It’s about that time of year where we say goodbye to grass-filled lawns and warm sunny days. Winter is just around the corner, and people all over Winnipeg are getting ready to accept its icy embrace. If you’re one of the thousands of Winnipeggers that lives with chronic dry eye syndrome, winter’s imminent arrival also means that another three to five months of elevated symptoms are on their way.
Our dry eye clinic sees hundreds of people every year, and while some experience extreme difficulty in the winter, most see some level of relief by making a few environmental and lifestyle changes. Try some of the tips below to help kick eye discomfort to the curb.
Dry eye is one eye condition that responds favourably to a well-controlled environment. Whenever possible, take steps to improve the air quality and ambient humidity in the environment around you.
Air quality is a larger influence on dry eye than most people realize. While you may not always be able to tightly control the environment around you (such as when you’re at work), making small adjustments and influencing what you can will benefit you regardless.
While it’s relatively straightforward to control the indoors, outside is a whole other ballgame.
Many people are able to control their dry eye symptoms successfully on their own. Unfortunately, many others are not. If your dry eye symptoms are causing you discomfort, know that you have options.
Working together, we can improve eye lubrication, influence tear production, and get your discomfort under control. We welcome you to visit us.