Do you suffer from dry eyes? Dry eye symptoms can affect individuals of all ages. If you suffer from allergies like I do, I am sure you are willing to try anything to get some relief. Over the past few years, I have tried everything from over the counter to prescription medications. With so many natural methods available, I think it is just a waste and time dealing with the hassle of making doctor appointments, waiting in long lines at the pharmacy and not to mention the potential side effects that may or may not occur with some prescription drugs.
The remedies that I will discuss is from my own personal experiences with dry eyes. I have had success with every last one of these natural home remedies from things right in my home. These are things I do on a regular basis to show my eyes how much I appreciate them.
6 Natural Ways to Cure Dry Eyes:
- Rest your eyes – Our eyes are probably the most overly worked part of our body. This pair work them from the moment we wake up until we go back to bed. We tend to take these poor little guys for granted by reading books, staring at the computer screen, and just not blinking as often as we should. Every now and then, just close your eyes for a few minutes at a time throughout the day and you will notice a difference.
- Turn off that fan – I love sleeping with the fan on. It improves my allergies, but dry out my eyes. The answer here is simply to stop direct air from blowing in your eyes. You will be surprised how much this helps.
- Warm towel please – A warm compress help soothe dry eyes by unclogging glands that produce oils. Soak a towel with warm water and apply until the towel cools then reapply. Try this first thing in the morning and throughout the day as needed.
- Eat more potassium – Dry eyes can be a telltale sign of potassium deficiency. Eating more potassium like bananas, almonds, figs and avocado can relieve dry eyes.
- Have a good cry – Your tears are a natural lubricant and is the best cure to soothe dry eyes. Watch a movie that will surely make you cry and this is sure to help.
- Chill out on the alcohol – Drinking an abundance of alcohol can dehydrate the body and really dry out your eyes. Do your eyes a favor. Before you go out kicking back a few cold ones with your buddies, try guzzling down extra water that day before you go out. Water is the answer to so many things. Try to drink at least 8 glasses per day to keep your body hydrated. Your eyes will thank you for it.