DRY EYE SYNDROME

TREATMENT

Nowadays there are effective treatment options forpeople who are suffering from chronic dry eye.

In many cases, routine use of artificial tears and minor behavioral modifications (taking frequent breaks during computer use, for example) can reduce dry eye symptoms.

In other cases, the eye doctor might recommend the prescription of eye medications and also in-office procedures to help your body create and secrete more tears and to decrease eye irritation and inflammation.

Successful treatment of dry eyes requires the willing to follow eye doctor’s recommendations and the use of products advised and recommended.

PREVENTION TIPS

If you suffer from dry eye, try and determine what aggravates your symptoms and do your best to avoid situations that trigger a reaction. Try to follow these tips:

    • Stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water;
    • Protect your eyes with sunglasses or eye shields;
    • Avoid areas where smoking is permitted;
    • Avoid situations where air can blow directly into your eyes;
    • Take breaks from tasks that require long periods of visual attention;
    • Be conscious of the amount of moisture in the air around you and make adjustments such as adding a humidifier in winter;
    • Using an adequate and balanced nutrition can also help it.