case of cold corneas
Went out as usual yesterday...by now dressing is almost formulaic as long as I know the windchill. We finally have a touch of winter here and the skintemps were at 4F with the wind so I added a silk layer and all was well. Until I had to make an unexpected detour and wound up riding into the wind longer than expected. My body and extremities stayed toasty but I began feeling an unpleasant burning in my eyes despite my glasses. ALmost like they were trying to tear but couldn't. I put my head down, squinted my eyes, and slowed to a crawl to decrease added windchill but the irritation just persisted from that point on. Even after I turned south and headed home I had the feeling I'd done something to my eyes. Today they are firey and feel feverish or something, although my vision is normal and Visine Tears seems to help just a bit.
I couldn't figure it out at first...I have ridden in windchills similar or worse several times and had no troubles with my eyes like this. But I got new frames last summer and they take the wind a lot differently and I bet they channel the wind in such a way that puts it across my eyes.
Never thoought my corneas would get it when the tip of my nose and some of my cheeks were exposed and did ok.
Is there anything I should do other than time and visine? And I'm just guessing Visine is ok......