New Findings Show we can Naturally Remedy Dry and Irritated Eyes

Dry eyes are not just uncomfortable- they’re often a sign from our eyes that something isn’t right. They can be as simple as an adverse reaction to the environment, but could be indicative of a seriously, underlying medical issue.

Symptoms of dry eyes vary. Here are some of the most common manifestations:

  • Dry and scratchy feeling
  • Redness
  • Sensation of something being in the eye
  • Blurred vision
  • Sensitive to light
  • Mucus in/around the eyes
  • Fatigued eyes

When you’re searching for the perfect treatment for dry eyes, it’s important to first identify the source of your eye irritation. Here are some of the best practices for treating dry eyes:

  • Practice good eye health
    • Wear sunglasses! Just as the sun dries our skin, it dries our eyes. Keep those eyeballs protected.
    • Clean your eyelids with an over-the-counter wash (hack: try baby shampoo!). Massage the base of your eyelashes before you rinse.
    • Practice blinking. It sounds silly, but blinking helps lubricate the eyeball. Practice this especially during screen time. And hey, you might just become a natural eye batter!
  • Change environments
    • Factors like smoke, wind or dust can have a horribly irritating effect on our eyes. This is an easy fix! Turn AC vents away from your face, roll windows up, or head inside.
  • Use your diet
    • It’s all about the Omega-3 fatty acids these days. But really! They can help relieve dry eye symptoms by reducing eye inflammation and allowing for more tear production. Not sure where to find these fatty acids? Try these foods:
      • Flaxseed
      • Chia seed
      • Fatty fish (salmon, tuna, mackerel, sardines)
      • Eggs
      • Walnuts
      • Palm oil
      • Soybean oil
  • Drops
    • If your symptoms persist in an irritating enough manner, try non-prescription dry- eye drops. Note: these are for temporary relief. Make sure to come into a clinic to address the underlying, long-time-relieving issue.

Remember, it’s important to stay on top of your eye health! You never want to let things get out of hand before it’s too late. Treat your problem with home remedies as best you can, but be sure to let your eye doctor what’s going on. For more tips of the best treatment for dry eyes, be in touch with Diamond Vision.