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How To Prevent Dry Eyes During This Winter

In winter, many Houstonians are grateful for the reprieve from the summer heat and rain. For others, winter brings suffering due to dryness and pollen allergies, which can worsen dry eye symptoms. Look for itchy eyes, gritty sensations, eye fatigue, blurred vision, pain, and redness. There are many things you can do about it.

Prevent dry eyes this winter by following these seven steps:

  1. Run a humidifier in your home or office space

  2. Avoid tobacco and smoke of all kinds. These can dry out the eyes.

  3. Keep away from the heater, fans, and fireplaces, as they are all drying

  4. Wear sunglasses to protect your eyes from the sun and wind

  5. Blink frequently. It will spread tears uniformly in your eyes

  6. Avoid hair dryers if possible. They can be very drying.

  7. Artificial tears and eye ointments can be helpful. Contact your doctor if you use them more than six times daily. It could be something more serious.


Prepare now, and you will be ready for an agreeable winter. If you still aren’t sure if you have dry eye, our seven tests will provide answers and guide us toward the best treatment to meet your needs. Contact us today. You’re worth it.

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