New England’s Fall Foliage Is Great To SEE, However It Is Hard On The Eyes
We all love looking at the brilliant colors of fall! The dramatic display of color we all enjoy during peak foliage season is not something you want to miss. However, the change of season brings some of it’s challenges to our eyes.
With cooler and dryer air, comes dry eyes.
When the temperatures drop outside, we tend to raise them inside with our thermostats. Because you’ll be using your home’s heating system more often, your eye’s exposure to dryer air is imminent.
For those who wear contact lenses, the change is noticeably stronger. Dry eyes are not only irritating but become more difficult for those who wear contacts. Long term computer use becomes more difficult as eye discomfort increases.
Fall back for daylight savings!
As the season changes, days get shorter which translates to spending more time driving at dusk or in the evening. Harsh headlights from passing cars and poorly lit areas can place a strain on your eyes, more so for those who wear contact lenses or glasses.
Ultraviolet Rays in Autumn
In autumn and winter, the sun shifts to shine at an angle, which means it hits right above the brow bone. That angle can cause irritation and strain to your eyes and you may not be aware of the source.
The sun is also CLOSEST to the earth during the winter solstice. Therefore, the use of sunglasses and wide brim hats is as important during the winter season as it is any time of year.
To discover counter measures you can take to manage the ins and outs of our Fall Season, schedule a visit with Dedham Ophthalmic Consultants and be sure to be at your PEAK vision!