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Christmas is just around the corner, and with it brings excitement for the memories to be made. As families gather around the Christmas tree this year, some of our elder relatives may be experiencing the festivities through a difficult lens.
As we head into the winter months, the temperature continues to drop whilst the night creeps up on us as early as 3pm, and inevitably, our screen use will typically increase. You may find yourself staring at your screen long after sundown, which can be a cause for concern when it comes to our eyes.
If you see someone wearing sunglasses in winter, don’t be too quick to judge. Yes, conventionally, sunglasses are seen as spring or summer additions to your outfit; they protect your eyes from UV rays. However, despite the cold, the sun can still cause an equal amount of damage to your eyes during the winter months as it’s just as bright.
It’s often said that the eyes are the window to the soul. After all, as well as enabling us to see, these organs play a crucial role in expression and non-verbal communication. They can also provide us with important insights into our wellbeing. You might not be aware of it, but your peepers can show signs of anything from cardiovascular disease to liver cirrhosis. Here, we examine what your eyes say about your health.