Winter is upon us!
As the days grow shorter and the air becomes crisper, it can be tempting to do nothing more than curl up under a blanket and wait for spring to arrive – but at Canterbury Eyecare, we believe in keeping your vision crystal clear, even during the frostiest months.
Are you planning on skipping the Australian winter to chase the sunshine?
We highly recommend taking a spare pair of glasses and/or sunglasses while traveling for several reasons:
Accidental damage or loss
Traveling often involves various activities which means there’s a higher chance of accidentally damaging or misplacing your glasses. Carrying a spare pair ensures you have a backup – just in case.
Availability and accessibility
Depending on your destination, finding a suitable Optometrist to prescribe replacement glasses may be challenging or time-consuming. Carrying a spare pair saves you the hassle of searching for replacements in unfamiliar territories.
Protection against the elements
Sunglasses not only provide eye protection from harmful UV rays but also shield your eyes from dust, wind, and debris. A spare pair ensures you’re equipped for different environments and weather conditions.
The cold, dry air that accompanies the winter season can take a toll on your eyes, both indoors and outdoors – especially if you wear contact lenses.1
Here are some useful tips to help you maintain the comfort and clarity of your contact lenses:
Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate
Drink plenty of water throughout the day to keep your body, including your eyes, well-hydrated.
Moisturise your eyes
Artificial tears or lubricating eye drops can provide relief from dryness and irritation caused by indoor heating and outdoor elements. If you wear contact lenses, talk to an optometrist about which drops are safe to use.
Protect yourself from the elements
When venturing outdoors, shield your eyes from harsh winter winds by wearing sunglasses or a hat.
If you’re still experiencing discomfort after implementing these tips, book an appointment with us to learn best practices for maintaining your contact lenses.
Do you struggle to see while driving, especially at night?
According to Optometry Australia’s 2020 Vision Index, 20% of drivers find themselves squinting while driving during the day, increasing to 27% at night.2
This is a large concern as throughout the winter months, we spend an increased amount of time in the dark.