How to Naturally Get Rid of Your Dry Eyes
- Posted on: Aug 15 2018
When it comes to having dry eye, it’s safe to say that it’s just downright annoying. Although dry eye is a very common eye condition, it is not uncommon for it to be left untreated. If you have been suffering from excessive tearing, itching, redness, or dryness in your eyes then you may have dry eye. Luckily, after being diagnosed by Physicians Eye Clinic, you can start getting treatment. Because dry eye can commonly be treated non-invasively, we have created a list of a few ways to get rid of your dry eye without having to even think about surgery.
Avoid Environmental Irritants
Things like campfires, chlorinated water, cigarette smoke, dehumidifiers, fans, and dirty vents can exacerbate your dry eye and cause it to become worse. Luckily, because all of these things are caused by your environment, you can usually just remove yourself from situations that have these in them and reduce your dry eye symptoms.
Whether you decide to use artificial tears or gel, eye drops are another great way to keep your eyes lubricated both morning and night.
Omega-3 Fatty Acids
Another way to encourage the production of natural tears? By either taking Omega-3 Fatty Acid supplements or by eating foods that are high in them.
The less you blink, the more your eyes are going to dry out. Try to make the effort to deliberately blink every so often to help lubricate your eyes and make them more comfortable.
Add Humidity to Your Environment
Try adding more humidity to the air with a humidifier. The more humid the air is around you, the more hydrated your skin, eyes, and even hair will be.
Getting rid of dry eyes doesn’t have to involve surgery. After you have been properly diagnosed, these few tips may help you find the relief you need. To learn more, schedule a consultation at our Everett office today and give us a call at (425) 259-2020.
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