Treating Dry Eyes Naturally
The most important thing in treating dry eye disease is to tackle the issue at the root of the problem. If you know what is causing your dry eye disease, several natural remedies can help you manage dry eye symptoms.
~If you don’t stay adequately hydrated, your body can have problems producing enough tears. As you know, a lack of tears can lead to aqueous deficient dry eye.
To avoid dry eyes, you should drink 6-8 cups of water every day.
What You Put in Your Body Matters
~Studies have shown that diet plays a role in dry eye disease. Making sure you’re getting a sufficient amount of the following vitamins and nutrients may decrease your dry eye symptoms:
* Omega-3 fatty acids
* * Vitamins A, B12, & D
Research shows that omega-3 fatty acids are particularly helpful in improving the eye’s oil film. It was found that people who used omega-3 to manage their dry eyes saw a 17% decrease in symptoms.
~One of the leading causes of dry eye is prolonged screen use. When looking at a screen, people blink significantly less than they are supposed to, causing the eyes to dry out.
To keep your eyes from drying out while using a screen, remember to blink often. You can also practice the 20/20/20 rule, which states that you should take a break every 20 minutes to look at something 20 feet away for 20 seconds when using a digital device.
Use a Humidifier and a Filter
~A windy or dry environment can cause temporary dry eyes. If you live in a dry climate, you can use air purifiers, filters, or humidifiers to add moisture back into the air, keeping your eyes moist and healthy.
Don’t Forget the Compresses
~Even something as simple as a warm compress can provide relief for your dry eyes. The heat from the warm compress can help clear your meibomian glands. This can:
* Improve oil gland function
* * Increase oil flow into the eyes
* Stabilize the tear film
* * Slow tear evaporation
For best results, use a warm compress daily in combination with other dry eye treatments such as artificial tears or ointments.
Taking care of dry eyes not only relieves discomfort but can help you avoid infection or even scarred corneas.
For any help do visit us at Nihal Eye Care & Multispeciality Health Centre, Mira Road, + 91 810 810 6655