Tips about Dry Eyes
Every time you blink, your healthy eyes get a bath from your years that's a combination of oil, water, and mucus. Your tears help protect and moisturise the eyes. When something irritates your eyes or interferes with the production of tears, it can result in irritated, dry eyes that are vulnerable to corneal abrasions.
Dry eyes are very common, many individuals suffer from this annoying and sometimes painful condition. If you think you have dry eyes, check out some of these common symptoms and possible causes. Once you understand the reasons, you can begin to make changes to relieve your burning eyes.
Symptoms of Dry Eyes:
- Dry, itchy, or burning eyes
- A scratching sensation, or feeling like there's grit in the eyes
- Sensitivity to light causing squinting and blinking
- Difficulty focusing because of dryness
- Both eyes are usually affected
- Watery eyes (a little-known fact!)
How to Treat Dry Eyes:
- Avoid drafts and use a humidifier to put moisture back into dry air.
- If allergies are causing your eyes to itch and dry out, try lubricating, preservative-free eye drops formulated for people with allergies.
- Check the side effects of your medications. If you're taking one that causes dry eyes, your doctor may need to change your prescription, or she may recommend that you begin using eye drops to lubricate your eyes.
- Don't wear your contacts for too long; keep them clean and wash your hands before handling them.
- Take frequent breaks from computer work or reading, and keep your eyes lubricated by remembering to blink often.
- Turn off ceiling fans when possible.
- Lay a warm, damp washcloth across your eyelids for a few minutes.
- For a refreshing sensation, cool your eye drops in the refrigerator about an hour before using them.
- Check expiration dates on your eye drops.
- Never share eye drops.
- Drink plenty of water.
- Wear sunglasses outside to protect your eyes from wind and sun.
- Taking omega-3 fatty acid supplements; shown to restore lipids-they're a key component of tears.
Common Causes of Dry Eyes:
- Dry air caused by indoor heaters
- Some medications like antihistamines, antidepressants, and birth control pills
- Poor fitting or dirty contacts
- Long hours spent reading or staring at a computer screen
- Blocked tear ducts
You could begin noticing a real improvement with a few simple changes. If your eyes are still bothering you after one month, make sure to see your eye doctor—severe cases can lead to eye damage and vision loss. During your eye exam, the optometrist can check for vision problems and signs of health conditions that could be causing your dry eyes. An accurate diagnosis is important because symptoms of dry eye can be caused by other things like allergies, uncorrected refractive error, or astigmatism.
Eye Examinations are the first steps to understanding and managing.
With Vision Direct Club, we have highly skilled mobile optometrists that can provide comprehensive eye examinations at your preferred location! You can find your prescription glasses, contact lenses, and lens solution through the mobile eye clinic.
We make getting your eye care solutions simple; your prescription will be available in your account after the visit with the mobile optometrists through the mobile eye clinic.
These are some eye relief options that you may consider if you have dry eyes: