In winter, our eyes are exposed to many adverse factors. This is a low temperature, reflected ultraviolet radiation, and dry air in the room. We will tell you how to keep your eyes healthy in winter.
According to scientists, in winter, ultraviolet (UV) radiation is especially dangerous because of the risk of temporary deterioration of vision and the occurrence of chronic ophthalmic diseases - cataracts and age-related macular degeneration. As is known, UV radiation enters the retina as a result of not only direct exposure to sunlight but also in the form of rays reflected from surfaces.
According to WHO, the intensity of ultraviolet radiation emitted by the sun decreases in winter, but a reflection from snow can double it compared to normal levels. Different surfaces reflect the incident UV rays differently: pure snow can reflect up to 80%, dry coastal sand about 15%, seafoam about 25%.
Thus, in winter, due to reflection from snow, the intensity of UV radiation doubles, so you should pay attention to protecting your eyes from its harmful effects. Ophthalmologists recommend wearing high-quality sunglasses that block the passage of A- and B-type UV rays. To learn more about the type of UV rays read our article. The danger of ultraviolet or how to save the eyes. And fans of winter sports should use ski masks and sports glasses. Torege has created new goggles for winter sports lovers. Check them out!
Central heating and heating devices used in winter contribute to a significant reduction in indoor humidity. Our eyes suffer from this. Itching, dryness, redness may appear, as a result, conjunctivitis occurs.
Measures to prevent dry eye syndrome in winter:
- Do not forget to blink regularly during long work at the computer or reading;
- Increase indoor air humidity at home and at work;
- Wear glasses with a close-fitting cover to the face. Such kind of eyewear you can find here Theseus. Theseus series sunglasses have performance-based coverage: follows the ergonomic human head form better, Mask-Like Fit, blocking out more light, wind, and debris;
- Drink enough water daily;
- Take medications containing useful polyunsaturated fatty acids.
We hope, dear readers, that you will take into consideration all these recommendations to save your eye in winter, which is not difficult to follow at all. Take care of your eyes with Torege.