1. Hydrate yourself.
Your dry eyes may be a symptom of dehydration. Drink more water. Getting more water into your system helps you body lubricate all its parts, not just your eyes. Drinking water can also help reduce muscle and joint pain as well as calm an upset stomach, so it’s a great idea for almost all of us.
2. Keep the wind out of your eyes.
We all know that wind dries our eyes, but fans and the air conditioning vents in your house, office and car can dry your eyes more than getting caught in a windstorm. When we’re concentrating on a computer monitor, we often forget to blink, and that means the little bit of moisture we have in our eyes doesn’t get spread around properly. Wearing computer glasses or other eye protection can help keep the wind out and the moisture in.
3. Put a little magnification between you and your task.
For some reason, even those of us with near-perfect vision benefit from low-power magnification when doing small tasks or looking at a computer. This magnification reduces dry eyes and also related symptoms like eye strain and itchiness. For me, low power reading glasses have been one effective tool in clearing up my dry eyes and computer vision syndrome symptoms.
4. Take frequent breaks from close-up tasks.
No matter what you’re using your eyes for, taking breaks will help reduce your eye strain, a condition that’s related to dry eyes. Looking at things at a variety of distances relaxes your eyes, and so does changing the lighting conditions around you.
5. Use over-the-counter lubricating drops.
I use the Blink Eye Drops product for mild to moderate dry eyes, but there are other brands and stronger preparations that might do more good for you. You have to use these drops frequently, but they help reduce the dryness and the symptoms that are related to it.
A Final Note
Keep in mind that antihistamines and a variety of other medications can lead to dry eyes. The condition can also be hereditary. Since I take medicine for allergies and have also inherited a tendency toward dry eyes, I’ve come to depend on my low power reading glasses (((LINK)) and eye drops.
When you take the right actions, you can get your dry eyes symptoms under control and get on with the other details of your life.