Best Dry Eye Home Remedies

Do you suffer from dry eyes? Looking for the best home remedies to relieve your symptoms? Our Calgary optometrist has compiled the top ways you can help alleviate the discomfort associated with this eye condition in our article this week. 

Dry eye disease is a very common eye condition that occurs when someone's eyes can't produce enough tears to properly lubricate them. Common symptoms of this eye condition include: 

  • A scratchy, stinging, or burning sensation in your eyes
  • Red eyes
  • Light sensitivity
  • Blurry vision
  • Tired eyes
  • Trouble wearing contact lenses
  • The feeling that something is in your eyes

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Best Dry Eye Home Remedies

When it comes to alleviating the symptoms associated with dry eyes or dry eye syndrome, your Calgary optometrist is well suited to put in place a treatment plan that will provide you with the relief you need. However, should you not be able to make it into your optometrist's clinic for one reason or the other, then home remedies are your best bet for immediate relief from the discomfort caused by dry eyes. 

Here are some the best home remedies you can use to help you get the relief you desire:

Warm compresses

The tears in our eyes are comprised of water, oil, and mucus. All three are needed to keep our eyes healthy and functioning properly. If your eyelids have become inflamed they might be clogging the glands along the edge of your eyelid which produce oil, leading to dry eye syndrome. 

Using a warm compress can reduce the discomfort associated with dry eyes and jostle free the clogged oils that are inhibiting proper production. Simply wet a washcloth with warm water, ring it out, and place it over your closed eyes for a minimum of one minute. You can also gently push down on the edges of your eyelid to try and force out more of the clogged oil while the washcloth is on. Be sure to wet the cloth frequently so it remains warm through the duration of your home treatment.

Blink more

This is perhaps the easiest home remedy of them all. Given how much we're on our computers and phones, both of which reduce how often we blink on a per minute basis, it's not surprising that more people nowadays seem to be suffering from dry eye syndrome. One of the best ways you can combat this is through using the 20/20/20 rule. To follow it, all you have to do is look away from your computer or phone every 20 minutes for at least 20 seconds while staring at something that is a minimum of 20 feet away. 

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Drink more water

Another simple and easy to execute home remedy for dry eye syndrome, drinking more water will help keep your eyes and whole body better hydrated. But don't wait until you're thirsty to up your water intake. Instead, try to drink about 8-10 glasses of water a day and do your best to track your consumption as the day goes by. 

Not sure if you're sufficiently hydrated? Check your urine. If it's an amber or darker colour, that's a good sign you're dehydrated. When properly hydrated, your pee should be light yellow or colourless.

If you find that none of the above home remedies are providing you the dry eye relief you need, Specs in the City is always here to help with more advanced treatment methods. We carry a wide array of artificial tears and prescription eye drops designed specifically for dry eye syndrome, and can help select the best ones for you given your unique circumstances.

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If you need dry eye syndrome relief, our Calgary optometrists at Specs in the City have you covered. Simply give us a call at 403-252-2020 or fill out our online contact form to book your appointment today. 

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