Do your eyes burn? You may be suffering from Dry Eye Syndrome. You don’t have to live with discomfort and irritation. There are simple environmental and dietary solutions:
Use preservative free moisturizing drops – artificial tears, or lubricating eye drops, will help your dry eyes feel better. * Don’t confuse artificial tears with formulas that “get the red out.”
Hot compresses with a heat mask can heat masks will sooth dry eye symptoms.
Improve indoor air quality – an air cleaner filters out dust and other particles from the air, while a humidifier adds moisture to air that’s dry because of air conditioning or heating.
Wear well-fitted sunwear – when outdoors, always wear sunglasses to reduce exposure to sun, wind and dust.
Drink more liquids – mild dehydration can make dry eye problems worse. Experts agree that about 20% of the water your body needs comes from the food you eat, while the rest originates from the liquids you drink. The best choices are water, 100% fruit and vegetable juices, and milk.
Add supplements and boost your diet – studies have found that nutritional supplements with certain essential fatty acids can decrease dry eye symptoms. Eat more cold-water fish such as sardines, cod, herring and salmon, which contain omega-3 fatty acids.
A prescription medication for dry eye may be a good choice for you. Doctor Patterson will help prescribe the right dry eye regimen for your total eye health!
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