People with dry eyes experience itchy, aching, tired, burning, blurry vision, light sensitivity, and red eyes. There is no cure for dry eyes. But it is possible to relieve symptoms with eye drops and ointments, medication, or plugging some of the tear ducts to slow the drainage of tears once they collect on the eye’s surface. Specific new prescription treatments can also provide significant relief. When drops don’t work, people turn to TheraLife– the experts at oral dry eye treatment.
During winter, people wear warm coats, scarves, and gloves to keep warm. But they fail to protect their eyes. In Wintertime, there is less humidity in the air, which makes dry eyes worse. Also, hot air from heaters can leave eyes dry, scratchy, blurry vision, light-sensitive, and red.
Skiing in high altitudes is another contributing factor for worse dry eyes in winter. High altitude means less humidity, drier climate.
What are dry eyes?
People with dry eyes may experience itchy, aching, tired, burning, or red eyes. Blurred vision and sensitivity to light are common. Dry eyes cannot be cured. But it is possible to relieve symptoms with eye drops and ointments, medication, or plugging some of the tear ducts to slow the drainage of tears once they collect on the eye’s surface. Specific new treatments can provide significant relief.
Dry eye occurs when there is low tear production or when the tear quality is poor, and the tears evaporate too quickly. When people blink, tears spread evenly over the eye, keeping them smooth, healthy, and clear. This is an essential step for healthy, comfortable vision. However, it is estimated that 4.88 million Americans age 50 and older have dry eyes and suffer from irritated, burning, and scratchy eyes.
In most cases, dry eye can be managed successfully. Colder weather is a common dry eye irritant of which people may be unaware. Dry eyes are often a common complaint about contact lens wearers during the colder winter months.
Why are eyes drier in winter?
Low humidity happens in colder weather. Most people turn on the heat in their homes or offices to combat the cold. So, what you end up having is lower humidity outside, and even lower humidity inside, making for warm, dry conditions where moisture can evaporate from the eye faster than expected.
The harsh wind and cold temperatures can wreak havoc on the eyes. Causing painful, red, and dry eyes. When temperatures drop, and the air gets dry, the body has difficulty keeping up with tear production to keep the eyes moist.
Tips for treating dry eyes during winter
Dry eyes can leave the eyes feeling gritty, dry, stuck, and irritated. For those susceptible to dry eye or think they might be suffering from dry eye,
Here are some tips to keep the eyes moist during the winter:
- Protect your eyes: With coverings such as glasses or goggles, especially when the wind is strong or participating in winter sports like skiing or hockey.
- Clean your contact lenses: Your eyes dry out more due to contact lenses. Make sure you are always wearing clean contacts to reduce the risk of infection and itching.
- Drink lots of fluids: Keeping your body hydrated will help maintain moisture in your eyes.
- Divert heat from your face: You might not feel it at the time, but blowing heat directly onto your face is drying up moisture in your eyes. Turn the vents in your car down toward your lower body to prevent this direct contact.
- Add moisture to the air: To keep the eyes moist. A cool water humidifier does the trick. Adding humidity back into the air is also beneficial for the sinuses.
- Take omega-3 fish oil: Which will help reduce inflammation and provide lubrication to thicken tears.
TheraLife has a dry eye starter kit that contains 4 bottles of TheraLife Eye capsules, 1 bottle of molecularly distilled purified Fish Oil, 1 bottle of eyelid cleanser, and 1 gel hot compress. Everything you need to fight dry winter eyes.
Watering eyes during winter
People who suffer from dry eyes have excessive tearing – watery eyes. Excess tear production can lead to sore, irritated eyes. Which is caused by thin tears washing away all the natural lubricants your eyes produce. Making your eyes drier. Similar to using too many eye drops.
Some helpful tips for those suffering from excessive tear (watering eyes) are:
- Wear protective eyewear such as goggles or sunglasses.
- Use a clean tissue to wipe away excess tears to prevent the spread of germs
- Treat your dry eyes with TheraLife capsules, which restore balance to the eyes and fight the causes of excessive tear production during the winter
- Take 4000mg/day of Omega 3 Fish oil and TheraLife Eye capsules to provide additional lubrication and restore balanced tears.
What causes red, swollen, and burning eyes
Constricted blood vessels.
In cold weather, the blood vessels in the delicate tissues around the eyes can constrict and become red and swollen. Symptoms such as eyelid spasms, blurry vision, and burning eyes can be a result of constricted blood vessels. Here are some ways to help prevent this problem from happening.
- Wear protective eyewear such as goggles or sunglasses
- Use a hot compress to improve blood circulation and help unclog meibomian oil glands.
- Use TheraLife Eye Capsules to encourage the production of balanced tears.
Menopausal dry eyes
Hormone imbalance is a significant cause of dry eyes in women over 50. Dry eyes can happen to anyone at any age. There is good news regarding dry eyes—help is available. TheraLife Eye can help solve the problem of dry eyes with an all-natural menopausal support capsule – “TheraLife Menopausal Support.” TheraLife has created an eye care system that allows the body to produce its own natural tears.
Adding TheraLife to your daily regime can help with dry eye syndrome and can even help prevent the onset of dry eyes. TheraLife has an all-natural solution to help those who are suffering from dry winter eyes:
Recommendations for dry eyes in winter
- Hot Compress—Beginning with a clean eyelid, a hot compress can clear the path of meibomian oil glands that may become clogged. When the eye has a steady flow of oil, bacteria are kept from forming, and dry, painful eyes are soothed.
- TheraLife Eye Capsules—TheraLife has created a line of oral capsules that helps the eyes sustain tears in the dry winter weather.
- 100 % Pure Omega 3 Fish Oil– molecularly distilled for purity.
For those currently taking TheraLife, the onset of winter can shock the sensitive tissues of the eyes. Simply take 2 additional capsules, and tear formation should come within 20 minutes, bringing relief to those dry, painful winter eyes.
Other natural methods
Other natural methods to find dry eye relief in the winter includes using humidifiers in the house. Placing a humidifier in the bedroom is best because this is where we spend most of our time during sleep, where dry eyes tend to be at their worst. People turn the heat down at night and snuggle under heavy blankets or quilts, but their eyes are not protected from the colder, dry air. Placing a humidifier in the room allows increased moisture levels.
Another all-natural method for dry eye relief is to drink more water. Keeping the body well hydrated allows the body to produce tears with less effort.
Adding TheraLife Eye capsules helps the body produce the tears vital to keep the eyes from getting dry, red, and irritated.
Don’t continue to suffer from dry, red, irritated eyes this winter. Order any one of TheraLife’s Eye Care products and find relief for your eyes naturally.
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