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About Dry Eye

Also known as Dry Eye Syndrome or Dry Eye Disease, this is a common condition affecting people of all ages. It occurs when there is an insufficient volume and/or quality of tears to keep the surface of the eye sufficiently lubricated which often results in eye discomfort.

What is Dry Eye Disease

Dry Eye can have a significant impact on your quality of life, affecting daily activities such as driving, reading or watching tv. While there are many contributing factors to Dry Eye Disease, it all revolves around the tear film, a thin layer of tears that sit on the surface of the eye. Your tear film has several important functions; it washes, protects, nourishes, and lubricates the eye.

If the quality or volume of tears in the tear film reduces this can lead to a faster evaporation of tears which can result in Dry Eye Symptoms. Reduce blinking, aging, hormonal changes and dry environments such as an air conditioned office or airplane can also have an impact on our tear film and result in eye discomfort.

How to manage Dry Eye

Dry Eye is chronic and progressive, meaning your symptoms will reoccur and worsen if not managed correctly. For this reason, it is important to get an professional diagnosis and a plan that allows you to manage the symptoms of Dry Eye.

  • Heat

    Applying a heated eye mask to closed eyelids for 10 minutes can help soften the clogged oils in the eyelid glands. This allows the oils to flow more freely and helps prevent the tears from evaporating from the surface of the eye.

  • Cleanse

    Cleansing your eyelids daily will help remove debris, bacteria and oil from the skin around the eye and eyelashes. This is an important step to ensure there is nothing that can block oils needed to create a healthy tear film.

  • Hydrate

    Eye experts recommend the use of preservative free eye drops, sprays and ointments which have shown to be more effective than preserved versions in reducing inflammation on the eyes.

  • Diet

    The food and nutrients we put into our body can also play a role in improving Dry Eye Disease symptoms. Eye Doctors recommend a diet rich in Omega-3 Fatty Acids to help manage Dry Eye.

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