Visions Of Winter | 4 Things You Can Do Right Now To See Out Winter

As the chilly winds blow and winter settles in, it’s essential to prioritize your family’s eye health and there’s no better time to educate ourselves about maintaining good eye health during winter.

Today, we will share some helpful tips to safeguard your vision and highlight the significance of regular eye tests. So, grab a cozy blanket, sip on a warm cup of tea, and let’s dive into the world of winter eye care!

Protecting Your Eyes During Winter: How?

Winter brings its unique set of challenges for eye health. Follow these tips to ensure your eyes stay safe and healthy throughout the season:

1—Shield Your Eyes from the Elements

Cold winds and dry air can irritate your eyes, causing redness, itching, and discomfort. Wear protective eyewear, such as wraparound sunglasses or goggles, to shield your eyes from harsh winds, dust, and harmful UV rays.

2—Stay Hydrated

Cold weather can lead to dehydration, which can affect your eye health. Get plenty of water throughout the day, ensuring you keep your eyes and body adequately hydrated.

3—Use Humidifiers

Indoor heating systems can contribute to dryness in the air, leading to dry eyes. Therefore, consider using a humidifier to add moisture back into your home or office environment, maintaining optimal humidity levels for your eyes.

Check out this helpful Air Treatment Buying Guide by Harvey Norman before you fall down the ‘what is a humidifier and how do I get one’ rabbit hole.

4—Take Breaks from Screen Time

Winter often means more time spent indoors, which may lead to increased screen time. Remember to take regular breaks and introduce the 20–20–20 every 20 minutes into your work routine.

What Is The 20/20/20 Rule? A principle rather than an outright rule: Pick a spot to look at approximately 20 feet away or so, for 20 seconds, once every 20 minutes. Doing this three times an hour may assist in preventing a build-up of eye strain and eye fatigue (a great moment to take another mouthful or two of fresh, delicious water).

Importance of Regular Eye Tests

While winter is a great time to focus on eye health, it’s crucial to prioritize regular eye tests throughout the year. Comprehensive eye exams help detect early signs of vision problems, including cataracts and allow for timely intervention. In addition, by scheduling an eye test with a qualified optometrist, you can ensure the best care for your family’s vision.

Take Action Today–Book An Eye Test

To maintain good eye health and address concerns, book an appointment with an experienced optometrist near you. So, visit The Optical Superstore today for a comprehensive eye test.

Did You Know? Optical Superstore offers Bulk-Billed Eye Tests. Our team of independently operating eye care professionals are focused on providing personalized care for Aussie households and ensuring your family’s vision remains clear and healthy throughout winter and beyond. Bulk billing ensures that regular and thorough eye test services are affordable for your whole family.


Winter brings its own challenges for eye health, but with the right precautions, you can safeguard your vision. Remember to protect your eyes from the elements, stay hydrated, use humidifiers, and take breaks from excessive screen time. Moreover, take advantage of Cataract Awareness Month to educate yourself and your family about this condition. Finally, by prioritizing regular eye tests and seeking professional care, you can maintain good eye health all year round.

Stay warm, stay informed, and keep your vision crystal clear! Your eyes will thank you for it.