Dry Eye Symptoms
Common dry eye symptoms include:
- Intermittent blurry vision especially with blinking
- Occasional watery eyes
- Eyes feel dry
- Eyes burn
- Uncomfortable and tired eyes
- Eyes feel gritty
- Intermittent pain over eyes
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Dry Eye Causes
The tear film plays a vital role in maintaining a healthy eye and vision.
- Creates a smooth surface on the eye to allow light to focus.
- Nourishes the front of the eye.
- Protects the eye from debris and infection.
- Lubricates the eye.
Dry Eye Causes
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2. Digital Devices
3. Cigarette Smoke
4. Omega-3 Supplements
The Women’s Health Study, involving over 32,000 women, described an association between a low dietary intake of Omega-3 Essential Fatty Acids and dry eye disease in women. This study reported a 30% reduction in the risk of dry eye dieases with each additional gram of Omega-3 Essential Fatty Acids consumed per day. However, that said, there is still conflicting evidence in scientific research. Most experts however agree that purified Omega 3 supplements are a useful in dry eye therapy – something that we subscribe to. High quality, purifed Omega-3 absorb better in the body.
5. Heated Compresses
Microwavable compresses are useful in maintaining healthy eyelids. Applying the mask for 12 minutes and massaging the eyes after for 30 seconds helps to release oils from the eyelids. It helps to unlock the tiny meibomian glands in the eyelids thereby reducing the effects of meibomian gland dysfunction or MGD. Dr. Dave often recommends this therapy especially after IPL treatment.