Winter weather has already started settling in. Each winter, cold weather presents issues
for even the healthiest eyes. Take a look at the 3 most common winter eye health issues and how to prevent them.
Common Winter Eye Health Issue #1:
Damaging UV Rays
During the summer, most people understand the importance of protecting their skin and eyes from the sun's damaging
rays, but too often these risks are overlooked during the winter months. UV light can increase the risk of skin cancer,
cataracts, macular degeneration, and even snow blindness. Winter weather conditions are important to consider when
choosing proper eye protection for skiing or participating in other winter sports. Protect your eyes against dangerous UV
rays coming from the sun and the snow by wearing sunglasses or protective sport goggles during the winter weather.
Common Winter Eye Health Issue #2:
Dry eyes are the most common issue experienced during the colder winter months. Indoor heating, along with winter
weather conditions, cause the humidity levels to drop. The lack of humidity in the air is what causes dry, itchy and burning
eyes. Most of the time, moisturizing drops will relieve dry eye irritation, but your optometrist may provide over-the-counter
moisture drops from mind cases and write a prescription for more severe cases of dry eye.
Common Winter Eye Health Issue #3:
Figuring out your benefits
Winter also means that your benefits will be expiring soon, and you’ll have new benefits in the coming year. There are two
types of health benefits packages – insurance benefits from your employer, and a flexible spending account (FSA). It’s
important to note that, for most employer’s benefit packages, both expire at the end of the year. The good news is that
both plans cover the cost of an annual comprehensive eye exam and either contact lenses, glasses or prescription
Before winter weather is in full force, evaluate your vision benefits and think about protecting your eyes, especially if
you're an outdoor enthusiast and plan to be active this winter.
Get a Free Vision Screening and Receive Passes to a Private Screening of Robin Hood at Regal Valley River Cinema!
Join Visionworks at its new retail location to celebrate the grand reopening of its Eugene store.
All week long, Visionworks will offer a “Screening-for-a-Screening” where customers who visit the new location and receive a free vision screening will also receive a pass to enjoy a private, early screening of Robin Hood, December 1st at Regal Valley River Cinema while supplies last.*
Through Saturday, December 1st Visionworks will be awarding free passes to customers who get a free vision screening in-store
Saturday, December 1st, Visionworks will host those customers for an exclusive screening of Robin Hood at the Regal Cinema in Valley River Center from 2:00pm - 4:00pm.
Valley River Center
265 Valley River Center,
Eugene Call to make your appointment: (541) 345-6988
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