Bridgeport

(203) 333-2020

Stratford

(203) 377-2020

Family Vision Center LLC - Stratford & Bridgeport

Cold Weather Eye Care


Cold Weather Eye Care

During the cold weather months, the eyes are exposed to some harsh conditions, such as inflammation or dry eyes. Getting proper eye care can help prevent some of these conditions.

Preventing Dry Eyes

Cold weather means spending more time indoors,  which can lead to dry eyes. There are several things you can do to prevent dry eyes. Stay hydrated with extra fluids and use a humidifier to increase the humidity in your home. You can also use eye drops to lubricate the eyes and increase comfort. Remember to blink more often when you are focused on visual tasks, such as working on the computer. Most people tend to blink less when doing this and it makes the dryness worse.

Wear glasses when you spend time outdoors to protect your eyes from cold wind and its drying effects. You may need to limit the amount of time you wear your contact lenses since lenses can wick away moisture from your eyes. Contact our eye doctors for more advice about preventing or reducing dry eye.

Protect Your Eyes from UV Rays

You still need UV protection when participating in winter activities, such as ice skating or skiing. The ice and snow increase the UV exposure to your eyes during the winter. This can cause inflammation and may even require eye care treatments. Snow blindness may cause temporary vision loss. Look out for a few common symptoms such as pain or redness in your eyes. Protect your eyes by wearing polarized sunglasses and limit the time you spend outdoors in the snow if you do not have proper eye protection.

Schedule an Eye Exam

If the harsh winter weather is affecting your eyes, contact our eye doctors at Family Vision Center to schedule an eye exam and get more tips on how to keep your eyes healthy all year round. Call our Bridgeport office today at (203) 333-2020 or our Stratford office at (203) 377-2020.


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Tuesday

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Monday
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday
Closed
Thursday
9:30 am - 7:30 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Sunday
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Monday
Optical Hours 9am-5pm
Tuesday
Optical Hours 9am-5pm
Wednesday
Closed
Thursday
Optical Hours 9:30am-6:30pm
Friday
Optical Hours 9am-5pm
Saturday
Optical Hours 9am-1pm
Sunday
Closed