Relieve Dry Eyes at Home
With the computer and phone screens we all rely on every day, it’s no surprise that we are stressing our eyes out, leading to dry eyes. This condition can lead to a lack of lubrication in your eyes, causing itchiness, redness, and even pain in your eyes. When you notice dry eyes, it’s important to take action as soon as possible to stop the condition from getting worse. Read on for some tips on improving your eyes!
Take a break. Make a commitment to step away from your computer every hour. Look out the window, rest your eyes, and give your eyesight a much-needed break!
Improve your diet. Omega-3 is known to reduce inflammation, including eye inflammation. This allows your eyes to produce tears that you need to reverse dry eyes. Omega-3 is found in fish, walnuts, chia seeds, as well as in supplement form.
Use an eye drop. Eye drops are a great way to reverse dry eyes, albeit temporarily. These drops should be used sparingly, as the idea way to treat dry eyes is through your own eyes’ ability to produce tears.
Relax your eyes. Reduce your inflammation by applying a warm and clean washcloth to your eyes, resting for a minute or two. Then use the cloth to remove any oils that may be clogged on the edge of your eyelids.
Drink more water. Hydration is key to keeping your eyes moist – and coffee doesn’t count! Regular drinks of water will help stave off dryness in your eyes.
If you’re still experiencing dry eyes, your best bet is to see a professional. Dr. Nicholas Rutkowski can help you understand your eyes better and to suggest ways to maintain your eye health. Contact us today.