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4 Ways to Avoid Winter Dry Eyes

The winter months are particularly lovely in Maryland. Twinkly lights line the streets of Catonsville, while snow falls from the deep, grey sky. If you’re a fan of the cold, winter on the East Coast is a thing of beauty. However, many people tend to experience the negative side effects of the low temperatures and damp weather. If you’re experiencing dry eyes this winter, discover what you can do to combat the irritation.

Humidify Your Bedroom

Our eyes need to maintain a certain level of moisture, and that requires the environments we inhabit contain a certain level of humidity. Homes tend to be drier during the cold winter months, which can have a negative effect on a person’s eyes. One of the best ways to combat dry eyes is to humidify your home, especially your bedroom.

Stay Hydrated

The watery component of the eye is directly affected by your hydration level, so it’s important to stay hydrated throughout the day. Ensure that you’re sipping water throughout the day and enjoying fluid-rich foods like soup and fruit.

Protect Your Eyes

Whether you’re walking to work or hitting the slopes, protect your eyes this winter. Ensure that you’re wearing 100% UV protective eyeglasses when you head outdoors. If you’re participating in any winter sports this season, such as skiing, make sure that you wear the necessary eye protection.

Heat Your Feet

While driving, your first impulse might be to crank on the heat in all directions. Avoid directing heat directly towards your face, as hot air can severely dry out your eyes. Direct the heat towards your heat and midriff, and take advantage of your seat warmers this winter!


Here at the Catonsville Eye Group, providing the best patient care is our #1 priority. The professionalism of our doctors coupled with our capable and caring staff, state of the art technology, and extensive frame and lens options are what have made Catonsville Eye Group the first choice for families in our community. We strive to provide the best possible professional care at fair and reasonable prices to our patients in the most courteous way possible!

If you would like to schedule an appointment, order contact lenses, or ask questions about our services at Catonsville Eye Group, please call our office at (410) 747-1221 or email us by clicking this link. We will respond to your request within 24 hours.

We’re located at the heart of the Music City at 611 Frederick Rd., Suite 101. Drop on by, or schedule an appointment today. We’re looking forward to seeing you!

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