One of the many reasons people enjoy living in Calgary is experiencing the four very distinct seasons. There is something cozy about warming yourself by the fireplace during the fall. These drastic changes in weather can be hard on a person’s eyes. Here are a few tips to keep your eyes healthy all year round.
- Don’t pack away those sunglasses. Cooler temperatures don’t mean the sun is no longer an issue. Wise people know that sunglasses are important in all 4 seasons to protect your eyes from harmful vision damaging UV rays.
- Take control of your allergies. Even Autumn can cause allergy sufferers to experience an itchy nose and severe migraines. Be prepared by filling any allergy prescriptions or purchasing over the counter meds to keep on hand. Keeping your home as clean as possible, washing your face and hands often and staying indoors during bad pollen days will help ease your symptoms.
- Pick up some over the counter eye drops. Relieve those itchy, watery eyes brought on by your autumn allergies with some eye drops. Even those who don’t have allergies can benefit from eye drops to combat dry eyes. Cooler temperatures come with drier air and as a result everything feels drier including your eyes.
- Invest in nighttime driving glasses. Shorter daylight hours mean driving to and home from work in the dark often wet conditions. Consider purchasing a pair of nighttime driving glasses to help keep you safer on the road at this time of year.
Keeping our eyes healthy is important for each of us not only those with seasonal allergies. If you have questions about nighttime glasses or are looking for ways to keep your eyes healthy we’re happy to offer suggestions. Having a comprehensive eye exam is a good way to detect any potential vision problems not related to allergies. Contact our Calgary Optometrists to schedule an appointment a good start to maintaining healthy eyes.