Having dry and itchy eyes are annoying. You rub your eyes again and again during the day, but the itchiness won’t go away, and it might seem that the only relief is when you pour over-the-counter (OTC) or prescription eye drops in. However, it only works for a short period, and the doses may increase over time.
If this sounds familiar, you may have chronic dry eyes.
Chronic dry eyes affect millions of Americans, yet fortunately, they are treatable. The key is to identify what leads to dry eyes in your case so you can get direct relief and deal with the underlying cause effectively.
What is chronic dry eye?
Chronic dry eyes occur when your eyes can’t produce enough tears because the watery layer of the tear film is not functioning well. People with a low level of tear production can boost it with artificial tear eye drops. Other people get dry eyes from poor-quality tears, which means the tears evaporate too quickly. Chronic dry eyes can also be caused by inflammation in or around the eyes, skin diseases near the eyes, and allergies.
Persistent eye dryness can lead to complications such as blurry vision, corneal ulcers, and anxiety. They may also cause difficulty in working, driving, or reading.
Fortunately, making a few lifestyle improvements can help increase eye moisture and reduce irritation. They can help ensure your eyes remain refreshed and comfortable throughout the day.
Lifestyle changes to improve dry eyes
There are some simple changes you can make to improve chronic dry eye symptoms. Here we listed a few that you may have a try:
- Wear sunglasses with side shields to prevent tears from evaporating.
- Blink often when reading, working, or looking at a screen for a long time.
- Use a cool-mist humidifier to add moisture to the air.
- Drink water throughout the day to stay hydrated.
- Avoid smoking and try not to be close to second-hand smoke.
- Eat more fish, like herring, tuna, and salmon. These fish contain the highest amounts of omega-3 fatty acids, which can help improve dry eye symptoms and may even help with tear production.
Natural treatments of chronic dry eyes
Several natural treatments may help relieve your chronic dry eyes. Examples include:
- Perform a DIY spa using a warm, wet cloth. Hold this over your eyes for five minutes to reduce dry eye symptoms.
- Massage your eyelids with a mild soap, such as baby shampoo. Close your eyes, apply the soap with your fingertips, and gently massage your eyelids.
- Use castor oil eye drops. Castor oil may help reduce tear evaporation and improve your dry eyes symptoms. Artificial tear eye drops that contain castor oil are available. However, remember to your doctor before trying any natural remedy.
Using Spooky2 to help with your dry eyes
If you suffer from dry eyes, over-the-counter eye drops can provide quick relief to refresh the eyes, which is convenient because you won’t have the hassle of getting a prescription.
However, OTC eye drops come with their own set of risks. Some drops contain chemicals that may harm your eyes when used in the long term.
Frequency therapy is an alternative treatment to help with dry eyes. It does not have any side effects. If you intend to improve your eye problem naturally, frequency therapy might be the right choice.
Spooky2 has the world’s largest frequency database, which contains over 35,000 programs dedicated to providing you with accurate and beneficial frequencies for various imbalanced energy and pains. When relieving symptoms of dry eyes, you may use specific frequency programs to improve your eye health and help with the symptoms.
Here we listed some programs that have received positive feedback for relieving dry eye symptoms. Give them a try, and the results might surprise you.
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