Oil, mucus, proteins, antibodies and water, what do these all have in common? They are all part of our eyes, how they work and keep lubricated. When they become dry for any reason or another, there are some natural remedies to relieve those tired dry eyes.
Artificial Tears – I always used eye drops, especially after a night out drinking when my eyes would resemble stop signs in the morning. My doctor told me not to use these and how bad they were for your eyes and told me to use artificial tears. These are as close as you will get to the real thing and they are natural to your eyes.
Tear Replacement Ointment – Yes there is such a thing and you can buy it over the counter. Simple enough to use by applying it to your eyes before you go to bed and it will keep them from drying out during the night. You should wake up feeling refreshed, no more dry eyes.
Cut Some Onions – I love this one because I love onions and I can even use them in a recipe or bag them up for one later. I can’t really explain why this works in a scientific manner but this works. Have you ever been cutting onions and complained because you are crying your eyes out? Well, there you go, instant tears, probably more tears than you need to moisturize your eyes but bye bye dry eyes.
Washing Your Face – Our face is constantly open to the elements around us and these can get into your eyes causing pain and aggravating dry eyes. On a hot day we sweat, ever had a drop of sweat get into your eye? What it does is carry what is on your face as well as the salt in the seat into your eyes. The best way to avoid this is to wash your face and keep it clean especially if you have been exerting yourself or been in the out doors where dust and dirt are in the air.
Use Eye Protection – This pretty much speaks for itself but sometimes we forget the little things. Protect your eyes by wearing sun glasses when outside, these will help with the glaring sun that causes squinting. They can also guard against the elements in the air from having direct contact with your eyes, yes the air still gets to them but sun glasses can be a good deterrent.
We need our eyes and we need them clean, clear and moist so they can do their best job for us. I hope that you have found something here that will help you the next time you have dry eyes.