Spring is here, lockdown is lifting and we can finally meet up with our friends and family - hooray! But given the unpredictability of the UK's climate, socialising outside during this time of year is, undoubtedly, going to be a little chilly. Luckily, this is where trusty patio heaters come into play.
Although outdoor heaters provide toasty relief in beer gardens, restaurants and beyond, they can also cause your eyes to dry out in flash, especially if you're a contact lens wearer. But fear not! Our team has put together some piping-hot pointers to help you embrace alfresco entertainment with comfortable, healthy vision.
Patio heaters and dry eyes
Like with any other source of heat (the sun or a bonfire), the more time we spend directly exposed to it, the more parched our peepers are likely to feel. Plus, when breezy weather and high pollen levels are thrown into the mix, revelling in the warmth of a heater outside can cause our eyes to dry out faster.
For contact lens wearers, this experience can be extra-uncomfortable, as exposure to constant heat or hot air absorbs the moisture around your lenses, making your eyes feel itchy and irritated. We know what you're thinking and let us stop you right there: it's impossible for your lenses to melt (that's just a myth!). There are some easy-peasy ways to avoid any of this discomfort, so you can continue to sip on your tipple, problem-free.
Try everclear Eye Drops
Featuring a natural formula of herbal ingredients, everclear Eye Drops provide instant and long-lasting relief for dry eyes, ideal if you've been spending time outside or near a heater. Each conveniently-sized 10ml bottle, perfect for popping into a pocket or purse, provides speedy refreshment whether you're wearing your contact lenses or not. Plus, these eye drops work wonders for rewetting contact lenses of all types, providing lubrication and upping the levels of comfort. An in-built dispenser makes it super-easy to apply drops into each eye wherever you are.
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