Cold winds and central heating can play havoc with your eyes, leaving them feeling gritty, bloodshot and dry.

Specsavers Hammersmith store director Nimesh Maisuria, is offering a few tips and facts to help keep your eyes in tip top condition.

Tips on how to maintaining eye health

A few simple ways to reduce dry eyes this winter include turning down the setting on your central heating, avoiding car heaters, especially at face level.

Stay hydrated

The gritty feeling we sometimes experienced in our eyes during the winter months can get worse with dehydration.

Nimesh says; ‘Be sure to drink lots of water if you're suffering from dry eyes and perhaps consider using eye drops is necessary.

‘The term “dry eye” is used when the oil content of the tears doesn’t efficiently lubricate the eye. People with dry eyes often have plenty of watery tears so adding eye drops may seem counter-intuitive, but it’s actually a vital contribution to the oil content of the tears.’

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