Go dry this January to stop your eyes from doing so

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South Devon people are being urged to put the brakes on their binging this January to make sure they look after their health.

The New Year is an opportunity to detox and go ‘dry’, and Specsavers Torquay said this is great news for our eyes and ears.

Simon Simmonds, the store’s ophthalmic director, says: ‘We all know that alcohol can play havoc with our bodies and it’s not just the hangovers we have to show for it because dehydration can also cause symptoms of dry eye.

‘When we lose more fluid than we take in, our body becomes dehydrated. Our eyes can become dry and irritated and we can even start to get slightly blurred vision because there are not enough tears to lubricate the eye.

‘Tears are so important because they can wash away foreign matter that might come into contact with our eyes and they also help reduce the risk of eye infections. The best way to try and combat dry eyes is by re-hydrating with plenty of water. Your optician can also recommend eye drops that can help too.’

To find out more, book your next appointment at your local Specsavers store or visit www.specsavers.co.uk.

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