or not, keeping eye drops handy will help keep your eyes moisturized and healthy in the winter.

If you have chronic dry eye, moisture is especially a concern, as your eyes are prevented from producing tears naturally.

Eat healthy & drink water

Eating healthy and getting enough water will help keep your eyes healthy in the winter by providing essential nutrients and water.

Get in your fish for those omega-3 fatty acids, as well as nuts, seeds, proteins, and fruits and vegetables for hydration

Be sure to keep up with daily exercise as well.

Visit your eye doctor

Make an appointment with your eye doctor to check your vision and eye health — especially if you are experiencing changes in your vision or have current vision problems.

This can include blurry vision, unexplained headaches, and dry eyes.

It’s never too early to start thinking about keeping your eyes safe all times of the year, and winter will be here before you know it. SafeVision offers a wide variety of protective safety eyewear suitable for any time of the year.

All of our safety glasses can be fitted with polarized lenses or treated with a blue light filtering coating.

Shop today and find the perfect pair of SafeVision prescription safety glasses!

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