Winter Eye Irritations

Winter Eye Irritations

In the wintertime, many people notice a new set of irritations that affect their eyes. Between the drop in temperature, wind, and dry air, your eyes can go through a lot over just a few months. If you're living in Knoxville, TN, this winter, Karns Vision is here to help you with the following conditions that can affect your eyes and vision.

Dry Eye

Dry air and high winds can quickly dry out your eyes, particularly if you're not wearing any type of protection from the wind. Dry eye prevention methods include wearing sunglasses and using lubricating eye drops every few hours. If you find yourself relying on eye drops more than once an hour, make an appointment to see your eye doctor.

Sun Sensitivity

A lot of people don't think about the sun during the winter months, but the truth is the sun can be even more dangerous to the eyes than it is in the summer. Sunlight reflects off the snow on the ground, causing many people to have increased sensitivity to the extra light. Prevent this by investing in a good pair of sunglasses that can block this light from reaching your eyes.

Blurry Vision

Usually, any time your vision becomes blurry, it's time to schedule an appointment with a doctor of optometry. In the winter, however, make sure your eyes are well-lubricated before picking up the phone. Blurry vision can often be caused by dry eyes. If you have tried everything to treat dry eyes and your vision doesn't improve, give our office a call.

Call Us Today

If these problems become more than just irritations, or if you start to notice they affect your vision, make an appointment with Karns Vision in Knoxville, TN, as soon as possible by calling (865) 247-7715. Our family optometrist is here to help.

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