1. Keep Your Eyes Moisturized
Dry air and harsh winds lead to burning eyes, itchiness, and blurry vision during the winter, says Anne Sumers, MD, an ophthalmologist in Ridgewood, New Jersey.
While cozying up in your house may sound like a good idea, indoor heaters eliminate the moisture in the air, leading to burning eyes and blurry vision, explains Dr. Sumers. You may also feel like something gritty is in your eye. “People mistake this for an allergy or infection, but it’s just natural tears drying out,” she explains.
The solution? Sit farther away from heat sources and use artificial tears or a humidifier to alleviate the dryness.
You can purchase artificial tears over the counter without a prescription. However, be sure to stay away from those that tout redness relief because they can be more irritating to your eyes. Relieve eye drops are specifically formulated to help with that blurry vision that you sometimes get from dry winter eyes.