Tips on eye health this winter

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As the icy winter weather sets in, opticians in Preston and Chorley are advising residents on how to protect their eyes from the harsh effects of cold winds and central heating which often leave eyes feeling dry,

Sean Buckley, store director at Specsavers in Friargate, Preston, is offering tips to prevent eye soreness.

He recommends reducing the setting on your central heating, avoiding car heaters and sitting away from direct heat such as gas or electric heaters. People should also wash hands before touching eyes to stop cross infection from bacteria.

He added: “While we all enjoy a hot drink at this time of year, cut back on the coffee and drink more water. Additionally, using eye drops can add extra lubrication to dry eyes.”