6 Tips for Wearing Contacts in Cold Weather

6 Tips for Wearing Contacts in Cold Weather

Every season comes with its fair share of excitement—and a few challenges too. Winter is no different! Fortunately, you can prepare to conquer the chilliest months of the year with these helpful tips for wearing contacts in cold weather.

Turn Away From the Fire

Sitting around flickering fires is a winter tradition. Still, staring at the flames can dry out your eyes. In fact, it can accidentally cause ash to fly into your contacts. No thank you! Remember to be cautious around open flames.

Slip on Some Sunnies

Sunglasses aren’t just a summer accessory! They also protect us from the cold. And besides, UV rays don’t disappear in the winter! You can even find a pair that fits your prescription at your local Mississippi Eye Care clinic.

Talk to Your Doctor about Eye Drops

Are your eyes feeling that winter dryness? Talk to your doctor—us!—about eye drops.

Get out Your Glasses

Dry eyes are no fun for anyone! As much as you may love your contacts, sometimes you need to take them out for a while. That’s where your glasses come in to help. Don’t have a pair? Visit your local Mississippi Eye Care clinic.

Stay Hydrated

You probably didn’t expect this advice to appear in our tips for wearing contacts in cold weather. However, it’s actually a pretty vital addition. Though we’ll all be imbibing in drinks like eggnog, hot chocolate, or mulled wine, we can’t neglect our water intake. After all, hydration keeps us—and our eyes—healthy.

Give Yourself the Gift of a Humidifier

Many of us indulge ourselves in a gift or two over the holiday season. This year, consider giving yourself the gift of a humidifier. It will go a long way in making contact wearing comfortable.

Summary

We want to see all of our holiday experiences as clearly as possible. These tips for wearing contacts in cold weather will help you walk through a whole winter of wonders. And if you want some more advice on contact usage, click here.

Need to update your prescription? Visit your local Mississippi Eye Care clinic—and see our site here. Finally, read up on vision health, season after season, on our blog!