Is there anything worse than having a work colleague or friend come up to, lay a sympathetic hand on your shoulder and say, “Wow, you look tired today. Are you feeling okay?” Gee, thanks. Thanks for letting me know that despite the fact I got nine hours of sleep last night, I still look like a haggard sea witch.
Welcome to life with dry eyes. Can you relate? Are you constantly rubbing your eyes, looking for some sort of momentary relief? Beyond looking consistently exhausted with red raccoon eyes, here are some of the other symptoms of Dry Eye Syndrome:
- Constant dry eyes (obviously)
- Frequent discomfort
- Itching & redness
- Sensitivity to light
- Heavy eyes
- Scratchy, sandpaper feeling
- Blurred vision
- Burning sensation
Dry eyes can be explained by a myriad of causes but they all boil down to two issues: your tears are evaporating too fast and there isn’t enough oil being produced by the glands in your inner eyelids. You can blame getting older, long-term contact lens use, fluctuating hormones, diabetes, certain medications, PCOS, exposure to radiation, laser eye surgery and a lack of Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids in your diet.
Millions of adults suffer from dry eyes, many of them choosing to write their dry eye disease off as nothing more than a nuisance but, there is a danger in that decision. Dry eyes not only greatly impact the quality of life; they can do some serious damage if left untreated. Unlubricated eyes can develop frequent cornea-damaging infections. Not fun!
The idea of dropping chemicals in our eyeballs leaves most of us feeling uneasy. Luckily, there are some amazing and effective natural homeopathic remedies for Dry Eye Syndrome. Incorporate some or all of these solutions into your life and you will soon find yourself looking as beautiful and refreshed as your eyes feel:
These all natural eye health tablets are lifesavers. Most people reported rapid results, finding themselves no longer tempted to rub their eyes within hours of taking the tablet. With long-term use, this homeopathic solution relieves blurred vision, light sensitivity, and that tired, heavy feeling. You can rest easy knowing that everything you’re putting in your body is completely natural and absent from harsh chemicals.
An ocular lubricant can provide wonderful temporary relief.Available over the counter, these eye drops contain water, salt, and polymers; they’re about as close as you can get to the tears that come out of your eye during a sad movie, less a few proteins. Be sure to consult with your eye doctor for proper dosage.
A GOOD, FATTY DIET
Yes, we are encouraging you to EAT FAT, good fat, that is. Your body and your eyes need Omega-3s and Omega 6s to function. There are several ways to add Omegas to your diet. Eat fatty fish like Salmon or Tuna daily, add avocado slices to your meals, and sprinkle flax seeds on salads and in smoothies.
GIVE CONTACT LENSES A BREAK
Contact lenses offer many conveniences but they take a toll on your eye’s health, soaking up excess lubrication and attracting tiny proteins (ew), two things you don’t need when battling dryness. Try wearing glasses for a few days while you recover and take a homeopathic eye health tablet.
GO TO BED
Sleep is nature’s cure-all. Much like the rest of your body, your pretty little peepers need a solid seven to nine hours of rest. Regular sleep patterns balance hormones and reduce stress, both of which are contributing factors to inflammation and dry eyes.
ELIMINATE BAD INFLUENCES
Cigarette smoke, harsh pollutants, makeup, and facial creams can all promote dry eyes. If you’re a smoker, it’s time to put down the cigarettes and forbid exposure to second-hand smoke. Switch to natural and hypoallergenic makeup and skin care brands.You deserve healthy, happy eyes!
Whether you seek dry eye relief for vanity’s sake, comfort’s sake, or both, keep these solutions in mind. Armed with all-natural eye health tablets, a good diet, and a proper night’s sleep, you’ll soon have people coming up to you and asking, “What’s your secret?” instead of “Why do you look so tired?”