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DRY EYE TREATMENTS

Let’s be honest we have all experienced dry eyes. Whether you wear contacts, are dealing with windy dry seasons, or you are doing sports that are drying your eyes out, it can be miserable! Dry eye syndrome is caused by a lack of lubrication and moisture. It can cause constant irritation and inflammation of front tissues of the eyes. Here are some ways to treat your dry eyes!

EYE DROPS

One of the most common and effective ways to treat dry eye syndrome is to use eye drops. These eye drops are basically artificial tears and can help fight the scratchy irritating symptoms of dry eyes.

LACRISERT

This is another treatment that is used. The Lacrisert is an insert that goes inside the lower eyelid. While there it continuously provides lubricant for the eyes, just like your body would normally do.

LIPIFLOW TREATMENT

This is a procedure where doctors clear blocked meibomian glands in order to restore functionality. Many people deal with blocked meibomian glands which ultimately lead to dry eyes. The glands are basically manually expressed in order to clear out blockage.

ENVIRONMENT

Make sure you are adapting to your environment. Your body may not be used to the amount of sunlight, wind, or even dust. The best way to counter the effects of your environment is to wear protective sunglasses. Finding ones that have a close fit and are sealed on the sides will provide optimal protection. Cold weather is also seen as another trigger so making sure you are wearing your ski goggles is a good idea.

DIET

Getting to the root of some of the problems, studies have shown that omega-3 fatty acids can help alleviate dry eye symptoms. That means that a good amount of seafood should be incorporated in your diet. Water is an obvious way to help alleviate the dryness. Even mild dehydration can amplify the effects of dry eye syndrome. Make sure you are listening to your body and protecting your eyes. There are plenty of ways to counter the effects. Make sure to visit your local Dallas eye doctor to find out what is best for you.