Possible Home Remedies for Dry Eyes
Dry eyes are a common discomfort that many face on a daily basis. While there are medications to address the problem, they can be expensive and may not always work in the long-term. Dry eyes are also persistent in that they tend to return again and again.
If you suffer from dry eyes but are reluctant to seek medication, consider these home remedies for eye relief on your own terms:
Apply a compress
One of the best ways to ease the pain and itching of dry eyes is to apply a compress to the eyelids and lay down. Most use hot compresses to clear the eyes and to ease any discomfort they are experiencing. You can purchase a hot compress at your local pharmacy, or make your own with a warm washcloth. A compress can also help unplug any tear ducts that may be blocked.
Clean your eyelids
Dirty eyelids can also contribute to the persistence of dry eyes. Try washing your eyelids with a mild soap as an extra precaution to prevent any dust from falling into your eyes. Gently clean your eyelashes with the tips of your fingers to prevent dust from falling into your tear ducts when you blink.
Remember to blink
One of the main causes of dry eyes is not blinking enough. While your blinking habits are largely involuntary, it is necessary to ensure that you are blinking enough to create sufficient moisture in your eyes to remedy the pain and itchiness. It’s a simple but powerfully effective trick. Be sure to blink more when you are watching TV, reading, or using a computer, since these activities often result in your eyes becoming dry.
Wear the right glasses
Protecting your eyes is incredibly important, and the right pair of glasses can make all the difference when dealing with dry eyes. You’ll want to have a prescription pair before using any device with a screen, in addition to a good pair of sunglasses with UV protection to keep your eyes safe from sun damage. Finding a quality pair of glasses may be expensive at first, but consider it an investment in your overall eye health and comfort.
Schedule an Eye Exam with Dr. Ghosheh
These tips may seem like small life adjustments, but they are simple and effective steps to save your eyes from unnecessary strain and discomfort caused by dryness. If you struggle with chronic dry eyes, schedule an eye exam with Dr. Ghosheh today to determine the underlying issue. For this and all other eye health concerns, contact the eye specialists at Advanced Eye Medical Group.