September 2, 2014

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Optometrists offer tips on how to deal with dry eye caused by winter weather

Cold winter weather arrived early this year. It not only dries out your skin, it also can contribute to dry eye.

“The tears your eyes normally produce are important for your overall eye health and vision,” said Dr. Matthew Burchett, an optometrist with the Eye Care Center, which has eight offices in Central Kentucky. He also is president of the Kentucky Optometric Association. “When your eyes don’t produce enough tears, or the tears don’t have the right chemical composition, you may experience stinging and itchy, scratchy eyes.”