How to relieve dry eye symptoms?

Sep 08 , 2020


Reinaldo Garcia

How to relieve dry eye symptoms?

It is estimated that 30% of the population of the so-called “dry eye syndrome” is something very common and that it can manifest itself at any age, although it is especially frequent after forty and at times of hormonal changes in women.

Dry eye cannot be cured, but its symptoms, which can be quite annoying, can be alleviated. Some of the most common dry eye symptoms are itchy, stinging, and red eyes. How can we alleviate these symptoms? Rest your eyes every 10/15 minutes, especially if you spend a lot of day in front of a screen.

Force blink, as exposure to screens reduces the number of times we blink and wet our eyes. Avoid exposing yourself directly to air currents, as it will dry out your eyes more, always carry sunglasses with you. Humidifiers can help you, especially in winter, when the use of heating dries out your eyes a lot.

Very hygienic contact lenses, changing them periodically and not sleeping with them. Flee tobacco, its smoke noticeably worsens dry eyes.

Adapted products, such as specific soaps or compresses to clean the eyelids can be a great relief. Foods rich in Omega 3 can alleviate dryness, so include oily fish and nuts in your diet, and consult a specialist to find out if it is advisable to consume an Omega 3 supplement.

Artificial tears can be your allies, there are many types so you just have to ask us to find out which one may be the most suitable for you.

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