Tear ducts that do not produce enough fluid to keep the eyes moist can result in an uncomfortable dry eye condition that is characterized by irritation, burning and a gravelly feeling.
Lack of humidity in your home or workplace may be the source of your dry eyes. Get an hygrometer to measure the humidity, then add a humidifier to raise the level. Computer use or other close work where you need to concentrate can cause or exacerbate dry eye syndrome. When you concentrate you don't blink as often and therefore your eyes aren't being lubricated. People blink about 22 times a minute while relaxing, 10 times while reading, but only 7 times while working at a computer. Try to blink more frequently and take frequent breaks or use artificial tears.
Home Remedy for Dry Eyes
Use of a humidifier in conjunction with The See Clearly Method helps moisten the air and works even in dry, cool areas of the home or office.
Diet changes to include foods rich in vitamin A such as salmon, sardines, eggs, and dedicated nutritional supplements help to improve tear production.
Practice The See Clearly Method exercises on a daily basis until one's dry eye relief goals are achieved.
Check out homeopathic eye drops for dry eye syndrome. Homeopathic medications are without side effects and are well-tolerated by even the most sensitive system. They work to restore health rather than to suppress symptoms. You may be able to eliminate artificial tears completely by adding omega-3 fatty acids to your diet, which may increase the viscosity of oils made by the body, mostly in the skin and eyes. Omega-3s are found abundantly in coldwater fish and flaxseed oil. This means eating several servings of fish a week-especially all varieties of salmon (except smoked) and canned white tuna-and/or taking flaxseed oil.
If you're on blood-thinning medication, have uncontrolled high blood pressure or bleeding disorders, or are going in for surgery, be sure to check with your doctor before taking flaxseed oil.Help your eyes do the work they're sup posed to do by opening the clogged oil glands in the eyelids. Take a warm, white washcloth and place it on your closed eyelids. Leave it on until it turns cool-five to 10 minutes. Do this a few times a day-obviously, the more the better.