Air conditioning may favor the appearance of dry eye disease
In summer, in countries like Spain and especially in areas like Andalusia where high temperatures are common in these months, it is inevitable to turn on the air conditioned at home, being on some occasions on all day.
One of the most common effects of air conditioning on our eyes, is to have dry eyes, blurred vision, irritated and red.
There are people who show symptoms stronger than others, so ophthalmologists recommend not exposing our eyes directly to a fan or air conditioning, as it can cause discomfort if we are driving, for example, in a long distance or at work.
If after the exposure you feel slight discomfort, artificial tears and humidifiers can help reduce discomfort. We can also choose to reduce the power of the device so that our eyes are not so resentful after a while.
The cold air and the power with which it reaches us directly to the eyes, are related to the appearance of dry eye, that is why it is much more frequent in summer.
As the temperature is much colder than the outside, it favors the rapid drying of the natural tear and the eye feels discomfort, as if we had contact lenses for many hours.
For all of the above, specialists always recommend an annual review to detect vision problems and act as quickly as possible against it.
At Vithas Xanit International Hospital, in the Ophthalmology unit, your specialist will recommend the use of a specialized lubricant after the appearance of dry eye abnormality. Visiting the specialist is always recommended to prevent major vision problems.