Dry eyes is the condition one suffers when you look at your eyes in the mirror you see dry, red and irritated eyes looking back at you. Normally, dry eyes are the result of fatigue and overwork. This condition has now become prevalent because of the use of electronics and computers.
In this article, it is my assumption that the dry eye problem we are trying to address is something that happens to you only now and then. If the problem persists for an extended period of time, you need to consult a physician to address your issues before they get worse.
My first recommendation is the most obvious one. If your eyes are tired you need to rest them. Closing your eyelids lubricates the eyes and thus helps the dry eye condition that you are currently encountering.
Lack of moisture in the air is the primary cause of dry eyes. The dryer the climate, the harder it is on your eyes. A Common solution for this problem is a cool mist humidifier.
Placing this device in close proximity to the area that you frequent at work helps the dry eyes condition.
Blinking also seems to be an obvious choice. Blinking helps to spread moisture across your eyes. Be deliberate in resting your eyes and make it part of your work process every day. Resting your eyes by closing them for about 30 seconds to a minute helps in relieving dry eyes.
Glasses or Goggles
Glasses can be helpful. Use glasses especially outdoors. If you don’t wear glasses wear nonprescription glasses or sunglasses to protect your eyes from the wind and the elements.
Using very light pressure make small circles with your finger or a cotton swab over your upper and lower eyelids. This exercise stimulates glands in your eyes. Remember to resist the urge to scratch or rub your eyes.
Apply a hot compress to the eyes for about 5 to 20 minutes.
In my experience heating the compress in the microwave for about 20 to 30 seconds gives you the ideal temperature.
Consuming tuna fish provides beneficial omega-3 fatty acids have been known to help increase tear production.
It is my hope that these remedies will help your dry eye condition. However, if your symptoms persist, make sure to see your physician. Their diagnosis will help prevent you from ignoring the symptoms and worsening the situation.