What is Dry Eyes?
Dry eyes are annoying at best, but they can also be distracting and painful at worst.
How Dry Eye Caused?
Dry eyes happened because tear glands don’t produce more tears to lubricate your eyes sufficiently. Most people who experience dry eyes persistently find it’s caused by either medical or environmental factors. Sometimes it results from a combination of both. Medical conditions that can cause dry eyes include rheumatoid arthritis and certain vascular diseases.
Dry eyes may also be caused by medications like antihistamines. Common environmental causes include being around a lot of cigarette smoke, and being in a place where there’s a lot of dirty or polluted air. When this is the case your options are fairly limited. You can’t ask everyone around you to stop smoking and you can’t just pick up and move to another area where there’s less pollution. So try to avoid smoky rooms. Wind can be another reason you get dry eyes. Be sure to protect yourself with appropriate eye wear if you work in windy areas ride a bike or a motorcycle ski or drive around in a convertible.
If you live in an area where the air is generally clean but dry, you could try using a humidifier. There are some dietary options too for people who often get dry eyes. You can supplement your diet with foods that contain a lot of fatty acids, especially those known as “omega -3’s”. These help relieve dry eyes by reducing eye inflammation, allowing for more tear production and higher-quality tears.
Diet for precaution of dry Eye (Omega -3’s Food) :-
Foods that have high omega-3 levels include:-
- Ground flax seed and flax seed oil
- Palm oil
- Soybean oil
- Chia seeds
- Fatty fish, including salmon, tuna, sardines, and mackerel
- Eggs that have been supplemented with omega-3 fats.
You can also take omega-3 supplements, which are readily available in grocery stores, health food stores, and online.
Finally, there are some non-prescription products formulated to relieve dry eyes that may bring you some relief, including eye drops, artificial tears, and ointments. Be aware though, that some eye drops contain preservatives. Ointment coats the eyeball and provides the longer-term relief from dryness, but they can impair your vision. It’s best to use them only before bedtime.
Consult your doctor:-
If none of these remedies gives you relief, or if you are realizing you have a medical condition causing your dry eyes, it’s time to see your doctor.